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Update 2.0.0.3 officially launched the Destiny expansion The Taken King on September 15, 2015.[1]

The Taken KingEdit

GeneralEdit

ClassesEdit

ActivitiesEdit

PatrolsEdit

  • Patrols now offer rewards once again

Daily HeroicsEdit

  • Required Level: 40
  • Requires The Taken King
  • These missions will include selections from Year One and Year Two

Vanguard Strike PlaylistsEdit

  • Weekly Heroic Strike has been replaced by the Vanguard Heroic Strike Playlist
  • There are now three Strike playlists:
    • Legacy Strike Playlist
    • Vanguard Strike Playlist
      • Requires The Taken King
      • Contains all new The Taken King Strikes, as well as 3 remixed Year One Strikes (Dust Palace, Undying Mind, and Cerberus Vae III)
    • Vanguard Heroic Strike Playlist:
      • Requires The Taken King
      • Contains all new The Taken King Strikes, as well as 3 remixed Year One Strikes (Dust Palace, Undying Mind, and Cerberus Vae III)
    • Heroic Strikes earn bonus rewards on weekly completion:
    • Playing multiple Strikes without returning to orbit increases reward chances
    • All The Taken King and Updated Strikes now feature random encounter variation and may contain Taken combatants

NightfallEdit

  • Required Level: 40
  • Requires The Taken King
  • Wiping in Darkness Zones no longer kicks player to orbit
  • Resurrection timer is now a 30-second cooldown (must be resurrected by teammates)

CrucibleEdit

  • Year Two Crucible is now in effect (Requires The Taken King):
  • Year One Core Playlists now contains Classic 6v6, Classic 3v3 and Classic FFA playlists

TowerEdit

CryptarchEdit

  • The Cryptarchs will now exchange Legendary Marks for Legendary Engrams
  • Available engrams will be randomly selected by each Cryptarch every Tuesday
  • Legendary Engrams no longer have a chance to produce simple Materials
  • Rare Armor Engrams have a chance to produce Artifacts instead of Armor

BansheeEdit

  • Starting on Armsday (Wednesday), Banshee-44 will accept Orders for new Foundry Weapons to characters at Gunsmith Rank 1 or higher. Higher Ranks will allow placement of more orders per week

SpeakerEdit

  • Legendary Armor has been added to the Speaker's inventory

ShaxxEdit

  • PvP Quests are now provided to players (Required Level: 5)
  • Shaxx now carries a set of Weekly Crucible Bounties, with Nightfall equivalent rewards for completing all five in a week

ArciteEdit

  • Arcite now carries a set of Weekly Crucible Weapon Bounties

Roni 55-30Edit

Queen's WrathEdit

  • Petra now has new bounties available in the reef upon completing a new quest
  • These bounties will also drop a Treasure Key the first time one is completed each week

EconomyEdit

  • Vanguard and Crucible Marks deprecate and are converted to Commendations (at a rate of 50:1)
  • Legendary Loot drop rates have been increased across all activities
  • Legendary Marks are now earnable by completing Daily Story Chapters, Weekly Heroic Strikes, Daily PVP Activities, Weekly PVP Activities and Dismantling Year Two Legendary items
  • Strike rewards now drop from bosses instead of in the PGCR
    • Except for Sepiks Prime, who has been known to cleverly fly above water to deny victorious Guardians their rightfully earned spoils
  • Strikes reward tables now include items for all Armor and Weapon slots

Known IssuesEdit

  • Strike Legacy playlists are currently not providing rewards
    • This is known issue and will be hotfixed as soon as possible

ReferencesEdit

  1. Destiny Dev Team (2015) "Destiny: The Taken King". Bungie.net. Retrieved March 7, 2016.