Report: Destiny DLC expansion packs exposed in strange bug [Update: Bungie responds]

A weird bug has been discovered that unveils all of the previously announced expansion packs for Destiny as well as their locations.


Update: Bungie has responded on its official forums. "We noticed that you noticed that we already have plans for upcoming content packs in Destiny," the post reads. "We do! They have activity names (which may or may not change) and we have a really good idea what they're going to contain. They even have placeholder nodes in the Director, as you've already discovered. But neither of the Expansion Packs we've announced are finished." It goes on to say that it is hard at work on the first pack, and will share details soon.

Original Story: Destiny is expected to receive a substantial update that will leave many of us who have been grinding away to obtain Legendary gear able to finally sleep well at night knowing Engrams will finally offer what they’re supposed to. But it looks like the game needs to be updated much sooner as a new bug has surfaced that has shown off what looks to be the names and some information regarding upcoming expansion packs.

The bug seems to have locked this particular player from being able to access missions, but the result is they’re able to see every mission on the map of each planet. Several new strikes and two new raids can be seen on each planet that launched with Destiny, including Reef.

The missions that pop up in this bug seems to sync up with the names of Destiny's previously announced expansion packs, which include The Dark Below and House of Wolves. The bug even shows the Iron Banner competitive multiplayer playlist, which is expected to become available in October.

As of now, there's no word on just how widespread this bug is, although we have a feeling Bungie will want to issue a hotfix immediately in order to keep it from spreading. The content is completely inaccessible at this point, but even if it stays that way the studio probably isn't too keen on its surprises being blown.

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    September 29, 2014 7:00 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Report: Destiny DLC expansion packs exposed in strange bug.

    A weird bug has been discovered that unveils all of the previously announced expansion packs for Destiny as well as their locations.

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      September 29, 2014 7:13 AM

      Bungie hates this bug!

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        September 29, 2014 7:19 AM



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      September 29, 2014 10:47 AM

      remind me never to buy a game that had DLC announced at launch..

      F this crap.

      9 hours of gameplay.. exciting.

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        September 29, 2014 11:04 AM

        Most games have DLC at launch, either announced or in-development. Many ship on disc, too.

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          September 29, 2014 1:50 PM

          My thinking has changed a bit on this over the years. Nowadays I am ok with day 1 DLC as long as the game itself is actually complete and a full experience.

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            September 29, 2014 2:03 PM

            They're wearing you down. Anything to get an extra cash injection from each player.

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        September 29, 2014 12:32 PM

        You're about to hate modern day gaming.

        For me the best solution is to separate myself from the hype. I usually end up picking things up on the cheap after they've been out for a while.

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          September 29, 2014 12:34 PM

          I do hate modern gaming, I find myself buying less and less crap from the big publishers

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            September 29, 2014 2:05 PM

            /r/patientgamers has a slightly different idea. They miss out on peak multiplayer though.

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              September 29, 2014 3:37 PM

              Most multiplayer stuff is either FPS/TPS and the ones worth playing have a community that's still playing if the game is any good.

              On a personal note I'm burned out on that anyway. There's racing games, but those have a much longer tail than say Watchdogs, whose multiplayer isn't particularly interesting.

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      September 29, 2014 1:48 PM

      UPDATE: We've added Bungie's response.

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        September 29, 2014 2:37 PM

        I don't really understand what that means other than 'hey its not done yet'.

        If there are no new maps (im talking totally new areas. go to town on filling out earth please) im calling it quits and not buying any DLC. Warping into old russia for a new combination of badguys while listening to peter dink say 'cosmodrome' for the 94th time is not worth the 25 bucks they want for this shit.

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          September 29, 2014 4:49 PM

          I tried to like the game and it was enjoyable until I hit the grind and then it turned into a horrible half assed mmo with a Korean grind thrown in.

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