Destiny’s The Dark Below DLC Will Offer Free Updates For Non Buyers Too

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Some content in Destiny’s upcoming DLC, The Dark Below, will be made available for free to everyone when it launches later this December, Bungie announced today in its latest Weekly Update.

Those with Destiny’s Expansion Pass or who purchase the DLC separately for $19.99 will get the full deal, including all this:

  • 3 Story missions featuring new enemies and encounters in the Cosmodrome and Moon
  • Tower Character and Vendor, Eris, featuring new Quests, Bounties, and rewards
  • Exclusive Legendary Weapons and Armor
  • New Exotic Weapons
  • “Will of Crota” Strike
  • “Crota’s End” Raid
  • 3 Crucible Maps: Pantheon, Skyshock, and The Cauldron
  • Maximum Light Level increase to 32

But those who decide not to opt-in will still benefit from these updates, Bungie said:

  • Some new Weapons and Armor
  • New Daily Bounties
  • Five additional Bounty slots

Later in the update, Bungie community manager David “DeeJ” Dague shined some light on the new story telling techniques that will be employed in the new DLC.

“Quests are a new storytelling mechanism that we’re using in the Dark Below,” he explained. “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.

“For example, one Quest creates a continuous chain of multiple tasks that culminates in the ‘Will of Crota’ Strike. Another may simply ask you to return to Earth to take down the surging Hive threat.”

“This new way of storytelling in Destiny is a bit experimental in nature. We’ve seen players spending a lot of time in the Tower, and we’ve heard loud and clear that players would like more unique gear and additional Bounties. Eris is one part storyteller, one part Tower Vendor, and tens parts creepy.”

According to Dague, more details on upcoming The Dark Below content will be unveiled in the weeks ahead, including new updates to the base game.

The Dark Below launches December 9.

Source: Bungie Weekly Update