Iron Banner Tips: 11th April to 17th April

The Iron Banner returns this week! If you missed the last one then head over to our last article where we handed out some tips about competing. Of course we’re going to cover the same ground here, and it’ll be that much more relevant because the game mode has changed, as it does every Iron Banner. This week until April 17th, the next weekly reset, you’ll be able to compete in Iron Banner Control matches, which are no different to normal Control matches other than the fact that you’ll get wrecked if you’re a lower level player.

How do you play Control?

Control is a pretty simple game mode where there are certain points all over the map that can be claimed and controlled by one team. Guardians will be split into two teams and they must gain control of as many points for as long as possible in order to boost the points they get from kills and assists to help them win. In short, the more control points your team has, the faster you’ll win. Many Guardians forget that the point of Control is to claim these points, and you’ll se the rookies running around killing the enemy and ignoring every point around them. Be a team player and claim these control points, because they’ll lead to more success for you and your team than running and gunning will. There is honestly nothing worse than being in a team who just run and kill even when Lord Shaxx is screaming at you about all the control zones being controlled by the enemy.

What’s the loot like?

Iron Banner is brilliant, in that the loot drops seem to be from pretty much everything that has ever happened in Destiny, excluding the promotional content. This means you can claim items like the Crimson and Sugary Shell, from Crimson Days, as rewards from matches. Anyone looking to collect all of these items should definitely consider hunting in the Iron Banner for a while.

With that said, you’re probably concerned about the Light level drop of the loot. I’m very pleased to say that loot drops at and above your Light level, meaning you can easily use the Iron Banner to increase your Light level over the next week. For anyone trying to get to that elusive 390 Light for the challenge mode Raids, this is the place to be. The armour and weapon drops tend to lead towards the Iron Banner loot, but there is every chance that you could even get an exotic drop out of a match.

Will it help with Age of Triumph?

If you’re concerned about spending a week levelling up when you should be completing that Age of Triumph record book, then don’t be. One of the tasks in the book is to reach Rank 5 with the Iron Banner once, and that’s after the update for Age of Triumph so everyone has to do it. You’ll also need to be reaching Rank 25 with all three factions before you finish the book, so this is an opportunity to earn additional reputation with those factions that need some love in order to meet the record book requirement.

Destiny: Xur’s Inventory For April 7th and 8th

Who is Xur?

Xur Agent Of The Nine, works for the mysterious group, The Nine. While Guardians have never seen The Nine, it is said that their influence is vast. Xur, the moss-tentacle-faced vendor visits social spaces once a week, bringing with him a variety of exotic items, which Guardians can purchase with Strange Coins.

Xur’s Location

This week Xur has deemed the Hanger in the Tower as worthy of his presence. Head right from spawn and go through the tunnel and down the first set of stairs. At the bottom of this first set of stairs stop, turn right, and there you’ll see old tentacle face.

Xur’s Inventory

Exotic Weapon: Invective (Exotic Shotgun) 17 Strange Coins

This shotgun is awesome in three ways. Firstly it regenerates ammo over time, making it a pretty important Special weapon for PVP if you haven’t already got an exotic that you’re comfortable with. The second perk allows it to be blasted in full auto mode, which is incredible if you’re faced with what might seem like impossible odds. Finally, this weapon also has Final Round, meaning the last round in the chamber deals additional damage. I don’t need to tell you that on a weapon that regenerates ammo from nothing this is super useful in PVP.

Check out our analysis of Invective to see if you’re interested.

Exotic Chest Armour: Crest of Alpha Lupi (Titan class) 13 Strange Coins

A common exotic if there is such a thing, each class has their own version. The exotic perk, Keeper of the Pack, allows you to revive teammates faster, and be revived a lot faster as well. In addition, you’ll generate one extra orb from using your Super. This exotic is pretty phenomenal for scenarios when you’ll need to be revived, and revive others, such as all 390 Light PVE activities.

Exotic Helmet: The Ram (Warlock Class) 13 Strange Coins

The Ram is one scary looking piece of armour, and you wouldn’t want it anywhere but your head. Strength of The Ram, the exotic perk, increases armour for you. The perk also triggers Lifesteal on all Voidwalker melee attacks, making for alone very hard to kill Guardian.

