This Week On Destiny…

Here’s a brief update for all you Guardians playing Destiny out there!

Today, Tuesday, aside from the weekly refresh of all raids, a new Nightfall/Weekly Strike has been introduced!

The Summoning Pits

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Nightfall Modifiers:

  • Nightfall (If all players die, you will be returned to orbit)
  • Epic (Heavily shielded and highly aggressive enemies appear in great numbers)
  • LightSwitch (Minions of the Darkness deal much more melee damage)
  • Angry (Minions of the Darkness won’t flinch, even after massive damage)
  • Arc Burn (Arc Damage from any source is greatly increased)

Weekly Heroic Strike Modifiers:

  • Heroic (Enemies appear in greater numbers and are more aggressive)
  • Arc Burn (Arc Damage from any source is greatly increased)

Also coming this week on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time is the raid, Crota’s End, on Hard Mode.

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Guardians will be able acquire four new weapons via Hard Mode: Abyss Defiant (Auto Rifle), Fant of Ir Yut (Scout Rifle), Oversoul Edict (Pulse Rifle), Word of Crota (Hand Cannon). Additionally, Guardians will also finally be able to upgrade their Eidolon Ally with the final piece, Crux of Crota, to acquire Nechrochasm. A new shader, Glowhoo, and ship, Bane of the Dark Gods, is also obtainable and exclusive to the new Hard Mode on Crota’s End.

The first six (or less, if you’re brave) players to complete the raid might also earn themselves some official Bungie gear…

“The first Fireteam to sink their teeth (and their sword) into the final boss (and by opposing, end him) will set the pace. We’ll be watching. We might even send the World First finishers some swag from the Bungie Store.” – Deej, from Bungie

Good luck out there, Guardians.

 

Nintendo to sponsor Apex 2015

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That’s right.

For the first time ever, Apex 2015 will be sponsored by Nintendo. Nintendo has recently, just last summer actually, given licensing permissions to Major League Gaming and EVO 2014 in the “Summer of Smash.” Smash Bros community Smash Boards has also partnered with Apex 2015 (and now, Nintendo) to prepare for possibly the largest Smash Bros event yet.

Featuring not just all four console Smash Bros games, but also Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Ultra Street Fighter 4, and Killer Instinct, Apex 2015 will take place starting January 31 and ending on February 1 in Secaucus, New Jersey.

Check the Apex 2015 official site for more information and details on registration.

Are your bodies ready?