Bungie’s online shooter Destiny has taken the gaming world by storm since its release. Although the title has its fair share of flaws, including the likes of this Hunter exploit that needs to be fixed as soon as possible, the Activision-published multiplayer game has continued to have a strong following ever since launch. What’s more, Destiny played a major role in Sony’s E3 2015 press conference, with a focus on The Taken King, the upcoming Destiny DLC expansion pack.
During the press conference, some finite details were revealed about The Taken King, including the expansion pack’s release date of September 15, 2015. The reveal trailer also confirmed what many fans new about the expansion already, including the role of Oryx as The Taken King’s go-to Destiny villain to defeat. Specific details about the new pack for the hybrid MMO were a little thin on the ground, however, with fans left wondering about the DLC’s gameplay and story.
Thankfully, Bungie has now been able to provide Destiny players with a little more context regarding the upcoming expansion pack – and potentially more reason to check out those Collector’s Edition versions. The developer has released a new ViDoc detailing several features of The Taken King. The video, which can be seen above, shines a light on the role of Oyrx, the ancient hive king on the search for revenge.
The player will be sent to Phobos, investigating the mysterious cabal which have taken hold of the moon. On closer inspection, however, they are in fact fleeing from a much more dangerous enemy to combat – Oryx and his corrupted army of the Taken. These warriors, which have been ripped between dimensions, will apparently have a number of powers that have yet to be seen by Destiny players. Gamers will then be tasked with tracking down Oyrx from within his labyrinthian Dreadnought.
Thankfully, Bungie has given Destiny players three new sub-classes to call upon. Hunter class players will be able to use the Nightstalker support class, which focuses on binding enemies using a bow and arrow with void powers. Meanwhile, the Warlock can utilize the Stormcaller subclass, which specialises in arc energy usage. Finally, players who prefer the Titan class can specialize through the Sunbreaker subclass, dealing major short-range damage with a flaming hammer.
The Taken King will also include a brand new competitive mode, titled Mayhem. With ability energy and super-energy recharging at incredibly high rates, the mode promises to bring chaotic team deathmatch combat to Destiny players. There will also be the Rift multiplayer mode, which promises to be Destiny’s version of the classic Capture The Flag multiplayer game. Let’s see how much more the expansion pack will bring to keep Destiny users engaged in the run-up to release.
The Taken King will be released September 15, 2015.