Exotic Gauntlets: Shinobu’s Vow (Hunter Class) 13 Strange Coins

These gauntles are fairly standard when it comes to exotics, so if there’s something else in this list you’d rather have I suggest you get it. The exotic perk, New Tricks, improves skip grenades, and allows you to throw them further. Finally, the perk grants you an additional Skip Grenade charge, meaning you’ve got two for the price of one and probably an extra subclass perk.

Weapon Bundles

Invective and Storms Reproach: (weapon Bundle) 30 Strange Coins and 25 Silver Dust

If you haven’t seen our review of Invective then go and look at it now to decide if you want it. As we always recommend with these bundles, only buy it if you want the gun and the Ornament, because you can get the Ornament separately.

Truth and Heart of Gold: (weapon Bundle) 30 Strange Coins and 25 Silver Dust

Truth is a really great Rocket Launcher that basically homes in on your enemies. when fully upgraded it will fire rockets that detonate even when they’re close to the target, and they’ll cause massive explosions. If you want this then we suggest checking out our review of Truth now.

Legacy Engram: (Exotic Special Weapon) 29 Strange Coins – The Legacy Engram will decode for a Year 1 or 2 piece of armour to complete your collection. Some of these items can be infused to Year 3 Light Level.

Three Of Coins (Consumable) 7 Strange Coins

Plasma Drive (Consumable) 23 Strange Coins

Emerald Coil (Consumable) 23 Strange Coins

Heavy Ammo Sythesis Consumable) 3 Strange Coins

Glass Needles (Consumable) 3 Strange Coins, 3 Motes Of Light, and 1 Exotic Shard

Our Take

As is now the case with Age of Triumph, if you’re not too bothered about what you get, go and buy what you don’t have. Completing the Record Book requires all Exotics so anything that’s missing here is worth buying. With that said, Invective is an incredible shotgun and can be very useful for completing Crucible quests and Record Book rewards. For me, it’s Shinobu’s Vow for the Hunter, because I still don’t have these Gauntlets and I’m only three off of having all of them for the Record Book.

Destiny Xur’s Inventory for March 31st and April 1st

Who is Xur?

Xur Agent Of The Nine, works for the mysterious group, The Nine. While Guardians have never seen The Nine, it is said that their influence is vast. Xur, the moss-tentacle-faced vendor visits social spaces once a week, bringing with him a variety of exotic items, which Guardians can purchase with Strange Coins.

Xur’s Location

It’s the first visit from Xur in the Age of Triumph! Now he’s got a couple of new items this week that we can go through below, but first you need to find him! Luckily he’s in the Tower, so head there and go straight from spawn down the stairs as if you were going to meet the Vanguard. Stop before you get there! You need to go and see Lord Shaxx instead because Xur is creeping out around him, making him very uncomfortable.

Xur’s Inventory

Exotic Weapon: No Land Beyond (Exotic Sniper Rifle) 17 Strange Coins

Now please don’t get excited, this is a Sniper Rifle that sits in your primary slot but it is very slot to fire, and very slow to reload. However, if you master it then it’s lethal, and nothing hurts more than being killed by this in the Crucible. The exotic perk, is literally that it’s a Sniper Rifle in your primary slot, but it does come with Mulligan, so there’s a chance for missing shots to return ammo to the clip, and The Master which briefly increases damage against the next target after a kill.

Keep an eye out for a more detailed analysis of No Land Beyond this weekend.

Exotic Gauntlets: Ruin Wings (Titan class) 13 Strange Coins

Ruin Wings are badass-looking Gauntlets, but they’re much more than that if you’re into your heavy ammo. Their perk, Seeds Of Ruin, makes heavy ammo drop more often and when you pick up heavy ammo from crates you get more from them. This is pretty great for strikes and raids, but in the Crucible you might find heavy weapons a little slow paced.

Exotic Helmet: Astrocyte Verse (Warlock Class) 13 Strange Coins

This makes you look like the void is your skull, I don’t know what more you’d want from that. The exotic perk, Move to Survive, causes a temporary increase to Blink recovery, meaning you can blink more often and avoid whatever hellishness the Darkness is throwing at you.

Exotic Leg Armour: Fr0st-EE5 (Hunter Class) 13 Strange Coins

These look really nice, and as far as Hunter Leg Armour goes that is pretty rare. The exotic perk Rapid Cooldown, gives you a tighter radius while turning, avoid that feeling of steering a whale around the ocean, and increases grenade and melee regeneration while sprinting. I don’t think I need to explain this much more, but if you’re someone who sprints a lot then this is good for your Hunter. Sprinting is essential for getting out of the way of death, so I do it all the time and will be buying these.

