Bungie formally unveiled this year's big Destiny expansion, Rise of Iron, this evening. It costs Ł24.99 and launches on 20th September.

Many of the details had already been revealed - thanks to several leaks over the past few days.

If you've missed the news, Rise of Iron will launch only for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One - not PS3 and Xbox 360, they're being left behind.

The Plaguelands, a new playable area set beyond Earth's Cosmodrome wall, will host a new raid, strike and story missions, along with a large new patrol area. The Iron Banner's Lord Saladbar will direct the action, as you go up against a new set of infected Fallen enemies and try to find out what happened to the rest of the Iron Lords.

Oh, and there's a pre-order offer too - put your money down in advance and you'll get a revamped version of the Gjallarhorn, Destiny's most famous weapon.

The stream at least clarified that all players will get a Gjallarhorn during an in-game quest. Only pre-order purchasers will get the special black-coloured Iron Gjallarhorn version.

Other new information included areas within The Plaguelands we'll get to visit, including the snow-capped Felwinter's Peak where the Iron Lords were once based. Players will also get to wield a flaming axe (not a hammer) during a specific mission. It's sadly not a new heavy weapon type.

Watch the official reveal trailer below:

1
2
3
4
5

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Jump to comments (69)

About the author

Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips

News Editor

Tom is Eurogamer's news editor. He writes lots of news, some of the puns and all the stealth Destiny articles.

More articles by Tom Phillips

Comments (69)

Hide low-scoring comments
Order
Threading

Related