Destiny Rise of Iron: Cosmodrome Reveal Stream Recap

Everything you need to know from the most recent Rise of Iron Reveal Stream.

While Bungie’s Rise of Iron livestream may not have been the longest, or most in-depth, it did manage to show off new Cosmodrome locations, and had several interesting tidbits to look at. Although Destiny players will have to wait until this year’s Gamescom convention to learn more about the new additions included in Destiny’s Rise of Iron, we’ve compiled everything today’s livestream revealed to review!

Gjallarwing Sparrow Pre-Order Bonus

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At the beginning of the Rise of Iron livestream, Bungie revealed their next pre-order bonus, the Gjallarwing Sparrow. Destiny players will be able to obtain the new Gjallarwing Sparrow at the same time as the Iron Gjallarhorn and/or Gjallarhorn in the Rise of Iron campaign. Originally, the Gjallarwing had been leaked by an online retailer, but fan skepticism was high due to its somewhat lackluster name. However, hype has taken hold fiercely after the reveal, and players already seem to be itching to get their hands on the new Gjallarwing Sparrow.

The most important thing to know here is that there are two versions, the Iron Gjallarwing (which is the pre-order bonus) and the normal Gjallarwing. Bungie clarified that the normal Gjallarwing will be purchasable by spending Silver at Destiny’s Eververse Trading Company.

Here’s how it looks in the Bungie Gjallarwing Trailer:

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New Rise of Iron Gear 

While we didn’t get a detailed look at Rise of Iron’s new gear, we were treated to something of a tease by the Bungie streaming team as they showed us a few of the new weapons and armor included in Rise of Iron.

First, we have this weird two-tone orange and blue Pulse Rifle wielded by DeeJ:

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Presumably this is a Vanguard weapon. Following that, we got to take a little look at this new Hunter armor in yellow, grey, and white, as well as a new Scout Rifle:

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Here’s a closer look, with what appears to be a Vanguard cloak, as well as a new Dead Orbit Shotgun:

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Next, fans got to check out this Titan decked out in New Monarchy armor. While the armor may appear familiar (it’s similar to the current Vanguard and Crucible designs), enough detail has changed so that it looks pretty classy. Complementing it is a new SUROS Auto Rifle, which appeared to be quite battle-scarred:

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Finally, we got to see DeeJ do a little dance in shiny new Warlock armor. With the heavy blue glow, we can’t help but speculate that it may have some sort of Chroma attached to it, and the Warlock Bond sports the Warlock Vanguard icon, so there’s a good chance this is more Vendor gear:

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New Cosmodrone and Plaguelands Hints

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The focal point during today’s Rise of Iron livestream was Bungie’s developers showing off what they’ve been working on in terms of the brand new Cosmodrome in all of its snowy glory.

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The idea was to take the old spaces we’ve all been playing in and revamp them into something new. While we didn’t get to actively see the Plaguelands themselves, Bungie took us through the old Wall of the Cosmodrome, newly breached, before leading us into The Divide to look at some new SIVA geometry, as well as the Fallen Walker.

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Additionally, we caught a glimpse of the new Warsat Public Event before heading to the Rocketyards with a new hole in the wall, leading to a “forbidden” area that we weren’t allowed to looked at. The tour then headed to the Refinery, following the Devil’s Lair Strike route (which appears to have also changed drastically), before eventually finishing with a battle against Devil Splicers in The Blast.

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Concept Art

While we may not have been able to get a solid look at the Plaguelands themselves (with DeeJ and the Bungie crew claiming that they planned on saving the experience for the players), we were treated to a community favorite — concept art. One piece of concept art shows the enigmatic Lord Saladin facing the Cosmodrome wall breach:

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However, the ones everyone is looking forward to are these concept arts of the mysterious Plaguelands:

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While we’re not sure when we’ll be able to get a look at the Plaguelands ourselves before September 20th, what we do know is that Bungie will next be speaking to us at this year’s Gamescom event.

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There, Bungie will talk more about the Crucible, as well as new Crucible Maps, a new game mode, and more Rise of Iron details. We certainly can’t wait, but for now this stream will have to whet our appetites.

Screenshots courtesy of the /r/DestinyTheGame subreddit Moderators

While we will have to wait until September 20th for the official release of Destiny's Rise of Iron, players can look forward to new Rise of Iron information revealed at this year's Gamescom event. If you still need to get your Moments of Triumph done before Rise of Iron, be sure to read through our Destiny Moments of Triumph Year 2. Wondering what other locations we’ll visit in Rise of Iron? Here's a comprehensive look at the new Rise of Iron locations.

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