Destiny To Receive Free Update When 'The Dark Below' DLC Releases

By Mike Sousa on November 5, 2014, 1:50PM EDT

Destiny's first DLC expansion, The Dark Below, launches next month, bringing lots of new content to the game. Fortunately for those that don't plan on purchasing the expansion, Bungie announced today that the game will receive some free content on the day that the expansion launches.

According to Bungie, all players will receive new weapons and armor, new daily bounties, and five additional Bounty slots. The developer has also given a few details regarding The Dark Below's quests and storyline.

"The Dark Below is themed around The Hive summoning their dark god, Crota. Without spoiling the details, Crota's summoning is a multifaceted ritual that has implications for Story missions, Quests, the "Will of Crota" Strike, and the "Crota's End" Raid," said community manager DeeJ on Bungie's website.

"The storyline of the Dark Below kicks off with the return of Eris to the Tower, bearing a grim warning about the rise of Crota. Eris is a new character that appears in the Tower to serve as your guide. She has her own story to tell, and serves as the primary narrator for the Story missions. She offers her own reputation stream, unique weapon and armor rewards, as well as other item rewards for Guardians who earn her favor.

"She also offers new Bounties and Quests. Some of her Bounties will be available whether you purchase The Dark Below or not.

"Quests are a new storytelling mechanism that we're using in the Dark Below. They are multistage tasks that culminate in a reward, similar to the Exotic Bounties you may have experienced. Unlike Exotic Bounties, the Quests in the Dark Below can be completed by players who are solely focused on the cooperative story content of The Dark Below."

Destiny's The Dark Below DLC will be available on the 9th of December. Players can purchase The Dark Below for £19.99/$19.99 or the game's Season Pass, which include the first and second expansions, for £34.99/$34.99.

Source: Bungie

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