Next Destiny Expansion Might Be Called the Taken King

The next “expansion” for Destiny, House of Wolves, will be dropping soon. According to the information we have about it, it’s going to introduce a lot of new stuff to the game.

The biggest expansion is said to be dropping sometime in September, previously known as Plague of Darkness. However, according to a NeoGAF thread Bungie has trademarked the name The Taken King. Presumably, that’s the name that’s been chosen for the next expansion.

What Is the Taken King?

Destiny Crota's End raid

The name comes from a leaked image, which also happens to include a familiar piece of iconography. Knowledgeable fans will no doubt recognize the symbol that’s reminiscent to the Hive, a faction of enemies from the Destiny game universe.

As always, there’s the question of validity but this information seems authentic. One Jim Charne filed the trademark, the same attorney who trademarked the previous expansions, The Dark Below and House of Wolves.

Rumors state that this will be a more content-heavy expansion adding something like 12 new story missions, four new Strikes, a new Raid, a host of additional PvP content, and a brand new location.

All I have to say is it’s about damn time. Destiny players have been thirsting for some new content and both The Dark Below and House of Wolves haven’t introduced much.

Who Is the Unnamed King?

Destiny The Dark Below promotional media

If the symbol does relate to the Hive then it’s likely the king in reference is Oryx, a big bad from Destiny lore that players have yet to encounter in the game universe. In The Dark Below’s raid, Crota’s End, Guardians killed Oryx’s son Crota. It makes sense that his pops would want to get revenge somehow.

We’ll find out soon enough when the new expansion drops in September. Before that, House of Wolves launches on Tuesday, May 19.

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