Destiny‘s first full downloadable content expansion, The Dark Below, adds a whole mess of new content to the game on December 9: We’re talking new story missions, new gear, a new Strike, a new Raid, and more. But Sony’s got a deal with publisher Activision that guarantees a few exclusive extras for those that play the game on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
On top of all the other stuff, PlayStation users also get a new Strike cooperative mission set on Mars, as well as a handy new Exotic — the rarest class of gear in the game — shotgun. The Strike, called The Undying Mind, sends up to three players back into the Black Garden, the site of the game’s final story mission, in pursuit of a “Vex machine-beast.” The new boss, pictured above, resembles the shielded Vex Hydra enemy — a mega version of which is already a boss in one of the game’s existing Strikes — only this one is all green and vine-y.
The Exotic shotgun gives players an opportunity to rain apocalyptic hell down on their opponents. Called “The 4th Horsemen” (reference to the Bible’s horsemen of the apocalypse), this four-barreled shotty sports a five-shot clip and a higher rate of fire than most other shotguns in the game. It’s also got the Final Round buff, which imparts bonus damage to the final round fired in a clip, and the Return to Sender buff, which returns bonus ammo to the weapon’s magazine for each kill scored.
Check out what’s new in The Dark Below for all platforms right here.
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