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Bungie Says Uncovered Destiny House Of Wolves Details Outdated, Subject To Change

by Mike Futter on Feb 04, 2015 at 02:24 AM

Yesterday, details about the second Destiny expansion, House of Wolves appeared (including a speculated release date). Before you start planning out your armor picks and obsess over the details, it’s best to consider what Bungie has to say.

Responding to the huge information dump by Reddit user “megamanexe4,” Bungie community manager David “Deej” Dague shared some thoughts from the studio. In short, don’t consider these armor values (or even their appearance) to be set in stone. Here’s the full text of his response:

Whoa! Look at all that pretty armor! What could it all mean?

I know that rampant speculation will burn for a while on this topic. As you enjoy a conversation about the pearls of information that can be lifted from this, please bear a few things in mind...

1. Aside from giving it a name, Bungie has yet to reveal the House of Wolves. That means that anything you know about it can change. We have a team working on the experience in their own fancy room, and they have some exciting surprises up their sleeves.

2. We reserve the right to overwrite anything you're looking at right now. These placeholder items enable us to save room on your drive for actual future updates. You'll all download them before it's time to play.

3. Any stats or assumptions about power or impact or handsomeness are months old, and do not reflect the things that we're doing to adapt to what you've taught us about Destiny. There is a process here, and you're a part of it.

Leaks are fun. I totally get it. Please discuss to your heart's content. All we ask is that you leave your mind open to the evolutions that are inevitable. What you see here are very old ghosts from our pre-launch database. These are not necessarily the wolves you're looking for.

What is a safe bet is that there will be a new raid, it will involve the Fallen, and there will be new missions, at least one strike, and oodles of gear. The most important information is yet to come, though.

Recently, Bungie designer Luke Smith addressed some of the concerns about The Dark Below expansion. In particular, he addressed the challenge of reaching maximum level (due to needing specific materials only found in the raid). He promises that the studio will be fixing those elements in House of Wolves. How that takes shape will determine the success of the next add-on.

We’ll have more information on the expansion as we near its release. 

[Source: Reddit, Bungie Forums via Planet Destiny]


Our Take
I suspect that the core elements presented in the image at the top are likely to be closest to what we’ll experience when the new expansion comes out. I also wouldn’t be surprised if Activision’s deal with Sony means more content for PlayStation players again. We still don’t know exactly when House of Wolves is arriving either, so if you see release dates floating, take them with a grain of salt.