Weapon Bundles

Zhalo Supercell and Shock Hazard: (weapon Bundle) 30 Strange Coins and 25 Silver Dust

This is a new item from Xur, allowing you to buy both a weapon and an ornament for it. The Zhalo Supercell is a pretty great Auto Rifle, which we’ve already done an in-depth look at here if you’re interested. Bear in mind that you can buy Ornaments separately so this isn’t an essential purchase if that’s what you’re after.

Monte Carlo and Royal Flush: (weapon Bundle) 30 Strange Coins and 25 Silver Dust

The Monte Carlo is a sought after Auto Rifle because it’s just pretty damn awesome. We haven’t done an in-depth look at this one before, but the exotic perk, The Monte Carlo Method, means that kills have a chance to refill your melee bar, and reduces the melee bar cooldown.

Legacy Engram: (Exotic Leg Armour) 29 Strange Coins – The Legacy Engram will decode for a Year 1 or 2 piece of armour to complete your collection. Some of these items can be infused to Year 3 Light Level.

Three Of Coins (Consumable) 7 Strange Coins

Plasma Drive (Consumable) 23 Strange Coins

Emerald Coil (Consumable) 23 Strange Coins

Heavy Ammo Sythesis Consumable) 3 Strange Coins

Glass Needles (Consumable) 3 Strange Coins, 3 Motes Of Light, and 1 Exotic Shard

Our Take

It’s the Age of Triumph so really you need to be thinking about what you need for that Record Book. With that said, don’t go crazy on a weapon bundle just because they’re there, only go for those if you need both the weapon and the Ornament. For us, those Hunter boots are essential and will be purchased, alongside the Warlock helmet if there are enough Strange Coins to go around. These two are missing from the collection and therefore need to be included to get that sweet sweet gratification from the playerbase of Destiny!

Destiny 2 Officially Announced

In the wake of the leaked poster for Destiny 2 Bungie has officially announced the sequel to it’s intense space opera MMO.

Bungie tweeted a rather disturbing image that shows the Destiny logo, with a big 2 behind it obviously and the last city on Earth in a blazing inferno, eclipsed by the Traveller. This image, which you can see below, completely changes everything we know about Destiny, as this is supposed to be the safest place in the Solar System, guarded by the kind of dead corpse of the Traveller.

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Now the Traveller was dying when it released the Ghosts, a last ditch effort to save humanity from the forces of the Darkness, and it worked. Ghosts created Guardians, and they have protected the last city for the entirety of Destiny.

However, in both the leaked poster for Destiny 2 and the Destiny 2 Mega Bloks sets, we see the Cabal invading the Tower. This social hub has been a safe haven for all Guardians since the early alpha phase, but something has changed. Now Earth is being invaded by the Cabal, a new force that has most likely crash-landed into the planet and stormed the last city with their sheer numbers.

A reveal trailer that features Cayde-6 talking about his first encounter with these foes in the last city, which is hilarious, further backs up the facts with visuals of him shooting them all in the face. The video has a very different feel to the other Destiny promotional videos, which have also always featured live action portions. Of course with Cayde-6 being an Exo, you can’t really use a real life character to capture his likeness.

What we see in the trailer that may allude to gameplay details is the vast last city spread out before a fireteam of Guardians. This city has never been somewhere Guardians can explore, but now it appears it will be akin to those areas we see on other planets around the solar system. What fights await us there we cannot know yet, but we’re certain there will be a further gameplay reveal at E3 2017.

The sheer scale of the last city leads us to believe that the areas available for Guardians to explore are growing. In Destiny there are only certain areas you can explore, none of which organically connect with each other because they’re on different planets. In a world where No Man’s Sky exists, it’s reasonable to expect to be able to fly from one planet to the other in Destiny 2, as well as fight all kinds of Darkness in between.

All of these detail and more still need to be confirmed, and we’ll have to wait for the full worldwide announcement trailer before we have those details. This new trailer drops in two days on March 30th, but there’s always Age of Triumph if you just have to get that Destiny fix straight away.

