Destiny breaks download records, new Kings Fall Raid unlocking today, Xur in year two and more.


It’s a big day in the world of Destiny, as the game’s newest raid, King’s Fall, launches today. The raid, available to people who bought the recently released Taken King expansion, will go live at 10 AM PDT / 1 PM EDT / 6 PM UK.

Like Destiny’s other raids, players will want a team of six Guardians to tackle the raid, which is set on the Dreadnaught. There, players will face off against Oryx as part of a raid that Bungie described previously as “objectively and emphatically” the game’s biggest to date.

You won’t need to complete any specific quest or anything to enter the raid, but you will need to first reach level 40, according to a tweet from Bungie’s Luke Smith.

The Taken King was released on September 15, breaking PlayStation download records and setting a new record for total players and peak online users. The expansion costs $40 on its own or is available through the $60 Legendary Edition, which also comes with the base game and the two prior expansions, The Dark Below and House of Wolves.

Also for those looking for The Agent of The Nine this weekend,

Xur, the vendor who sells Exotic items and other desirable goodies in Destiny, will appear for the first time tomorrow since the launch of The Taken King on Tuesday. Much like many other aspects of the game, he, too, will be different in Year Two.

Today’s Bungie Weekly Update details the changes to Xur. “In Year One, Xur was a community ‘loot drop,’ a shared rallying point that everyone could cheer or curse,” said senior design lead Tyson Green. “In Year Two, Xur’s offerings have been changed so that he will select either a specific Exotic Weapon or an Exotic Engram for sale every week.

“This change is due primarily to our desire to give players more direct paths to acquiring the Exotics they want through Quests and gameplay experiences, and to avoid repetition in his inventory.”

Xur will also now sell the Three of Coins. This is a new consumable item which, when used, increases the likelihood of an Exotic item dropping from your next boss kill.

And finally, Xur will offer a Legacy Engram each week. “These Engrams contain Year One Exotics (at Year One Attack and Defense levels) for players who want to finish up a Collection,” Green explained. “They strongly bias towards Exotics not already in your Blueprint Collection, to help fill in the blank slots.”

Two specific weapons, Mythoclast and Necrochasm, however, will not be available through Legacy Engrams–you’ll still need to hunt them down just as you did prior to The Taken King and Destiny’s big 2.0 update.

Source: Gamespot


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