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  • News Destiny's Next Big Update Is Due In Spring

    Keeping things ticking

    Following Destiny's The Dawning event, which took place over much of December and early January, it feels like the social shooter has once again fallen off to the side. We've seen this happen time and time again with Bungie's ongoing project, but with Destiny 2 supposedly due later in the year, everyone's wondering how the...




  • News Destiny's Halloween Event Returns Next Week with Spooky Spoils

    Lost but not forgotten

    Destiny's annual Halloween event is back for its second year starting from the 25th October. Named The Festival of the Lost, you'll be able to partake in special quests and acquire seasonal loot, including those excellently creepy paper masks. You'll have until the 8th November to get stuck in. Give Bungie's rather well put...

  • News Destiny PS4 Patch Increases Loot Light Levels, Adds Hard Mode Raid

    And it's out now

    Destiny's latest update is out now on PlayStation 4, rejigging Bungie's shooter so that the progression system takes the newly introduced hard mode Raid into account. The light level cap now sits at 400, with engrams getting a boost across the board. If you were starting to get sick of the very gradual grind, you may want to dive...

  • News Destiny: Rise of Iron Raid Goes Heroic Later This Month

    Best get grinding

    So you've completed The Wrath of the Machine Raid in Destiny: Rise of Iron - that's a job well done, but the grind isn't over yet. As many players will already be aware, the Heroic version of the Raid is incoming, and Bungie's slapped a date on it - or at least we think that it has. Offering a more difficult edition of the...


  • Rumour Destiny 2 Shooting For a Fresh Audience, Will Be a Totally New Game

    Say goodbye to your exotics

    Looking at Destiny from the perspective of a big publisher like Activision and an ambitious studio like Bungie, Destiny 2's inevitable fate is perhaps easy to determine. If the franchise is to expand and thrive, it can't just keep relying on yearly expansions and, if you'll pardon the pun, sticking to its guns. With...

  • Podcast Episode 14 - The PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro

    And is the Iron Price right?

    A fictitious prize to whoever cites both references in that sub header! Anyway, we've got another bumper episode for you this week that comes to you with improved microphone quality on my end, for once. Huzzah! This episode, we catch up on all the latest new from the PlayStation Meeting and Tokyo Game Show. Plus, we...

  • Poll What Do You Think of Destiny: Rise of Iron?

    Is it hot stuff?

    Ah, trusty old Destiny - a game that's pretty much the perfect fodder for a Friday poll such as this. The shooter's latest expansion, Rise of Iron, launched earlier this week on PlayStation 4, and its brand new six-player Raid is releasing later today. Judging by the amount of buzz that the DLC has generated around the 'net, it's...

  • News Bungie Teases Destiny: Rise of Iron Raid with New Trailer

    Not long to go

    We hope that you've spent the last two days grinding for better gear in Destiny: Rise of Iron, because you're going to need it soon enough. The expansion's incoming six-player Raid, named Wrath of the Machine, goes live at 10:00AM PT / 18:00PM BST on the 23rd September, and Bungie's released a slick teaser trailer to remind you of...

  • Hands On Destiny: Rise of Iron Seems Like Another Solid Expansion

    Bringing the fire

    We've sunk about 10 hours into Destiny: Rise of Iron, and in that time, we've completed the main set of story quests, tackled several side objectives, and jumped about ten light levels. We've perused some super cool looking armour, glanced at a few tempting exotics, killed more Splicers than we care to count, and spent minutes at...

  • News Rise of Iron Launch Leads to Destiny Server Issues

    Heavy metal

    Don't worry too much if you can't sign in to Destiny, because you're not the only one. The shooter's latest expansion, Rise of Iron, launched just a couple of hours ago, and it sounds as though the sheer amount of people jumping online has knocked the game's servers out of kilter. Apparently, players are being queued in order to help...

  • News Destiny: Rise of Iron Launch Trailer Turns Up the Heat

    Forged in the fire

    Much like The Taken King before it, Rise of Iron is looking to breathe a lot of new life into Destiny. The PlayStation 4 expansion launches next week on the 20th September, and Bungie's released a rather good trailer to get you in the mood. Highlighting the add-on's story, which features Saladin, the last surviving Iron Lord,...

