Bungie says there are no “current plans to further expand Vault space” in Destiny: Rise of Iron, despite the fact that the expansion ditches last gen consoles.
Destiny fans, it may be time for some fall cleaning. Those players who fancy themselves collectors of armor and weapons may need to clean out their Vault space after a new report says the next Destiny expansion, Rise of Iron, will not increase Vault space. Destiny fans have come to expect some increase of slots to their Vaults because Bungie has added it with almost every expansion. Vaults, where players can store armor, weapons, and other items and transfer them between characters, were last expanded in the April Update.
Bungie has often noted how difficult increasing Vault space in Destiny can be, as the developer has to fight with memory constraints to allow for it. One factor always appeared to be making the feature work on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Those last gen consoles even had some Vault features cut to allow for their expanded size, like not being able to compare weapons while in the Vault menu.
Because last gen consoles are being left behind with this expansion, many fans assumed Rise of Iron would increase vault slots substantially, but apparently that is not the case. The reason for not making the Vault bigger has not been addressed further by Bungie, but perhaps more kiosks (like the exotic weapons kiosk) will be added to the game to help alleviate Vault strain, but no announcements have been made.
According to Game Informer, the lack of Vault expansion in Rise of Iron does not mean it will not happen at some point in the future, but Bungie said it does not have “any new initiatives” specific to Vault space in regards to Rise of Iron.
This could cause somewhat of an issue, and not just for the players who consider themselves hardcore collectors. Not only will Rise of Iron bring a bevy of new armor and weapons to collect— including sets for Trials of Osiris, Iron Banner, the Wrath of the Machine raid, and at the vendors — but all the Year 2 weapons players are using now will be capable of being infused up to the new Light level cap. Stack any old favorites from Year 1, and that Vault space could be running really thin rather quickly.
A good tip for players to prepare for Rise of Iron may be to start getting rid of all the nonessentials in their Vaults. Judging by all the new loot being added in this expansion, they are going to need the extra room.
Destiny: Rise of Iron launches September 20 on PS4 and Xbox One.