Destiny’s Heroic Strikes are now locked behind DLC

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I’ve yet to jump into Destiny head-on. Because right now, I’m playing a waiting game, as I’ve got a R10 bet with Matty that we’ll see a GOTY edition of the game by September 2015 that packs in all the game DLC. That might be a wise move on my part. Because without that DLC which cost the prettiest of pennies, players are going to be locked out of certain in-game content.

So a quick primer: Heroic Strikes and Nightfall strikes are lucrative opportunities for high-level players to earn some true blue loot, Strange Coins and some Ascendant Materials. Gear that players need, in order to make the ghost of Charlton Heston green with envy.

If you were keen on jumping into a strike this week, bad news: Unless you have the new The Dark Below, your potential to do just that has been cut off. Whether this is for launch week only of the new DLC, or if this new idea is going to be the standard for Destiny as it goes forward, is unclear.

Naturally, people are more pissed off than a midget with a yo-yo. Folks over on Reddit and the Bungie’s forums have gone nuclear, expressing their disgust. And they have every right to do so. After all, this is the image you’re being greeted with if you’re looking for a Heroic Strike:

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Locking the weekly content behind a paywall? Tsk. It’s an issue that could have easily been rectified, had Bungie inserted a more advanced search option. I genuinely hope that this isn’t a sign of things to come.

Last Updated: December 10, 2014

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