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Destiny is getting a new collected edition for Rise of Iron, PS4 exclusive content revealed

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Apparently, there are people out there who have never played Destiny. Something I’m finding increasingly difficult to believe, much like people who claim that they don’t believe that Bigfoot or the queen of England is real. And that’s something that I can accept. If you’ve never played Destiny, you’ve got two years worth of content to catch up on. While vanilla Destiny is home to a baffling quest that is over before you know it, it still includes the glorious Vault of Glass raid, several challenging strikes and access to other events.

The nature of this beast however, is that the best content is locked away behind the DLC expansions. That’s a debate for another time, but the fact is that that content did help make Destiny a much better game in the end. All of it was collected into one big pack last year for the launch of year two and the Taken King expansion. Activision and Bungie are now doing that again, just in time for Rise of Iron.

For those of you unfamiliar with the franchise, here’s what you’ll find inside of Destiny: The Collection.

  • Destiny
  • The Dark Below expansion
  • House of Wolves expansion
  • The Taken King expansion
  • Rise of Iron expansion

There’s also a character booster for a single class to give them a headstart, while any leftover Guardians from legacy consoles such as the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 can upgrade to The Collection for $40 as opposed to the $60 RRP on this in the US alone. The caveat here of course, being that your Guardian can only be transferred to a console in the same family, you have to be a legacy owner of the Taken King and it all needs to be done before January 31 next year as the older consoles are being left out of year three entirely.

Meanwhile, PlayStation 4 Destiny fans get a few bonuses for Rise of Iron in the form of an exclusive map, quest and ship if they pre-order. Here’s the deets on that, pilfered from the PS Blog:

Quest line: Show of Strength

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“While you serve the Vanguard in the Plaguelands, I wonder if you’d be so kind as to help me understand the more brutal aspects of the Devil Splicers’ brand of worship.” – Tyra Karn

Reward for Quest: Ship – Timeless Tereshkova

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You are but the most recent entry in Cosmodrome’s long and legendary history.

PvP map: Icarus

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Location: Languid Sea, Mercury
This Golden Age solar farm on Mercury has remained un-touched by the Vex for reasons unknown. The Vanguard has denied petitions from various weapon foundries to research it until the Warlock orders have finished their surveys first. An exemption has been granted to Lord Shaxx and his Crucible: the Guardians are free to utilize Icarus as a live-fire training zone.

  • Icarus is a mid-sized PVP map compatible with any 6v6 game mode.
  • The outer perimeter features a circular flow mixed with long sightlines and close-combat environments.
  • The main chamber’s closing doors provide a fast, but dangerous, path through the center of the map.

Xbox One owners get a free chance to shake their fist in righteous fury at not having this content. Destiny: Rise of Iron is out on September 20 and definitely not in November according to that asshat who may or may not be me. And I’m dead keen to see if I can grab some armour to give my Stormcaller Warlock a makeover, as these Taken threads I’m wearing are starting to creep me out.

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Last Updated: August 16, 2016


  1. Quick question. Are Destiny’s saves stored online?


    • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

      August 16, 2016 at 09:50

      Yip. Formatted the console and reinstalled destiny the other day, everything was all there 🙂


  2. GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

    August 16, 2016 at 09:54

    $60 for new Destiny Collection for nothing new on Xbone, or $30 for rise Expansion digital order?
    I’ll take the $30 pre-order…
    Now just need to get that 335 Ghost….. Go Go IB Go


    • The D

      August 16, 2016 at 10:06

      Working my way up to 335 myself, currently at 313. SO CLOSE!


      • Jonah Cash

        August 16, 2016 at 16:50

        Oh my that is not close at all. The last Iron Banner propelled me from 322 to 326 and only at 329 now… Can’t get past it. Waiting on the Banner again, which I think starts tonight?


    • Vickijsherman4

      August 16, 2016 at 10:17

      <<hp. ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????::::::!ir298m:….,…….


    • Guava_Eater

      August 16, 2016 at 14:00

      Pre-order on Xbone was R539 for RoI


      • Grimsupanoob

        August 16, 2016 at 15:15

        or $30 if you order digital copy via Gamestop’s website


        • Guava_Eater

          August 16, 2016 at 16:08

          I got burned with pre-ordering The Division. I’ll just stick to the ZA Xbox store 🙂


  3. Viper_ZA

    August 16, 2016 at 10:18

    “Apparently, there are people out there who have never played Destiny.” I am one of them…how does Destiny compare to The Division? My copy is picking up dust and I may be curious down the line to give Destiny a go on the PS4.


    • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

      August 16, 2016 at 10:33

      Well all of my mates who purchased the division, returned to Destiny within 30 days , and have uninstalled the Division…. Personally, there is something about the character handling and movement in destiny that makes the game so much fun and intuitive to play, that I cannot play any other game for more than 3 hours before going back to destiny…


      • Viper_ZA

        August 16, 2016 at 10:37

        Cool, thanks. Will wait on the pricing to come down a bit. It’s hard for me to justify a spend of $60.00 on a game at the moment xD


        • Grimsupanoob

          August 16, 2016 at 10:40

          Eggsbawks or Peishhhhh4?

          60 dorrars is a lot for sure.(800 – 900 bucks) but if you think, it is the Base game and 4 expansions… that is a LOT of Gaming to be had there, for such a small price actually.


          • Viper_ZA

            August 16, 2016 at 10:56

            Agreed, but I have this tendency to play as and when I have time and not playing something else xD

    • Jonah Cash

      August 16, 2016 at 16:48

      I played the Division and liked it as a single player game a lot. The hunt for better gear never bothered me and I just played with what I had. Destiny on the other hand have taken up over 600 hours of my time since it launched. The game was super restrictive and then became a lot better, they then went and restricted the single players again by leaving us out of the high end gear needed to level past a certain point. That has luckily changed again. I have played maybe 20 hours with friends and the rest on my own with matchmaking hooking me up with other people. The gunplay and movement is second to none and the story is not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. It could have been better, but is by no means bad. Sorry for the long reply…


      • Viper_ZA

        August 17, 2016 at 07:41

        Thanks, also enjoyed The Division for the single player. DZ grinding has become a bit long in the tooth. I will definitely give Destiny a shot.


  4. Jonah Cash

    August 16, 2016 at 16:44

    Got my Warlock up from a paltry 143 to 300 in 2 days. Obviously with some help from my Titan… Took the weapons I don’t use from my Titan and had a complete gear set that I will never use that I put in my Warlocks list and now I am just infusing gear as I get purple ones! Went a lot quicker than what I expected. Might actually sort out my Hunter as well before Rise of Iron lands 🙂


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