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Here’s when Destiny: The Taken King’s raid unlocks. Also, Swords!

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Destiny King's Fall

Normally it’s Darryn waxing lyrical about Destiny instead of me, but ever since playing The taken King at Gamescom I’ve had an unshakeable urge to get back into the online shooter. There’re a ton of changes, new content and missions coming with the expansion, but they all pale in comparison to the real meat on the bones. The Taken King is bringing with it a massive new raid, and now we know when it’s going live.

King’s Fall will be the game’s biggest raid to date, as you and five other Guardian storm the Dreadnought and go toe-to-toe with Crota’s daddy, Oryx. The raid itself will require all six participants to have reached the Taken King’s endgame, which is part of the reason why it won’t be up at launch. Bungie didn’t want players rushing through all the story and strikes just to get to King’s Fall, which is why the raid will only go live on the 18th of September – three days after the expansion is out.

If that wasn’t enough, Bungie revealed a rather atmospheric trailer for the raid during their livestream last night – which gives you a good indication on just how intimidating the Dreadnought really is.

Also discussed during the livesteam were swords. Yes, if you don’t know by now The Taken King is introducing swords as a staple weapon class, although they’re going to be a little different in the way you obtain them. The exotic Raze-Lighter is just one of many that you’ll have to craft instead of hoping to drop, with different swords delivering different types of elemental damage.

And quite honestly, they just look like a ton of fun to use. Forget the pew pew, I just want to raze some Taken in the face.

Destiny: The Taken King is shaping up to be a game-changer for the franchise, launching on September 15th for all Destiny platforms (sorry, still not PC).

Last Updated: September 3, 2015


  1. I bet Oryx has a mom as well. Maybe a few brothers and sisters? A grandpa or an uncle? He may even have kids if people keep buying the DLC.


    • Ir0nseraph

      September 3, 2015 at 11:57

      XD grandpa for the ancient evil can work.


    • Sageville

      September 3, 2015 at 14:03


      *Buys DLC


      • Hammersteyn

        September 3, 2015 at 14:12

        *Buys DLC too


        • Marc O Polo

          September 3, 2015 at 15:09

          Don’t know why but the dlc shows unavailable to me on the PSN, any idea of the price?


          • Hammersteyn

            September 3, 2015 at 15:20

            R500. That’s weird, It didn’t show that for me. Then again I did buy the season pass last year

          • Marc O Polo

            September 3, 2015 at 15:28

            I actually have two copies of the game, the one from Aussie that came with the console and the special edition that came with the two dlc’s, will check again later and see if it was just a glitch or something

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 3, 2015 at 11:23



  3. Dawid Eduard Roestorf

    September 3, 2015 at 11:35

    I am really looking forward to this. cannot wait. Still happy I have the week off, jamming Destiny


  4. Morne Nell

    September 3, 2015 at 12:49

    Swords… finally I will become Jedi master.


    • Marc O Polo

      September 3, 2015 at 15:09

      Rebel scum!


  5. Generic ZA

    September 3, 2015 at 14:57

    Waiting for that first “So you brought a sword to an auto rifle fight?” scene to unfold online … maybe with some cheesy western draw music playing in the background or a random “do you feel lucky, punk” thrown in 😀


  6. Marius Husselman

    September 3, 2015 at 18:11

    will he sword also lose ammo when changing weapons…….??


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