By: Elliott Garske
As Bungie celebrates their 30th trip around the sun, they’ve left fans one hell of a reverse birthday present to celebrate.
The Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack, released for Destiny 2 is a love letter to the legacy of one of the greatest game developers of all time. There are new activities, weapons from past Bungie games, and even the rocket launcher that broke the internet all those years ago back in 2014.
The new activity takes shape in the form of Dares of Eternity, a 6 player activity that’s free for all players where you duke it out with enemies and bosses from Destiny’s past in a game-show like an environment hosted by everyone’s favorite exotic salesman Xur and his esoteric friend Starhorse (a literal horse made of stars). Winning the game show lets you acquire weapons based on Bungie’s past games like the Battle Rifle and an exotic Magnum from Halo or the Shotgun and Grenade Launcher from Marathon.
Alongside Dares of Eternity is a brand new Dungeon based on the Loot Cave of yore that pulled players from all corners of the Solar System to chill and farm weapons for hours from Destiny 1 called the Grasp of Avarice. The dungeon includes classic Destiny 1 weapons like Eyasluna and the 1000 Yard Stare and is also the only way to obtain the infamous Gjallarhorn rocket launcher that was the scourge of Destiny 1. The Dungeon also has a Master difficulty included on launch that gives some pretty sizable rewards for those who dare to take the challenge and complete it.
Players who purchase the 30th pack not only gain access to the new dungeon but also are able to acquire extra rewards from Xur such as streetwear-inspired armor sets and some other new cosmetics. Speaking of cosmetics, the Eververse store also gets a refresh with some new ornaments for exotic armor and weapons, and now players can do the emo Peter Parker dance from Spider-Man 3, which is something I never thought I would say.
Bungie’s 30th Anniversary Pack was released on December 7th and is overall an amazing way to pay tribute to 30 years of classic games from one of the industry’s greatest developers.