Here’s Lots More Info On Destiny’s House Of Wolves

Here’s Lots More Info On Destiny’s House Of Wolves
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Today, Bungie’s sharing a bunch of new info on the next expansion for Destiny, a video game about the great galactic battle between talented actors and a terrible script.

For starters, the folks behind Destiny gave us a brief description of the new strike that will be included in House of Wolves when it launches on May 19. The strike is called The Shadow Thief and it will take place on the Moon but will pit you against Fallen enemies (like the above walker). The boss is a “notoriously cutthroat Fallen mercenary” called Taniks.

We’ve already heard about the new upgrade system and the new PvP mode, Trials of Osiris, which leaves one more big new feature to discuss: the Prison of Elders, a co-op arena mode that Bungie describes as follows:

Teams of three players can take on waves of increasingly difficult enemies to earn high-level legendary and exotic rewards. You can match-make with other players anytime, or form your own Fireteam to take on higher difficulty challenges with even greater rewards.

Starting at 2pm ET (4am AEST) today, Bungie will be running a livestream with more details on the Prison of Elders. You can watch it here. (We’ll also be updating this post with the info they share.)

You have to finish all the story missions in House of Wolves to access The Prison of Elders, which is divided into four different parts: a level-28 base arena that you can play over and over again for Vanguard Marks and Reputation (among other rewards) and three challenge modes that are level 32, 34, and 35. The base mode will have matchmaking; the challenge modes won’t.

Looks like the main crux of PoE isn’t much different than most of Destiny — shooting waves of enemies — but unlike story missions, PoE throws some wrenches in the forms of A) modifiers for every new round (like, say, a buff to primary weapons); and B) varying objectives, like “defuse these three mines before they explode and kill everyone.”

Also, via Bungie, here are some pretty new screenshots from the Prison:


  • I really want to get in to the destiny endgame but bungie keep making it so hard for me to with no matchmaking on the higher level activities

    • It’s a common complaint – use sites like You’ll find groups for just about anything. After using it for a couple of weeks, I had a friends list with over 100 people playing Destiny. By the end I was often receiving invites from people I’d played with previously wanting me to do raids, nightfalls, all kinds of things.

        • Join us. JOOOOOIIIINNN USSSSS.

          Lots of us playing. Usually someone needs a Nightfall or there’s a raiding party, or just social hooning around and grabbing bounties.

          Add me. Same name as here.

          • Feel free to add me also 🙂 PS4 player with lots of currently inactive friends

            PSN: brodiek

          • Cool. I’ll be running about with a level 12 hunter, a 32 titan or a 31 warlock.

            Melbourne time, late evening normally.

          • Feel free to add me, getting back into it and would like some local contacts…
            PSN: GreenScreener

  • Decided to watch this to see if I wanted to get back into Destiny after giving it up a few months ago. The disappointment and boredom felt during the stream probably means I wont bother…

  • Can you update it with more info please. I see there is more info out there now. Ie, sidearms etc.

  • You know I fired up Destiny again for the first time in ages tonight and had a lot of fun with a friend which reminded me of what I like about this game.

    But yeah a Vacation from the game really helped.

  • BLACK PANTH3RS Clan join casual gamers, weekender raiders and more. Happy to help through anything

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