Bungie Explores The Taken King’s Dreadnaught, New Explorable Area In Upcoming Destiny DLC

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In Bungie’s latest Weekly Update, the studio’s art and design team shed some light on the dark and mysterious Hive Dreadnaught, a new explorable area within the game’s upcoming major expansion, The Taken King.

While “uninviting” is the vibe Bungie’s artists were going for when crafting the new location, the studio says there’ll be plenty of reasons to keep on visiting; new missions, more treasures, tons of secrets, and challenging new Public Events, to name a few.

“We’ve created a suite of new mechanics and woven them into the Patrol mode,” Designer Ben Wommack explained. “Every week, every day even, it will draw you back to fight through to its depths for loot and glory. Expect to find new Bounties, Patrol Missions, and Public Events both large and small—some of which you can even instigate yourself, if you can discover how.”

In an earlier update, Bungie offered a glimpse of changes the studio plans to make to questing in Destiny once Update 2.0 drops some time before the launch of The Taken King.

“The Dreadnaught has its secrets—you’ll need to return again and again to solve them all and acquire the rewards we created for doing so,” Wommack continued. “There are hidden treasures and bosses waiting to be found, and it won’t be apparent how to access them the first time you go exploring. We’ve laid out a lot of breadcrumb trails though, as you fight your way through the ship. So follow the clues you’re given, face the challenges you can find, and earn that sweet loot!

“Within Oryx’s behemoth ship, you’ll likely find more challenging Public Events than anything else you’ve attempted before on Patrol. How to succeed won’t be obvious at first, but the rewards will be worth your effort. Get ready to fight bosses and encounters in surprising combinations of circumstances, and look to your fellow Guardians for help. Patrol is no longer easy mode—we should really get a Twitch stream going before launch to show what I mean.”

Check out this mix of concept art and in-game images of the Dreadnaught and one of its guardians:

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Between now and launch, Bungie urges fans to keep a look out for upcoming live stream events showing off some of the new content in action.

Destiny: The Taken King launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on September 15.

Source: Bungie Weekly Update

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