Destiny House of Wolves Expansion Won’t Include a New Raid, But it Will Have a New Battle Arena

Releasing on May 19 in North America and May 20 in Europe, the House of Wolves expansion for Destiny won’t include a new Raid, Bungie has confirmed.

Taking to their blog after revealing the prologue yesterday, Bungie explained their decision to not include a Raid, instead offering a new battle Arena:

House of Wolves will not have a Raid activity. We didn’t make this decision lightly. Our team has been humbled by the reception of Raids in Destiny and we are creating a new Raid for a release later this year. House of Wolves will have a new cooperative end game activity focused on variety, replayability, and skill – a new battle Arena called The Prison of Elders.

When Kotaku reached out to see if this new Raid will be included inside the Expansion Pass, Activision said, “We’ll announce more details about future Raids at a later date. Right now we’re focusing on House of Wolves.”

Leading up to the release of House of Wolves, Bungie will be revealing new details:

  • April 22 – Walking tour of the The Reef, with a live discussion about the upgrade paths for your gear.
  • April 29 – Reveal and live gameplay of Trials of Osiris and its collection of end game gear.
  • May 6 – Reveal and live gameplay of Prison of Elders, a brand new three-player cooperative multiplayer arena.
  • May 8 – Stay tuned!

If you’re curious, Destiny update 1.1.2 will be released later today.

What do you think about House of Wolves not including a Raid?

[Source: Bungie, Kotaku]