With a week of Destiny gameplay under our collective belt, Bungie has decided to release the first wave of six-player Destiny raids. The first of the six-player Destiny raids, The Vault of Glass, launches today and adds some new content to the game.
The new six-player Destiny raids, or at least this one, does not require an additional fee. This isn’t DLC. Instead, The Vault of Glass is free Raid content for players who have reached a certain point in the game.
Bungies calls The Vault of Glass “the most intense and uniquely challenging end-game activity in Destiny.” As such, it’s only available to Guardians level 26 and above.
In the six-player Raid, players must fight for a chance to enter The Vault of Glass in search of gear and glory. Because of the intense challenge, it will require strategic communication and close cooperation to win. So, all those people I’ve played with for the past week who haven’t been using their headsets will find themselves out of luck on this one.
In addition to opening up a new way to play Destiny, The Vault of Glass also adds a new location hidden on Venus.
Bungie will introduce additional new Destiny content this weekend. At that point Bungie will add the Combined Arms playlist for the first time to Destiny’s competitive multiplayer modes. The Combined Arms playlist pits Guardians against one another in two game modes on vehicle maps.
The first timed event in Destiny, called Queen’s Wrath, will debut September 23 and run to October 6. Queen’s Wrath will offer all Destiny players additional Bounties to complete, mission modes to unlock and more Rare and Legendary rewards to earn.
As with The Vault of Glass, none of this new content will require an additional fee or be issued as paid DLC.
“It’s humbling to see millions of guardians enjoying Destiny already,” said Harold Ryan, Bungie president. “We can’t wait for people to experience this exciting, new way to play the game and are committed to continuing to deliver new experiences to the Destiny community.”