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

Destiny: The Taken King - Guide to Reach Level 40

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.

Destiny: The Taken King - Infusing Weapons and Armor

Increase weapon and armor values with cool Destiny infusion.

Destiny: The Taken King – Find the Sword - Void Edge, Sol Edge and Arc Edge

Wield the powerful Void Edge, Sol Edge and Arc Edge blades in The Taken King!

Destiny: The Taken King - Get the Exotic Sword

Acquire the powerful Raze-Lighter, Dark-Drinker or Bolt-Caster, then hit enemies with 310 attack damage.

Destiny: The Taken King - Your Guide to Armsday

Visit Banshe-44 at the Tower and field test weapons to earn valuable Gunsmith Reputation.

Destiny: The Taken King - Your Guide to Exotic Blueprints

Learn everything you need to know about exotic blueprints in The Taken King.

Destiny: The Taken King - Court of Oryx - Fine Runes, Location and Reach Tier 3

Court of Oryx strategies, along with tips for beating bosses!

Destiny: The Taken King - Find the Dead Ghosts

Search Phobos and other locations for all of the Ghost Fragments!

Destiny: The Taken King - Calcified Fragment Locations

Where to find the Calcified Fragments on the Dreadnaught.

Destiny: The Taken King – Farm Exotic Engrams Using Three of Coins

Beat up on Draksis and add Exotic engrams to your inventory. Do it now!

Destiny: The Taken King - How to Get the Black Spindle Sniper Rifle

Unleash 310 damage with this high-powered weapon!

Destiny: The Taken King - Use the Agonarch Rune

Charge up the Agonarch Rune and kill Taken to receive rare loot.

Destiny: The Taken King - Beat Thalnok, Court of Oryx Tier 3

Find the Relic, take out Thalnok's shield and kill the Fanatic of Crota.

Destiny: The Taken King - Beat Kagoor, Court of Oryx Tier 3 Public Event

Take down the Servile Ogre, then set your sights on Kagoor.

Destiny: The Taken King - Beat Balwur, Court of Oryx Tier 3 Public Event

Take down Acolytes to create safe zones, then focus your firepower on the dangerous Wizard.

Destiny: The Taken King - Get the Boolean Gemini Exotic Scout Rifle

Beat Taken Champions and complete the Lost and Found quest for this Exotic Scout Rifle.

Destiny: The Taken King - Get the No Time to Explain Exotic Pulse Rifle

Bungie pokes fun of itself with one of the coolest weapons in Destiny!

Destiny: The Taken King - Get the Touch of Malice

This Destiny weapon is hazardous to your health, but oh so sweet!

Destiny: The Taken King - Get the Ace of Spades

Only Hunters can wield this powerful Hand Cannon!

Destiny: The Taken King - Get the Tlaloc Exotic Scout Rifle

Arm your Warlock with this easy to get Scout Rifle.

Destiny: The Taken King - Dreadnaught Chest Locations

Find the Key of Eir, Key of the Spawn and more chests while battling aboard the Dreadnaught.

Destiny: The Taken King - Get the Wormsinger and Wormfeeder Runes

Kill enemies during Court of Oryx public events to acquire these rare collectibles.

Destiny: The Taken King - Festival of the Lost

Farm masks and complete the Sweet Memories quest.

Destiny: The Taken King - Sparrow Racing League Guide

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

Destiny: The Taken King - Voidwalker, Sunsinger and Stormcaller Subclass Quests

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.

Destiny: The Taken King Warlock Quest - A Storm in the Shadow

Defeat the Conductive Mind and then kill aliens with the new Stormcaller super ability.

Hunter - Nightstalker

Destiny: The Taken King - Bladedancer, Gunslinger and Nightstalker Quests

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.

Destiny: The Taken King Hunter Quest - The Nightstalker’s Trail

Unlock the Nightstalker super ability and destroy enemies with arrows!

Titan - Sunbreaker 

Destiny: The Taken King - Defender, Striker and Sunbreaker Subclass Quests

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.

Destiny: The Taken King Titan Quest - The Sunbreaker's Challenge

Charge the Hammer of Sol and unleash fire upon all who oppose you.

Destiny: The Taken King Raid

Destiny: The Taken King - King’s Fall Raid - Defeat Oryx

Open the portals, solve the ship jumping puzzle and kill the bosses! 

Destiny: The Taken King - Find Oryx's Basketball Court

How to find the secret room during the King's Fall Raid!

Destiny: The Taken King Strikes

Destiny: The Taken King - Fallen Saber

Shut down the power and defeat the giant Shank, Saber-2.

Destiny: The Taken King - Shield Brothers

Board the Cabal ship, destroy the Goliath Tank and take down the two bosses, Valus Mau'ual and Valus Tlu'urn.

Destiny: The Taken King - Sunless Cell

Reach the Sunless Cell and kill Darkblade.

Destiny: The Taken King - Echo Chamber

Work as a team to destroy Theosyion on Venus in this PS4 exclusive Strike.

Destiny: The Taken King Story Missions

Destiny: The Taken King - The Coming War

Explore the Cabal base on Phobos and defeat Syrok, Word of Oryx.

Destiny: The Taken King - Cayde's Stash

Kill the Echo of Oryx and find Cayde's stealth drive

Destiny: The Taken King - The Dreadnaught

Locate the three power sources and shut down the Dreadnaught super weapon.

Destiny: The Taken King - Enemy of My Enemy

Scan the three statues and battle the Echo of Oryx.

Destiny: The Taken King - Lost to Light

Steal a piece of Crota's Soul and escape from the Moon!

Destiny: The Taken King - The Promethean Code

Eliminate Taken and find the stealth code protocols.

Destiny: The Taken King - Last Rites

Sneak past the Hive and extract Crota’s Soul!

Destiny: The Taken King - Regicide

With Crota's Soul in hand, go back to the Dreadnaught and kill Oryx!