July 7 is the traditional Bungie day celebration, and this year is the first that has been celebrated with the release of Destiny. The developer revealed some competitions for the fanbase to participate in, along with a challenge to complete “Triumphs” before the release of Destiny: The Taken King for PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
Bungie has added a Triumphs page to the Destiny player profile on the developer’s official website. It is a progress tracker to see which activities players have completed in the game during its first year of release. Complete all of these by September 15, and you get the Year One Emblem.
- Apprentice of Light (A character reached the maximum level)
- Light of the Garden (Defeated the dark heart of the Black Garden)
- Light in the Dark (Prevented the summoning of Crota’s Soul)
- Light of the Reef (Captures Skolas in the Vex Citadel)
- Bane of Skolas (Defeated Prison of Elders on Hard Difficulty)
- Bane of Atheon (Defeated Atheon on Hard Difficulty)
- Bane of Crota (Defeated Crota on Hard Difficulty)
- Public Servant (Completed 50 Public Events)
- Crucible Gladiator (Won 100 Crucible Matches)
- Chest Hunter (Found All Golden Chests)
Most of these should be easily obtainable for players in the two months remaining before the release of The Taken King. If you need help defeating Skolas, please check out the guide here. If there are a few Golden Chests you have yet to find, this post at Xbox Achievements is excellent with guide videos.
— Bungie (@Bungie) July 7, 2015
Another new feature to Bungie’s website is the Armory. Here you can find all the weapons, armor, and inventory in Destiny, along with their stats, perks, etc. You can search for a specific item or you can filter by perk, rarity, activity, and vendor.
Interestingly, the Fate of All Fools Exotic Scout Rifle does show up in the Armory, even though it has not been found in-game yet. The source is listed as “Unknown,” with the description text of “This item can drop in situationally dependent ways.”
Fans of Destiny can also participate in the Destiny One Art Contest to show what their favorite thing about the first year of Destiny was. Entries are due by July 23, and the 50 winners will get a Blacksmith Shader, plus a Collector’s Edition of Destiny: The Taken King. Here are the details.
“The parade will be judged, in part, by the community itself. For our part, we’ll be rolling out a new space on Bungie.net to better highlight these and future creations by the talented people in our community.
For now, keep your entry under wraps until we issue the official call to action. Make an epic video, take a compelling picture, or sketch your vision of the Guardians that have settled into the Tower. You’ll need your own external URL (something like YouTube or imgur) to host your creation. Please make sure that your content is family friendly. Destiny is rated T for Teen!”
So what did the developers do to celebrate? They ate a cake shaped like a Gjallarhorn.
[Images via Bungie]