‘Destiny: House Of Wolves’ Leak Spills New Possible Levels, Armor, And Weapons

Another Destiny leak landed Tuesday, giving us a glimpse into the possible future Light levels and content for the upcoming House of Wolves expansion, along with a potential new release date. Bungie immediately responded, though, to caution against taking everything shown as the gospel truth.

A Reddit poster by the name of megamanexe4 claims to have found a way to access the contents of the House of Wolves expansion in-game. The images shown indicate that he is playing on the PlayStation 4. Of more interest is his claim that it will be released on May 19, which is two months later than an earlier leak that showed a March launch for the DLC.

The first image shared is the banner that Destiny shows when a new event is available or a new DLC, in this case. It provides the background for the House of Wolves story along with an overview of all the content.

Destiny: House of Wolves Leak (PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360)

The three new Crucible maps, Strike, and Raid were all expected along with the new storyline. Meanwhile, the “hundreds of new weapons, armor & gear” is likely spread out across Uncommon, Rare, Legendary, Exotic, and Raid gear, just like The Dark Below.

Another image of interest shows that the new Light level of 39 for vendor sold gear in Destiny.

Destiny: House of Wolves Leak (PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360)

The current maximum Light level in the game is 36, which only Exotic armor and Raid gear can possess. Vendor gear currently maxes out at 33. Players can reach level 31 by obtaining Vendor gear only since the release of The Vault of Glass. It takes all Raid and Exotic gear to reach level 32.

If House of Wolves continues to follow the same scaling that The Dark Below did, then the maximum Light level for Exotic and Raid armor in the expansion will be 42. That should put player levels at Level 33 with just vendor gear, and 34 with Raid gear.

Another image that indicates the same pattern of scaling from The Dark Below to House of Wolves is this Nightfall image. It shows that the hardest version of the Weekly Strike will run at level 32, up from level 30. That’s the same two level increase introduced with The Dark Below. It stands to reason that the Weekly Heroic Strikes and Daily Heroic Missions will also scale up similarly.

Destiny: House of Wolves Leak (PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360)

It will be interesting to see how Bungie handles the new armor and weapons in House of Wolves compared to The Dark Below. The developer previously promised it would not repeat the same mistakes with the armor and the economy when trying to transition to the new Destiny DLC.

The leak also came with images of over 50 new armor pieces and a handful of new weapons. The folks over at DestinyDB helpfully posted a table on Reddit, breaking down everything that was discovered in the leak.

Before we get to that though, Bungie Community Manager David “Deej” Dague warns that what you see in this leak may not be what appears in the final version of House of Wolves.

“I know that rampant speculation will burn for a while on this topic. As you enjoy a conversation about the pearls of information that can be lifted from this, please bear a few things in mind…”

  1. Aside from giving it a name, Bungie has yet to reveal the House of Wolves. That means that anything you know about it can change. We have a team working on the experience in their own fancy room, and they have some exciting surprises up their sleeves.
  2. We reserve the right to overwrite anything you’re looking at right now. These placeholder items enable us to save room on your drive for actual future updates. You’ll all download them before it’s time to play.
  3. Any stats or assumptions about power or impact or handsomeness are months old, and do not reflect the things that we’re doing to adapt to what you’ve taught us about Destiny. There is a process here, and you’re a part of it.

“Leaks are fun. I totally get it. Please discuss to your heart’s content. All we ask is that you leave your mind open to the evolutions that are inevitable. What you see here are very old ghosts from our pre-launch database. These are not the necessarily wolves you’re looking for.”


HoW Weapon Compares To Type In-Game View
Hard Luck Charm Shadow Price Auto (VG) – High Impact Pic
RAKSHASA T3S Compact Grim Citizen III Auto (CR) – High Impact Pic
P-O-R 1562 Doctor Nope Auto (VG) – Low Impact Pic
Dreamcatcher ARC Hex Caster ARC Auto (CR) – Low Impact Pic
TAU 5051505 UAT Super Pox VLO Pulse (VG) – High Impact Pic
Down/Out Fair and Square Pulse (CR) – High Impact Pic
55A-allFATE Bad Seed Down Pulse (VG) – Med. Impact Pic
Peregrine LongRail Strange Suspect Pulse (CR) – Med. Impact Pic
One/One Synesthete Proxima Centauri II Scout (VG) – High Impact Pic
Trust Fall A.1F19X-Ryl Scout (VG) – High Impact Pic
CenTac Mod 8 IBR N/A Scout (CR) – High Impact Pic
Zero Point LOTP The Aries Nemesis X4 Scout (CR) – High Impact Pic
Sojourner Compass The Devil You Know H.C. (VG) – Med. Impact Pic
The Great Refusal Lord High Fixer H.C. (CR) – Med. Impact Pic


HoW Weapon Compares To Type In-Game View
Subtle Nudge DN7 Epitaph 2261 Sniper (VG) – Med. Impact Pic
SDN-5 Hoplite Heavy FINAL BOSS Sniper (CR) – Low Impact Pic
Unknown Shotgun N/A Shotgun (VG) –? Impact Pic
The Fun Police Invisible Hand M7 Shotgun (CR) – Low Impact Pic
GIVE/Take.95 LIGHT/Beware Fusion (VG) – Fast Charge Pic
Hellfire Pylon 77 Wizard Fusion (CR) – Slow Charge Pic


HoW Weapon Compares To Type In-Game View
Bury the Truth THE SWARM M.G. (VG) – High Impact Pic
White Field, Silver Scythe Zombie Apocalypse WF47 M.G. (CR) – Med. Impact Pic
Pax Totalus ES/8 Unfriendly Giant R.L. (VG) – Med. Blast Radius Pic
Scorch Torch CC Steel Oracle Z-11 R.L. (CR) – High Blast Radius Pic

[Images via Reddit, Bungie]