Destiny 2's First DLC Pack Reportedly Takes Players To Mercury

That wizard came from Mercury!

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Destiny 2 is not even out yet, but we're already getting information about its upcoming DLC. According to a report from Kotaku, the first DLC pack will add a patrol zone on Mercury, a social space, and a storyline centered around Osiris.

Details of the DLC pack, apparently called The Curse of Osiris, were leaked to Kotaku today. According to the report, the pack will focus on parts of Destiny's lore that have only been hinted at up until now. As the title of the expansion suggests, it has to do with Osiris, an exiled Warlock known for his zealous studies of the Darkness. Specifically, players will be tasked with saving Osiris from the Vex.

In the original Destiny, Osiris was only mentioned briefly. For example, in Destiny's lore, the Trials of Osiris competitive multiplayer mode served as a recruiting tool for the Disciples of Osiris, who would presumably seek out the most successful players for their cause. If you won enough in Trials of Osiris, you'd be granted access to the Lighthouse on Mercury to receive rewards.

Although the Lighthouse wasn't used for anything else in the first game, Destiny 2's DLC will apparently feature it much more prominently. It'll be used as a full-fledged social space. In addition, players will descend down to the surface of Mercury to embark on Patrol missions and quests. There's no word yet on if The Curse of Osiris will include a Raid, what it'll cost, or when it'll be released.

Bungie obviously hasn't said anything official about The Curse of Osiris yet, but game director Luke Smith recently teased something that could support the theory that the Vex will play a greater role in DLC. Fielding community questions, Smith stated, "The Vex don't play specifically a role in the conflict between the Red Legion, but while you're playing through Destiny 2 and while you're playing a bunch of the different content, we are pointing at places we are going to go next. Part of the fun of making and playing games is seeing that intention and knowing that it's all going somewhere."

Destiny 2 launches on September 6 for PS4 and Xbox One, with a PC release coming on October 24. An open beta for the PC version is happening now; here's how to get access.

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Jag-T1000

Developers these days: Hey, lets create a game?

We only need 60% of the game

The rest we will release it as DLC.

Genius!!!!

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Asseen0nTV

Well, allow me to drop some news on the rest of the DLC plan. It's everything you played in the original content, BUT (and here's the kicker) baaackwaaardssss... The +$40 version will net you a player emblem that will show your friends how reckless you are with money. For an extra $60 version gives you access to an armor recolor and the strip club high roller "make it rain glimmer" emote.

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iRtehOWN

"Destiny 2 is not even out yet, but we're already getting information about its upcoming DLC."

Literally the first sentence, even GS knows there's a problem.

Just say no to DLC boys.

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Razrabbit

Never preorder. Never season pass.

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twztid13

I knew they'd use the Lighthouse in destiny 2. Anything that wasn't seen by the majority of players, & has 80% of the work done already is prime target for destiny 2. I was very surprised at how much the sequel looked like the original, but not in a good way (as it didn't give that sense of familiarity while looking/feeling fresh at the same time...or at all, like all of the great sequels I have played in my lifetime have). I wanted to like Destiny 2, but being burned at every opportunity by destiny, and by many devs convincing us to buy junk, or trying to, currently, I didn't feel anything in the sequel that I could grab onto in order to convince myself it would be a great sequel, or anything beyond the original. Bungie has famously mentioned the number of seconds that gamers give you their full attention, and therefore their intention to make that initial short 30 second experience continue on a loop to keep gamers immersed in their games (basic interpretation), but that was completely absent for me here, sadly. Of course a beta is not equal to the finished product, but the idea that the game will change that much, is unrealistic. These betas are not what betas used to be. It is usually much closer to a final build than what traditional PC gamers have known as betas, and are usually 3-4 months older than when released. These devs know they'll be criticized for the betas, so they treat them that way nowadays, & are pretty representative of the final product. Having played betas for decades, I feel pretty comfortable saying this, & I have not seen an instance where a game has drastically changed (Battlefield 3 was about the most drastic change, and that amount of change would not fix Destiny 2 for me, even though it did fix BF3, because the issues they faced during beta are completely different). I'd love to be wrong, though. One can never have too many great games to play... Well, actually...

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0diN_7

@twztid13: You're super whiny.

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DEVILTAZ35

Well it takes players for a ride anyway.

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ShepardCommandr

this industry is a freaking joke

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0diN_7

@ShepardCommandr: I know right? I hate when developers release a full game then release more content for that game and have the nerve to charge me for their hard work.

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Mogan

@ShepardCommandr: No it's not. Gamers on the internet are just drama queens.

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DaVillain-

Already pre-order Destiny 2 on PC just the standard edition and will wait and see what kind of DLC it is.

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XenomorphAlien

I'll just wait for the inevitable complete edition in 3 years

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0diN_7

@xenomorphalien: By then you'll be so far behind their will be no point in playing the game at all. Just do yourself a favor and don't buy at all.

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XenomorphAlien

@0diN_7: Better than paying over $100 for all the content when I can get it at regular price altogether

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DoubleM-K

@xenomorphalien: i think max 2 years ;)

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DaVillain-

@xenomorphalien: 3 years? For all we know, Destiny 3 will be release by the time you'll get GOTY edition.

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EdwardNygma

You know they cut this content out of the game. Already announcing DLC this early is really shady.

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Alucai

@edwardnygma: Hey dumbass, they didn't announce anything. This was leaked. And DLC isn't usually made after the initial game release, it's started when all the artists finish their jobs, which is usually before anyone else does. Your perfect world where everyone does the bare minimum to get the game out the door and then start work on DLC, with the artists receiving no income in between, doesn't exist.

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EdwardNygma

@alucai: LOL. Angry much? Perhaps not even angry but naive? Ignorance is bliss they say.

