When Bungie first lifted the lid on The Dark Below — Destiny’s maiden content pack that has been scheduled for December — Guardians were left feeling a little apprehensive. Given that the DLC is set to introduce a sizeable amount of content into the studio’s shared-world shooter, fans questioned whether any of the new additions would become available to those who chose not to purchase the first expansion.
Well, as it turns out, Bungie has revealed that The Dark Below will indeed bring about several free-for-all updates that include all-new weaponry, armor and, perhaps most importantly, the additional five Bounty slots.
Priced at $19.99 as a standalone expansion, Destiny’s first content pack will bring about yet more exotic and legendary armaments all the while raising the level cap to 32. Moreover, TDB will bring about a new Tower Vendor known as Eris, who will direct you through the narrative of the battle against the malevolent Crota.
In a post through the company’s official blog, Bungie revealed the following information about Eris, who will essentially serve as a quest beacon for Guardians.
“Quests are a new storytelling mechanism that we’re using in the Dark Below. 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.”
The Dark Below will arrive for Destiny players on December 9th, 2014.