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Destiny's big spring update launches April 12 with new gear, Light increase and more

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Arise from your slumber, Guardian

Destiny will receive an infusion of new content with its version 2.2 update, which will be released April 12, developer Bungie announced today.

"As promised, it will have something for every type of Guardian," said Bungie. Here are some bullet points from the studio on what the April update will contain:

  • new PvE challenges
  • new and updated gear
  • new quest featuring the Blighted Chalice Strike
  • increased max Light and rewards
  • sandbox and Crucible updates

The Blighted Chalice strike appears to be an entirely new one — there isn't currently a strike in Destiny with that name. The release of Destiny: The Taken King last September brought the game's level cap from 34 to 40; the two smaller expansions before that, The Dark Below and House of Wolves, each raised the cap by two levels. The Taken King also separated Light from your level, and the current limit is 320 Light.

Just like the seasonal events Bungie has been running over the past few months, the new content in the April update will be available free to owners of The Taken King.

Bungie will provide further details on the April update in three Twitch livestreams, one every Wednesday at 11 a.m. PT for the next three weeks. The first, on March 23, will focus on "new things to do." The March 30 livestream will discuss "new things to earn." And the final session, set for April 6, will touch on sandbox and Crucible updates.

Destiny publisher Activision announced last month that it will release a full sequel to Destiny, but not until sometime in 2017. A "large new expansion" is scheduled to be released later this year. Back in February, Bungie said its spring update to Destiny would deliver a "significant" Light increase.