Each week pretty much up until the launch of the House of Wolves DLC for Destiny, Bungie are teasing new bits of info. The schedule for the info looks like this.
22/04/2015 – Walking Tour of The Reef
29/04/2015 – Reveal of Trials of Osiris
06/05/2015 – Reveal of Prison of Elders
08/05/2015 – Stay Tuned….
So as you can see over the next few weeks there will be something new from the House of Wolves talked about.
Yesterday we saw our first proper glimpes of the new social area The Reef. This area will be the main focus for the new DLC, it’s where you will get all your new missions from, access the Trials of Osiris and visit all the new vendors for new gear.
Bungie did a live reveal of The Reef on their Twitch channel yesterday evening, below you can watch the video in full.
But if you don’t want to watch the whole video, here is a quick run through of the main points discussed. Thanks go to the reddit members who put together the list here. You can also take a look at the main page for the expansion here, to see some of the sweet looking new armour and weapons.
The Reef and Prison of Elders
•DLC is not required to visit the Reef.
•Story missions required before you can attempt PoE.
•Petra: Main story drive and vendor. She’s back in the Reef after her visit to the tower 7 months ago. That’s a long flight… Missed her inventory screen…
•So we can get a variant of the Queen’s patrol ship at QW rank 3. Sa-weet! No fancy flags though.
•The House of Judgment Vendor Variks is apparently the Warden of the Prison of Elders. It will shuffle through challenges or something weekly to keep it fresh.
•You’ll be able to purchase PoE gear from Variks via armor and weapon “cores” that drop in PoE. Currently looks to have one piece of armor and one weapon. His inventory was said to cycle, so new things should become available every so often.
•Wolfslayer’s Claw auto rifle acquired from Variks.
•There’ a “Shank Burn” autorifle. Didn’t catch a screen, only heard the audio. The regret is real. Several people are saying it’s a perk that increases damage to a specific enemy type.
•Queen’s Guard. They didn’t interact here, said the Queen was “Safe behind these doors.”
•Bounty bot seems the same, whether it’s the tower or the reef.
•Vault space is not separate – it’s your same vault as the tower.
•Xur will jump between the tower and the reef. (Implied. Deej obviously cryptic here.)
Trials of Osiris
•Trials of Osiris vendor, and his vendor screen with a consumable to omit first loss. There appeared to be an item that made one win count as two.
•Trials of Osiris will run every weekend Friday thru reset.
•Bounty gained after having been to the Reef. Received upon arrival at the tower.
•Material Exchange! Exchanged at Speaker.
•New (ha) New Monarchy items. Red Hand IX, Vindicator Auto Rifle, Elector’s Hood, Elector’s Robes
•Dead Orbit chest piece.
•Expansion II Guns can be reforged! With We’ll visit the Gunsmith.Here’s his inventory screen. Looks very much like FeB reforging. Much like FeB rerolls, you’ll lose your experience and the such in the weapon. With the lack of damage bubbles on new gear (see “Upgrade Paths” below) this might not be as detrimental to getting your favorite perks unlocked as it may sound.
•There are a lot of new perks. Here are a few that were noticed on the new Crucible shotgun.
•New Crucible vendor inventory and new Warlock Crucible gear. They may have shown off more than this, but I had to step away for a few minutes.
Weapon Upgrade Paths
•Gunsmith will now be selling telemetries. Looked as if they were on a cycle.
•All legendary/exotic gear (weapons and armor) will gain an “Ascend” bubble on the left of the tree, even pre-DLC. Shadow Price (!!!) for example. Unsure as to if rares will, but I wouldn’t hold your breath.
•There are new perks on the DLC weapons! I’m afraid I missed any shots of descriptions, someone will have to fill in when they post the video.
•Ascend is the new upgrade path to 365. Looks like all gear can “ascend” for the right price. New economy of Ephiric Light earned from PoE and other weekly events. Picture of Etheric Light Ascend upgrade bubble. Etheric Light in inventory.
•New gear (DLC II) does not have damage/defense bubbles. Instead, this function seems to be passed off to the Ascend bubble.
•Was stated there is no cap on the amount you can get other than how many activities you can run in a week.
•Xur isn’t required to upgrade exotics anymore. It’s done via the “Ascend” bubble.
•No new ghost shells…. at this time.
•Hive Disurpter is back and usable for Black Hammer via Gothalion. No picture.
Head over to the Destiny reddit to keep up to date with all the info.
I for one actually really like the look of this expansion so far. It’s looking like Bungie have really listened to the community and have started to implement a lot of the features people have wanted for a long time, so kudos to them for that.
Let’s just hope the rest of the reveals over the next few weeks are just as good.