New Destiny: The Taken King Strike Boss, ‘The Darkblade,’ Revealed by Bungie

By | 1 year ago 

As hype for Destiny: The Taken King builds, new information is gradually trickling out of Bungie about what players can expect from the expansion. While fans are already relieved to hear that their Guardians will be playable for at least ten years, knowing what’s ahead is just as important.

Bungie released their weekly update today, and with it, some new information on what the Destiny: The Taken King expansion holds for players. While most of the update focused on the expansion’s setting, the Dreadnaught, Bungie also teased a new monstrous Strike boss for Guardians to face while they’re there.

Bungie teases in their weekly update that many varieties of enemies will be present on the Dreadnaught for Guardians to deal with, including The Taken, combatants twisted by the Darkness. However, the newest enemy they chose to show off is called The Darkblade, and looks like it’ll be a formidable foe. The Darkblade resembles an oversized knight, wielding an axe that’s just as tall as The Darkblade is. Other than some slight touches of red and blue in its design, The Darkblade is entirely black and grey, which gives off a sense of the menace that the Darkness creates. The update also explains that The Darkblade will act as the leader of the Taken army, which should make for a challenging fight.

Darkblade Axe Weapon Dreadnaught

Fans who are eager to know more about The Darkblade may get a hint of what’s to come sometime between now and September 15th, when the expansion is released. Bungie notes in their weekly update that they’ll hold a Destiny Twitch stream sometime in the near future to show off The Darkblade, the Dreadnaught, and more of the horrors The Taken King Oryx has created for Guardians to face. In the meantime, Bungie has already released images of the new weaponry that players can look forward to acquiring, as well as the bonuses for pre-ordering The Taken King expansion.

For Destiny fans, the release date of this expansion can’t come soon enough. Thankfully, Bungie continues to keep their fans up-to-date on what they can expect in the weeks and months to come, in addition to their constant efforts to ban Destiny cheaters. With any kind of luck, they’re also taking into consideration what players are still hoping will be added or amended in Destiny.

Destiny: The Taken King will be released on September 15 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

Source: Bungie Weekly Update