For those of you living under a rock, Cayde-6, voiced by Actor Nathan Fillion, is dead.
The 4th of September saw the arrival of this heartbreaking to the community death, as Cayde-6 seemed to be the character of most substance and an effective comedic relief with quite the punchlines. Alongside that, game developer Bungie had teased the Destiny 2 expansion “Forsaken” with Cayde’s death driving players for vengeance through gameplay of the expansion. A further remark was made on the display of other characters’ reaction to Cayde’s death, including the Guardian that players get to play with, who, to everyone’s delight, now speaks.
Many more activities were teased through trailers, the most notable of which being a new raid – a six-man team mission with the requirement of solving puzzles while engaging in gunfights to progress -, a new PvP mode and new enemies to fight against in PvE. The PvP mode, called Gambit, focuses on combining both PvP and PvE elements in a bounty hunt experience with both player teams trying to disrupt each other in the meantime through invasions.
Of course, more loot is coming for players to enjoy, that meaning bigger guns and thicker armour, and what could possibly be presumed as the Exotic weapon that used to slay in the PvP of Destiny 1, Thorn.
For the lore background that leads to this expansion’s progression of the story, Cayde-6 is the Hunter Vanguard and overseer of all Guardians alongside Ikora and Zavala. There were disturbances in the Reef, a node at our solar system full of abandoned ships and scrap metal parts that Cayde went to investigate, though that seemed to be his undoing. The Reef used to be the homeworld of the Awoken before Oryx’s attack which killed all but prince Uldren and Petra Venj. The Prince, bearing his hatred for guardians as worthless and interfering with the Reef’s actions before his people’s death, desired revenge. He incapacitated Cayde on his contact with Petra, who was in distress, and killed him with the Vanguard’s own gun.
Cayde’s final he sent to the tower during his time at the Reef are inclined below:
[scrawled on a page torn out of The Lone Star Ranger by Zane Grey]
If you’re reading this, shame on you. You didn’t notice me slip out the back door. Step up your game, my buddies.
Here’s the play. I’m going back to the Reef. Not just for a mission or two—I’ll be staying there for a few days to help out our old pal Petra Venj with a few things. Nothing too serious, just picking up some patrol slack.
As always, you know the conditions of my Dare, bla bla bla. If I need any backup, I’ll hit up my favorite Guardian. Enough said.
Zavala, have you figured out your tell yet? I’d let you know, but Sundance says you gotta figure it out on your own. You know what a tough little Ghost she is. How about this: play a few rounds with Banshee while I’m gone. I’ll betcha a gold engram he’ll figure out your tell in three hands. If you drop more than four Ks of Glimmer he might just take pity on you and tell you what it is.
Ikora, I left my Sparrow with Holliday, and I’m afraid she’s gonna replace my Tharsis thrusters with some of that fancy new crap the wingheads are into these days. Could you mosey on by, make sure she doesn’t get too enthusiastic? I’ll owe you one. Another one.
See you starside.
Destiny 2: Forsaken is out now on PC and Console with three editions available for purchase, two of which contain the annual pass.
See you starside.