Destiny 2: The Witch Queen Review: Is Mara Sov The Witch Queen?

Destiny 2: The Witch Queen is a major expansion for Destiny 2, a first-person shooter video game by Bungie. Representing the sixth expansion and the fifth year of extended content for Destiny 2, it was originally planned for release in late 2021, but due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the expansion was delayed by three months and was released on February 22, 2022. Prior to release, Bungie reported that The Witch Queen had over 1 million pre-orders, “on track to becoming the most pre-ordered expansion in Destiny 2 history”.

Is Mara Sov The Witch Queen in Destiny 2: The Witch Queen?

Mara Sov is the Queen of the Reef, ruler of the Awoken, and former Kell of the House of Wolves. Born as a human during the late Golden Age, Mara and her family were colonists aboard the Yang Liwei before it was brought into the pocket dimension known as the Distributary during the Collapse. Mara was the first to emerge as an Awoken in the new dimension and crafted its society for millions of years in preparation for returning to the Sol System to help those left behind. Once returned, Mara established a kingdom amongst the asteroid belt in Destiny 2: The Witch Queen and began gathering powerful allies and pawns to her side, including her brother Prince Uldren Sov, her lover and Wrath Sjur Eido, the Ahamkara Riven, and the rogue Guardians Eris Morn and Osiris.

Keeping an aloof and enigmatic demeanor to belie a ruthless nature, Mara was not above helping others for a price and gathered knowledge regarding many secrets, including how to enter the Black Garden. She defeated many threats before the reached the remnants of humanity on Earth in The Last City, all to prepare for a confrontation with her nemesis Savathûn, the Witch Queen. During the Taken War Mara disappeared following the Battle of Saturn in a bid to usurp Oryx, the Taken King’s power and returned to the Dreaming City years later to fight a curse laid upon it. She departed once more with Eris to fight the Black Fleet and its servants before it reached the Sol System, ultimately returning once more after she failed to prevent its arrival. Now returned to her role as Queen of the Awoken, Mara works with the Last City to combat the forces of Darkness in the game while keeping much of her own agenda hidden.

Is Uldren Sov in love with Mara in Destiny 2: The Witch Queen?

Uldren Sov, born Uldwyn Sov as a human, was one of the first Awoken and is the loyal brother of the Queen of the Reef Mara Sov. As the Prince of the Reef he served as the Master of Crows, the official spymaster of the Reef and monitored all threats to his people. While a loyal advisor to his sister, he disagreed with Mara frequently on matters of defense and foreign policy, and was very disdainful of the Guardians. During the Battle of Saturn his fighter was damaged and crashed on Mars. Over the next several years Uldren sought to find his sister, convinced she remained alive, but was corrupted and manipulated by Riven into creating the Scorn and turning on the Reef in his bid to reopen the Dreaming City. After murdering Cayde-6 during his crusade, Uldren was eventually hunted down and killed by the Young Wolf and Petra Venj.

Uldren’s body was found in the Dreaming City by a Ghost and revived as a Lightbearer. Traveling to Earth and naming his Ghost Glint, the new Lightbearer soon learned to hide from Guardians who grew violent when they saw his face. After one confrontation left him drifting in the vacuum of space in the game, he was rescued by The Spider, who mockingly dubbed him as The Crow and pressed him into service as an enforcer to repay his debt. Crow was freed from this servitude by the Young Wolf after helping them defeat the High Celebrant of Xivu Arath and chose to become a Guardian after receiving visions from the Traveler. Under the mentorship of Osiris, Uldren traveled to the The Last City and began working as a scout for the Vanguard.

What does Destiny 2: witch queen include?

There is a bunch of stuff leaving Destiny 2 on February 22, 2022 when The Witch Queen releases. Probably the most noteworthy things leaving are the locations the Tangled Shore and the H.E.L.M. Wings for the Eliksni and Awoken. What this means is that anything associated with those locations will become unavailable for unlocking.

Between now and the release of the Witch Queen, you should focus on unlocking anything on the following lists that you have yet to earn. You should begin with Exotic weapons and go from there – as you never know which Exotic is going to be the meta choice for the raid in the Witch Queen.

To paint a broad picture in Destiny 2: The Witch Queen, all missions, quests, and bounties from the Tangled Shore are leaving, along with those from the Forsaken campaign, and the four Seasons associated with Beyond Light: Season of the Hunt, Season of the Chosen, Season of the Splicer, and Season of the Lost. Make sure you play through those and use the associated currency if you want to get some gear and dismantle it for more Legendary Shards.

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