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Bungie is currently preparing for a live stream tomorrow to talk about the next large Destiny expansion. A variety of leaks have appeared though revealing plenty of news about the upcoming Rise of Iron DLC including the release date of the expansion and what will be included within it.

Destructoid was the first to find out that the release date of the new expansion after the Destiny website put a link on their own website to “Watch Rise of Iron Trailer”. This link came with the following description:

Watch the Official Destiny: Rise of Iron reveal trailer. Rise of Iron launches September 20th 2016 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

This seems to show that Bungie is moving on from last generation consoles and will be putting Rise of Iron on the current gen only, cutting the update from PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

A cached page of the Xbox Store with more details then showed up explaining that Rise of Iron will take place in Old Russia where the southern wall has collapsed allowing mutant variants of the Fallen to scavenge through ancient tombs. Your guide for this DLC will be Lord Saladin who will help you in the Plaguelands as you learn more about the Iron Lords. For those who don’t know Lord Saladin is the vendor that appears during the PVP Iron Banner events, and the Iron Lords are a group of nine guardians who would patrol the Cosmodrone while the wall was being built.

This DLC will include new story quests, armor and gear, weapons, a new raid, an increase to the maximum light, a new strike, the Plaguelands Zone and new social space, more crucible modes and maps, and a new enemy faction complete with bosses to fight against you. This is only the content that will be coming to the Xbox version and it is likely that there will be some PlayStation exclusive content on top of that.

This DLC will drop on the 20th of September, a couple of weeks after Destiny’s 2nd anniversary. The Xbox version will come in as an impressive 14 GB update so be sure to have space on your hard drive.

What do you think of the news so far about Destiny: Rise of Iron? Is this what you were expecting out of the next big update? What are you most looking forward to doing?

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I have been playing all kinds of games for as long as I can remember with a particular interest in action adventure and platforming titles. While I am primarily an Xbox gamer I also spend a fair bit of time on the PS4 and on my PC in VR.