Welcome to the Destiny: The Taken King Walkthrough and Guide. It’s here where you’ll find everything you need to enjoy your time in Year 2. Whether it’s story mission walkthroughs, Raid secrets and cheese spots, or a step-by-step guide to completing each Strike, we have you covered. We’ll even cover the new bounties you can complete, Armsday, the Court of Oryx and everything in between.
Activision and Bungie will release Destiny: The Taken King on September 15, 2015 for PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360. The expansion pits Guardians against Oryx, Crota’s father. Players must explore Oryx’s Dreadnaught ship and battle The Taken, new enemies with powerful abilities. This also means new opportunities for loot and collectibles. To learn more, read this article about Oryx and how he ties into the game. You can also experiment with three new Subclasses: Sunbreaker, Nightstalker and Stormcaller. Finally, we have the complete list of new features.
The PlayStation 4 will feature exclusive Taken King content. This includes the Co-op Strike: Echo Chamber, Competitive Multiplayer Map: Sector 618, Hesperos Legendary Gear, Azoth Bend Legendary Gear, Neuroghast Legendary Gear and the Jade Rabbit Exotic Scout Rifle. Additionally, there is a PlayStation 4 Limited Edition 500 GB bundle. It comes with a Destiny-themed PS4 system with matching Glacier White DualShock 4 controller.
While you’re busy downloading the 17 GB patch required for The Taken King, we thought it would be helpful to provide you with some tips, as well as random notes on what you should expect as you begin Year 2.
- There are new kiosks in the Tower, allowing you to manage things like shaders, emblems, ships and even Abandoned Quests.
- You now have a page allowing you to track bounties, showing your progress when you pull up your Ghost. This quality of life feature is quite good.
- Two of the cooler kiosks are found in the Hall of Guardians, displaying the new Exotic Weapon Blueprints, as well as Exotic Armor Blueprints.
- You no longer have to fuss with your Light level when ranking up, as this has been changed to XP. Plan to grind on story missions to reach level 40.
- Armsday is every Wednesday, and this is an opportunity for you to test new weapons the Gunsmith has in stock. It’s like going to the shooting range.
- Each Destiny branded can of Red Bull contains a code for an XP bonus. Activate this code and then turn in your bounties for lots of XP.
Destiny: The Taken King Collectibles and Secrets
When The Taken King releases on September 15, 2015, leveling up will require XP, not Light. Here is how you can power through the grind to hit level 40.
Increase weapon and armor values with cool Destiny infusion.
Wield the powerful Void Edge, Sol Edge and Arc Edge blades in The Taken King!
Acquire the powerful Raze-Lighter, Dark-Drinker or Bolt-Caster, then hit enemies with 310 attack damage.
Visit Banshe-44 at the Tower and field test weapons to earn valuable Gunsmith Reputation.
Learn everything you need to know about exotic blueprints in The Taken King.
Court of Oryx strategies, along with tips for beating bosses!
Search Phobos and other locations for all of the Ghost Fragments!
Where to find the Calcified Fragments on the Dreadnaught.
Beat up on Draksis and add Exotic engrams to your inventory. Do it now!
Unleash 310 damage with this high-powered weapon!
Charge up the Agonarch Rune and kill Taken to receive rare loot.
Find the Relic, take out Thalnok’s shield and kill the Fanatic of Crota.
Take down the Servile Ogre, then set your sights on Kagoor.
Take down Acolytes to create safe zones, then focus your firepower on the dangerous Wizard.
Beat Taken Champions and complete the Lost and Found quest for this Exotic Scout Rifle.
Bungie pokes fun of itself with one of the coolest weapons in Destiny!
This Destiny weapon is hazardous to your health, but oh so sweet!
Only Hunters can wield this powerful Hand Cannon!
Arm your Warlock with this easy to get Scout Rifle.
Find the Key of Eir, Key of the Spawn and more chests while battling aboard the Dreadnaught.
Kill enemies during Court of Oryx public events to acquire these rare collectibles.
Farm masks and complete the Sweet Memories quest.
If you’re looking to try your luck at Sparrow Racing we’ve got some tips to get you a leg up on other Guardians.
Destiny: The Taken King Subclasses
In the new expansion each class has a new subclass with unique special ability. Warlock players now have access to the Stormcaller, manipulating Arc energy to blast enemies with powerful lightning strikes. Hunters can take advantage of the Nightstalker, tethering enemies with arrows so other members of the team can finish them off. Finally, Titans benefit from the Sunbreaker, which lets them destroy foes with fiery hammers from a distance. We have steps to earning each of these subclasses.
Warlock – Stormcaller
The Warlock quest line is likely the easiest one, and completing it will get you the Voidwalker’s Bond, Sunsinger’s Bond and the Stormcaller’s Bond. Each is a level 40 item.
Defeat the Conductive Mind and then kill aliens with the new Stormcaller super ability.
Hunter – Nightstalker
Visiting the Hunter Vanguard will open up this quest line, and completing it will give you the Bladedancer’s Cloak, Gunslinger’s Cloak and the Nightstalker’s Cloak.
Unlock the Nightstalker super ability and destroy enemies with arrows!
Titan – Sunbreaker
Commander Zavala has some quests for you, Guardian. Speak with him in the Hall of Guardians for a shot at some XP, as well as some level 40 rewards.
Charge the Hammer of Sol and unleash fire upon all who oppose you.
Destiny: The Taken King Raid
Open the portals, solve the ship jumping puzzle and kill the bosses!
How to find the secret room during the King’s Fall Raid!
Destiny: The Taken King Strikes
Shut down the power and defeat the giant Shank, Saber-2.
Board the Cabal ship, destroy the Goliath Tank and take down the two bosses, Valus Mau’ual and Valus Tlu’urn.
Reach the Sunless Cell and kill Darkblade.
Work as a team to destroy Theosyion on Venus in this PS4 exclusive Strike.
Destiny: The Taken King Story Missions
Explore the Cabal base on Phobos and defeat Syrok, Word of Oryx.
Kill the Echo of Oryx and find Cayde’s stealth drive
Locate the three power sources and shut down the Dreadnaught super weapon.
Scan the three statues and battle the Echo of Oryx.
Steal a piece of Crota’s Soul and escape from the Moon!
Eliminate Taken and find the stealth code protocols.
Sneak past the Hive and extract Crota’s Soul!
With Crota’s Soul in hand, go back to the Dreadnaught and kill Oryx!