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Destiny: Full House of Wolves DLC Content Revealed

If you’re like me then you’re wondering why Destiny‘s new 1.1.2 content update is so big (6GB on PS4 and 4.3GB on Xbox One). Does it really take 6GB to add in more vault space, tweak Raids and make Strikes easier?

Of course not. The update was so beefy because Bungie is sneaking in a bunch of new files to sync up with the existing on-disc content to ready the new House of Wolves expansion for its release next month.

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And that pretty much means that the sleuthing data-miners on Reddit have completely blown the lid on what’s included in the Reef-centric House of Wolves expansion, including in-depth looks at the new social spaces to strikes, missions, ships and more.

Bungie has also revealed that House of Wolves won’t feature a Raid, but will instead feature three new game modes: Trials of Osiris, Prison of Elders and a mystery mode.

The leaks don’t showcase leaked expansion gear, so if you want info on House of Wolves leaked gear click here.

Spoilers ahead! If you want to keep the new expansion a secret, don’t read on!

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  • Two Social Spaces. The one in the Reef is now called Queen’s Bay where you “collect Reef bounties, forge new allegiances and test themselves in the Prison of Elders and Trials of Osiris”. There’s also Halls of Amentet, a totally-new social space which seems to require experience in Trials of Osiris.
  • 1 Strike – The new Nightfall / Heroic is The Shadow Thief which takes place on the Moon. You need to board the Ketch of notorious mercenary Taniks-Syn, and eliminiate him & his strike force.
  • 3 Story Missions – Start searching on Earth, then travel to Venus.
  • 3 Quests – These are usually what we get from a Vendor.
  • 1 “Raid”-  The Prison of Elders. Pits you against “the solar system’s deadliest enemies,” meaning there could be a lot of enemy variation – presumably not just Fallen!
  • 3 PVP Maps, but 5 mentioned. It’s doubtful that we’ll get to see Black Shield, but worth knowing we may visit one of Mars’ moons at some point. “MM TEST FACTORY” sounds amusing!
  • (Not sure if the PVP Mode information is anything new or worthwhile; likely not.)
  • About 46 Ship Schematics were added, incl. an Exotic one Manus Celer Dei and 5 Red & Black ones.
  • Bungie keeps poking around the data for Treasure Maps, but all the data’s still broken
  • There’s some broken data about destination_faction_rasputin0 and “destination_crypto

Social Spaces – Halls of Amentet! & “Queen’s Bay”

  • Halls of Amentet“Only true champions, tested in the Trials of Osiris, dare set foot in these fabled halls.” This sounds awesome, a 3-player Social spot on Mercury.
  • Queen’s Bay“Gateway to the Reef, home of the Queen and her Awoken. Entry point for Guardians looking to collect Reef bounties, forge new allegiances and test themselves in the Prison of Elders and Trials of Osiris.” — Looks like the “Reef Social Space” got an official name. Neat!


  • The Shadow Thief“Taniks-Syn, the Fallen’s most notorious mercenary, is leading a strike force on the Moon. Board his Ketch and kill him or he will continue to cut a trail of death across the system.”Will be the new Nightfall & W. Heroic
  • Note: For a short time, this section listed three activities as Strikes. That was an organizational error while frantically editing the post. Whenever these posts are made, make sure to check the top of the post for whether editing is “complete” or not. =) Sincere apologies for any confusion!

Story Missions

  • A Joining of Houses“Scour the Cosmodrome. Find and assassinate the Wolves’ Baron and any of his co-conspirators.”
  • An Army of Wolves“Track the House of Wolves through the caldera on Venus. Kill the Wolf pack before their Kell, Skolas, can rally the Fallen House of Winter to his cause.”
  • The World Ravager – “Skolas has his eyes set on the Vex Citadel on Venus. Capture him before he can plunder the secrets of space and time.” — (Wooh!)


  • Dark Raider“A High Priest of the House of Wolves has been sent to the Hellmouth. Track him and his crew. Stop them from stealing the Hive’s darkest secrets.”
  • Duel of the Silent Fang“Locate and eliminate Skolas’s elite assassins, the Silent Fang.”
  • Wolves’ Gambit“A pack of Fallen Wolves is picking a fight with the Vex on Venus. Head along the Shattered Coast and track down the Wolves to uncover Skolas’s plan.”


  • The Arena has been renamed to The Prison of Elders: “This combat arena pits brave Guardian Fireteams against the solar system’s deadliest enemies. Not all who enter survive, but those who do earn glory… and the greatest treasures of the Reef.”

PVP Maps

PVP Modes

These ones may not be new, but they’re still in the patch. Will simply include for sake of completeness.


  • Bounties that required 10 spree medals now require 15 kills. Much easier!


  • “The House of Wolves” (link broken?) – “Join Petra Venj and her allies in the Reef. Hunt the Fallen House of Wolves and their notorious Kell, Skolas, the Betrayer. Your reward? Glory… and treasures beyond imagination.”
  • /u/JSouth25 speculates this may be the Raid not being included with HoW.
  • Mercury will be a selectable location; this is how Halls of Amentet will be accessed.
  • Bungie keeps poking around the data for Treasure Maps, but all the data’s still broken
  • There’s some broken data about destination_faction_rasputin0 and “destination_crypto

Ships & Schematics

  • Looks like they added roughly 46 Ship Schematics! Including the one for the Exotic Ship, Manus Celer Dei! Seems to indicate more of a move toward rewarding Schematics vs. giving you a ship outright. (Speculation: Could be possible rewards for the Treasure Maps, if they end up using those.)
  • Looks like these ships might be Red & Black

Notable Ships and their schematic:

BONUS: Sparrow Upgrade, Tuned Drive“Upgrades an equipped Sparrow to improve overall speed and durability.”

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Trials of Osiris

  • Trials of Osiris“Only the worthy may face the Trials of Osiris, for only the worthy are strong enough to endure what is to come. A string of victories will earn great rewards – but lose too many matches, and you’re out.”
  • Text changed from “lose three times” to “lose too many matches”


Be aware that this list could change over the next few weeks, and not everything could be accounted for. Even still data-miners have proven to be quite proficient in the past, with key talents like Reddit user megamanexe predicting Xur’s inventory and even Nightfall/Heroic Weekly Strikes.

Destiny‘s second expansion, House of Wolves, is slated to release for $14.99 on May 19, 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.