Head to The Plaguelands in first official trailer for Destiny: Rise of Iron

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Jun 9, 2016, 5:57 PM EDT

After it was leaked earlier today, the first official trailer for the latest Destiny expansion pack, Destiny: Rise of Iron, has finally been released.

Described as a “shared-world shooter,” Destiny is set in a mythic sci-fi world that lets players take on the role of Guardians, who are tasked with defending the last safe city on Earth -- by wielding a power called Light -- from alien races. Their mission is to revive a celestial being called the Traveler, journeying to different planets in order to investigate and destroy the various alien threats before mankind is completely wiped out.

Launched in 2014, the game has had two expansions that marked Year One of Destiny, with a third one, The Taken King (released in September of 2015) kicking off Year Two. A full sequel is expected sometime in 2017, but in the meanwhile, players will be able to get their hands on Rise of Iron before then. Here’s an official description:

Destiny: Rise of Iron is the next highly anticipated expansion to the Destiny universe. It features an all new cinematic story campaign set within The Plaguelands, a brand new location on Earth. Under the command of Lord Saladin you will face a new faction of Fallen Devils, the Splicers, while unravelling the mystery of the Iron Lords. Rise of Iron features new weapons, armor, and gear, as well as a new cooperative three-player Strike, a new mode and maps for the Crucible competitive multiplayer, and an all new six-player cooperative Raid.


Here's a rundown of the cool new features Destiny: Rise of Iron will include:

New Story Campaign & Quests

New Armor and Gear

New Weapons

New Raid

Maximum Light Increase

New Strike

New Plaguelands Zone & Social Space

New Crucible Mode & Maps

New Enemy Faction and Bosses

Pre-order and get the black and silver Iron Gjallarhorn Rocket Launcher.*

Available for the PS4 and XBox One only (which is a huuuge bummer, I gotta say), you will need the base game and the Taken King expansion if you want to play Destiny: Rise of Iron come Sept. 20. Will you be picking this one up?


(via Destiny)