Destiny is closing in on turning 2-years-old and has added plenty of content in that time. The Rise of Iron DLC is due out September 20 for the PS4 and Xbox One, and Activision is providing a way for new owners to jump in and last-gen console owners to upgrade via Destiny – The Collection.
Destiny – The Collection bundles together the original 2014 release of the game along with all of the add-ons released so far: The Dark Below, House of Wolves, and The Taken King. It also includes the upcoming Rise of Iron at a retail price of $59.99 for those buying into the franchise brand new.
PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 players who want to upgrade to the latest console versions can do so for $20 less. Activision is offering a legacy console upgrade path (via official site) for those who have purchased Destiny content up through The Taken King. Those interested can do so now by logging into the Xbox Store or PlayStation store via their current-gen console to see if they are eligible.
The legacy console upgrade path will be available until January 31, 2017, and is only good for upgrading within the same console family. This means you won’t be able to upgrade from the Xbox 360 to PlayStation 4 or the PS4 to the Xbox One.
Those who upgrade now or pre-order Destiny – The Collection will be eligible for all the Rise of Iron pre-order bonus items. This includes the Iron Gjallarhorn and the Iron Gjallarwing Sparrow that were previously announced. Those who do not pre-order can still receive the white and gold Destiny Year Three version of the Gjallarhorn by completing an in-game quest. Meanwhile, a white and gold Gjallarwing will be available for purchase via a micro-transaction through the Eververse Trading Company.
“Destiny — The Collection is the perfect starting point for gamers who have yet to experience Destiny,” said Byron Beede, Sr. Vice President of Destiny at Activision, in a press release. “Destiny– The Collection contains some of the most engaging content Bungie has ever created and the soon-to-be released Rise of Iron. It also includes a character boost that will allow new players to instantly join in with friends who are already enjoying Destiny.”
Bungie is set to host the first of several Destiny: The Rise of Iron live streams starting tomorrow (August 16) from Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. World Lead Designer Steve Cotton will be joined by Crucible Lead Designer Lars Bakken on Tuesday, August 16 to discuss the new modes, maps, and features for multiplayer coming with Destiny: Rise of Iron. Those interested in watching can catch the live stream at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT via the Bungie Twitch channel.
A new ViDoc for Rise of Iron will also debut during the live stream. This will cover some of the new PVE locations like Felwinter Peak and the Plaguelands.
Those who have the fortune of being able to attend Gamescom will have the opportunity to go hands-on with some of the new content at Sony’s booth in Hall 7. Bungie isn’t saying what will be available to play yet other than it will be the new content.
Bungie also just announced a live stream schedule with European streamers throughout the week. This will kick off on Wednesday and feature streamers from various European countries and Russia on both Twitch and YouTube. The following image has the full live stream schedule from Gamescom.
What do you think of Destiny – The Collection? Is it a fair package for both new owners and those upgrading from legacy consoles? Sound off in the comments below.
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