Destiny 2 Witch Queen: Pre order, Release Date, Price, Gamepass

Destiny 2 Witch Queen Expansion is set for February 22, 2022

Destiny 2 Witch Queen Release Date
Destiny 2's Witch Queen expansion release date is revealed, with pre orders going live. Image via Bungie.

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Update 17:36 BST August 24 2021

The Bungie Showcase is over and done with. Bungie has officially revealed the Witch Queen and all of its content officially releasing on February 22, 2022.  We now know the game is getting weapon crafting, subclass reworks and other  Destiny 1 remastered and new content alike. The stream also confirmed some of the recent leaks we have seen the last few weeks and the recent Australian PSN store leak earlier this morning.


Original Story

Bungie’s Destiny 2: Witch Queen expansion is right around the corner. The recent teaser trailer revealed who the Witch Queen is, but as for the content, we have had to wait for the full showcase on August 24. However,  thanks to some early risers in the Oceanic region, we now know the Destiny 2 Witch Queen release date is set for February 22, 2022.

Destiny 2 Witch Queen Release Date

The Destiny 2 release date is set for 22/2/22 or 2/22/22, depending on your dating system. It does mean that the new expansion is roughly six months from the launch at the time of writing. There is still time to make the most out of the most recent expansion, Beyond Light.

The Destiny 2 Witch Queen expansion’s reported release date comes after an accidental posting in the Australian PlayStation network store. The 22/2/22 release date was revealed alongside other information, such as upcoming content and other spoilers. We are avoiding in-game details of the leaked content, but if you do not care, you can find them here yourself.

Destiny 2 Witch Queen Pre-order

Update – The original content below remains correct even after the showcase.

The recent leak confirms the Destiny 2: Witch Queen expansion will become available for pre-order on Steam, the PlayStation Store and the Xbox Store. The pricing in the Austrian store is at $119.95 AUD for the Deluxe Edition, which roughly converts to US$70 / £60 GBP. It means that the pricing for the Destiny 2 Witch Queen pre-order is the same price as Destiny 2’s Beyond Light expansion.

You can expect the Destiny 2 Witch Queen pre-order to cost:

  • Base Edition: £34.99, $39.99, €39.99.
  • Deluxe Edition: £59.99, $69.99  €69.99.

Destiny 2 Witch Queen Deluxe Edition Content

The Destiny 2 Witch Queen Deluxe edition features two new exotic weapons for you to collect. You will get another orange rarity Ghost Shell skin themed around the Witch Queen’s hive throne world. You can also get your hands on the Enigmatic Exotic Emote for use in multiplayer lobbies.

Like all previous Destiny 2 Deluxe editions, you will receive access to the season passes for Seasons 16-19. Deluxe content typically comes with plenty of new skins, emotes, and other content to grind for, which works out cheaper if you enjoy playing everything that Destiny 2 has to offer.

Is Destiny 2 Witch Queen on Game Pass?

Update – Bungie did not mention anything special about the Witch Queen on the Xbox Game Pass. It was one of the rumours flying around recently, but it got no attention during the showcase. We will have to wait and see if Witch Queen comes to Game Pass for both Xbox and PC Users.

Destiny 2 has been a mainstay of the Xbox Game Pass roster for Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S users. At this very minute, Xbox fans can play all of Destiny 2’s content backlog and the current expansion on the Xbox Game Pass, including Beyond Light. Considering the availability of Destiny 2 and its expansion in the Game Pass, you can assume that Witch Queen will be on Xbox Game Pass at launch.

However, despite persistent rumours there is no news on Destiny 2 being a part of the PC version of  Game Pass. Microsoft is slowly ramping up  Game Pass for PC, so there is potential for Destiny 2 to make its way there now that Bungie is free from the shackles of any publisher. It probably helps that Microsoft and Bungie have a history of working relationships, such as the original Destiny 1 and the original Halo trilogy, so it could be a real possibility sooner rather than later.

Once we have confirmation on any or all of the above, we will update the page once the stream is over. Keep your eyes peeled for official updates after the Destiny Showcase is over.