Destiny's First Expansion Dated, Includes PlayStation-only Content

Destiny's First Expansion Dated, Includes PlayStation-only Content

The first expansion for Destiny - The Dark Below - will launch on December 9, Bungie has announced, introducing a range of new content and equipment for those who purchase it.

The Dark Below is priced at US$19.99 / £19.99 (we're waiting on confirmation of a New Zealand price from Activision), and includes the following:

  • 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 co-operative Strike, The Undying Mind, and more (timed exclusive until at least spring 2015)

Although the expansion costs the same across all platforms, PlayStation players will get more out of it, thanks to the exclusive Undying Mind strike. This joins the Dust Palace strike, which has been available for PlayStation players since launch; neither of these (nor any future exclusive content) will be available on Xbox until spring 2015 at the earliest.

The Dark Below is available both as a standalone purchase, or as part of Destiny's $44.95 Expansion Pass, which also includes a second add-on pack due out next year.


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Comments Comments (7)

Posted by ByrdmanNZ
On Thursday 30 Oct 2014 8:46 AM
cant wait:)
Posted by jtbthatsme
On Thursday 30 Oct 2014 9:09 AM
30 October 2014, 08:46 AM Reply to ByrdmanNZ
cant wait:)
I'd say all Destiny players can't wait to have a bit more game to flesh out it's current content lol.
Posted by Romulus
On Thursday 30 Oct 2014 9:40 AM
Oooorah for my season pass!
Posted by ModifiedSoul
On Thursday 30 Oct 2014 11:32 AM
running out of stuff to do, hope this expansion has enough content to hold me until the next
Posted by guido
On Thursday 30 Oct 2014 3:31 PM
I still can't decide. As someone who's not massively into the PvP and also not doing raids is 3 PvE missions, a strike and the remote possibility of maybe getting one of the new items to drop worth the cost of admission? On the other hand I play a lot of Destiny and the prospect of anything new to do is still tempting me?!
Posted by Rahulk
On Saturday 1 Nov 2014 9:12 PM
30 October 2014, 09:09 AM Reply to jtbthatsme
I'd say all Destiny players can't wait to have a bit more game to flesh out it's current content lol.
shots fired :O
Posted by kiwimike87
On Monday 3 Nov 2014 8:54 PM
Looks like I will be buying the season pass. Not until after Far Cry 4 though.