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Destiny: The Taken King Pre-Orders: What You Need to Know

The Destiny: The Taken King release next month is expected to be one of the biggest in gaming this September.

Destiny: The Taken King is a massive expansion, spanning the entire game. A new enemy, called Oryx, is threatening to destroy Earth and her Guardians along with it. It’s these Guardian’s job to destroy The Taken King, who Bungie calls Oryx, before he uses his own forces to destroy everything players know. Destiny: The Taken King comes with new weapons, new places to visit, new multiplayer maps and new armor to customize your Guardian. Completing all of that content will take time and skill.

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Fortunately, getting your hands on the Destiny: The Taken King expansion on release day shouldn’t be a tough battle. Here’s what you need to know about Destiny: The Taken King pre-orders and the different versions that you can buy when it arrives on September 15th.

PS4 Exclusives

Destiny is a huge selling point for Sony’s PS4. When the game launched last year it was only promoted as being on the PS4. What’s more, Sony locked down an impressive amount of exclusive content that players couldn’t get anywhere but its systems. Sony, Activision and Bungie are teaming up to do the same thing for the Destiny The Taken King release, according to a blog post by Sony over the summer.

The Echo Chamber, a co-operative multiplayer strike mission, is only coming to PS4 and PS3 users. Sector 61B, a new location for multiplayer battles is only for PS4 users too. It a relatively mid-size battle zone. Exotic weapons only available to PS4 users include the Jade Rabbit rifle with scope, and a level 20 armor and gear set for each class of player.

Destiny: The Taken King Digital Download $39.99

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There are physical versions of Destiny: The Taken King galore. For users who just like to get into the game and start the latest popular Raid, a digital download might be more convenient. Fortunately, Bungie and publisher Activision have a solution for that.

Destiny The Taken King digital downloads aren’t yet available in the PlayStation Store for PS4 an in the Xbox Store for Xbox One owners. The same goes for Destiny players on the Xbox 360 and PS3. Presumably, they will closer to release. Besides the upgrade itself, buyers of this version get a Sparrow ship, armor shader and what Bungie describes as a Year 1 Emblem.

Destiny: The Taken King digital download will only cost $39.99, making it the cheapest way to get the expansion. The catch is that users need a disc or digital copy of Destiny to work in partnership with the expansion. This isn’t a hurdle buyers of retail copies have to go through.

Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition $59.99

$59.99 gets gamers the Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition physical game. As the name suggests, the The Taken King expansion is included. It doesn’t stop there though. Activision and Bungie are betting that there’s an untapped market of fans out there who haven’t tried Destiny yet. To appeal to them Legendary copies of the expansion come with the base game and its two previous expansions.

[ Pre-Order The Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition for $59.99 ]

Destiny: The Taken King Digital Collector’s Edition $79.99

Available in the Xbox Store and PlayStation Store is the Destiny The Taken King Digital Collector’s Edition. It’s also meant for users who haven’t played the game just yet.

Included is the SUROS Arsenal Pack, XP bonuses, three armor shaders and emotes. That’s just the downloadable content. Also included is the base game, the House of Wolves expansion, the Dark Below expansion and a digital download of The Taken King. To be clear, users who pre-order get access to the Vanguard Weapons pack before its release next year.

[ Pre-Order The Taken King Digital Collector’s Edition for $79.99 ]

Destiny: The Taken King Collector’s Edition $79.99

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Anyone fine with a physical copy of the game stands to get more value for their money. Bundled with the Destiny: The Taken King Collector’s Edition are digital trinkets and real-world recreations of objects taken fresh out of the game itself.

The game is housed in a collector’s edition SteelBook case that’ll look great on a shelf. Buyers also get a copy of Treasure Island, with what Bungie itself describes as a “strange coin replica.” There are some smaller artifacts too, along with codes to unlock all the downloads that the Digital Collector’s Edition comes with.