  • News Destiny Down for 8 Hours of Maintenance Starting Now

    Going dark

    We hope that you weren't planning on playing some Destiny tonight, as the servers are being taken down and prepped for the game's next update for eight whole hours, starting now. The title will be playable again at around 00:00AM BST / 16:00PM PT, but you'll obviously have to download the aforementioned patch before you can hop back...



  • News Destiny's Challenge of the Elders Won't Be the Same Starting Next Week

    So random

    Bungie's bringing a big change to Challenge of the Elders starting next week. The Destiny activity, which sees a fireteam of up to three Guardians take on an assortment of enemies while dealing with various gameplay modifiers, is being randomised from the 2nd August. In other words, the developer will no longer be setting the rules and...

  • News Destiny: The Collection Is Supposedly Coming to PS4 in August

    One month before Rise of Iron

    With big expansion Rise of Iron out in September, we were betting on Activision releasing a new all-in-one Destiny package, much like it did when The Taken King launched last year, but as it turns out, the publisher may have other plans. Indeed, Destiny: The Collection has been spotted on Amazon, and it's supposedly...

  • News 'The Future Is Bright' for Destiny, Says Bungie

    Studio teases big things to come

    It's been a couple of weeks since we last wrote about Destiny, which has got to be some sort of record, right? All's been quiet on the sci-fi shooter's front, as most fans are waiting patiently for September's Rise of Iron expansion, but that hasn't stopped developer Bungie from hyping up "the future" of the game...

  • Soapbox Destiny's Grimoire Cards Are Pretty Awesome

    A glimpse at what could have been

    Destiny is famous for a lot of things, but a strong and structured storyline is most definitely not one of them. In fact, it's more renowned for telling you that it doesn't have time for a plot. I'm here to tell you that Destiny actually possesses potentially one of the deepest and most well thought out universes...


  • Weirdness Okay, We Admit This Destiny Exotic Weapons Rap Is Way Better than Expected

    Rhymes of the exotic kind

    We feel the need to apologise to YouTube user Duba. When we saw that our buddies over at Eurogamer had published a story on a Destiny rap video, we feared the absolute worst, but as it turns out, this is the perfect material for one of our rather uncommon Weirdness articles. Usually found rapping about what Xur's...

  • News Bungie Abandons Destiny Content on PS3

    The end of Trials and Banner

    Bungie has laid out its future plans for Destiny on PlayStation 3, which includes the permanent cancellations of Trials of Osiris and Iron Banner. As we previously covered, Destiny's next expansion - Rise of Iron - won't be coming to PlayStation 3, but according to Troubleshooter pages on

  • News Destiny's Rise of Iron Is a $30 Expansion

    A "big" expansion, according to Bungie

    Destiny's been blasted in the past for the price of its expansions, and we fear that conversation's going to come up again in the relatively near future. Speaking during the official reveal of the shooter's next expansion, Rise of Iron, Bungie confirmed that the new content is going to set you back $30. We...

  • Live Watch Destiny's Rise of Iron Expansion Reveal Right Here

    Iron will

    Well whaddya know, it's almost time for a look at another Destiny expansion. Rise of Iron - which has been leaked approximately 600 times by this point - seems like a reasonably good add-on judging from what we've heard. It'll boast a new Raid, new equipment, a new set of story missions, and it'll apparently take you to an entirely new...

  • News Destiny Seems to Be Ditching Last-Gen with Its Next Expansion

    Release date leaked, too

    Not too long ago, Destiny's next expansion leaked ahead of its official reveal, which is due to air tomorrow. Dubbed Rise of Iron, it'll apparently contain a new Raid, a new light level cap, new story missions, and new gear. Seems like it'll be your standard Destiny affair, then. The big difference this time around,...


  • Rumour Here's an Early Glimpse of Destiny's Next Expansion

    Ironing things out

    Destiny's upcoming expansion, of which we've known very little about until now, appears to have leaked. The add-on's key artwork appeared on Reddit overnight, and sources familiar with Bungie have apparently confirmed to Kotaku that it's legitimate. As you can see from the above image, the expansi

  • News Destiny Continues to Be a Big Hit for Activision

    Shooter has almost 30 million users

    Activision's revealed some pretty impressive Destiny statistics during the company's most recent financial report, claiming that the game now has almost 30 million registered players. Those keeping pace will remember that back in November of last year, the publisher stated that Destiny had around 25 million...



