Destiny players have wondered about what will happen with the favorite armor and weapons with The House of Wolves expansion due out in May. Will they become obsolete or will Bungie provide an upgrade? A teaser for a live Twitch stream appears to confirm that gear from the “Vault of Glass” and “Crota’s End” raids will be upgradeable to the new light and power levels at the very least.
Update: For full details on the new gear upgrades for House of Wolves, please click over to this article.
Bungie will reveal the first details on House of Wolves during a live Twitch stream on Wednesday, April 22, at 1 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT. The stream will reveal the new social area for Destiny, Queen’s Bay, as well as the new upgrade path for weapons and armor.
Join us on Twitch for a tour of The Reef, tomorrow at 11AM Pacific. The wrath of the Queen welcomes you, Guardian. https://t.co/8JK7Gf1aJ5
— Bungie (@Bungie) April 21, 2015
Details on exactly what is needed to perform an upgrade and how an upgrade will affect gear is obviously part of tomorrow’s reveal. However, the trailer did show the Fatebringer Hand Cannon, Cuirass of the Hezen Lords chest armor, Deathsinger’s Gaze helmet, and Kabr’s Forceful Greaves boots. All of these are Legendary weapons and armor that can only be obtained through the two existing Destiny raids.
The House of Wolves will bump the armor Light level up to 34. The current max for armor received from The Dark Below expansion is 32, with armor from the launch of the game topping out at level 30.
Meanwhile, the damage maximum on weapons at launch was 300. This was later bumped to 331 with The Dark Below and will go to 365 with The House of Wolves.
Bungie teased the upgrade model as part of announcement for the expansion that included the fact that The House of Wolves will substitute an Arena experience called “The Prison of Elders” for a new raid.
The good news is that existing raid gear won’t be made obsolete, and favored Destiny weapons like the Fatebringer will have new life breathed into them. Existing exotic weapons and gear are likely an upgrade option, as well. For now, it appears the same can’t be said for Legendary weapons and armor obtained from a vendor or non-raid activity. We’ll just have to wait and see what Bungie has planned.
Our teaser offers a hint of what we’ll talk about tomorrow on Twitch. Tune in for the “How” and the “Why” behind the House of Wolves. — Bungie (@Bungie) April 21, 2015
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