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Creepywelps

@alucai: you're not very intelligent.

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se7enXx89xX

@alucai: Angry fanboy?

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Mogan

@edwardnygma: How do we know it?

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blondie_82

Sounds great! Bring it on!

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Batusai4Ever

if Bungie had any moral decency they would release all Destiny's DLC for free...it is still ringing in my head they said Destiny 1 had a 10 year plan and it's already being dropped after 3. Not falling for your shit again, would rather wait until a complete edition comes out in 1-2 years.

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se7enXx89xX

@batusai4ever: You realize it's Activision pulling all the strings right? There's a reason they're literally the worst company in the world....They're 100% anti consumer.

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Jd234

@se7enxx89xx: I agree with you but I have to say we can all point finger's Bungie,Activision,Ubi,Ea etc. Really it's all our fault as consumer's we just laid down and accepted it to the point it's now a normal thing.

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Batusai4Ever

@Jd234: exactly...we are the guilty party here since we continue to hand over cash time and time again. With so much kids hooked on games this may never stop now. I for one will never pre-order or purchase another game until I see a post launch unbiased review and will never pay for DLC for a half baked game.

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blondie_82

@batusai4ever: they said the franchise has a 10 year plan hence the 10 year contract they signed with activision.

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Drivemanner

@batusai4ever: I wonder how complete this dlc actually is. I'm all for devs releasing the most complete game they can and then working on dlc post launch but not holding off and releasing them on a schedule to Scrooge every last cent out of their fanbase... Hopefully I'm wrong.

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Welverin

@batusai4ever: The ten year plan was for the series, not one game.

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everson_rm

@Welverin: Nah, they took that out of theyr a****. They even said that you'll keep all of your gear through the years. I love destiny, but that was total Bull****

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gamingdevil800

There is actually footage from E3 2013 on the destiny channel of the developers pointing at a screen with a old guy standing in osiris garments on Mercury. So there is no doubt in my mind that this story was part of the original game before things went south. Bungie spoon feeding you the original story since 2014.

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Mogan

@gamingdevil800: ... So what? If they didn't use the character in the original game, should they just throw away that design? We know the original story isn't anything like what came out, so they can't be just lifting cutscenes and story sequences from 2013 to sell now; it wouldn't line up. So who cares if they reuse an old character design for DLC in the sequel?

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SirNormanislost

is this being called DLC just to incur thr wrath of the comments section and get more clicks

surely this is just a patch?

just below this article (on the front page) "the division is recieveing a big free content update" both are content, both are free but one gets called dc for clicks

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Alucai

@SirNormanislost: Patches are by definition free, DLC is not (usually).

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speed45823

LOL DLC announcement before the actual game's release in the guise of "Season Pass". Some people will say "Its post release content". If that's the case then what we're getting is an unfinished game for 60 dollars. There are companies out there who divide their dev them so they can solely work on post release DLCs from day one instead of adding that with the main game...all for the purpose of selling it to us for an extra 30+ dollars. And of course they get away with it too cause gullible customers will happily pay for it and call it "Extra contents". Gone are the days where you paid 60 dollars and got the full game without any additional BS DLC schemes. In any other industry, this kind of shady business practice would be shunned upon but the video game industry gets away with it cause of gullible younger demographics. Its sad really.

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theJash07

@speed45823: Hey everybody, I've found the guy who's never ever paid for anything post-release for any game ever.

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Lord_Sesshy

@speed45823: Or 100% of the team works on as much of the game as they can but when their part is done they have nothing to do so they start working on DLC. Like story writers or sandbox creators. They probably have nothing to do the past couple of months or more.

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SirNormanislost

@speed45823: it's an mmo, they stagger content and have new stuff added throughout it's life cycle.....

It's how they keep people who buy it playing....

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Mogan

Well, yeah. Now tell us about the expansion pass we can buy, and how half the end game activities will be replaced with expansion content once the first DLC is out. We all know Destiny 2 is no $60 game, so let's just get it all out in the open.

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theJash07

@Mogan: And it's entirely up to the consumer to use their own money as they see fit.

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Jd234

@thejash07: That is true but that is also why thing's are this way now and not saying you but for anyone to sit there and not admit that this business practice/tatic is shit well that would be a damn dirty lie. The gaming industry is really bad now and you'd be a blind fool to think otherwise but this is what happen's when consumer's lay down and accept shit.

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theJash07

@Jd234: it's not necessarily laying down and accepting it. It's a business model. One of the oldest, in fact. It's paying a little extra for a little extra. Granted, the gaming market is completely saturated with this model now, but like you said it's the consumer that's fueling it. If the majority didn't pay for DLC, this type of practice would be way less commonplace. The developers would be forced to give us a much larger and finished product instead of selling us pieces in increments. I, for one, am guilty because I do pay for expansions. I don't however pay for any content that should be free like emotes or other cosmetics and in-game currency because that type of practice is a backhanded way of turning a profit. Most of these "extras" are often times designed and built beforehand for the purpose of testing CG models or with the specific intention at moneygrabbing.

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Jd234

@thejash07: It's a bad business model/practice but business model's that fail and make a business suffer rather than profit get scrapped. We fed into it when they first came out with it and now it is accepted it's past the point of no return, if it had failed at the start it never would've took off in the first place. People wore outraged but still bought into it and now it is just accepted. I don't know how old you are but true expansion's are fine dlc are more like tiny piece's of extra shit 8 hour's more of story if you're lucky or more character's to a game with a less roster count then it's former's.True expansions are perfectly fine you pay significantly less than a full game and you get huge content but no one really does the true expansions anymore.

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Mogan

@thejash07: Yes, it is.

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EdwardNygma

@Mogan: Agreed.

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