Activision and Bungie today announced that Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below will be available for download on December 9th. The Dark Belowmarks the first expansion to the universe since DestinyÃ¢â‚¬Ëœs launch in September and features all-new weapons and gear to earn through new story, cooperative and multiplayer activities.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Destiny was created as a living universe, which has allowed us to improve the experience post launch in real-time,Ã¢â‚¬Â says Harold Ryan, President of Bungie. Ã¢â‚¬Å“It also gives us insight into the things players are looking for in new content. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve seen from feedback that people want new activities, gear and weapons, and of course the immensely popular Raid. The community helps shape our development decisions and thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s really important to us.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below will feature the following
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ New weapons, armour and gear to earn, including Legendary and Exotic items
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Light Level cap raised to 32 and five additional Bounty slots added
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ New story quests and missions Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 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
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ New co-operative 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
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Three new competitive multiplayer arenas
– Pantheon Ã¢â‚¬â€œ set deep within the Black Garden in an ancient Vex temple that features Vex-designed landscapes and tight corridors
– Skyshock Ã¢â‚¬â€œ an old interplanetary defence array that offers both vehicle and infantry engagements
– The Cauldron Ã¢â‚¬â€œ an abandoned Hive ritual site that offers close-quarter combat
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ New six-player Raid, CrotaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s End, set deep within the depths of the Hellmouth
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ PlayStation platforms will also get access to an exclusive co-operative Strike, The Undying Mind and an exotic weapon, and more (timed exclusive until at least Autumn 2015)
Players can purchase The Dark Below individually ($19.99/Ã‚Â£19.99), or as part of the Destiny Expansion Pass ($34.99/Ã‚Â£34.99), which includes both Expansion I and Expansion II, on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.