Many Destiny fans were disappointed when developer Bungie revealed the game’s upcoming expansion, House of Wolves, would launch without a new raid. For many Guardians, the raids are a favorite challenge worth repeating, both with friends and alone.
However, Destiny players shouldn’t be down for too long, as it seems Bungie has numerous raids currently in development. So while there won’t be a new raid released with House of Wolves, it’s likely a raid will be coming with Destiny‘s next expected expansion, Comet.
Some gamers have speculated that Bungie may release a new raid as part of an update, outside the DLC schedule, but the developer has yet to make anything official. Even so, the raids constitute a huge chunk of content and would likely only be released as part of an official paid-for expansion. Secondly, even though there’s no new raid coming with House of Wolves, the expansion does feature a new cooperative battle arena mode called Prison of Elders.
As was revealed today by Bungie’s Community Manager, DeeJ, Prison of Elders will test Destiny players similarly to the game’s raids. In fact, those who watched the Prison of Elders live stream on Twitch today will have noted the many similarities between the new game mode and the raids. In fact, those similarities look to be enough that the battle arena experience should feel comparable to the raids for most players. Our guess is that Bungie is hoping the new game mode will be just as popular, if not more so, than the game’s two raids.
Here’s the full quote about upcoming raids:
“The in-game for House of Wolves consists of Prison of Elders, Trials of Osiris, and that’s all. There are Raids being worked on still, but we’re not talking about them today.”
Concerning the raids in development, we wouldn’t be surprised to find out the team at Bungie is working on one for Earth and one for Mars. This is based on the fact that Destiny‘s first raid, Vault of Glass, took place on Venus; and the second raid, Crota’s End, was housed on the moon. Plus, with Prison of Elders happening on Destiny‘s Reef, it makes logical sense that the next raids would take place on Earth and Mars. That’s just guessing on our part, though.
With the House of Wolves launch coming in just a couple weeks, it’s not surprising Bungie wants to focus their messaging on the upcoming DLC. However, once that’s out of the way, hopefully the developer will begin sharing more information about the raids currently in development. If we’re lucky, we may even get a glimpse at one or more of the new raids at this year’s E3.
Are you disappointed there’s no new raid in House of Wolves? Will Prison of Elders be enough to appease Destiny players? Share your thoughts in the comments.