Sources: Destiny 2's First DLC Will Star Osiris, Add New Patrol Zone On Mercury

Three years ago, Bungie disappointed fans with a thin first piece of downloadable content for Destiny 1. For the sequel, the studio is aiming higher. Destiny 2's first DLC will centre on the space wizard Osiris, sources say, and it will come with a patrol zone and new social space, making it significantly bigger than 2014's The Dark Below.

The Lighthouse on Mercury, in Destiny 1. Screenshot by Kirk Hamilton

Yesterday, a source sent over some high-level details on the upcoming DLC, which is called The Curse of Osiris and scheduled to be out in December, three months after Destiny 2 launches on September 6. According to those details -- which I've corroborated with a second source familiar with plans for Destiny 2 -- The Curse of Osiris will come with a patrol zone on the planet Mercury and a social space on the Lighthouse, an area that in Destiny 1 was only available to players who netted flawless records in the player vs. player gauntlet Trials of Osiris.

The DLC's story will revolve around saving Osiris -- who has been mentioned quite a bit in Destiny lore but not yet seen in the game -- from the robotic alien Vex. We should hear more about it soon.

When Destiny 1 came out, in September 2014, it received mixed reactions and a whole lot of criticism, mostly surrounding the story. As a result, Bungie decided to reboot much of the first DLC, The Dark Below, which was planned for release in December of that year. That downloadable content did make it out in December, but it was short and insubstantial, angering many fans who expected more from a $US20 ($25) piece of content. For Destiny 2's DLC, publisher Activision has promised bigger and better things.

Activision did not immediately respond to a request for comment on this story.

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    The game's not even out, why are we talking about DLC?

      Because new news?

      Last edited 31/08/17 7:36 am

      Because its nearly 2018 and we want more and more and more and never happy with what we have. And also...Destiny.

    Good to hear that the first DLC will be more substantive than the effort with the previous game. Please be true!

    I hope that DLC doesn't come out too early and we're left dry for a whole season of the year

    Damn you have some good contacts Jason!! Anyways sounds cool and always loved vex and itll be nice to finally see the lighthouse

    As someone who bought the season pass for vanilla I am liking the sound of this. The 'expansions' were trash and then I had to buy the whole game again for the first 'real' DLC. The first one, with the house of wolves, I can hardly remember what it offered....
    I hope they continue to get things right this round.

    Does anyone remember what destiny original story was supposed to be About? We were supposed to save Osiris from the Vex on mercury, then Osiris talks us into save g Rasputin, that bloody eco for the destiny concept Art. We eventually find out that the eco is just a puppet body for Rasputin. Omg if this is true, I'm excited for the DLC! This is the epic Star Wars story we were hoping for!

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