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‘Destiny: Rise of Iron’ is almost upon us – here’s how to get ready for it

The universe of Destiny is getting even larger with the Rise of Iron expansion in late September, but there’s a lot you can do right now to get ready for the fourth major addition to Bungie’s popular multiplayer, open-world, sci-fi shooter.

Much like with the previous expansion, The Taken King, it will help to hit the ground running when Rise of Iron arrives. Making sure you have everything you need to take on the new enemies, environments, and — most importantly — the loot you’ll encounter in Rise of Iron can mean the difference between a frustrating experience and a rewarding one.

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With that in mind, here’s everything you should do to get ready for Rise of Iron and everything it brings with it to the Destiny universe.

Save up your Legendary Marks and Glimmer

The two main forms of currency in Destiny, Legendary Marks and Glimmer, have always been important to have on hand when new content arrives — even if it’s just to keep player stocked-up with reserve ammo or resources for leveling up gear.

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Legendary Marks have been particularly valuable in the early days of each expansion, as they allow players to buy engrams that — with a little luck — can be de-crypted into some of the new weapons or gear specific to the expansion. If you’re short of the upper limit of 200 Marks, you can run some of the daily and weekly missions and PvP events to add to your reserves. Dismantling legendary gear will also provide you with Marks, but it might be better to save some of that gear to dismantle after Rise of Iron arrives, as it’s an easy source of Marks once you blow through the 200 you saved.

If you’ve been stockpiling consumable items that can be converted to Glimmer, you’ll be in good shape for Rise of Iron, so make sure to stash them away in your vault where they’ll stack nicely without taking up too much space.

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