Ever since the launch of The Taken King (or, more specifically, the new King’s Fall raid), Destiny players have been obsessing over a single secret room that can be found within it. Considering the very obscure nature of unlocking the room, players have assumed the room contained a huge secret – whether it be lore, loot or special event related. Turns out the emptiness of the room is pretty much as exciting as it gets.
Replying to all the fandom around the secret room, Destiny designer Luke Smith quelled any suspicion of hidden treasure. Turns out, the room is just a neat little easter egg for fans of dunking things in baskets. Like that one sport with the really orange ball.
Oryx’s Basketball Court is a fun Easter Egg the team put together. It’s just a place to Dunk like your neighbors 8 ft rim. No loot to find
— Luke Smith (@thislukesmith) October 5, 2015
The room itself requires a specific light-based code to open, and seems like it’s nothing more than a private room where Oryx could practice his slam dunks in peace. Because when trying to take over the whole universe becomes a little stressful, even the most evil dictators need a pad to kick back and relax. That, and it’s a pretty satisfying place for Guardians to show off some of their skills.
There are plenty of other secrets that The taken King has introduced, but if you’ve been wasting your time in this particular room then it’s time to give it up. Instead spend your time fulfilling some new bounties, taking on new Strikes and generally enjoying all the other great content the expansion seems to offer. Like new, paid-for dance moves. I hear Destiny has never really been better.
Last Updated: October 6, 2015