Next year’s Destiny 2 expansion has plenty of content to kick off a new era for Bungie’s action RPG, but perhaps the biggest game-changer is the inclusion of Hive Guardians on the Battlefield.
For years, the paracausal powers of the Light have been almost exclusively wielded by humans, Exos, and Awoken, but The Witch Queen is teasing Hive soldiers who not only wield the same gifts but can also resurrect themselves from the dead to continue a fight. Just from the trailer alone, it looks like players will have to deal with Hive versions of Gunslingers, Sentinels, and Stormcallers.
According to Bungie, these new enemies alter the playing field in interesting ways by making players face dark reflections of themselves. Speaking to Polygon, game director Joe Blackburn added that the race to take out a Hive Guardian’s Ghost adds a new layer of vulnerability to the game as players will be exposed as they race to prevent one of Savathun’s soldiers from being revived.