Bungie just showed off some of the public events that will be playable in the next version of Destiny, a video game about delayed gratification. I'm not gonna lie: they look fantastic.
When The Taken King comes out on September 15, Destiny players will be able to go to a zone called the Court of Oryx, which is on the new Dreadnaught map. In this zone, players can summon different tiers of bosses — all of whom have interesting special abilities — to battle, public event-style. Summoners will get the best rewards after each of these bosses, but other players can chip in for a chance at cool loot, too.
The footage Bungie showed today on Twitch is pretty damn enticing. Some of the bosses we saw include a bro who switches up shields and a set of three wizards who have to be destroyed within a few seconds before they revive one another. There are three tiers of difficulty, and Bungie says the first tier will be on par with a level-36 strike while the second is closer to Nightfall-level toughness. The third, they left a mystery.
You can watch the full stream here. Cut to the end if you don't care about the Court of Oryx and just want to see a teaser for the new raid, which Bungie announced today will go live on Friday, September 18 — three days after TTK comes out.
Also there's a sword.