New quest, more gear and new perks. This is the new content showing in Destiny’s spring update.
Bungie has not been shy about teasing Destiny updates in between The Taken King and its sequel, but what are those going to look like, exactly, and when is it arriving? The studio hasn’t revealed all its cards but some clues have been already shown.
Bungie has revealed that Destiny’s first update after The Taken King (Version 2.2) will be ready for players to enjoy on April 12 with a few surprises here and there.
This new update brings a new quest that involves the mysterious Blighted Chalice strike, as well as player-versus-environment challenges. Also, you can anticipate a smattering of new and updated gear, Crucible updates and an increased maximum Light level with rewards to match.
Are we paying for this new update?
No, the April update is completely free as long as you have The Taken King expansion so no “Season Pass” is needed like seen in the past. The catch, as you may have noticed, is that there’s no mention of new maps, enemies or other meatier content additions. While that was expected, it leaves this update appealing primarily to serious fans who need just a bit more content to keep playing.
From now on, every Wednesday till the release of the Destiny April Update, Bungie will be hosting Twitch sessions where they would talk about what is coming in this much-awaited update.
In February, Bungie confirmed reports of a planned sequel to Destiny but pointed out that it will not come out until 2017.
The game developer, however, revealed that a new expansion of the original game will be made available later this year. It is still not clear whether this release will be a minor one, similar to The Dark Below and House of Wolves expansions, or if it will be more along the lines of The Taken King.