Revealed in part on Twitch yesterday, Destiny’s April update is heavy on new activities and the Reef devastation storyline in the console pseudo-MMO. Drops and difficulty in some endgame maps are increasing, players are getting new cosmetic items and Taken-inspired items, and the Prison of Elders is due for an overhaul.
GameStop-owned publication GameInformer spoke to Live Events Leader Designer Ryan Paradis about Bungie’s explicit motivations with this patch. “Our goal with the April update was to hit a few different fronts,” he says. “We have a lot of fans who fell in love with exploration on the Dreadnaught, with our Strikes, and with the Prison of Elders, but they’ve moved past them. We wanted to revitalize some of these favorites, and at the same time provide new challenges and rewards. […] Another thing that was really important for us to accomplish with this update was to provide players more choices in how to become more powerful. The raid is a great endgame option, because it’s challenging, requires tons of coordination, and features our most complex mechanics, but for players who aren’t routinely raiding, we wanted to provide viable endgame gear upgrade options.”