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Destiny's second expansion pack House of Wolves is scheduled to launch next week. However, a last-minute bug may throw a wrench into Bungie's plans.
The problem stems from Update 1.2.0, the patch that Bungie plans to implement just before House of Wolves' release.
"I've spoken with the finest minds at Bungie about Update 1.2.0 just moments ago," said community manager David Dague on the game's forums. "They're working to correct a late-breaking technical issue that would have impacted the way the game launches for a large portion of you. Progress is being made."
"We'll be sharing new details on the deployment schedule that leads to House of Wolves as soon as they become facts."
Dague didn't mention what exactly the technical issue entailed. However, he added that he'll keep Destiny players regularly updated on the situation. Players can expect at least one announcement each day about the team's progress on fixing the problem.
House of Wolves's release is currently slated for May 19th on all platforms. While it's unclear how long the delay will be. However, the fact that Dague plans to make daily updates on their progress suggests that Bungie is planning to quickly resolve whatever problems could hold back the patch and expansion. I doubt most players would sweat a few extra days of waiting, either. After all, they've been waiting since December for this new content so this delay is nothing by comparison.
Update 1.2.0 was downloaded by many players last week but was supposed to be activated on Tuesday. The patch notes weren't release by Bungie but the update is said to contain "final preparation and world changes." It will then be followed by Update 22.214.171.124, which will finally activate House of Wolves for all players.
House of Wolves allows players to return to the Reef. From the new social hub there, they'll undertake missions to fight the Fallen. Vendors in the Reef will also offer new gear and upgrades to their existing sets. For example, they can acquire a currency called Etheric Light that can be spent on upgrading old Legendary and Exotic weapons to the new damage cap.
The expansion doesn't have a raid but Bungie did include other end-game activities. Prison of the Elders is a co-op arena with randomized challenges. Trials of Osiris lets players compete in a series of 3v3 matches for a chance at big prizes. Rounding out the expansion are several new Crucible maps.