So with the dust finally settled on Gamescom and the whirlwind of news that has come through for so many games in the past few weeks including Destiny, it’s now time to settle down and start piecing together what has happened. Late for the party I know but let’s start with the Destiny: The Collection announcement.
As we all know Destiny’s next expansion Rise of the Iron is due next month and so to entice more newcomers to the game Bungie and Activision Publishing Inc. have announced Destiny: The Collection. This five in one set contains every release from the award-winning action shooter franchise to date. That’s, Destiny, The Dark Below, The House of Wolves, The Taken King and even the new large expansion, Destiny: Rise of Iron, for those that didn’t know. For legacy gen players, Destiny: The Collection marks the opportunity to transition to playing Destiny on a current gen system through the upgrade programme which runs until 31st January, 2017.
As an added treat, players who pre-order Destiny: The Collection or Rise of Iron will receive the black and silver Iron Gjallarhorn, a fan favourite weapon making its return to power. Those that pre-order digitally or at select retailers will also receive the Iron Gjallarwing Sparrow.
Destiny: The Collection will launch alongside Rise of Iron on 20th September, 2016 priced at £49.99 for the Xbox One. Gamers who pre-purchase Destiny: The Collection digitally will be able to experience Destiny, The Dark Below, House of Wolves and The Taken King immediately, while awaiting the release of Rise of Iron.
With the recent launch of Destiny’s: House of Wolves expansion, many Guardians have now flocked to the new player vs. player mode ‘The Trails of Osiris’, on the promise of great rewards and wonders. The new mode grants players rewards based on how many wins they can rack up before suffering three losses. Once you suffer three losses the trail ends and your ticket can be exchanged for rewards based on which tier you have reached.
However a hidden gem lies in wait for the true elite PVP players. If you manage to rack up the maximum number of wins (nine) without suffering a single loss you’re granted access to the Lighthouse. The Lighthouse is a new social hub for those flawless champions where you can relax with like-minded players and sip cocktails whilst overseeing the carnage you’ve left. (Well that’s what I would do)
In the video below, you can see YouTuber MrJonathannovak1 reach the area with a perfect score, and reap some sweet rewards in the process.
So after lots of hype and build up, House of Wolves finally awakens in Destiny and releases today. Available to download now, House of Wolves is the second expansion in the acclaimed Destiny game and brings you to the call of the Queen of the Awoken to help her hunt down the House of Wolves, Fallen subjects once loyal to the Queen before their violent rebellion. Meet with the Queen’s emissaries at Vestian Outpost in the Reef. Hunt down their Fallen betrayers and earn great rewards.
I’ll be playing the expansion over the next couple of days so will update you on my thoughts and views soon. In the meantime, will you be playing this, and if so let me know your thoughts and opinions?
On Wednesday 6th May at 19:00 BST, Deej (Bungie Community Manager) will host a livestream straight from the studio with Matt Sammons (Bungie Lead Designer), along with community member ProfessorBroman.
They’ll be playing a brand new co-op Arena activity set in the Prison of Elders, where teams of three players can take on waves of increasingly difficult enemies to earn high-level legendary and exotic rewards. You can match-make with other players anytime, or form your own Fireteam to take on higher difficulty challenges with even greater rewards.