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One of the most intriguing updates for Destiny 2 with the launch of Curse of Osiris, the game’s first expansion, is the new raid mode, Eater of Worlds. Bungie calls it a “raid lair,” and although it’s not an entirely new raid to conquer, it will change up Leviathan’s current format with a new setting. Not much has been known about the lair, apart from it being located on the bottom portion of Leviathan’s palace, but the official launch trailer for Curse of Osiris has some intriguing hints of what to expect.

While a majority of the trailer, which you can see below, gives quick glimpses at content that was previously revealed during Bungie’s Curse of Osiris livestreams, there is a brief look at Leviathan’s new add-on. It seems players will experience an area that feels similar to a role-playing game’s version of a dungeon, like Final Fantasy, with large open pits and a set path. Only four different areas are shown, but they all look different from one another, with a reactor core and other mechanical set pieces to traverse.

While the central area in Leviathan is a vast golden palace with many areas to explore, including a series of labyrinths, the overall look never really changed from room to room. We know Eater of Worlds won’t offer a raid the same size as Leviathan, but Bungie seems to have provided variety to platforming and the visual aesthetics in the lair, so the more confined experience could feel just as epic. As far as enemies to expect, we only see a wave of Cabal attack the Guardians, which means the lair could offer Leviathan’s current enemy variety. However, Bungie teased a new boss will await players at the end of the dungeon, meaning Calus won’t be present.

Apart from the raid lair footage, many of the new pieces of gear available on Mercury are shown off. During the livestreams from Bungie that explored the details of Curse of Osiris, the team revealed new Exotics will drop through special missions given by Brother Vance. With 11 in total, there will be a variety of options, and while we don’t know specifics on the weapons yet, some of the footage shows a solar-based pulse rifle similar to the Coldheart and a grenade launcher with tracking capabilities. Faction, Vanguard, and class-specific armor is now part of the mix, too, but all we see are cosmetic differences from the trailer.

Curse of Osiris is now available to all players with who purchased the expansion individually or as part of the game’s season pass, so more details on Mercury’s gear will likely become available as players complete the campaign. Sadly, Bungie also announced the raid lair mode won’t be available for at least a week, as they want players to have a chance to build fireteams.

Destiny 2 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.

Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris launch trailer previews new raid lair

Bungie reveals Curse of Osiris' Eater of Worlds will be aesthetically different from Leviathan in vanilla Destiny 2.

By Evan Slead | 12/5/2017 02:30 PM PT

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One of the most intriguing updates for Destiny 2 with the launch of Curse of Osiris, the game’s first expansion, is the new raid mode, Eater of Worlds. Bungie calls it a “raid lair,” and although it’s not an entirely new raid to conquer, it will change up Leviathan’s current format with a new setting. Not much has been known about the lair, apart from it being located on the bottom portion of Leviathan’s palace, but the official launch trailer for Curse of Osiris has some intriguing hints of what to expect.

While a majority of the trailer, which you can see below, gives quick glimpses at content that was previously revealed during Bungie’s Curse of Osiris livestreams, there is a brief look at Leviathan’s new add-on. It seems players will experience an area that feels similar to a role-playing game’s version of a dungeon, like Final Fantasy, with large open pits and a set path. Only four different areas are shown, but they all look different from one another, with a reactor core and other mechanical set pieces to traverse.

While the central area in Leviathan is a vast golden palace with many areas to explore, including a series of labyrinths, the overall look never really changed from room to room. We know Eater of Worlds won’t offer a raid the same size as Leviathan, but Bungie seems to have provided variety to platforming and the visual aesthetics in the lair, so the more confined experience could feel just as epic. As far as enemies to expect, we only see a wave of Cabal attack the Guardians, which means the lair could offer Leviathan’s current enemy variety. However, Bungie teased a new boss will await players at the end of the dungeon, meaning Calus won’t be present.

Apart from the raid lair footage, many of the new pieces of gear available on Mercury are shown off. During the livestreams from Bungie that explored the details of Curse of Osiris, the team revealed new Exotics will drop through special missions given by Brother Vance. With 11 in total, there will be a variety of options, and while we don’t know specifics on the weapons yet, some of the footage shows a solar-based pulse rifle similar to the Coldheart and a grenade launcher with tracking capabilities. Faction, Vanguard, and class-specific armor is now part of the mix, too, but all we see are cosmetic differences from the trailer.

Curse of Osiris is now available to all players with who purchased the expansion individually or as part of the game’s season pass, so more details on Mercury’s gear will likely become available as players complete the campaign. Sadly, Bungie also announced the raid lair mode won’t be available for at least a week, as they want players to have a chance to build fireteams.

Destiny 2 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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About Evan Slead

view all posts

Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.