A new ViDoc shows off all the content coming in Destiny‘s fall expansion, Rise of Iron. Here are seven things inside Destiny‘s new ViDoc that may have eluded you.
Destiny: Rise of Iron‘s new ViDoc has debuted, containing new information—some obvious and some that require a bit of digging—about what fans can expect this fall when Destiny‘s Year Three officially kicks off with Rise of Iron.
The big news from the ViDoc titled “Forged in Fire”, which was first shown off during a Bungie livestream from Gamescom, was the addition of private matches in Destiny as well as the new Crucible mode known as Supremacy.
In the interest that those big stories don’t bury the other reveals tucked away in the ViDoc, here is some information you may have missed.
1. Expect Cinematic Cutscenes Telling the Story of Saladin and the Iron Lords
Bungie’s writing and story team said the narrative of Rise of Iron centers around Saladin as the main quest giver. As players embark on a journey in the story missions to push back the nanotech virus known as SIVA, they will learn about the Iron Lords of the past. Shown off in the ViDoc, one of those cutscenes involves learning more about Saladin and the other Iron Lords. This appears to be one of the Iron Lords (most likely Jolder) fighting SIVA, also known as Ironsbane.
2. SIVA Wasn’t Always an Evil Force
SIVA has been described as something that is incredibly powerful and can be used for good or evil. Clearly, when players jump into Rise of Iron, the Fallen Devil Splicers have used it to transform themselves and the world around them into a new evil form. However, there are hints that SIVA may have actually been integral in helping in the construction of the settlements players see on planets like Venus and Mars.
3. There Are Many Armor Sets to Chase—and Ways to Make them Unique
Bungie showed off the full collections of armor known as the Iron Lord set (earned by completing certain achievements in the Rise of Iron Record Book), Iron Banner set, Trials of Osiris set, and the Wrath of the Machine raid set.
In addition to the armor sets, Rise of Iron introduces Ornaments. These are objects that transform a players armor with extra effects. With ornaments, players can add holographic wings that emerge from Trials of Osiris gear, or even set their Iron Lords armor ablaze with fire.
The ornament system even extends to exotic weapons, allowing players to turn Hawkmoon into a black and gold hand cannon and swapping the stark white Monte Carlo for a black and red skin.