‘Destiny: The Taken King’ Xûr Changes Detailed, Raid Launch Teased With Video

The launch of Destiny: The Taken King has been a success so far as Activision reports that the expansion has been the most downloaded game in PlayStation history. It’s not completely out as The King’s Fall Raid awaits. Bungie released a teaser Thursday along with details for changes to Xûr, with his first visit sending the release of The Taken King.

The King’s Fall Raid will launch Friday, September 18, at 1 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT. Six-man Fireteams are already planning to be among the first to hit the raid when it launches and stream their efforts through Twitch.

The only restriction to entering the King’s Fall is players must be level 40 and be within 40 Light of the recommended light level. The Inquisitr explains how Light Level is calculated with the changes brought by the 2.0 update. Destiny Xur (PlayStation, Xbox) Xûr will return to the Tower before the Raid will arrive and he brings some changes as well. Bungie geared the Year Two Exotic items to primarily be earned through the new Quests and other activities. Senior Design Lead Tyson Green explained some of the changes in the Weekly Update.

“In Year Two, Xûr’s offerings have been changed so that he will select either a specific Exotic Weapon or an Exotic Engram for sale every week,” Green said.

“Xûr will also sell a new consumable, the Three of Coins, which gives bosses a chance to drop Exotic Engrams, including Weapon Engrams. These consumables have a cumulative luck effect, so even if one doesn’t net you a drop, the next one has a higher chance to do so,” he continued.

“Lastly, Xûr will also choose a Legacy Engram every week,” the developer explained. “These Engrams contain Year One Exotics (at Year One Attack and Defense levels) for players who want to finish up a Collection. They strongly bias towards Exotics not already in your Blueprint Collection, to help fill in the blank slots.”

In a Bungie Forum post, Community Manager Cozmo 23 added some clarification to Green’s explanation about the changes to Xûr selling Destiny Exotics. However, he seemed to hedge his bets that the mysterious vendor will behave.

– Exotics that previously only dropped in POE can drop from Legacy Engrams

– Xûr will continue to sell one piece of Exotic armor per class

– None of the information I am giving is a promise about what will happen tomorrow

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