When Bungie announced The Taken King DLC in June, it certainly seemed that Destiny fans had a lot to be excited for. Bungie promised that The Taken King would begin an explosive second year of adventures in Destiny. Players would be facing a deadlier enemy than ever before, whose minions possess unique and unpredictable abilities. To face them, players would be able to unlock ancient powers, weapons and armour, which frankly look pretty awesome. New additions the multiplayer function of the game was also announced.
Bungie’s latest on The Taken King
Now, Bungie has decided to reveal all they left unsaid when they first declared the DLC, which will be arriving on September 15th. They promised in their latest blog update that The Taken King was more than DLC – it’s a game. Bungie then gave a list of everything the new addition to Destiny would include:
- New story missions and an array of sidequests that conspire to tell the story of our battle to defend our Solar System against Oryx and his Taken army
- New narrative driven by cinematic cutscenes starring an engaging cast of characters
- New Exotic Weapons, Exotic Armor, and Exotic Questlines
- The Dreadnaught, a full new destination, with unique secrets, rituals, and treasures to uncover
- A new breed of enemy combatants, The Taken, armed with new abilities and weapons
- An increased Level Cap, and new ways for your Guardian to grow more powerful
- The most substantial injection of new, unique, and redesigned weapons, armor, and talents to date
- New subclasses with all new Supers and abilities
- New cooperative Strikes with unique and dynamic new Boss battles
- Redesigned and reimagined Strikes – Dust Palace, Undying Mind, and Cerberus Vae III – are now overrun by the Taken
- New Crucible multiplayer maps with new Crucible modes, including the previously revealed Rift and Mayhem
- And, of course, last but not least, our biggest six-player Raid yet
On top of these promises, Bungie has also vowed to have a look at aspects of Destiny which they think fans are disappointed in. These include weapon rebalancing, economy enhancements, game content and much more. These topics will be explored by the developers at Bungie over the coming weeks..