Bungie Reveals Destiny Xur Year Two Changes, Shows off King’s Fall Raid in New Trailer
Continuing Destiny: The Taken King’s launch week, Bungie has shown off a trailer for the King’s Fall Raid, which opens up at 10am PT/1pm ET tomorrow, September 18, and sees you infiltrating the Dreadnaught and confronting the unknown.
Bungie hyped the King’s Fall Raid in their Weekly Update:
Facing Oryx was never the end…
The time has come once again to put the Destiny community to the ultimate test. Teams are poised, ready to explore the unknown. Trusted allies have formed into tightly knit Fireteams prepared to take on any challenge, together. For many a Guardian, the pinnacle activity of The Taken King’s player experience still beckons.
Heroes are about to be born. We’ve seen players plunge into the howling darkness and emerge from the smoldering aftermath as legends. It’s a thing we love to witness. It’s time to see who among you can enter the clearing first.
Year Two of Destiny also introduces some changes to Xur, the Agent of the Nine, who we post about every single week.
Senior Design Lead Tyson Green talked about Xur, saying that he was a community loot drop in Year One, a shared rallying point that everyone could cheer or curse. In Year Two, his offerings have been changed and he will select either a specific Exotic Weapon or an Exotic Engram for sale every week. Bungie did this to avoid repetition in Xur’s inventory, while also giving players more direct paths to acquiring the Exotics they want through Quests and gameplay experiences.
Xûr will also sell a new consumable, the Three of Coins, which gives bosses a chance to drop Exotic Engrams, including Weapon Engrams. These consumables have a cumulative luck effect, so even if one doesn’t net you a drop, the next one has a higher chance to do so.
Lastly, Xûr will also choose a Legacy Engram every week. These Engrams contain Year One Exotics (at Year One Attack and Defense levels) for players who want to finish up a Collection. They strongly bias towards Exotics not already in your Blueprint Collection, to help fill in the blank slots – excluding Mythoclast and Necrochasm, which are still only available from their Year One sources.
If you’re still playing Destiny and haven’t purchased The Taken King, head over here to find out what you’re no longer able to access.