‘Destiny’ 2.0 Update Hitting September 8, King’s Fall Raid Not Launching With ‘The Taken King’

Destiny: The Taken King (PlayStation, Xbox)

Bungie plans to drop the Destiny 2.0 update before The Taken King expansion launches on September 15. This is the most significant update to the PlayStation and Xbox shooter yet that brings changes to those who do and do not purchase the expansion. Meanwhile, those looking forward to the new “King’s Fall Raid” will have to wait a little longer.

When does it drop and how big?

The Destiny 2.0 update will be released to PlayStation and Xbox consoles on September 8, according to the latest Bungie Weekly Update. PS4 and Xbox One consoles will need to make sure they have 18 GB of space available for the update, while PS3 and Xbox 360 owners will need 10 GB.

The reason for the large size of the update is because it is essentially all of The Taken King and every Destiny player will receive it whether they purchase the expansion or not. Since the changes coming with the expansion affects everyone, distributing the entire package makes sense.

The good news is that the wait for the big non-content changes isn’t until the September 15, they are coming with the release of the update.

Destiny: The Taken King (PlayStation, Xbox)


Bungie Executive Producer Mark Noseworthy confirmed via Twitter that the new quest system and the Nolan North voiced Ghost will launch on September 8 with the 2.0 update. This was echoed earlier by Creative Director Luke Smith who also added that the new overhauled leveling system will also come with the 2.0 update.

While Bungie hasn’t explicitly stated it, it sounds like almost everything not tied to The Taken King content will be available when the 2.0 update drops. That means that in addition to the items mentioned above, we will likely see the following:

Weapon re-balancing
Doubled Vault space
Crucible changes minus the new maps and modes

Again, we are waiting for confirmation from Bungie, but anything that touches new content such as the Strike playlists and vendors will likely not be touched until The Taken King launches. Once that happens, everything else will become available with one exception.

Destiny: The Taken King (PlayStation, Xbox)

Kings Fall Raid not available at launch

Luke Smith confirmed that the “Kings Fall Raid” will not be available when The Taken King launches during an IGN livestream from PAX Prime. He didn’t give a date for when it will be available, but seemed to imply that it will be available one to two weeks after launch.

The reasoning behind the move is to give Destiny players the time needed to gather the gear needed to reach level 40 and along with whatever the recommended Light Level is for the raid.

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