New Cinematic Trailer Sets Up Story For The Taken King

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The new trailer is 2 minutes of hotness. Seriously, if it is one thing Destiny does right you have to admit they do cinimatics amazingly well! This trailer is no different as it has tons of action, story, and great visuals. The question is, will that all transfer to the expansion? We hope so!

That being said, Bungie released an update that goes over some of the key features of todays 2.0 update. The update is going to pretty much overhaul the entire game and prepare everyone for the new expansion releasing soon.

If you haven’t already heard, the PvP content of The Taken King will be free for an entire week.  We also wrote about how expansions such as this should become an industry norm, instead of yearly releases.

As for those update details, this is what Bungie has released. (Granted they said this isn’t even all of it!)

Destiny 2.0 Tactical Preview:

  • Character Level Cap for all players will be raised to 34
    • Level Cap for The Taken King will be 40
    • You will be able to level up by gaining XP alone
    • Character Level and Light are now separate statistics
    • Your Character Level will be grandfathered into your highest possible Light Level from all gear in your inventory and vault
  • Attack and Defense ratings for armor and weapons will be translated to the new systems–their power levels will be unchanged
  • Grimoire Score has been moved from the Character Nameplate and now displays in the Character Screen

Quests

  • A Quest Screen will be added to your Menu
  • Tracks all active Quests
  • Abandoned Quests can be recovered in the Hall of Guardians
  • Year One Activities have been converted to the Quest system

Bounties

  • Bounty slots will be increased to 16
  • Incomplete Year One Bounties will be auto-abandoned on 09/08 in preparation for launch of The Taken King
  • Incomplete Year One Exotic Bounties are auto-completed with their respective Vendors
  • Year One bounties issues by Eris will be retired
  • Reputation with Crota’s Bane can continue to be earned by completing Quests in The Taken King

Tower

  • Collections have been added to the Tower
    • Emblems/Shaders can be found near Eva Lavante
    • Ships can be found near Amanda Holliday
  • Exotic Armor and Weapon Blueprint added to the Tower
    • You will now have the Blueprint for all Exotics you own in your Collection
    • Report to the Vanguard in the Hall of Guardian
  • Motes of Light will be used to grant XP to Weapons and Armor
  • Class-specific Armor materials will be deprecated in favor of a unified Armor Material
  • Vanguard Quartermaster, Roni-9940, will exchange old materials for armor material [This change takes effect on 09/15]

Weapons & Armor

  • Revised Sandbox balance will be in effect

World

  • Fallen Wolf Hunt Patrols will retreat in anticipation of the arrival of Oryx in your solar system