Activision and Bungie have lifted the lid on Destiny’s first expansion pack, The Dark Below, and are ready to share some details on the game’s downloadable content pack before it arrives this December.
Destiny’s The Dark Below Expansion aims to focus on the Hive and will bring players primarily to the Moon. Below you can find detailed list of the Expansion’s planned content.
- New weapons, armour and gear to earn, including Legendary and Exotic items
- Light Level cap raised to 32 and five additional Bounty slots added
- 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
- 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
- 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
- New six-player Raid, Crota’s End, set deep within the depths of the Hellmouth
Speaking on the game’s post-launch status, Harold Ryan, President of Bungie, claimed, “Destiny was created as a living universe, which has allowed us to improve the experience post launch in real-time.”
Ryan went on to state, “It also gives us insight into the things players are looking for in new content. We’ve seen from feedback that people want new activities, gear and weapons, and of course the immensely popular Raid. The community helps shape our development decisions and that’s really important to us.”
Destiny owners will be able to purchase The Dark Below on December 9th for $19.99 / £19.99, or for $34.99 / £34.99 as part of the Destiny Expansion Pass which covers both Expansion I and Expansion II. Speaking of which, Expansion II, House of Wolves, is due to arrive at some point in 2015.
Destiny is out now on all console platforms. You can head over here to read our review.