Many Destiny players were disappointed to hear that the game’s second expansion, The House of Wolves, would not feature a new Raid to join the ranks of the Vault of Glass and Crota’s End. Fortunately, it seems that Bungie is pulling out all the stops for The Taken King.
Speaking to IGN about the game’s first large-scale expansion, Bungie community manager DeeJ gave some details about the King’s Fall Raid set to be added into the game with The Taken King. According to him, it’s the biggest Raid that Bungie has created for Destiny thus far.
From its name alone, we can expect King’s Fall to be the culmination of The Taken King as a whole, in a way that the Vault of Glass wasn’t for the base game. It wouldn’t be too surprising if this is part of a larger strategy to encourage as many players as possible to play through the content, rather than skip the Raid.
However, despite Bungie’s readiness to hype this new Raid, we haven’t actually heard too much about what it will consist of. We do know that its final boss will be Oryx, and that it will take place on the Dreadnaught, Oryx’s flagship and a brand new location being introduced with this expansion.
The Dreadnaught is perhaps the most exciting part of The Taken King for longtime Destiny players. Dedicated Guardians have complained for some time about the lack of variety in the game’s environments, so a new locale should serve to alleviate some of those frustrations.
Being a ship, we can expect something completely different to the planet-based settings that are in the game at present. Furthermore, the fact that it’s entirely under the control of Oryx will make for an interesting atmosphere, when compared to the predominantly neutral battlegrounds we’ve been fighting on since launch.
The Taken King looks set to be the ideal content drop to keep players invested in Destiny. Bungie has already announced some promising changes to the game’s mechanics, but the addition of a satisfying new Raid will likely be a huge selling point for many players.
It’s been a long and winding road for Destiny fans since the game launched last year, but we might be on the precipice of the title starting to match its potential. There’ll be plenty of people who won’t give it a second chance, but the hardcore that stuck out a slow start might be about to get their just rewards.
Destiny: The Taken King is set to release for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 15, 2015.