Destiny’s DLC isn’t on the disc

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Yesterday we told you of the bug that revealed much of the future content coming to Bungie’s great big moo-esque shooter Destiny. It very much seemed to be more of the same, but more importantly, it seemed to show that the extra content was on-disc DLC (or as the case may be, hiding in the game’s installation on your console’s hard drive). That’s not the case, says Bungie.

Speaking on the game’s official forums, David “Deej” Dague responded to the rallying cries about the horrors and injustices of locked, paid-for, on-disc content.

“We noticed that you noticed that we already have plans for upcoming content packs in Destiny,” he began. “We do! They have activity names (which may or may not change) and we have a really good idea what they’re going to contain. They even have placeholder nodes in the Director, as you’ve already discovered.”

None of the expansions are quite finished yet, according to Dague.

“People at Bungie are hard at work to complete content for our first post launch pack, ‘The Dark Below,’ as I type these words. It will be finished soon. It releases in December. Soon, we’ll detail it out for you so you can see exactly what we’ve been working on.”

This is not at all unusual. Studios usually have the extra content mapped out well in advance – but that doesn’t mean it’s on the disc ready to play, waiting for your credit card details before it becomes available.

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Destiny, as you’ll know, is a game about potential. And if you’re purchased the vanilla edition of the game want the extra content, that will potentially cost you $35 on top of what you’ve already paid.

Last Updated: September 30, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Rock789

    Or it will cost you far less if you bought the limited edition (Ltd edition cost an extra R150 and comes with a season pass, which grants you access to the DLC).

    Honestly, I’m still really enjoying this game. Yes it has its flaws and foibles, but it keeps me coming back everyday… And that’s what counts. I can’t wait for the story DLC.

    • Jonah Cash

      I am also interested to see how they change their story missions after the whole world told them that they are all the same….. I’m sure they would have changed the formula, just hope they keep it as fun as the game is now!!

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    • DarkBelow

      You mean Expansion Pass not DLC 🙂 I also got the limited edition and have alreadly clocked more than 40 hrs that’s value in my book.

    • Yeah, you can;t argue with that. Game is still fun, in the end.

    • Hammersteyn

      Same here, I mean it’s the same missions over and over but I can’t stop playing. I am addicted to finding better armor and weapons

      • Sean Carbutt

        The first DLC contains Mercury, so the Planets will be expanding. Almost level 29 now, just need a gazillion more Ascendant Shards. My craptarch is level 29 and the Vanguard chick is 6. Hoping for the update to come through this week that will guarantee purple is purple or better and blue is blue or better. Online ID is Zuat. Normally with Skoldzer and Forfcuksakes. We are the founders of the GFY (BF) Clan

        • Hammersteyn

          O_o you guys sound hardcore, will add you tonight

          • Sean Carbutt

            LOL. no man, we just a bunch of gamers having fun. We have been together since bad Company 2 days. We normally cause a bit of shit at the tower, doing stuff like group tee bagging, or French kissing other randoms. The guys upload to youtube etc.

          • Hammersteyn

            never done any of that,I feel so casual

        • DarkBelow

          LVL 29 0_o

    • Nikola

      Finally someone with a brain lol I could not agree more, it is not the greatest game ever but it has been a while since a game made me keep on coming back every single day for a few hours and playing it’s sooo much fun especially if you start raiding and doing more difficult challenges.

      Sotry DLC new raid and strikes bring it on and new gear of course:)))

  • Jonah Cash

    Bought the Limited edition and will get the first two packs for mahala?! Or that is what my mind tells me, either way I am still playing 1-3 hours every day and that hasn’t happened in years with one game!!
    So if they can bring me new places to go and shoot Aliens at I will be more than happy!!

    • Rock789

      Exactly! And if they can add new areas (I mean, the planets are kinda large – surely new areas are on the cards down the line?!), that would be so full of WINNING! 🙂

    • DarkBelow

      Yeap Jonah you will get the first two expansion passes for mahala.

    • Hammersteyn

      Same here, finally reach level 27. But I want more!

      • Jonah Cash

        Bitch!! I am still stuck at 26, struggling to get Energy crap!!!

        • Hammersteyn

          Hahaha, I reached vanguard level 2 last night. So I bought armor and dismantled everything for shards.

          • Sageville

            I’m excited about tonight’s raid, should be fun.

          • Hammersteyn

            I might be a little late, might be home around 9. But it’s cool, always next time 😀

          • Nikola

            Don’t u dare be late!! haha

          • Hammersteyn

            Out of my hands, but I’ll try my best

          • Nikola

            No worries dude joking plenty of time to raid new expansion is in December by then we will finish the raid:)

      • Rock789

        Grief, I was stuck on Level 22 for the longest time ever – just no decent armour pick-ups! Then this weekend, went from Level 22 on Friday night to Level 27 by Sunday morning… I kicked some serious ass this weekend, if I do say so myself. 😉 🙂 So chuffed!

        • Guest

          What were you mostly playing to level up that fast?
          Crucible, strikes, weekly, nightfall?

          I was bitterly disappointed I did not get enough strange coins to buy the Suros auto rifle from Xur last weekend.

          • Rock789

            Yeah, I woulda loved that auto-rifle (even came across a Guardian who did buy it – sounded amazing and seemed to do uber damage).

            With regards to my leveling, I actually teamed up with a guy I met and we did a TON of Queens bounties (which gave us Legendary gear as a reward), Strikes and the dailies. Then I was able to afford the exotic helmet from Xur and my Monarchy level finally reached the point where I could buy Legendary gear – went from Rare armour only to only Exotic or Legendary (hence the quick leveling). Now if I can only find a nice Legendary weapon…

          • Guest

            Thanks, will give that a try.

  • $35? Bugger that!

    • DarkBelow

      Cant see how it will $35 when the limited edition came with both passes in. Im pretty sure that is am error.

      • Yes; those who purchased the limited or digital guardian (or higher) versions already have an expansion pass. those who bought the vanilla version, however, will have to pay up. Edited for clarity.

        • DarkBelow

          Ja but doubt it will 35$ each.

  • oVg Definitive and Remastered

    Meanwhile a game with a marketing budget less than an Activisions toilet door is KICKING ASS.

    http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor/critic-reviews

    • Admiral Chief 0

      GOOOOOOD!

  • Admiral Chief 0
    • Hammersteyn

      Well it’s more like this.

      Because lots of people has trouble quitting this game and playing something else

  • Tarisma

    Anyone playing on PS3?

    • Bolts

      I play on PS3 currently Lvl 20

      • Tarisma

        I’m at 17 at the moment add me, user name is Tarisma if you wanna team up

    • Guest

      Also on the PS3. Level 21.

  • zeemonkeyman

    *Cough* “bullshit” *cough*
    Sorry couldn’t help it, anyways it’s a great game and all but it’s not Halo great, I don’t think anyone could deny that, except for Sony fanboys.

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Shakes fist at Bungie and Activision!

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