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Destiny 2 Poster Leak – What It Tells Us

Recently you may have seen news that a poster for Destiny 2 was leaked. This is true, and as far as anyone can tell it shows the release date of the game as September 8th. This matches up with the release date of the original game which was also launched in early September.

The poster shows the classic fireteam of three Guardians with their guns out, heading into some kind of warzone that appears to be in the Tower! That’s right, and this is where things get interesting.

What we can see behind the Guardians in the poster is Cabal ships flying in, which we all know means the Cabal have not only invaded, but are attacking the Tower. This ties in well with the MegaBloks sets that were leaked a while back, and that alone is a good indication that we’ll be seeing scenarios similar to those in Destiny 2.

If we look at the MegaBloks sets and think about these scenarios we can begin to understand what the gameplay, or at least mission structure, of Destiny 2 will look like. We know that there’s a fight in the Hanger in the Tower, we know Guardians such as Commander Zavala will be leaving the Tower to join the fight out on the planets of our solar system. This potentially means missions will be far more open, with a large sandbox area or set of areas made for each planet, with different missions occurring as you pick them up in each. Having NPCs such as the Vanguard placed on planets around the solar system would also make for easier quest giving.

Bungie has said that Destiny 2 is more open and  very different to the original game, which makes me think it has a more World of Warcraft style world that allows you to travel between areas, which are planets in Destiny 2. In an age where a game like No Man’s Sky can exist, we could be given planet-sized worlds to explore and conquer.

When it comes to Raids, the Nightfall Strike, and other new events that require players to meet up without matchmaking things will be trickier. Currently Destiny sets all players up within an instance together, but this will be hard to achieve in an open world setting without players meeting up outside a designated Raid area for example.

However these finer parts of the game are implemented I’m sure they’ll be great, but right now we should focus on the Tower. In September we may well be able to run around and explore a much vaster Tower area, fighting the Darkness as it rears its ugly head.

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Destiny: Xur’s Inventory for March 24th and 25th

Who is Xur?

Xur Agent Of The Nine, works for the mysterious group, The Nine. While Guardians have never seen The Nine, it is said that their influence is vast. Xur, the moss-tentacle-faced vendor visits social spaces once a week, bringing with him a variety of exotic items, which Guardians can purchase with Strange Coins.

Xur’s Location

If you’re looking to get one last easy exotic from Xur before Age of Triumph starts then you’re in luck, he’s in the Tower! Head left from spawn, down the stairs, and act like you’re going to give the Speaker a massive hug. Of course you should stop immediately outside the Speaker’s chamber and turn around, not just because that guy has no face and hugging him might lead to him stealing yours, but because Xur is in the space opposite looking equally creepy.

Xur’s Inventory

Exotic Weapon: Thunderlord (Exotic Machine Gun) 17 Strange Coins

Thunderlord is one of the best Exotic heavy weapons for the sole reason that it’s named after something you’d see a God using. This Arc weapon might take up your heavy slot but it makes up for it with its two perks. The first, Lightning Rounds, which makes the weapon more accurate the longer you hold the trigger. The second perk, Feeding Frenzy, increase reload speed with every kill. Stacking these two perks together means that you’re killing with better accuracy, and reloading faster than anyone can see.

Keep an eye out for a more detailed analysis of the weapon this weekend.

Exotic Gauntlets: ACD/0 Feedback Fence (Titan class) 13 Strange Coins

These things look great, and they shift as you wear them to make your arms look even more like some sort of experimental meld of organics and machines. The perk, Wrath Conductors, deals damage around you when you take melee damage, meaning it could be the person that tries to get a cheeky stab in who dies from the feedback of their own attack.

Exotic Chest Armour: Heart of the Praxic Fire (Warlock Class) 13 Strange Coins

Some of the best robes available for Warlocks, at least I think so. The perk, Praise the Sun, greatly increases agility and further decreases all ability cooldowns while Radiance is active.

Exotic Helmet: Graviton Forfeit (Hunter Class) 13 Strange Coins

Possibly the greatest Voidwalker helmet in existence. On top of looking like your face is the gateway to some sort of extra dimension, you get a sweet perk. Elusive Shadow does more than allow you to Shadestep, it gives you that ability without taking up a node in your Voidwalker loadout. Do you want an additional ability? I think you do.

Legacy Engram: (Exotic Body Armour) 29 Strange Coins – The Legacy Engram will decode for a Year 1 or 2 piece of armour to complete your collection. Some of these items can be infused to Year 3 Light Level.

