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Destiny: news and videos


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Destiny update briefly brings back Dinklebot for one last hurrah

Anyone who played OG Destiny knows the pain of the "Dinklebot." On paper it was a great idea -- famous actor Peter Dinklage would accompany the player throughout the adventure, hot off of his turn on Game of Thrones. But the writing and the...   read

 
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A quick taste of Destiny's Age of Triumph update, the last one before Destiny 2

The sequel to Destiny, or "Destiny's Child" as it's affectionately called in Destructoid's staff chat, is coming later this year. That doesn't mean the original game has faded into obscurity. There's one last event planned that will pay ho...   read

 
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Destiny's Age of Triumph will bring all four raids up to current levels

Bungie's first livestream detailing the upcoming Destiny event Age of Triumph happened today, and in it the studio showed off its newest record book. It measures in at 13 pages, dwarfing the previous record books. (Rise of Iron's record boo...   read

 
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Most of your Destiny character stats won't transfer into the eventual sequel

Bungie has confirmed that for the upcoming sequel to Destiny, most of your player statistics won't transfer over. While you can still continue your guardian's journey, you won't be getting a jump start on leveling. According to Bungie, all ...   read

 
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Destiny won't have a Crimson Days Valentine's event this year because they're working on 'something else'

Destiny has been in a rut for sometime. Nearly everyone I know has called it quits again after farming the Wrath of the Machine challenges, and the Winter update, while a nice gesture, essentially amounts to an extra Strike and a new s...   read

 
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Destiny's development team just got a little bigger

It takes a lot to make a stew. Bungie, the main developer behind Destiny, hasn't been the only developer behind Destiny for a while now. Last year, High Moon Studios (the team who made Transformers) joined the effort. Now, a third...   read

 
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Destiny's two new racing maps are more enjoyable than I expected

I'm not the Destiny dude around here. That'd be Chris or Darren. But I was the one at PSX over the weekend, so I am control of the #content around here and decided I was gonna try Destiny's two new Sparrow Racing League maps. Did I overcome...   read

 
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Destiny's December event looks bigger than last year's

In December of 2015, Bungie shook its loot-shooter Destiny up with Sparrow Racing League (SRL), a three-week event that had Guardians hanging up their weapons for a bit to careen their hoverbikes down a couple of treacherous courses. It was...   read

 
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Destiny sure knows how to celebrate Halloween

When it comes to Destiny, I'm mostly stuck listening and nodding politely in response to words and phrases that, as a non-player, hold no meaning. But I can appreciate any video game that embraces the Halloween spirit, even something as ma...   read

 
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Destiny's Wrath of the Machine hard mode doesn't change enough, but that's okay

Hard mode for Destiny's latest raid dropped this week. Some of you haven't finished normal yet (I'm a maniac, so I did my 15th clear this week). And that's okay! Because you'll have plenty of time to do it given that there doesn't seem to b...   read

 
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Destiny's Trials of Osiris returns today, but only on PS4 and Xbox One

Destiny just got a brand new expansion, and of course, more events are on the way. The Trials of Osiris PVP mode that's been running since May of 2015 is back, and although we aren't sure what map it's going to feature (it's just one s...   read

 
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Here's a trailer for Destiny's Rise of Iron, out next week

Before there were Guardians, there were Iron Lords. I'm more of an Irony Lord myself, but I appreciate any culture that keeps cute huskies around. Destiny: Rise of Iron is out next week, September 20, and brings with it, "a new cinematic s...   read

 
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Last-gen Destiny players are getting their final Trials of Osiris event this weekend

In case you haven't heard, Bungie is completely phasing out the old generations of Destiny -- that is to say, the PS3 and Xbox 360 editions. While they'll still technically be playable, they won't be updated, won't get new content, and...   read

 
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Bungie hints at matchmaking for raids in Destiny

GameCentral had the chance to catch up to Bungie's world design lead Steve Cotton to chat about Destiny, and among other Rise of Iron related material, they discussed the prospect of raid matchmaking -- something fans have been cl...   read

 
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Destiny: Rise of Iron's raid won't be as technical as King's Fall

Destiny players have gone through three raids now. Crota's End is generally considered the weakest, but there's ongoing debate about which is better between the first raid, Vault of Glass, and the most recent one, King's Fall. One thing the...   read

 
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Are you doing the Destiny Year Two Moments of Triumph?

