Nearly a year after its initial release, Destiny is set to undergo a massive transformation. Dubbed 'Destiny Year Two' by developer Bungie, the game's fundamental mechanics and loot system are going to be overhauled with the upcoming expansion - the game's largest add-on to date - The Taken King. The update aims to simplify the more nebulous aspects of the game while simultaneously addressing some of the complaints players have had over the last year.
The loot system is one of the most important facets of the game, prompting Guardians to run through Strikes and Raids in an attempt to earn the best weapons and armor. Unfortunately, with the release of The Taken King, many of the existing exotic weapons will be re-balanced and made potentially obsolete. Fan-favorites, such as Thorn and the almighty Gjallarhorn, are going to be the biggest targets as the developers aim to encourage players to upgrade and try out the game's newest gear.
To help soften that blow, Bungie is releasing lots of details this week about the new exotic weapons and armor players will find after the launch of The Taken King. Taking to Instagram today, the developer released information on three new weapons and three pieces of armor, one specific to each character class. Each piece bears a new perk that doesn't exist in any gear from year one.