As part of the Bungie hosted livestream that took place on Twitch last night, the developer has revealed plenty of information about the upcoming House of Wolves DLC for Destiny. The main information to come out of the presentation was the fact that there will be an entirely new social space located in the Reef at the Queen’s Bay. This new space will be accessible to everyone, regardless if you have bought the new content, although certain areas will be locked out until you buy House of Wolves.
The Queen’s Bay will also be home to several new important NPC characters. Petra Venj will play a large role in the various story missions in the new DLC and will issue you with rewards for carrying out the missions and doing certain objectives. Meanwhile, Variks will operate as the go-to man for the Prison of Elders arena mode while Brother Vance will oversee the Trials of Osiris game mode. Both will offer unique gear for taking part in their respective game modes.
The new social space will also offer bounties similar to those at The Tower, giving players the opportunity to gain Vanguard and Crucible marks. Footage also hinted at the fact that Xur will make an appearance as he can apparently “go anywhere he wants.”
The House of Wolves livestream also revealed other information about what exactly is coming to Destiny. Some of the most important changes include the fact that your gear will no longer become obsolete through the new content. Regardless of whether your purchase the DLC the level cap for your weapons and armor will increase. You will also be able to reforge legendary weapons obtained in the House of Wolves DLC at the Gunsmith and trade raw materials at a 1:1 ratio with the Speaker.
There will also be a variety of new items available, as well as a new ship given by Petra that looks very different to the other available ships in the game. Finally, Bungie announced that there will be some locked doors at the Queen’s Bay that will be used to further expand the area and unlock extra social features in the future.