If you’re like me, then you’re already burnt out with Destiny.
There simply isn’t enough new content to keep me coming back for more. If you’ve already hit level 32 with three characters and grabbed your favorite Exotic weapons, what more is there to do?
Maybe diddle around with the dailies, tackle Nightfall to rack up your Strange Coins in the hopes that Xur is selling something good? Destroy some Guardians in PvP with your newly found handcannon?
At this point the game has become rote and stale, and sooner or later its novelty will wear off. And it looks like Bungie isn’t going to give us any new content any time soon.
In a recent Weekly Update Bungie sets a tentative Q2 2015 timeline or Destiny‘s second House of Wolves DLC expansion.
That means you’ll have to wait as long as June for any new content. Ouch.
“Since we’ve started throwing around soft deadlines for game updates, we might as well set your expectations that Destiny Expansion II: The House of Wolves will be released sometime in the second quarter of this year.
“If you’re not used to people saying things like “Q2” when they’re measuring time, just rip your annual calendar into four equal parts and scrutinize the second piece.
“Sometime within those three months (April, May, and June), we’ll have a new adventure to embark upon with you.”
This timeline is starkly different from the recent House of Wolves leaks that projected a release next month in March.
Even still the leaks saw a ton of in-game items revealed including new Exotics, raid sets, vendor gear and even full storyline quests and raid info, raising hype and possibly spoiling the new expansion in the process.
The most recent leak gave credence to past revelations, furthering the evidence of the gear being real with a whole new set of screenshots, and even pinpointed a “May 2015” release for the expansion.
Now that we know Bungie has set a Q2 release for HoW, megamanexe4’s leaks seem to be right on the money.
At this point Bungie has had a hard time keeping the lid closed on House of Wolves, and considering the expansion’s data is actually inside all copies of the game, that’s to be expected.
The real problem is that there’s so little content in the game that players actively look to spoil the expansions just to have something new to talk about.
Even Destiny‘s entire longform DLC structure was leaked out, revealing the full timeline of expansions and more details about the series’ “Comets”.
Comets are sort of a combination of a “mega DLC” and a GOTY edition, and are presumed to come with the retail version of Destiny, the Comet expansion, as well as the two previous DLC’s (The Dark Below and House of Wolves in this case) priced at $59.99, essentially meaning you’ll have to buy the game again.
At this point Destiny seems like a big mess, and making gamers wait as long as June for a smidgen of new content is just bad form. Although Bungie has promised “not to make the same mistakes twice” with the new DLC, House of Wolves will likely be more of the same.
Gamers will beat it in a day, and once again Bungie will have to stretch out its content to create the illusion of substantiation–delaying hard mode for the raid, nerf glitches and cheesing strategies, etc.
And House of Wolves will likely continue Bungie’s terrible DLC paywall structure, a structure that segregates non-DLC players and locks them out of a portion of end-game content, will continue unheeded.