The worst kept secret of the last couple of days, Bungie has revealed Rise of Iron, the next expansion for Destiny. As expected, the expansion sounds massive and features a new campaign, a new zone on Earth called The Plaguelands, a new social zone called Felwinter Peak, a new Enemy Faction, a new six-player raid, and will release on September 20th.
Rise of Iron Campaign
“The wall which stood for centuries along the southern border of Old Russia has collapsed, a battle-scorched reminder that our enemies still seek to destroy us all. Fallen mutants now scavenge the tombs of the Golden Age, and the plague they have unearthed in the wastes is more dangerous than even they understand. Join Lord Saladin. Journey into The Plaguelands. Learn the fate of the Iron Lords and stop the growing threat before it is too late.”
“An all-new setting on Earth, The Plaguelands. This area near the Cosmodrome has been quarantined for centuries. Now the Devil Splicers have broken through the walls, dug deep into the earth and found technology of almost limitless power. The Splicers are using this forbidden technology – SIVA – to transform the region to fit their twisted desires.”
Felwinter Peak Social Zone
“From their mountain fortress atop Felwinter Peak, the Iron Lords once ranged across the planet, battling the Darkness and protecting the survivors of the Collapse. After the Iron Lords fell, so too was their fortress reclaimed. Now, new Guardians must make the icy climb to reclaim the snowy mountaintop that looks out onto The Plaguelands, and establish a new base of operations in the fight against the Fallen Devil Splicers.”
New Enemy Faction
“Every Fallen House has Splicers – body hackers and bioengineers who fuse metal and flesh – but The Devil Splicers have uncovered the ultimate technology, SIVA, a Golden Age breakthrough in self-assembling, self-replicating nano-technology. The Fallen have always worshiped machine gods, now, armed with SIVA, the Devil Splicers are becoming machine gods themselves. Confront the Fallen Devil Splicers in The Plaguelands, find the source of the SIVA outbreak, and contain it at any cost.”
Rise of Iron Raid
Deep below the earth lies the true source of the SIVA outbreak, guarded by the most zealous and powerful Fallen Devil Splicers. Six Guardians will plumb the depths to stop the threat at its source. Should they emerge victorious, they will return to the surface wielding powerful new SIVA weapons and armor.
Rise of Iron will also feature additional quests, new weapons, armor, and gear. There will be new strikes as well as updated ones, new competitive modes and maps, and light level will be increased. As reported earlier, the Gjallarhorn will return and all players will have a chance to earn it after completing a specific quest in Rise of Iron. However, players who preorder beginning on June 9th will recieve a limited edition Iron Gjallarhorn with a black and silver aesthetic.
Rise of Iron will cost $29.99 and release on September 20th for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.