This week, I finally completed the Year Two Moments of Triumph for Destiny. For those of you who don't play, they're basically special achievements that you have a limited time to complete -- usually, before a new expansion comes out and ma...   read

 
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Activision announces Destiny: The Collection, available on September 20

Destiny is going out with a bang this year. Add-on Rise of Iron will release on September 20, and it's likely the last piece of content before a sequel releases in 2017. It'll be received with open arms from the community, as it hasn't got...   read

 
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Destiny: Rise of Iron is shaking up the previously lame Relic game

Relics, an item slot added in the Destiny: Taken King phase, were a nuisance. Mainly they were just things that held players back from reaching the level cap of 320 back before the April update, with nominal stats and bonuses that were...   read

 
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After this week, the previous generation versions of Destiny will not be updated

It's a small update (mostly dealing with bugs), but 2.3.1.0 is the last patch that PS3 and Xbox 360 owners will get for Destiny. As previously announced, Bungie notes that the current-gen versions (PS4, Xbox One) are the only viable options...   read

 
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Bungie turns 25, Year Two Destiny Moments of Triumph confirmed

Bungie Day, a "holiday" created by the community 10 years ago, just celebrated the 25th anniversary of the company this week. Naturally a lot of the festivities include Destiny, and the developer finally unveiled the new Year Two Moments of...   read

 
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Bungie opens up about what activities last-gen Destiny fans will be missing out on

Bungie thankfully is un-tethering itself from the last generation with its new Destiny expansion -- which has curbed advancements (like more vault space) for the past several years. But as the studio moves forward it's infamous fo...   read

 
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Bungie cagey about the future of Destiny

The future of Destiny is unclear.  That was my big takeaway from a recent interview with Bungie's Scott Taylor, the executive producer behind the online first-person shooter's forthcoming expansion, Rise of Iron. "We're still work...   read

 
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Bungie slept with wolves for Destiny

Destiny's forthcoming expansion Rise of Iron has wolves in it, so naturally, when I interviewed the add-on's executive producer Scott Taylor, I wanted to know if we'll be able to fight alongside them. "No," Taylor replied, dashing my hopes,...   read

 
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Destiny's Year Two Moments of Triumph allegedly discovered

A player has allegedly isolated the new Moments of Triumph for Destiny's "Year Two" phase, tucked away in the API database in the recent 2.3 update. For reference, this is a like a high-end achievement challenge of sorts implemented by Bung...   read

 
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Is the new Destiny expansion enough to bring you back?

Destiny: Rise of Iron is confirmed, and it's $30 on PS4 and Xbox One (sorry last-gen). And given how many copies the game sold, there's a lot of people out there who have Destiny discs spinning in their consoles as we speak, as we...   read

 
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Destiny's big 2016 expansion will be revealed in one week's time

Before all the big news is revealed at E3 this year, we'll already have our short-term expectations for Destiny. Three days before EA and Bethesda hold their press conferences and kick off E3 proper, Bungie is announcing Destiny's 2016 expa...   read

 
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Destiny PVP events canceled this week due to a glitch

As Bungie gears up to likely reveal the new expansion for Destiny at E3, it's dealing with a little problem at the moment. Due to a glitch that allows people to obtain unlimited rocket ammo, it's canceling this week's Trials of Osiris ...   read

 
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Destiny's next expansion Rise of Iron revealed via leak

A leaked image posted to reddit has revealed the poster for the as-of-yet unannounced Destiny DLC, Rise of Iron. Those sneaky press people at Kotaku have verified with two sources close to Bungie the authenticity of the poster and...   read

 
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Activision wants to deliver more frequent content for Destiny

Wanna feel old? Destiny has been out since September of 2014. I had to do a double take there for a second, because it's hard to believe the game has survived on such little content. Even the April update, which Activision has sai...   read

 
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Iron Banner returns to Destiny next week

After its big April update, Destiny is welcoming back Iron Banner on April 26 at 10AM PT, ending on May 2. Yet again it will host the Clash gametype. Bungie is also making a few improvements, which includes the ability to get more actu...   read

 
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Still don't know what's coming in Destiny's April update? This video should help

Bungie wants to be 100% sure you know about all the new stuff coming to Destiny tomorrow. If you somehow still don't know about the April Update despite the original announcement last month, multiple Twitch streams a few weeks back, the han...   read

 
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Here's exactly whats in Destiny's April 12 update

Since Bungie has decided to break down the April Destiny update into multiple Twitch streams, it can get a little confusing in terms of figuring out what's actually in it. Thankfully, it sent over a handy infographic that explains it a...   read

 
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Destiny's creative lead quits Bungie after 13 years

Destiny’s story creative lead is leaving Bungie. After 13 years with the studio, CJ Cowan announced on Twitter that he had “decided to part ways with Bungie” but did not clarify why he was leaving, or where he was headed. ...   read