Three Of Coins (Consumable) 7 Strange Coins

Plasma Drive (Consumable) 23 Strange Coins

Emerald Coil (Consumable) 23 Strange Coins

Heavy Ammo Sythesis Consumable) 3 Strange Coins

Glass Needles (Consumable) 3 Strange Coins, 3 Motes Of Light, and 1 Exotic Shard

Our Take

Thunderlord is a really great weapon, and it’s worth getting if you haven’t got it for your collection ahead of Age of Triumph, if for no other reason. With that said, all of the armour on sale this week is incredible, so our advice is to either buy the one that fits with your main character, or buy one of the pieces you don’t have for another character. You’ll have to level every class up to max to get the Age of Triumph Record Book complete, so it’s worth having the equipment ready to do that.

Destiny: Age Of Triumph Weekly Rituals, And More Revealed

Bungie held their second reveal livestream for Age of Triumph this week, as part of the three part stream series leading up to the release of the live event.

This week Bungie began by telling fans how they would now be able to receive a Treasure of Ages loot box for each weekly activity, the Nightfall Strike, Story Mission, and Crucible Playlist. These lootboxes can reward Guardians will items from all previous live events, The Dawning, Festival of the Lost, even Crimson Days. This is a great opportunity for players to get their hands on those items that they’ve been after since they first heard about them in the live event reveal. For collectors, these boxes are a Godsend. However, there will also be new items available from these lootboxes, including Emblems of Ages, Legendary Emotes of Ages, Days of Iron Emblem, Orange Chroma, Ornaments for Touch of Malice, Nechrocasm and Vex Mythoclast. The rest we will have to wait until next week to find out about, as they will all relate directly to Age of Triumph.

The Speaker will be stepping into the light as Destiny comes to a close, handing out quests relating to almost all activities, excluding the Raids as far as we know right now.

The Crucible Handler Lord Shaxx will be offering new bounties centred around 6v6 activities such as Control matches. These reward you with Crucible Engrams upon completion.

Weekly rituals were the main focus of this week’s livestream. These rituals will feature playlists of weekly story missions, Crucible match types, Challenge of Elders, and more. These rituals will reward players will Legendary marks, and give them the opportunity to earn up to 20 per week.

A new modifier called Daybreak will be on the Nightfall Strike. This increases the recharge rate which Bungie think will make the times Nightfall bounty more attainable for players who have been struggling. However, community manager Deej admitted that this would only be available once a month to avoid making the Nightfall too easy. With that said, in July there will be a six week period where it is available every week. This is to help players complete their Age of Triumph Record Books before the end of August. The reason for this time-specific Daybreak modifier is because Destiny 2 will probably be releasing in September, just as Destiny did.

Next week Bungie will be talking about the Sandbox update hitting Destiny with Age of Triumph, as well as new and old weapons and armour from raids.

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Destiny: Xur’s Inventory for March 17th and 18th

Who is Xur?

Xur Agent Of The Nine, works for the mysterious group, The Nine. While Guardians have never seen The Nine, it is said that their influence is vast. Xur, the moss-tentacle-faced vendor visits social spaces once a week, bringing with him a variety of exotic items, which Guardians can purchase with Strange Coins.

Xur’s Location

This week Xur is even more excited about Age of Triumph than we are! He’s heading to the Hall of the Vanguard to celebrate by himself in a dark corner, so hit the Tower, go down the main stairs that are straight in front of you from spawn, and enter that hall. If you go up on the balcony to the right you’ll see Xur hiding out doing a weird tentacle dance that looks oddly like his face the rest of the time too.

Xur’s Inventory

Exotic Weapon: Telesto (Exotic Fusion Rifle) 17 Strange Coins

Telesto is one of the latest Exotics to be added to the game, and the fact that it sits in your Special slot means you can still use that amazing Legendary Hand Cannon. The exotic perks on this weapon begin with Harbinger’s Spark, making multikils drop orbs to charge your super energy. Next up is Unplanned Reprieve, which means your fusion projectiles attach to enemies and explode with a delay. This last perk is incredible because you can attach a full clip to a foe and watch them explode in a cloud of Void, killing them instantly.

Keep an eye out for a more detailed analysis of the weapon this weekend.

