If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Destiny: The Taken King raid hard mode unlocks next week

And its loot will raise game's Light level cap.

King's Fall, Destiny's new raid added with the Taken King expansion, will gain its hard mode next week.

The doors will open on Friday, 23rd October at 10am Pacific time - which is 6pm over here in the UK.

Loot from the raid's hard version will drop with a Light level between 310 and 320. Previously the game's best loot - from the regular version of the raid - was capped at 310.

Other changes coming next week will see a better chance of a nice reward from the difficult weekly Nightfall strike, which has lacked appeal since changes introduced with The Taken King due to the amount of effort it requires versus often little gain.

And finally, Bungie has re-iterated it will not be selling consumable items tied to the King's Fall raid. Old items in the game's database - earlier versions of the Three of Coins and Moldering Shard items - were highlighted by some fans this past week as evidence that Bungie would expand its new real-world currency cosmetic items shop.

"What you're seeing are remnant files for Three of Coins or Moldering Shard like items that would have been available from Xûr," Bungie has said.

"Ultimately, the team decided that they didn't have a place in the game, and cut them from the experience. You're seeing some dust and echoes from the cutting room floor."

Will you support Eurogamer?

We want to make Eurogamer better, and that means better for our readers - not for algorithms. You can help! Become a supporter of Eurogamer and you can view the site completely ad-free, as well as gaining exclusive access to articles, podcasts and conversations that will bring you closer to the team, the stories, and the games we all love. Subscriptions start at £3.99 / $4.99 per month.

About the Author

Tom Phillips avatar

Tom Phillips

Deputy Editor

Tom is Eurogamer's deputy editor. He writes lots of news, some of the puns and makes sure we put the accent on Pokémon.

Comments

More News

Latest Articles

Supporters Only

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer.net Merch