Destiny Queen's Wrath Live Reactions: Legendary Loot Aplenty!

GameSpot's very own Destiny war correspondent offers key data from the front lines.

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Eyes up, Guardians. Rob Crossley here reporting from GameSpot's UK base of operations, relaying messages sent via our Destiny war correspondent Erick Tay.

Erick has bravely outfitted his Titan gear and set forth in Destiny to reveal key details about the Queen's Wrath--the latest update that adds new missions and rewards to Bungie's sci-fi epic.

Early on-site reports suggest that Queen's Wrath is going to be a particularly fruitful add-on, with Erick (known in-game as "Juicenjin"--say hi to him!) completing two separate missions and being rewarded with legendary loot on each!

We're a bit uneasy about saying that means each Queen's Wrath missions are guaranteed to provide legendary loot on completion, but the early signs are positive. As seen in the images below, Erick was awarded the Queen's Guard Helm and Queen's Guard Plate from his first two missions.

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How to activate The Queen's Wrath

Here's how the new update unfolds--the bounty vendor in the Tower will now be offering out tasks specific to Queen's Wrath. Erick reports that two were Crucible based, two were kill-count based, and another couple were based on finding certain targets. All these are done on existing Destiny planets. Click on the thumbnails below for more details.

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Once these were completed, a new Queen's Wrath mission icon appeared on the galaxy map. (We're not 100 percent certain the bounty activates the Queen's Wrath missions - but this was the experience for Erick).

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It appears that these are not new missions, but instead remixes of campaign levels with a certain modifier in place, which only appear once you arrive at your destination. As you may expect, the difficulty of these missions can be particularly hard, with Erick encountering challenges suitable for Level 24 characters.

Meanwhile, the Queen's Emissary will now appear on the Tower, offering certain shaders, emblems, and at least three new weapons. (see in the video below.)

One thing we're still not certain of yet is the effect completing certain bounties has on the Queen's Wrath missions, other than unlocking them. However, these bounties do offer reputation towards the Queen's Wrath faction, which unlocks new rewards from the Emissary.

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Erick's comms will be going dark momentarily, so we'll leave you with this final note: These remixed missions appear to be randomly selected. So, you could theoretically keep quitting them until the game selects one you found rather easy, giving you a more straightforward path to legendary loot.

Update: Erick has completed his third and fourth missions, and was awarded with another two legendaries. You know what this means.

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