Destiny 2.0 Update Details Revealed; Brings in The Taken King’s New PvP Content and Level Cap Raised to 34

Destiny 2.0 Update Details Revealed; Brings in The Taken King’s New PvP Content and Level Cap Raised to 34

Destiny’s expansion The Taken King is just around the corner, and Bungie will roll out the red carpet for its arrival with the deployment of Update 2.0.

Update 2.0 will raise the general level cap to 34, and The Taken King’s to 40. The update will also let you try out the new PvP Crucible content, set in the Rift map. It will start from September 8 till September 14, and afterwards it will be available only for those who purchase The Taken King.

Here is the full list of all the changes coming in Update 2.0:

  • Character Level Cap for all players will be raised to 34
    • Level Cap for The Taken King will be 40
    • You will be able to level up by gaining XP alone
    • Character Level and Light are now separate statistics
    • Your Character Level will be grandfathered into your highest possible Light Level from all gear in your inventory and vault
  • Attack and Defense ratings for armor and weapons will be translated to the new systems – their power levels will be unchanged
  • Grimoire Score has been moved from the Character Nameplate and now displays in the Character Screen
  • A Quest Screen will be added to your Menu
  • Tracks all active Quests
  • Abandoned Quests can be recovered in the Hall of Guardians
  • Year One Activities have been converted to the Quest system
  • Bounty slots will be increased to 16
  • Incomplete Year One Bounties will be auto-abandoned on 09/08 in preparation for launch of The Taken King
  • Incomplete Year One Exotic Bounties are auto-completed with their respective Vendors
  • Year One bounties issues by Eris will be retired
  • Reputation with Crota’s Bane can continue to be earned by completing Quests in The Taken King
  • Collections have been added to the Tower
    • Emblems/Shaders can be found near Eva Lavante
    • Ships can be found near Amanda Holliday
  • Exotic Armor and Weapon Blueprint added to the Tower
    • You will now have the Blueprint for all Exotics you own in your Collection
    • Report to the Vanguard in the Hall of Guardians
  • Motes of Light will be used to grant XP to Weapons and Armor
  • Class-specific Armor materials will be deprecated in favor of a unified Armor Material
  • Vanguard Quartermaster, Roni-9940, will exchange old materials for armor material [Update: This change takes effect on 09/15] 
Weapons & Armor
  • Fallen Wolf Hunt Patrols will retreat in anticipation of the arrival of Oryx in your solar system

Destiny’s upcoming expansion The Taken King launches on September 15 for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360.