Destiny 2: Beyond Light's Collector's Edition Means More Than You Realized

Some gamers received the Destiny 2: Beyond Light collector's edition early and realized the replica Splinter of Darkness – an object at the center of Beyond Light's plot — is more than an ordinary relic. With Destiny 2: Beyond Light less than a month away, fans found a "code" button on the triangular object. The collectible starts flashing blue lights in Morse code when the button is pressed. Immediately, Destiny 2 fans were intrigued by this feature and jumped on the opportunity to uncover its secret.


Videos of the Splinter of Darkness popped up on Twitter, and Destiny fans collaborated in the replies as they tried to read the Morse code. The blue light would emit at different frequencies, translating to a dot (short burst) or a dash (longer burst). These dots and dashes were translated into numbers or letters. For example: ". _. ." would translate to "L." All those familiar with Morse code watched the frequency of the flashing lights and tried to make sense of what the codes might translate to.

Gamers soon realized that the collector's edition held another mysterious item, a logbook filled with diagrams and a confusing plethora of dots, lines, circles, and triangles. The book, which is more than 35 pages long and provides context to Beyond Light's story, also contained bits of Morse code. Some eagle-eyed fans spotted these segments and translated them into additional sets of letters and numbers.


It was discovered that the resulting strings of text from both the Splinter of Darkness and the logbook were Destiny 2 emblem codes. These emblems can be redeemed now, and will be unlocked once Destiny 2: Beyond Light launches on Nov. 10.

Emblem 1: RA9-XPH-6KJ

Emblem 2: JYN-JAA-Y7D

Emblem 3: 7LV-GTK-T7J

Beyond Light takes players to an icy location called Europa, where they must take down a new Fallen enemy named Eramis. The plot of Beyond Light expands on story elements in the current season, which launched in June. The expansion also adds a new Guardian subclass called Stasis. Stasis works as a new damage type and will function differently based on each class (Titans, Warlocks, and Hunters). The Stasis element can slow enemies down in a stasis field, freeze enemies on the spot, and puncture enemies with ice spikes. 

In addition to Stasis, the expansion also introduces an all-new six-person raid in the Deep Stone Crypt. And just like any other Destiny 2 expansion, Beyond Light will introduce a slew of new gear items, including weapons and armor pieces.

Beyond Light is an exemplification of Bungie's promise to continue supporting Destiny 2. It launches a trilogy of expansions that will continue with The Witch Queen in 2021 and Lightfall in 2022. More information about these particular expansions will likely be revealed as their release dates draw closer.


For now, it looks like gamers will have a lot to do before Beyond Light is available. On top of completing the Season of Arrivals pass and hunting down better loot in preparation for the challenges ahead, there are apparently more emblems to be discovered, according to Game Rant.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light launches on Nov. 10, 2020.