Xbox team today announced that Destiny: Rise of Iron is set to launch on September 20 for Xbox One!
Along with a brand-new raid, Rise of Iron will bring new weapons, armor, gear, and story missions to Destiny players who are eager for more content. The expansion will also include a new social area, similar to existing areas the Tower and the Reef. This area is called the Plaguelands, and it’s covered in frost… and, we might add, it’s very gorgeous. It’s fully explorable and nonlinear, and the land has been tainted by a technological plague known as SIVA.
The Destiny development team has revealed that the first mission in the campaign will revolve around the reclamation of Felwinter’s Peak, a dilapidated old fortification set against the enemies of the Iron Lords.
Bungie has also unveiled some of the game’s new weapons, including the new black Gjallarhorn, which looks like an awesome re-imagining of Destiny’s most sought after weapon. There will also be a new Strike mission, as well as more Crucible player-versus-player maps.
If you want to be ready for the $29.99 expansion when it launches in September, you’ll need to be sure to have the base game, as well as the first three expansions (The Dark Below, House of Wolves, and The Taken King). Expect room to grow, too: In addition to the new weapons and gear, there will be a higher level cap to boot.