Game developer Bungie has just released more details on the next season of Destiny 2, and it promises to add a huge amount of lore to the game's world. The season will start on March 5th, and will focus on the Drifter, host of the multiplayer Gambit game and a vendor in the Tower.
Season six of Destiny 2 will bring a new Allegiance quest that will force Guardians to choose between the Drifter and the Vanguard. Once Guardians have chosen a side, they will continue through the quest from the perspective of the faction they've chosen. This choice is character based, not player based, so players can complete the quest from different sides on different characters.
The new quest line will focus heavily on the Drifter and his backstory, allowing players to finally enter his ship and discover the truth behind the giant chunk of ice floating behind it.
Bungie also promises that season six will reveal more about the enigmatic Nine. Starting on March 15th, players with Annual Passes can get an "Invitation of the Nine" from the merchant Xûr. If players complete all the objectives, the invitation will become a bounty titled, "Into the Unknown." The entire quest line can be completed once per character, and promises to reward players with both lore and loot.
For Destiny lore buffs, the upcoming season will be an exciting one because, so far, the Nine have remained completely unseen and unknown to players except through Xûr, their emissary. The shadowy merchant is almost as mysterious, but some of his dialogue seems to indicate that the Nine want to communicate with or help the Guardians.
The Drifter, although a bit more personable than Xûr and the Nine, is also a very mysterious figure in Destiny 2's lore. From season six's ViDoc, it looks like the big reveal will not only change who he is as a character, but also how players see Destiny's world as a whole.
In addition to the new lore and allegiance quests, season six will add new Power Surge bounties that players can collect from the Drifter. These bounties will help Guardians increase their Power very quickly so they can participate in the new content.
There will also be a new version of Gambit available called Gambit Prime, which promises to be a shorter, more intense experience, as well as an entirely new combat mode called Reckoning.
For more details, check out the Season of the Drifter page.