Destiny's first major expansion, The Taken King, is set to launch on September 15, meaning Guardians from all over the world have exactly one month to prepare for the next big chapter in Bungie's FPS epic. The good news? That's plenty of time to get in some last-minute preparation before heading into the great unknown.

There's still plenty to do in Destiny before heading off to the Dreadnaught to take on Oryx and his army of Taken. Whether you're relatively new to the series or a veteran Guardian, there are a few ways to occupy your time over the next month to make sure you're prepared for the oncoming war. And no, we're not just talking about committing Dinklebot's quips to memory before the grand Nolan Northaning.

So, without further ado, here are five ways to make sure you're ready to challenge The Taken King.

One last hoo-rah!
Two big changes are coming to Destiny's weaponry, including a nerf to some of the more overpowered Exotic firearms, as well as the addition of new Taken King gear that will outpace the current top dogs in PvE. While many bemoan these inevitable changes, others look forward to having something new to, well, look forward to.

Keep in mind that all of those current Exotics will still be just as useful in most of the current Destiny content and, since PvP gear is normalized to keep things more fair, that Thorn or Ice Breaker you love so much should still be able to go toe to toe with whatever The Taken King has to offer when you're competing in the Crucible.

Sure, some of those current Exotics are getting a mild tweaking to keep them from being too powerful, but all stats are currently exactly as they've always been. In other words, you've got exactly four weeks to enjoy their dominance as much as humanly possible. Whether running Raids or competing in Team Deathmatch, fall back on that current top tier gear as much as possible. Once that new expansion drops you'll have loads of new firearms vying for your love and attention, so you might as well get in some extra hour with current faves while you can.

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