Bungie's tried and tested formula of comprehensively improving a game with regularly pushed DLCs, apparently works like a charm. We saw that in the previously released House of Wolves DLC, which brought a host of changes to Destiny. And now Bungie has planned something similar for the game with the upcoming The Taken King DLC.
Recently, Bungie revealed a host of changes and implementation that are coming to Destiny via the new DLC, including new story missions, intense and competitive multiplayer elements and much more.
According to the company, The Taken King DLC for Destiny will offer eight new lengthy missions that will comprise the DLC's first act, although much of it is book ended with cinematic scenes, as revealed via Game Informer.
The report states that The Taken King's story will open with a huge space battle between the Reef Queen's forces and the Taken, showing both Queen Mara Sov and Prince Uldren in battle.
It was also revealed that later missions will include a visit to the Vault of Glass, alongside a mission where you place the patrol beacons in the Dreadnought as Vanguard's forward scout. There are new strikes that will now offer more than one round of dialogue so that fans don't miss out on anything significant.
Apart from that, players new to Destiny will need to keep in mind that missions from Destiny Year 1 have been reorganised into a new quest structure.
"For example, the base game's Sword of Crota mission is now part of The Dark Below storyline, while the Reef outpost will open up for new players upon meeting the Queen for the first time," writes Eurogamer.
Taken King's second act is said to mix story missions with quests for additional lore and exotic weapons, more strikes and introductions to the Dreadnought's public events and secrets. And then, there's the new raid called King's Fall.
"The raid coming in The Taken King is objectively and emphatically our biggest raid yet," creative director Luke Smith said.
"It is a journey that we hope players and their friends are going to remember. It raises the stakes again for what the raid team is expected to deliver."
But this is just the tip of an otherwise massive iceberg that is The Taken King. To read the full transcript of the changes that are happening to the game with the new DLC, click here.
Stay tuned for more updates!