The American video game developer Bungie, Inc. has published an in-depth post detailing all the significant changes coming to the popular first-person shooter ‘Destiny’. The game will receive an expansion on September 20 called ‘Rise of Iron’ that will feature several changes and additions to the game’s mechanics.
‘Destiny’ is a first-person shooter set in space and first released in 2014. Destiny players have to defend the Earth from various alien threats as humanity faces imminent extinction. ‘Rise of Iron’ will be the fourth expansion the game receives since its initial launch.
The team at Bungie has stated in the past that they plan to continue expanding the universe and story for ‘Destiny.’ The game’s previous DLCs have added, removed, and changed many of the game’s original weapons and mechanics, effectively changing gameplay itself every time.
Bungie prepares to drop ‘Destiny: Rise of Iron’ with new update
The massive 2.4.0 update reportedly weighs between 12 GB and 14 GB depending on the console system players own. 2.4.0 lays the foundation for what’s coming next to the galaxy in ‘Destiny’.
The studio behind the game claims that one of the most versatile and exploitable features of the game is its Sandbox. Bungie has developed the game, so it is highly alterable, keeping the ability to innovate and learn from players throughout the years.
In doing so, Bungie has even established a real-time system within ‘Destiny’ that updates the chronology of the game to match the timeline in our world. With every major patch that also signifies a significant change in the core ‘Destiny’ gameplay, the game advances one year.
Year One of ‘Destiny’ first started upon launch and comprised the two first DLCs: ‘The Dark Below’ and ‘House of Wolves’. The release of ‘The Taken King’ expansion in September last year ended Year One and marked the beginning of Year Two.
The upcoming ‘Rise of Iron’ DLC will bring drastic changes, mostly to the game’s weapons. Some of them will only see minor tweaks, but others that have been essential in dealing with some of Destiny’s harder bosses will cease to be that useful with the new update.
Most notably, Exotic weapons like Universal Remote, Fabian Strategy and Thorn of Malice will have their ranges, fire rates, and damage done changed. No Time To Explain, Boolean Gemini, and Dreg’s Promise will also receive tweaks, while Thorn makes a triumphant comeback with a 25% reduced range.
Rise of Iron will address balance by modifying weapons and adding weapons to the Sandbox.https://t.co/gc5Wanm5tM pic.twitter.com/asOSVQhJx1
— Bungie (@Bungie) September 8, 2016
Year Three will start with the launch of the next major expansion for ‘Destiny’, ‘Rise of Iron’. ‘Rise of Iron will be available for players on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this next September 20 for $29.99.