Fans of Destiny have been greatly anticipated the House of Wolves expansion for months now, and for good reason. Simply put, the add-on promises to be the most ambitious and largest expansion for Bungie’s popular shooter to-date.
In anticipation of such a significant addition to the game, Bungie has recently released a sizable update, which was initially delayed due to technical problems. Unfortunately for Bungie, when they did finally release the update, it caused a major bug, so it hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing on the path to House of Wolves.
That being said, House of Wolves itself should be ready to go and release on time. Some fans have been worried that, due to the recent issues with the update and the like, that the expansion would be impacted. However, Bungie has taken to Twitter to ensure Destiny fans that House of Wolves will be ready to go tomorrow on May 19th.
Bungie’s Twitter post is more than just reassurance, however. It also reveals the exact time that House of Wolves will be available to play. According to the post, House of Wolves will go live tomorrow at 10am Pacific time, simultaneously across PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
Don't panic. House of Wolves still comes out tomorrow: 5/19, 10AM Pacific.— Bungie (@Bungie) May 18, 2015
With the date and time set for House of Wolves, fans have a lot to look forward to when it comes to Destiny. The expansion is adding a plethora of content to the base game, and those Destiny naysayers that may have abandoned the game months ago may just be enticed to resume their Guardians’ adventures.
House of Wolves is bringing with it new multiplayer maps and tweaks to the Crucible, along with a brand new multiplayer event called the Trials of Osiris. Those that are successful in this event will have an opportunity to unlock exclusive new gear by playing the new Elimination match type.
Besides PvP, House of Wolves is building on the cooperative experience (arguably the game’s most important component) of Destiny as well. The add-on is bringing to the table new story missions that can be tackled solo or cooperatively, as well as a new Strike. However, House of Wolves will not be including a new Raid, even though the Raids have proven to be some of the most popular Destiny co-op experiences.
In lieu of a Raid is a new co-op experience called the Prison of Elders. Think of Prison of Elders as sort of Destiny‘s answer to Horde Mode. Players battle waves of randomized enemies in round-based matches, and also have to deal with powerful boss opponents as well. Like the Trials of Osiris, Prison of Elders will offer opportunities to unlock special gear.
Finally, House of Wolves is adding a new social space, the first new social space since the Tower including in the base game. This new social area is known as The Reef, and it will be the main hub for those that are in-between exploring the House of Wolves content, offering players a chance to accept new bounties and more.
Destiny is currently available on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The House of Wolves expansion for the game is set to launch tomorrow, May 19th, at 10am Pacific time.