In just a couple days, Destiny is set to see to release update 2.0, its most substantial overhaul yet. The patch will add new features, make some very important changes, and it will re-balance almost all of Destiny’s weapon classes, some for the better and others for the worse.
However, with Destiny Update 2.0 also comes a few of the features detailed during The Taken King reveal a few weeks back. Specifically, the Tower’s Gunsmith will be receiving an upgrade on Tuesday that includes new quests and opportunities to earn new weapons.
Word of the Gunsmith’s upgrade comes from Destiny: The Taken King producer Mark Noseworthy on Twitter. In his tweet, Noseworthy confirms that players will start earning Gunsmith reputation when Update 2.0 goes live on the 8th, and they will soon be able to make Arms Day requests from the weapon vendor. For those who might not know, Arms Day will take place every Wednesday in Destiny, and will be when a requested weapon shows up at the Gunsmith.
However, in order to earn an Arms Day request players will need to “test” specific Gunsmith weapons by killing a specified number of enemies. Doing so will increase the player’s reputation with the Gunsmith, and the higher rep players can make Arms Day requests.
Although Destiny: The Taken King may be the big ticket item releasing for Bungie’s game this month, there are actually plenty of new features set to hit the game for free. The new exotic blueprint system, which lets players keep track of the exotic weapons they own and reacquire them at any time, is included with Update 2.0, as is the new experience based leveling system.
However, for those who may not be sold on The Taken King just yet, Destiny is holding a free preview week for its new Crucible content starting Tuesday, wherein players can try out the new Rift and Mayhem multiplayer modes as well as the new PvP maps. Both are paid additions with The Taken King, but they will be completely free from the 8th to the 14th.
Although Bungie does seem to want to focus on getting players to rush through the doors when The Taken King goes live on September 15th, the developer is not afraid to give players access to specific features early. Likely this is in an effort to ensure all the peripheral elements work as intended, so that the focus can be on the new content. Whatever the case may be, Destiny players will soon have lots of new things to play around with.
Destiny: The Taken King releases September 15, 2015 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
Source: Mark Noseworthy