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.
The first expansion pack to hit Bungie’s Destiny has finally received an official release date, as well as full details as to what the first piece of downloadable content will include.
The Dark Below will be available to download on 9th December 2014 and contains only three missions, one strike (the other exclusive to PlayStation 4), three multiplayer maps, one new six man raid and a range of new legendary and exotic items. These new items will also be boosting the current max Light cap to level 32.
The first two expansion packs for Destiny can be purchased together in the season pass for £34.99 or £19.99 individually. Ouch.
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Full details below:
o New weapons, armour and gear to earn, including Legendary and Exotic items
o Light Level cap raised to 32 and five additional Bounty slots added
o New story quests and missions – after years hiding amongst the Hive shadows, a new character, Eris, has come forth bearing an ominous warning: The Hive seek to summon a god, Crota, to destroy the Earth. Find Eris in the Tower to take on special quests that include three new missions where you will increase your Light and earn new rewards
o New co-operative Strike, The Will of Crota, pits you and your Fireteam against Omnigul as she works to expand the Hive army at the command of her master, Crota
o Three new competitive multiplayer arenas
- Pantheon – set deep within the Black Garden in an ancient Vex temple that features Vex-designed landscapes and tight corridors
- Skyshock – an old interplanetary defence array that offers both vehicle and infantry engagements
- The Cauldron – an abandoned Hive ritual site that offers close-quarter combat
o New six-player Raid, Crota’s End, set deep within the depths of the Hellmouth