  • News Bungie Is Making Some Good Changes to Destiny in the April Update

    Better loot, infusion, and reputation gains

    Thanks to yesterday's livestream, we learned quite a lot about what Bungie's bringing to the table in terms of rewards and progression with Destiny's April update. As you'd imagine, new weapons and armour will be up for grabs, including gear sets that can be altered using Chroma - a new resource that to...

  • Live Take an Early Look at The Loot of Destiny's April Update

    Rock the drop

    Bungie's second livestream based on Destiny's big April Update will be all about the loot and rewards that the developer's adding to the game. With a heightened light level cap and a revamped Prison of Elders, we're hoping that the new equipment is going to be worth gunning for. The stream kicks off at 19:00 BST/11:00AM PST, and...

  • News Destiny's April Update Promises a Much Better Prison of Elders

    Bungie details the upcoming patch

    All of you Guardians had better get used to seeing Variks' ugly mug on a regular basis, because the Prison of Elders is coming back with a bang as part of April's big Destiny update. Bungie revealed in its most recent livestream that those who own The Taken King can look forward to a new level 41 challenge, as...

  • Live This Is What's Coming to Destiny in the Big April Update

    Bungie reveals new content

    Is it finally time for Bungie to get Destiny back on its feet and back in the news? Maybe, but we'll hopefully have a more definitive answer for you following the developer's livestream, which is starting at 18:00PM GMT/11:00AM PST/14:00PM EST. During the broadcast, the studio plans on showing us what's coming in the...

  • News Is Destiny About to Come Back with a Bang?

    April's update sounds promising

    Let's face it: it's always been a rocky road for Destiny players. Every time that the game introduces big changes, through an expansion or otherwise, it usually isn't long before hardcore Guardians have exhausted the new content, and are once again hungry for more. It's no secret that Bungie's shooter has slipped...




  • Hands On Destiny's Sparrow Racing Is Fun for About an Hour

    The Bungie jump effect

    When Sparrow racing was announced at Sony's PlayStation Experience 2015 press conference, we won't deny that we were hyped. Ever since climbing aboard our Sparrow for the first time in Destiny, we've always wished for some sort of racing system – if only to see how it would work out. As it happens, the Sparrow Racing...

  • News Destiny Patch 2.1.0 Is Jetting onto PS4 Right Now

    Zip zip zoom

    Guardians rejoice: the day has finally arrived. Destiny's latest patch buffs auto rifles (again), pulse rifles are getting nerfed, and Titan Sunbreaker subclass is being slapped down to Earth - or what's left of it, we suppose. Of course, it's not just about balance changes. Announced at Sony's PlayStation Experience 2015 press...

  • News Destiny's Sparrow Racing League Hits Full Speed Today

    Blast off

    Destiny's so-called winter event, the Sparrow Racing League - or SRL - engages its thrusters today as Guardians who own The Taken King are given the opportunity to take part in WipEout-esque races. According to Bungie, crossing the finish line allows you to rack up rewards such as new Sparrows, equipment, and shaders. As long as the...

  • News Destiny Takes Sunbreaker Titans Down a Peg While Boosting Other Subclasses

    Titanic tweaks

    Fans of Destiny's multiplayer Crucible knew that this was coming: Sunbreaker Titans are being swatted quite hard in the game's 2.1.0 patch, which is supposed to be launching next week. Ever since The Taken King released, Sunbreakers have been rampaging through the competitive portion of the game, their powerful super making them a...

  • News Destiny Reloads with PS4 Patch 2.1.0 Next Week

    Weapon balancing, new exotics, Titan tweaks, and more

    It's fair to say that Destiny has dropped off for many players with the release of blockbusters like Star Wars: Battlefront and Fallout 4 invading their free time, but with the Bungie confirming that December's big patch is hitting next week, we're sure that the release will once again see a...





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