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Get a look at the new exotics coming to Destiny next month (update)

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Destiny developer Bungie is adding a bunch of new exotic gear to the game in December, and the studio dropped images and descriptions of several of the weapons and armor pieces on the game's Instagram page today.

Bungie has posted 15 different exotics to Instagram so far, with 13 of them being upgraded versions of Year One items. One of the two new exotics is ATS/8 Tarantella, a chest piece that is meant for the Hunter's Bladedancer subclass. It appears to have briefly been available in Destiny: The Taken King, but it seems like we'll see its full rollout next month. The other new one is Twilight Garrison, a Titan chest piece.

The 13 existing exotics that Bungie is bringing forward into Year Two are Bones of Eao (Hunter boots), Hard Light (auto rifle), Achylophage Symbiote (Hunter helm), Radiant Dance Machines (Hunter boots), No Land Beyond (sniper rifle), Apotheosis Veil (Warlock helm), Peregrine Greaves (Titan boots), Super Good Advice (heavy machine gun), Nothing Manacles (Warlock gauntlets), Plan C (fusion rifle), Dragon's Breath (rocket launcher), The Armamentarium (Titan chest piece) and MIDA Multi-Tool (scout rifle).

Bungie's Instagram posts include the in-game description for each exotic, but they don't offer a glimpse of the items' upgrade trees. Community manager David "DeeJ" Dague said yesterday that some of the upgraded Year One exotics "might even have some new surprises tucked away in their talent trees," so we'll have to wait and see how Bungie is changing things up for Year Two.

Destiny's December update will also bring a fresh round of weapon balance tweaks to the game, along with new uses for Wormspore and Etheric Light as well as possible changes to the Titan's Sunbreaker subclass. Head here for more details.

Update: Bungie later posted Bones of Eao to its Instagram page, bringing up the total number of newly announced Year Two exotics to 15. We've edited the post to reflect this.