New ‘Destiny’ Updates Teased, ‘Dark Below’ DLC Concept Art

Destiny (PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360)

Destiny players have provided Bungie plenty of feedback on things to change in the PlayStation and Xbox shooter. The developer teased significant changes to the game along with new Legendary gear in a Friday update.

Destiny Community Manager David “Deej” Dague revealed in the Weekly Update that several updates are incoming to the popular title. Some have been mentioned by the developer before while others are all new and appear to be based on feedback from players.

Here are some things we’ve mentioned:

  • Channels for talking to matchmade teammates, if you so wish
  • Exotic weapons that are stronger and more interesting to upgrade
  • New gear to let you slip into something a little more Legendary
  • That which waits in The Dark Below

Voice chat with players who are not in your fireteam has been requested since Destiny had its beta events in the summer, and something previously highlighted in an article for Inquisitr as well. Meanwhile, Exotic Weapons, like the Bad Juju, had underperformed since players first discovered them. Finally, Destiny is in need of more Legendary gear that allows players more unique looks and abilities for their Guardians.

Here are some things we’ve kept secret, until now:

  • New shaders for your gear
  • Ways to preview items before you spend your Glimmer
  • Greater chances of “showers” in public spaces
  • Adjustments to some arenas that needed better traffic flow
  • New economies to equip you with upgrade materials
  • Fixes, patches, and other invisible technical evolutions
  • Some other tricks up our sleeve
  • Maybe even a more generous Cryptarch
  • (he’ll still be sort of a bastard)

The biggest takeaway here is the mention of “new economies” to acquire upgrade materials. Players are currently forced to farm the various maps for the materials needed to upgrade their weapons and armor. This could help reduce the late game grind greatly if Bungie provides a way to purchase materials with Strange Coins, Motes of Light, or another form of currency.

An increase in the frequency of Public Events will be welcome as well. We’ll have to wait and see if there’s an increase in the variety of the events as well.

A peek at some of the new areas coming as part of The Dark Below was also given.

Destiny - Seraphim (PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360)

Deep beneath the abandoned architecture of the Cosmodrome lies the Serpahim’s Vault. Eons-old crypts of inscrutable power and knowledge lie in wait for the seasoned explorer.

Destiny - Jovian Complex (PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360)

Sharp observers will already wonder what the other space communications building in the Cosmodrome keeps hidden away. In The Dark Below, ‘The Jovian Complex’ is opened at last and some truly frenetic combat takes place therein.

Destiny - Hypogeum (PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360)

Buried under the shifting sands of Mars the Hypogeum and its ancient secrets await discovery. Built by the Vex in another age altogether, this chamber of ancient power houses an extremely powerful and watchful guardian.

Destiny - Chamber (PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360)

In the deepest, darkest, inner sanctum of the moon’s Hive interior, we gain access to the Chamber of Night, in which the bleached bones of a long forgotten and vast lunar dweller rest. It’s rumored that dark rituals and mass gatherings of Hive witches happen here.

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[Images via Bungie]