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Destiny: The Taken King Release Date Tips



The Destiny: The Taken King release date is finally here and in no time at all you can start playing the latest chapter in Destiny.

One year after the original release, gamers are preparing to start on new quests and higher level caps as well as an exciting new Destiny Raid that is coming in the near future.

The Destiny: The Taken King release arrives on PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360 as a digital download and on disc for users who are new to Destiny or who need all the earlier Destiny Expansions.

You don’t need to pre-order Destiny: The Taken King, but if you do you can get some bonus items. Plus we’ll cover a way to trade in your current copy for Destiny: The Taken King with a new deal and where to look for a midnight release event. Be sure to check out the Destiny: The Taken King starring you.

Here’s what you need to know about the Destiny: The Taken King release date, what you get, which version to buy and other key details.

Destiny: The Taken King Release Date

The Destiny: The Taken King release date is September 15th, one year after the original Destiny release date. Updated with the 2 AM Pacific Time digital start to Destiny: The Taken King.

You can buy Destiny: The Taken King on disk or as a digital download and there is an option to buy the full game or just an upgrade, depending on what you want or need.

What you need to know about the Destiny: The Taken King release date

What you need to know about the Destiny: The Taken King release date

If you pre-order Destiny: The Taken King through GameStop and other retailers you can get a Guardian Shader, Player Emblem and a weapon pack with three upgraded weapons.

There is an exclusive strike mission for PS4 and PS3 and a new location only for PS4 owners. Bungie also adds new Exotic Destiny weapons like the Jade Rabbit rifle with scope and a level 20 armor set exclusive to the PS4.

In addition to buying the game, there is also a special edition Destiny: The Taken King PS4 bundle with a white Destiny themed PS4 for $399.99.

Install Destiny 2.0 Now

If you are a huge fan of Destiny, you probably already installed the Destiny 2.0 update. For those of you who haven’t yet done this, you should take the time to see what’s new in Destiny 2.0 and to start the download.

Right after the update went live we saw Destiny 2.0 download problems. While these should be mostly over, you can expect to see more people trying to download this update during the new release, and it is also a hefty update so it will take some time to download.

Get ready for the Destiny: The Taken King release date with Destiny 2.0.

Get ready for the Destiny: The Taken King release date with Destiny 2.0.

Which Version of Destiny: The Taken King to Buy

There are multiple ways to buy Destiny: The Taken King, and you can check out our guide to see what you get with each one.

If you already have Destiny, the $39.99 Destiny: The Taken King digital download is the most affordable option to go after.

For gamers who are new to Destiny, the Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition is $59.99 and is available on disc with Destiny, the previous expansions and The Taken King.

For $20 more there is a Destiny: The Taken King Digital Collector’s Edition which includes early access to the Vangaurd Weapons pack that arrives next year.

The physical Destiny: The Taken King Collector’s Edition includes small real world collectibles and the same digital items as the editions above.

Destiny: The Taken King Trade-in and Upgrade Offer

A Destiny trade in is not worth much now, but GameStop offers a trade-in bonus if you are going to buy Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition.

That makes the upgrade the same price as the digital version that you can buy for $39.99. The Destiny trade-in offer to trade-up to Destiny: The Taken King is available from today through September 21st.

This is only available at GameStop and only when you buy Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition. This may prove to be a great way to get Destiny on your current console if you’ve upgraded or switched.

Destiny: The Taken King Deals

You can save on Destiny: The Taken King through several retailers, but you won’t save a ton, even though the base game is a year old. Here are the Destiny: The Taken King deals you need to know about.

Best Buy Destiny: The Taken King deal – 20% off for Gamers Club Unlocked members.  Gamers Club Unlocked is $30 for two-years.

Amazon Destiny: The Taken King deal – Amazon Prime members instantly save $9.01 dropping the total price to $49.99 before tax.

Some of the early Destiny: The Taken King Deals already expired, so the ways to save are limited.

Midnight Destiny: The Taken King Release Date Events

There are not many places to go to get the new Destiny game at midnight. The Many GameStop locations are open for a midnight Destiny: The Taken King release date event, but you need to check to verify that your store is participating.

What you need to know about the Destiny: The Taken King release events at midnight.

What you need to know about the Destiny: The Taken King release events at midnight.

The midnight release actually comes early to users on the West Coast thanks to a simultaneous release across all time zones starting at 12:01 AM Eastern, so you can buy the game at GameStop at 9:01 PM today.

If you buy digitally, you can pre-load and start playing at 2 AM Pacific, 5 AM Eastern.

Destiny King’s Fall Release Date

There is one more Destiny release date to look forward to this month. The King’s Fall release date arrives on September 18th. This is a new Destiny raid that you need Destiny: The Taken King to play.

You can start playing this at 10 AM Pacific, 1 PM Eastern on Friday. You’ll join a six person raid party in the new Dreadnaught location.



  1. Derek

    09/14/2015 at 5:33 pm

    Where did you get the info taken king can be played at 9pm pst time?

  2. Daelen

    09/14/2015 at 6:05 pm

    Ya I’m wondering the same thing^

  3. Tahoe Sands

    09/14/2015 at 6:11 pm

    Okay, I get all that stuff you’re saying and I purchased the Legendary Edition for $59 from the playstation store, but now I can’t figure out what to do next. I know it says I can’t play the The Taken King till the 15th, but how do I get the “base” game installed along with the expansion packs?

    I do own the physical disk which I have been playing for about 9 months, but my HDD is “funky” and keeps ejecting my disk, so I figured the digital copy was the way to go. Do I have to delete something from my HDD? Its very unclear how to get all this installed and working.

    Any help?

  4. AJ Vazquez

    09/14/2015 at 8:28 pm

    Yeah I call BS on the 9pm PST release, you gotta remember there has to be a weekly reset. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

  5. Robert

    09/14/2015 at 10:08 pm

    It can be purchased and installed at 901pm but not actually played until 2am like everyone else. Actually read that on bungie web site

  6. Todd Cleveland

    09/14/2015 at 11:02 pm

    You also fail to mention that in order to play the taken king you must have the first two expansions. So buying the legendary version at Gamestop with the trade in of your original game essentially gives you the first two expansions for free. It will cost you 40 bucks for the legendary version with trade in or 60 bucks without.

  7. Ham

    09/14/2015 at 11:19 pm

    hi I had pre-ordered the game yesterday and now I cant see anything downloaded and my money has been taken from my playstation account any thoughts on what has happened?

  8. Dave

    09/15/2015 at 3:51 am

    except it is the 15th, and the digital download for xbox360. is STILL NOT available

    • Jason

      09/15/2015 at 10:44 am

      Ya, its not available on LIVE for 360. WTF?!

  9. Tripp

    09/15/2015 at 2:21 pm

    Bought destiny taken king legendary edition in May 59.99 but now that it’s out its not letting me access the dlc for the taken king which was supposed to be included in the expansion pass what is going on

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