 
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Here are Destiny's newly-updated Exotics

To promote Destiny's upcoming April 12 update, Bungie held a livestream to give players some indication of what's included. It's a fair amount of what you might expect -- new activities, missions, items, etc. However, Bungie also took to I...   read

 
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Destiny's Prison of Elders will be updated to endgame levels

Bungie's latest Twitch stream just ended, and it let loose some key information about the upcoming free spring update to Destiny. Previously hinted with a single screenshot of Guardians in specific gear, the Prison of Elders activity -- fir...   read

 
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New Destiny content update drops next month

At long last, Destiny is getting some new content. It's just too bad it's coming at a time when practically the entire player base has abandoned the shooter for that hot new Tom Clancy jam. "As promised," Bungie says, the update "will ...   read

 
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Destiny's next expansion needs more memorable moments

Let's get something straight. I didn't choose to play Destiny. It just showed up at my doorstep one day. One of my fellow editors here at Destructoid, the one and only Darren Nakamura, sent it to me out of the blue. Initially, I was incline...   read

 
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Anti-lag measures rolling out across all Destiny playlists next week

Bungie will be applying anti-lag measures across all Crucible playlists in Destiny from next week.  Initially the settings were trialed in Iron Banner and Control, but from March 8, 2016, you’ll find it rolling across all other m...   read

 
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Mass Effect: Andromeda writer leaves BioWare for Bungie

Mass Affect: Andromeda lead writer Chris Schlerf has departed BioWare Montréal for Bungie. Schlerf called his time with the Mass Effect and Dragon Age studio one of the "best experiences" of his career and expressed ex...   read

 
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Bungie admits drop rate for Destiny's new event item is too low

This week in Destiny, Bungie is hosting a special event to celebrate Valentine's Day. It's called Crimson Doubles and involves pairing up with a partner for some competitive multiplayer. A potential prize waiting for players at the end of t...   read

 
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Activision says there will be a Destiny sequel in 2017

Plans to follow Destiny up with a full-fledged, proper sequel haven't changed, but they've been pushed back a little bit. Activision says that the Bungie-developed shooter is expected to launch a second game in the series sometime in 2...   read

 
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Don't even bother booting up Destiny for the Crimson Days event

When Bungie announced the Crimson Days event for Destiny, my heart sunk a bit. I mean the notion is nice, but really, we all know that the Tower makeover is basically just an excuse to sell more microtransactions. "But you can pay for ...   read

 
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Crimson Singles is Tinder, but for Destiny

Five days ago a user on the Destiny reddit page suggested, "Someone should make a Tinder app for Crimson Doubles." Over the weekend, that become a reality as reddit's sjmorrow and sicemsam teamed up over three days to make Crimson Singles. ...   read

 
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Based on math, without challenges, it would take 'a year of raiding' to nearly get 320 in Destiny

A redditor decided to crunch some numbers related to gear in Destiny, and the results are pretty hilarious. For those who aren't aware, the max "level" (Light level) in Destiny right now is 320. According to him, if you don't...   read

 
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The hardcore Destiny community forgets why we play

I've been playing a lot of Destiny lately -- late to the party, I know -- and going deep into the rabbit hole almost requires players to frequent r/DestinyTheGame or some other similar community site. Without it, I'd never know about a lot ...   read

 
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Bungie makes several interesting changes to Destiny PvP matches

Bungie’s weekly update has been rebranded This Week at Bungie… and that’s not the only change coming from the Destiny developer this week. There are two new Crucible playlists headed our way - Freelance 3v3, and Free...   read

 
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Bungie to Destiny players: Are we having fun yet?!

For weeks now, players have been sharing their frustrations with the direction of Destiny. If you just jumped into the game recently -- awesome! You have a ton of fun new stuff to do, including the base game, two previous expansions, and th...   read

 
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Here's what to expect from Destiny's Crimson Days event

Well my Valentine's Day plans are set. Bungie has revealed more about Destiny's upcoming Crimson Days event, including a list of themed loot and more info about the limited run Crucible mode, Crimson Doubles. Crimson Doubles pits two pairs ...   read

 
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You can now view Destiny's Calcified Fragment list by character

After not having it since launch, Bungie has made it possible to view Destiny's Calcified Fragments per character. For those who aren't aware, fragments are small little hidden objects found in various missions -- if you find a certain...   read

 
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Bungie president steps down, new CEO announced

Harold Ryan has stepped down as Bungie's president.  As yet a replacement president has not been announced, although former COO Pete Parsons will be taking up a new position as CEO. Though there’s no explanations as to why Ryan h...   read

 

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