Posted Mon Nov 24, 2014 at 10:13 AM PST by Brian Hoss
"Players wanted more."
'Destiny' is inching ever closer to the release of its first expansion, but for those not wishing to wait until 'Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below' is out, Bungie has dropped an in-depth preivew of the new content.
Eris Morn is the new vendor that gives out missions as well as sells gear, rewards, and supplies. (Eris Morn rep is already visible in the app.) Both the raid and the strike(s) are integrated into the new story, which revolves around Eris, a Guardian, coming back fro mhiding on the moon to get revenge, possibly for her bleeding eyes. One of the new missions is 'Fist of Crota.' The new Raid is 'Crota's End.' The theme for 'Crota's End' is one-way trip. New Crucible maps incloude 'Pantheon,' 'Skyshock,' and 'Cauldron.' New weapons include exotics like an auto rifle, Necrochasm, which maxes at 331 attack, sniper rifle, No Land Beyond, which starts at 302, as does a new rocket launcher, Dragon's Breath. New exotic armor includes ATS/8 Arachnid helmet, which starts at 407 defense, Claws of Ahamkara, which starts at 333 defense, new chest armor, Starfire Protocol, which starts at 444, and another gaunlet, Ruin WIngs, which starts 333 defense. New legendary weapons include the Song of Ir Yut machine gune, which starts at 272 attack, as does the Light of the Abyss fusion rifle, the Hunger of Crota rocket launcher, the Coiled Hiss 1919 pulse rifle, and the Time on Target pulse rifle. The new Murmur Fusion rifle starts at 248 attack, while the Abyss Defiant auto rifle, starts at 272, as does the Word of Crota hand cannon, the Oversoul Edict pulse rifle, One Way Ticket rocker launcher, Against All Odds machine gun, and the Abyss Defiant auto rifle.
Naturally, all existing gear is now crap, as the new weapons and armor are higher level. No doubt some of the new gear is equal to current high-level gear, and is meant to get players to level 30, before getting to level 32.
'Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below' will be available for $19.99 or can be had as part of $34.99 'Destiny Expansion Pass, which includes both Expansion I & Expansion 2.
Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below will feature the following:
o New weapons, armor, 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 cooperative 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 defense 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
o PlayStation platforms will also get access to an exclusive cooperative Strike, The Undying Mind, and more (timed exclusive until at least Fall 2015)
Players can purchase The Dark Below individually ($19.99), or as part of the Destiny Expansion Pass ($34.99), which includes both Expansion I and Expansion II, on PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.
Order the Digital Guardian Edition here for $89.99.
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