[ Pre-Order the Taken King Collector’s Edition for $79.99 ]

PlayStation 4 Limited Edition Destiny: The Taken King Bundle $399.99

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For users who don’t yet have a PS4 or Destiny there’s the all-inclusive PS4 Limited Edition Destiny: The Taken King Bundle.

Early access to the Vanguard Weapons Pack, Suros Arsenal Pack is included. The Taken King, Destiny’s two previous expansions come with this version. Since what users are purchasing is a PS4 version of the game, they also get access to the exclusive PS4 content that Xbox One owners might never get access to.

The bundled console comes in white, with gray and gold artwork covering it’s its side. Buyers also get a matching white controller.

[ Pre-Order the PS4 Limited Edition Destiny: The Taken King Bundle from GameStop ]

Remember, Destiny: The Taken King expansion launches on September 15th.

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12 Comments

  1. Dudemanbro

    08/11/2015 at 4:57 pm

    Its Oryx bruh not Onyx

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    • Travis Pope

      08/12/2015 at 5:00 am

      Thanks for pointing that out. Autocorrect is not Oryx’s friend.

      Reply

  2. lee mcnamara

    08/14/2015 at 11:00 am

    is there no physical taken king? no collectors just the expansion as want to save disc space is all

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  3. wesley

    08/20/2015 at 3:36 pm

  4. Bill Thompson

    08/30/2015 at 11:16 am

    I won’t be upgrading. I got Dark Below and House of Wolves. Both of those took about an hour, IIRC, to complete.

    Destiny has three serious flaws that compels me to play other games:

    1. No map in the game – I shouldn’t have to go online to YouTube to find out where my mission objective is located, yet everyone does this in Destiny, especially the House of Wolves bounties. Where is the Hall of Glass? This is the first video game I’ve ever played that didn’t have mission and submission markers on a map that instantly comes up with your location marked too. Big fail here.

    2. No matchmaking for some strikes and all RAIDs – this is a huge fail too. Again, I shouldn’t have to go ONLINE to get 5 friends to join me in a Fire Team to play a huge section of the game. It’s a huge pain in the butt and I just don’t do it. There are actually web sites dedicated to helping you find friends who are online now who want to form a group. It takes way too much time to assemble a group to play a RAID. There are too many really good games out, and coming out this fall, to deal with this crap. Even World of Warcraft has matchmaking for RAIDs!

    3. The load times on this game are insane. They are about as had a Skyrim, which is notorious for long load times. I have a digital download of the game, not the disc. Hard drives are faster than optical drives, and yet it takes an insane amount of time to just bring up the Destination screen! Seriously! Why does it take so long to bring up a graphic of my ship and the map for me to select my destination? And, WHY CAN’T I GO DIRECTLY TO THE TOWER FROM ANYWHERE INSTEAD OF HAVING TO GO TO THE DESTINATION SCREEN FIRST AND THEN FINALLY THE TOWER?

    That last part is utterly idiotic. I REFUSE to reward that with another purchase. No way.

    This is a video game. It’s entertainment for me. If you make me work to do basic things, things needed so I can PLAY, and make your game a hassle, I won’t play it.

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  5. Kontour

    09/01/2015 at 7:48 pm

    I agree with the going to the tower thing. And I think there should be a way to pick which part of the planets to be dropped off at

    Reply

  6. Help!

    09/07/2015 at 6:33 am

    Hi, if I pre ordered a normal ps4 with legendary destiny bundle, will I get the weapon pack? Reply please! ty!

    Reply

    • Bob joe and whyis the screen going up whenever i type?????????????????????

      09/08/2015 at 1:27 pm

      yes you will

      Reply

  7. Nick

    09/10/2015 at 4:35 pm

    If I preorder the legendary edition, do I get the year one content immediately?

    Reply

  8. Sitoiganap

    09/12/2015 at 5:01 am

    If i buy the Legendary Edition will i still have the statisticks from my old character ???

    Reply

  9. Shane

    09/26/2015 at 12:47 pm

    Is it $40 or $50 in Canada

    Reply

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