‘Destiny’ Releases First Expansion Pack: ‘The Dark Below’

By December 9, 2014
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Fans of Destiny, rejoice!

The first expansion pack, titled “The Dark Below,” has some interesting things going on — including new story missions and the introduction of a new character. Players will meet Eris Morn, who’s spent years hiding amongst the Hive shadows, and details her finally coming out of hiding to warn the Guardians of Earth that the Hive seek to summon Crota (a nasty little god) to destroy the planet. The adventure begins once Eris is met in the Tower, where players will experience new quests (featuring three new missions) and new rewards.

Did I mention there’s a new cooperative Strike, NEW six-player Raid, AND three new competitive multiplayer arenas? Well, there is!

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Check THIS out:

  • New Loot – Earn new weapons, armor, and gear, including Legendary and Exotic items
  • Level Increase  – Raise your Light Level to 32
  • New Story Missions and Quests – Journey through new Hive-themed story missions and quests where you are tasked with stopping the resurrection of the ancient god, Crota
  • New Strike – Join up with other Guardians to take on The Will of Crota Strike against Omnigul as she works to expand the Hive army at the command of her master, Crota
  • New Raid – Assemble your six-player Fireteam to attempt the new Crota’s End Raid, set deep within the depths of the Hellmouth with all-new gameplay mechanics

New Competitive Multiplayer Arenas:

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Pantheon – Set inside the Black Garden in an ancient Vex temple that features Vex-designed landscapes and tight corridors
Skyshock – (above) An old interplanetary defense array that offers both vehicle and infantry engagements
The Cauldron – An abandoned Hive ritual site that features close-quarter combat

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New Tumbler Sparrow – Those that purchase/redeem their Destiny Expansion Pass or Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below by January 15, 2015 will receive the EV-30 Tumbler Sparrow (which means you’ll get to drive fast and do mid-air tricks)Woo HOO!!!

AND…if you’ve already reached Level 30, you’re good to go for the new raid…but it’s recommended you play the missions first (to give background to said raid)!

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Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below comes with a $19.99 price tag ($34.99 for season pass) and launched December 9th (today), and yes, we WILL be reviewing this!

Stay tuned!

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