In addition to a slew of new adventures to partake in and enemies to conquer, Guardians will have a deep arsenal of brand new weapons to explore once Destiny: The Taken King drops on September 15.
Bungie’s latest Weekly Update presents a sampling of what’s to come, as well as some background on each of the new manufactures. Be sure to head over to the actual post to read up on some of the design philosophies behind each manufacturer and how they will impact gameplay in The Taken King.
Read on as there are also a few things you’ll want to note in order to prepare for this weekend’s Trials of Osiris.
Destiny: The Taken King Manufacturers
Bungie says there’s a lot more coming, too. “We’re holding back a number of armament categories for you to discover for yourself as the Taken War escalates. The models you’re looking at will seed a vast array of options you’ll use to equip your Guardian,” Community Manager David “DeeJ” Dague wrote.
“There will be more choices than ever to arm yourself in the Tower. Factions will have their own guns. Classes will have their own guns. More Quests will lead you directly to specific guns. Even the Gunsmith will have a new way to include you in his enterprise. We’ll inspect all of that as well before you earn the means to equip yourselves to meet a rising threat.”
Crucible-goers looking forward to this weekend’s Trials of Osiris competition will find their path to The Lighthouse a little different. Senior Designer Derek Carroll chimed into this week’s update with a few notes about the map rotation in this weekend’s event.
“By now, you know how this works… each week we select a single map to be the combat arena for the entire weekend’s Trials of Osiris, and everyone is thrilled with the choice,” he wrote. “This week only, we’re setting the Trials of Osiris playlist to ‘random,’ just like the Elimination playlist, but on the six Trials maps where you’ve made your weekend homes.”
Carroll’s post was followed by a series of heat maps for each battle ground featured in the Trials of Osiris thus far. Have a look below and study ’em up before the weekend!
Trials of Osiris Heat Maps
According to Carroll, next week also marks the return of Lord Saladin and the Iron Banner.
The last point of this week’s update touched upon Hot Fix 188.8.131.52, which Bungie says is due within the next month. There are just a few notes which mainly have to do with the Nepal Digital Rewards and the Husk of the Pit weapon. You can have look at the details below.
Hot Fix 184.108.40.206
Nepal Digital Rewards
- Supporters of the Guardians to the Aid of Nepal Campaign
- Shader and Emblem codes will be delivered via email
Husk of the Pit fix
- Husk of the Pit will again drop from Blades of Crota
- Go to ‘Fist of Crota’ mission on Cosmodrome
- Drop rate has been increased from the original rate