Destiny’s House of Wolves Expansion Has No New Raid
With the reveal trailer of Destiny's newest expansion House of Wolves yesterday came a lot of excitement from Guardians around the world. With a little bit of digging, however, came tempered enthusiasm as it was revealed that House of Wolves will not offer a new Raid. Crota isn't out of the woods yet, apparently.
The Bungie blog dropped the bad news on the Destiny community soon after the trailer was first revealed, as studio rep Urk said, "House of Wolves will not have a Raid activity. We didn't make this decision lightly. Our team has been humbled by the reception of Raids in Destiny and we are creating a new Raid for a release later this year."
The new expansion will offer a brand new three-person multiplayer mode called The Prison of Elders, though Bungie hasn't spilled the beans on what that may entail. We're thinking that if it involves a prison and say being trapped in one with enemies coming out of the woodwork to kill us a la Horde mode, that would make sense.
While it's disappointing that the new expansion won't launch with a new Raid, we're glad to hear that Bungie is at least developing a new Raid for later in the year. Making Crota's End the last Raid in the game, as much as people love it, would be a major disappointment, so we appreciate Bungie letting us know what to expect. That said, the expansion should still be an interesting one for all Destiny players, and we're anxious to jump back in and fulfill some more of our in-game destinies.
Destiny: House of Wolves launches May 19, and it is part of the original $34.99 Expansion Pass. Like The Dark Below, the House of Wolves expansion will cost $19.99 on its own.