Exotic Helmet: The Glasshouse (Titan class) 13 Strange Coins

Apart from looking not only fragile, but also a total badass, this helmet turns you into a destructive machine. The exotic perk, Bathed in Light, makes Blessing of Light and Weapons of Light last longer. This is great for you and your team, and is perfect for PVP, particularly Trials of Osiris when a Super can make a massive difference to a losing team.

Exotic Helmet: The Ram (Warlock Class) 13 Strange Coins

An iconic piece of armour that you need to own, yes everyone! The exotic perk, Strength of the Ram, triggers Life Steal on Voidwalker melee attacks, and increases armour. This helmet looks awesome, and if I haven’t stressed enough how much you need it, you really need to buy it.

Exotic Gauntlets: Shinobu’s vow (Hunter Class) 13 Strange Coins

While not the best exotic Gauntlets out there, these are pretty good for a Hunter looking for something new. The exotic perk, New Tricks, improves Skip Grenades and grants an additional grenade charge. These grenades split and skip at the pace of the throw, so having more than one is only going to help you kill more foes in both PVP and PVE. An improvement to these grenades will help you smash those cheeky targets who think they can dodge the oncoming scene of death.

Legacy Engram: (Exotic Body Armour) 29 Strange Coins – The Legacy Engram will decode for a Year 1 or 2 piece of armour to complete your collection. Some of these items can be infused to Year 3 Light Level.

Three Of Coins (Consumable) 7 Strange Coins

Plasma Drive (Consumable) 23 Strange Coins

Emerald Coil (Consumable) 23 Strange Coins

Heavy Ammo Sythesis Consumable) 3 Strange Coins

Glass Needles (Consumable) 3 Strange Coins, 3 Motes Of Light, and 1 Exotic Shard

Our Take

Since the reveal of the Age of Triumph Record Book there’s a reason to buy every exotic, so building up your collection is imperative here if there’s something you don’t own. With that said, if you don’t own any of it, Telesto is a great place to start. We’ll put an in-depth look at the weapon out over the weekend but put simply it is a pleasure to use and very helpful in PVE and PVP. The ability to use what is effectively a Needler from the Halo series in Destiny has never been a bad thing, and since it’s release the Telesto has been used consistently throughout events in Destiny.

Destiny: Xur’s Inventory for March 10th and 11th

Who is Xur?

Xur Agent Of The Nine, works for the mysterious group, The Nine. While Guardians have never seen The Nine, it is said that their influence is vast. Xur, the moss-tentacle-faced vendor visits social spaces once a week, bringing with him a variety of exotic items, which Guardians can purchase with Strange Coins.

Xur’s Location

After the announcement of the Age of Triumph Xur seems to have rejected the Tower in favour of the Reef! So here’s where you go. Go right from spawn and go down the stairs. There is an entrance ahead of you, and if you go in there, Xur will be on the right hand side like a real creepy guy, and let’s face it he is very creepy.

Xur’s Inventory

Exotic Weapon: Truth (Exotic Rocket Launcher) 17 Strange Coins

As far as exotic weapons go, this thing is one behind the Gjallarhorn. The exotic perks that make it are really interesting, starting with Prototype Trueseeker, which makes the rounds from the weapon seek their target aggressively. Another perk, Grenades and Horseshoes, detonates rounds depending on their proximity to enemies, meaning they’ll explode just when they’re close to the enemy instead of needing to hit them. These two perks make for a very interesting weapon, and as I said earlier they’re only second to the Gjallarhorn’s.

Keep an eye out for a more detailed analysis of the weapon later on today.

Exotic Helmet: Empyrean Bellicose (Titan class) 13 Strange Coins

On top of looking awesome this helmet should help you take you enemies by surprise. Its perk, Antigrav Thrusters, will hold you in place if you aim in the air, at least for a while. This way you can jump above some cover in the Crucible and destroy anyone who’s trying to hide from you. The perk also recharges your melee ability when you collect orbs and your Super is full.

Exotic Helmet: Knucklehead Radar (Hunter Class) 13 Strange Coins

Personally I think this is one of the greatest helmets in the game. while it looks like you’ve got a target right where your eyes should be, this helmet isn’t designed to help your enemies. Instead the perk, Sensor Pack, leaves your radar visible in your hud while aiming. This is really useful if you’ve got perks elsewhere that increase your speed while aiming, as it allows you to run and gun better than anyone out there.

