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Bungie is making some big changes to the way we play Destiny, showing off new quest structures, currency, exotic gear, vendor abilities, menu systems and more with the first in a series of livestreams leading up to the Sept. 15 launch of The Taken King.
Despite all of the news posts, tweets and Facebook updates that ignited the internet last Friday morning, I still felt like some sort of cosmic joke was being played on me. Could Xur really be selling Gjallarhorn, arguably Destiny's rarest and most powerful gun? And if so, how would this unexpected boon affect the game itself?
Destiny's first major expansion, The Taken King, is set to launch on Sept. 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.
In case you’re the type of Guardian who likes to know a bit more about your foe before unloading a bunch of rounds from Thorn into his face, Bungie has you covered with a pair of new Destiny trailers that give some fresh insight into your new enemy in the upcoming The Taken King Expansion, as well as the folks who will be gunning to take him down.
With Destiny set to receive its Taken King DLC in about a month, it looks like the game's voice cast will be receiving a shakeup, too. It turns out that Peter Dinklage will be sidelined moving forward, replaced by the pipes of one Nolan North.
Building up a character in Destiny can be a lot of work. Thankfully, all of that work will have some lasting value, as Bungie has confirmed your characters will be sticking around for the entirety of the shooter’s lifespan.
Bungie and Activision are listening. That's the gist of their latest update over on the official Bungie website, where they addressed fan frustration with having to re-buy Destiny just to get a few new trinkets that were made exclusive in the Taken King Collector's Edtion.
Destiny has only been on the market since September, but one hyper-dedicated player has managed to sink more than 1200 hours into the game.
Previously, there was an exploit in Destiny's Crota's End raid that allowed people to cheat using a little tug on the network cable. Bungie fixed the exploit. Well now there's a new exploit that has people clamoring to exploit the raid like no tomorrow.
Paul McCartney was recently on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He spends some time making jokes about the “thunderous applause” from the audience as well as the music career, but it doesn't take long to explain his involvement with the game Destiny and why he doesn't play video games.
Shortly after the latest expansion released for Bungie's sci-fi, first-person, multiplayer shooter, someone actually managed to hit the top level... level 32. Not only did they manage to reach level 32 in record time but the feat has managed to stun the gaming world.
Destiny's Crucible mode will be evolving in important ways with expansion pack The Dark Below. Some of these changes are already live within the game.
Destiny's first expansion The Dark Below will be a bit larger on PS4 and PS3. Today Sony revealed the exclusive extras they lined up for the DLC on those platforms.
If you own the Xbox 360 or PS3, you can get your hands on a demo of Destiny. If you own the Xbox One or the PS4, you can get your hands on a limited trial of Destiny. Both have been available since November 18th, presumably as Bungie's attempt to sway people back into their good graces following the release of big games.
Love it or hate it, nobody can deny that Destiny is something of a mega-hit. According to recent reports, it looks like the game is pulling in quite a few Guardians on a daily basis, working together or flying solo in order to push back the Darkness. How many players are we talking about here? Just over 3 million daily, apparently.