Thanks to Game Informer’s exclusive Destiny coverage for the month of August, Destiny fans are getting flooded with new details on the upcoming expansion Rise Of Iron. There’re all sorts of things emerging including a glimpse into the game’s new setting.
However, there has also been a lot of new details on the new Rise Of Iron progression system that Bungie modified from the last update. One of the biggest changes is that the light level is increasing from 335 to 385, then will eventually getting bumped even higher to 400 when the hard mode comes out a few weeks after launch.
A new Rise of Iron Record Book now tracks your progress through the entirety of the expansion, echoing similar systems that were used for last year’s SRL event, or the more recent Moments of Triumph for Year 2. This record book has discrete tasks to be completed throughout the Rise of Iron content, and completing any task adds to your overall percentage completion of the record book. Reach designated percentage completion points, and you gain new armor, emblems, and more.
In addition to the new Rise of Iron progression system, Bungie has also given the artifacts a dramatic overhaul. Players will still be able to use older artifacts, however, Rise Of Iron is bringing a total of eight new artifacts that could be freely used with any class and subclass. Here’s a detail description of the new artifacts uses:
Each of these artifacts has a game-changing ability attached to it. One offers the option to melee enemy units and gain their allegiance for a short time. A second artifact eliminates your super, but gives you two grenades, two melees, and an increase in all your stats. Each of the artifacts can be combined with exotic weapons and armor, as well as subclasses, to create new and interesting build options. Moreover, every one of the new artifacts is meant to evoke the character of the Iron Lord for which it is named. For instance, Jolder tended to charge headlong into danger, so her artifact eliminates the sprint recharge delay.
Destiny Rise Of Iron is set to release on September 20 for PS4 and Xbox One.