Here's What's New in Destiny's First Expansion

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

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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)
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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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DISCUSSION

Everyone keep in mind that the $20 price tag is literally NOTHING when you consider other MMOs charge $12-$15 a month just for the service.

At least when you pay for DLC you know what you're getting, whereas Subscription fees you have no idea what the company may or may not be working on. Not to mention they end up charging you anyways for the expansions.

(preemptive STFU to anyone who wants to make the boring argument that Destiny is not an MMO)



EDIT: Also bwahaha wow this part here is huge "A fourth, a co-operative strike map called The Undying Mind, will be available on PS3 and PS4 exclusively until Fall 2015."
For a game soooo barren in content, XBOX is totally getting fucked over with this. A new strike dungeon is HUGE, and to have XBOX left out for a whole year on it is like kicking a guy when he is down.