You’re not alone if you found it odd that Destiny developer Bungie left out any mention of a new 6-player Raid activity in their Expansion II: House of Wolves DLC release date announcement earlier today.
According to Bungie’s Eric “Urk” Osborne, the lack of any news was intentional, as House of Wolves will, in fact, not introduce a new Raid to Destiny’s online world. Instead, players will be challenged by a new “three-player cooperative multiplayer arena” activity the studio is calling “The Prison of Elders”.
“House of Wolves will not have a Raid activity,” he explained in news update. “We didn’t make this decision lightly. Our team has been humbled by the reception of Raids in Destiny and we are creating a new Raid for a release later this year. House of Wolves will have a new cooperative end game activity focused on variety, replayability, and skill – a new battle Arena called The Prison of Elders.”
The ‘Vault of Glass’ Raid that launched with Destiny and the ‘Crota’s End’ Raid that arrived with Expansion I: The Dark Below were both a big hit with fans looking for a challenging end-game adventure that rewarded its victors handsomely. The lack of a new Raid in House of Wolves will certainly leave a large hole to fill. It’s not yet clear what exactly The Prison of Elders will have to offer in terms of activities and loot, but all will be revealed in due time, says Osborne.
He went on to outline a handful of upcoming events in the following weeks that Guardians eager for more information will definitely want to take note of.
Wednesday, April 22nd – Walking tour of the The Reef, with a live discussion about the upgrade paths for your gear.
Wednesday, April 29th – Reveal and live gameplay of Trials of Osiris and its collection of end game gear.
Wednesday, May 6th – Reveal and live gameplay of Prison of Elders, a brand new three-player cooperative multiplayer arena.
Friday, May 8th – Stay tuned!
Anxious to find out more about some of the new activities Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will introduce, or are you too bummed about the Bungie’s decision to skip out on a new Raid this time around? Tell us in the comments!