Bungie and Activision announce a new Destiny bundle called Destiny: The Collection, which contains Destiny and all of its existing expansions in one package.
A few weeks ago, a listing was spotted on Amazon for something called Destiny: The Collection. At the time, no announcements had been made about any other variation of Destiny launching besides the fall expansion, Rise of Iron.
That listing was confirmed to be legitimate today as Bungie and Activision have officially revealed Destiny: The Collection, which contains Destiny, The Dark Below, House of Wolves, The Taken King, and Rise of Iron. Here’s the official trailer for Destiny: The Collection:
Because The Collection contains Rise of Iron, it will launch day and date with Destiny’s fall expansion on September 20. Anyone who pre-orders Destiny: The Collection will also get the pre-order bonuses for the Iron Gjallarhorn and Iron Gjallarwing Sparrow.
Destiny: The Collection also introduces an upgrade path for those on PS3 and Xbox 360 (dubbed Legacy Consoles by Bungie). Those who currently own up through The Taken King on a Legacy Console can purchase The Collection on the current-gen console in the same family (i.e. PS3 players can only transfer their account and upgrade their game to a PS4) for $40. The offer is only available for a limited time until January 17, 2017. Legacy Console accounts will be split from PS4 and Xbox One accounts starting August 16.
The price of Destiny: The Collection for everyone else jumping into the game for the first time is $60. Anyone who pre-orders it digitally will get instant access to everything except Rise of Iron, allowing new players to play Destiny all the way through The Taken King ahead of Rise of Iron’s launch. Also for new players, Destiny: The Collection includes a Level 40 Character boost that will take one Guardian instantly up to the level cap (this will not cap the Light level which will still need to be raised by earning gear).
This is not a surprising move for Activision and Bungie, as they did a similar package with The Taken King’s Legendary Edition, which got players all the past content in one bundle. While Rise of Iron will not be quite the size or the shakeup to Destiny’s core gameplay as The Taken King was last year, Rise of Iron will kick off Year Three and introduces a new starting point for anyone new or for those who have not played Destiny for a while.
This week is expected to bring major news about Destiny’s PvP with Bungie slated to reveal new maps, a mode, and more at gamescom.
Destiny: Rise of Iron and Destiny: The Collection launches September 20 on PS4 and Xbox One.
Source: Destiny – YouTube