Destiny Expansion Hits 11th December 2014

destiny-expansionLast night, as I was crawling in to bed, I checked Facebook really quickly on my phone and was surprised to see the announcement of Destiny’s first expansion. At first I thought about crawling my ass out of bed and punching out something for you guys to read today, but that seemed like too much effort. And I was tired. And I couldn’t think of any good puns. Still can’t think of any that aren’t poop related.

Anyway let’s look at what we will be getting. Here is the description from the Playstation AU site.

Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below will feature the following:

  • New weapons, armour and gear to earn, including Legendary and Exotic items

  • Light Level cap raised to 32 and five additional Bounty slots added

  • New story quests and missions – after years hiding amongst the Hive shadows, a new character, Eris, has come forth bearing an ominous warning: The Hive seek to summon a god, Crota, to destroy the Earth. Find Eris in the Tower to take on special quests that include three new missions where you will increase your Light and earn new rewards

  • New cooperative Strike, The Will of Crota, pits you and your Fireteam against Omnigul as she works to expand the Hive army at the command of her master, Crota

  • Three new competitive multiplayer arenas:

    • Pantheon – set deep within the Black Garden in an ancient Vex temple that features Vex-designed landscapes and tight corridors

    • Skyshock – an old interplanetary defence array that offers both vehicle and infantry engagements

    • The Cauldron – an abandoned Hive ritual site that offers close-quarter combat

  • New six-player Raid, Crota’s End, set deep within the depths of the Hellmouth

  • Exclusive to the PS4 and PS3 versions is access to an exclusive cooperative Strike, The Undying Mind, and more (timed exclusive until at least Fall 2015)

Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below will be available for download in Australia on 11th December 2014 for PS4™ and PS3™.

Obviously the big difference between Xbox and Playstation versions is the additional Strike. And considering the expansion pass is going for AU$39.95 on the Xbox it seems pretty easy to say Xbox players are getting the short end of the stick. I haven’t seen a single expansion price for Australia yet but have seen US$20 floating around the web today.