Rumor Destiny Expansion "The Taken King" Launching in September for $40


May 4, 2013
As rumored, the next major Destiny expansion is called The Taken King and will launch on September 15. That's according to Kotaku, which obtained marketing material for the expansion and also corroborated the details with other, unnamed sources. The expansion will reportedly cost $40, which is twice the cost of Destiny's two previous expansions, The Dark Below and House of Wolves.

Among other things, The Taken King is said to offer a new subclass for Destiny's three classes. A new elemental super ability is also supposedly on the way.

Per Kotaku: "An electrical storm for Warlocks (arc); a gravity bow for Hunters (void); and a flaming hammer for Titans (solar). Hardcore Destiny players will notice that each of these abilities revolves around the element each respective class lacks today."

The Taken King will also have a new raid in which players fight against Oryx, the father of Crota, according to the leak. The expansion is also expected to include new multiplayer maps, more Strikes, and more.

Publisher Activision previously referred to a new Destiny expansion coming this fall as the game's biggest ever. The Taken King would be the first Destiny expansion offered outside of the game's DLC pass.

The name "The Taken King" was first spotted earlier this year through trademark filings. Just last week, it popped up again through Red Bull.

Bungie did not comment on this report when approached by Kotaku.

For its part, however, Bungie has said it will have some Destiny news to announce at E3 next week. The developer also recently trademarked something called "Eververse."

Head to Kotaku for the full story on The Taken King.

Source: Destiny Expansion "The Taken King" Launching in September for $40 - Report - GameSpot