The Dark Below, as it's called, will bring new missions, gear, and a level cap increase to the game.

Courtesy of Activision, here's the list of what's included in the The Dark Below:

  • 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
  • PlayStation platforms will also get access to an exclusive cooperative Strike, TheUndying Mind, and more (timed exclusive until at least Fall 2015)

The expansion will be available separately for $20, or as part of the Destiny's Expansion Pass, on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on December 9. Look below for a couple screenshots of all the new stuff, and check here for Activision's announcement.

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Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below Detailed, Launching December 9 [Activision]

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