‘Destiny: Rise Of Iron’ Launch Trailer Invites You To Become An Iron Lord

There is now less than a week before the launch of Destiny: Rise of Iron,, and it is now time for the launch trailer to be released. Activision and Bungie shared the new video Wednesday for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners to begin building up the hype of becoming an Iron Lord.

Lord Saladin, the last of the Iron Lords, provides the narration for the Destiny: Rise of Iron launch trailer. He provides the setup of the Lords defending humanity before the Guardians. All the Lords but him were lost when they made the decision to lock the nano virus-like plague away. In fact, you can see Jolder pressing the button herself to close the door to what looks like one of the Warmind vaults.

The SIVA plague has returned, and Saladin seeks the help of the player and other Guardians to stop it. This unlocks all the new adventures for PS4 and Xbox One gamers starting with a mission to free Felwinters Peak, the new social area for Destiny Year Three and home to the Iron Lords.

This naturally also unlocks all the new story missions, Strikes, sets of weapons and armor, and more for Destiny players to obtain. As previously covered, this includes a five-mission campaign for Rise of Iron which then opens up additional missions, quests, an all-new Strike, and the Archon’s Forge co-op arena.

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Lord Saladin will drive the new campaign, similar to how Cayde-6 and Eris Morn drove the story of The Taken King through cut-scenes and in-game communications.

The Archon’s Forge arena fits somewhere in between Prison of Elders and the Court of Oryx. This is a player-triggered event which can be done with a fireteam and other random players in a five-minute, wave-based encounter. Players will battle Fallen enemies throughout the arena during the encounter until the boss round. Beating the boss result in Forge-exclusive loot.

Similar to Court of Oryx, Archon’s Forge will require a consumable item to trigger the event. Whereas players used Summoning Runes in the Court, the new arena will require SIVA offerings, which can be found throughout the Plaguelands. There will be different tiers of offerings for different levels of difficulties.

The Wretched King is the name of the all new Strike and will send Guardians into old missile silos located in the Plaguelands. The Strike will offer players different paths to take as they come upon different doors through the silos. Each path contains a unique set of enemies to defeat to reach the boss fight.

In addition to the new Strike, Bungie is remixing two existing Strikes for Destiny: Rise of Iron. The existing Devil’s Lair is being upgraded to Sepiks Perfected with new Splicer enemies. Meanwhile, The Summoning Pits gets Abomination Heist as a new spin. Both remade Strikes will receive a new story thread and dialogue between the Guardian, their Ghost, and others.

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Strikes will receive another twist when Rise of Iron releases. Playlists and Nightfalls will sometimes reward a Skeleton Key when completing a Strike. This can be used to open a chest that spawns at the conclusion of the activity to receive unique loot from that Strike. This allows players to decide which Strike-specific loot they want to shoot for.

Details on the new Raid for Destiny are still thin, but Bungie did share a name along with some other details. The new end-game event will release on September 23 and is called Wrath of the Machine. It is loaded with outdoor settings and “memorable boss fights” that focus on keeping the players mobile. One example of this has already been teased with images of the “Death Zamboni” chasing players across a wall.

In addition to the above, Destiny: Rise of Iron will have the following.

  • Festival of the Light special event
  • Sparrow Racing League returning in December
  • Four Crucible maps
  • New Supremacy PVP mode
  • Reinvented Iron Banner
  • Light cap raised to 400
  • New “Ornaments” armor and weapon customizations that can be earned in-game or purchased through micro-transactions

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