Exotic Gauntlets: Nothing Manacles (Warlock Class) 13 Strange Coins

Sharing the theme of awesome looking armour this week, these Gauntlets will make a big difference to your Warlock. The exotic perk, Scatter Charge, allows tracking for Scatter Grenades, resulting in you getting more kills with those clutch grenades after your opponent runs off or hides just out of sight.

Legacy Engram: (Exotic Body Armour) 29 Strange Coins – The Legacy Engram will decode for a Year 1 or 2 piece of armour to complete your collection. Some of these items can be infused to Year 3 Light Level.

Three Of Coins (Consumable) 7 Strange Coins

Plasma Drive (Consumable) 23 Strange Coins

Emerald Coil (Consumable) 23 Strange Coins

Heavy Ammo Sythesis Consumable) 3 Strange Coins

Glass Needles (Consumable) 3 Strange Coins, 3 Motes Of Light, and 1 Exotic Shard

Our Take

With Age of Triumph coming soon you need to make sure you’ve got everything, so buying a Legacy Engram is a must I’m afraid. On top of that, Truth is one of the best weapons in the game, particularly among the heavy exotics. If it were us, we’d be buying Truth, and then whichever piece of armour we don’t currently own, though Knucklehead Radar does have the best name, perk, and look.

Destiny Age of Triumph Revealed

For a while there have been rumours around an April update happening in Destiny. While Bungie hadn’t announced anything, it would make sense for them to update the game in April this year like they did last year, and arguable last year’s update made players happier than The Taken King expansion did.

Well this week Destiny: Age of Triumph was revealed, and it’s having a similar effect on the community as last year’s April update did. The most important thing to know is that Age of Triumph brings with it a new Record Book to complete, and releases on March 28th.

Unfortunately there isn’t a Light level cap increase with this update, though at this point I think everyone is ready for a new game rather than more increased levels. In addition all Raids are being brought up to the higher Light Level difficulty of 390, something Guardians have been asking for since Rise of Iron released. Interestingly the weekly Raid will now have new challenges assigned to them, the completion requirements for which will be necessary for Guardians to work out we think, since that’s how the Destiny community works best. Completing these challenges will unlock new ornaments, so everyone will know you’re the ultimate raider! While the new raids will be available at the higher Light level outside of the weekly challenge, this will only be three weeks after age of Triumph launches. Week 1: Crota’s End, Week 2: Vault of Glass, Week 3: King’s Fall.

Bungie also announced that older Raids will now be rewarding players with new items, that’s new armour and weapons at the current Light level. Any raids that didn’t have Sparrow and Ghost rewards will have them now, and they’re the best. Bungie is patching many fixes to exploits in older raids like Crota’s End and Vault of Glass, making them harder in general to complete without the increased Light level.

Elemental primary weapons are returning, not least the Vex Mythoclast, and at 400 Light as well!

If you love using Three of Coins from our great friend Xur then you’re in luck! These items will now work on Raid bosses, rejoice!

The legends could be true about that seventh chest in the Vault of Glass as well. While it isn’t confirmed, it was highly hinted at, and no one has ever found it before. Will you be the first?

Age of Triumph Record Book

Not every page of the record book was shown, but we do know quite a lot about what’s in there. There are thirteen pages to compete in the record book, and given that Destiny will remain online for the foreseeable future you should have plenty of time to complete every one of them.

Some pages are raid specific, and will no doubt be focused around accomplishing everything in each raid, as well as the new challenges, which are mostly going to be guesswork in the early days.

There are class-specific pages in the book as well, and they aren’t as easy as you think. Needless to say completing every Quest in the game and reaching level 40 with each class is essential for completion of the Record Book, but there’s even more to do than just this.

When it comes to the Crucible you’ll need to be a seasoned veteran and have picked up all the ghosts, which of course you haven’t, and the Iron Banner probably be getting a look in with this last completionist list so you have that to look forward to.

Finally, the book is basically a completion list of everything there is to do in Destiny. If you want to finish it you’ll have to get every Dead Ghost, you’ll need to reach a reasonable rank (25) with all Factions, you’ll have to help people who shouldn’t be helped (Eris), and most importantly, you’ll have to be the best damn Guardian the Tower has ever seen. Oh and if you thought you’d get away without collecting every Grimoire card then you’re dead wrong.

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