April 12th marked the release of Bungie’s newest mini expansion to their ever growing universe. With it, we saw the arrival of two new strikes, new quests and a bunch of tweaks and fine tunings behind the scenes. We also saw a new light goal of 335 as well as a bunch of rehashed weapons and armours.
As a huge Destiny fan having spent over 500 hours playing since its release, I was more eager than anyone to see what the April update bought to the table. After spending two weeks ticking off every possible thing to do, I couldn’t be happier with what Bungie have done. Let me tell you what Bungie have included and why I was so happy about it.Recycling the Prison of Elders and introducing the new challenges was ingenious. From a technical point of view, rather than developing completely new content, Bungie spent time tweaking their unused existing content and in doing so created an abundance of replayability in what is now called The Challenge of the Elders. This includes the challenges of accumulating points and achieving a highscore, all whilst juggling a rotating modifier such as headshots or grenade kills. The reward for such accomplishment are new armour pieces and weapons respectively. The best part about the Prison of Elders update is that it still only requires 3 fire team members and this suited my small group of friends perfectly.
A new item has been added to the Eververse in the form of Sterling Treasure. This is a box that can drop new armour pieces (at light level 3), that can be infused with Chroma. For those that aren’t aware, Chroma is an aura of sorts, where you can mix and match your 4 different colours as you see fit. Whilst I don’t really agree with Eververse items, a total of three Sterling Treasure boxes can be found per account by participating in the weekly crucible match. You must also complete a level 41 Prison of Elders and one will be waiting for you at the post master. A certain set of armour drops inside the Sterling Treasure will allow you to look like the foe you had been hunting since last September (The Taken). You can also get a free suited emote to match it once your set is complete. Whilst i’m not a huge fan of it all, I’ve definitely taken shot at Taken themed guardians more than once.