As a gamer in my mid-30s, I spent a lot of time roaming the worlds created by Bungie: From Myth II: Soulblighter to Oni, and of course, countless hours in Halo and Destiny. While I didn’t quite have time to play D2 like I did in D1 or maybe even the original Halo at LAN parties, the Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack for Destiny 2 was a fun nostalgic trip. . At $ 25, spoiler alert, it won’t be a must-buy for all Guardians of the Destiny 2 universe, but for collectors and die-hard Destiny 2 gamers, it’s a fun comeback mixed with some nice new content. Watch the video below to see all the details.
What you get
Bungie has a handy table that will easily display what you get for free with the 30th Anniversary Event and what purchasing the Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack will get you. Besides the instant Bungie streetwear armor adornment set, everything else requires completing events or the new dungeon, which receives great reviews.
The New Dungeon: Embrace of Greed
To access most of the content in the 30th Anniversary Pack, you will need to complete the Grasp of Greed dungeon. Dungeons are like mini-raids that support a squad of up to three instead of the normal six.
Like raids, there is a game mechanic that plays a role in almost every encounter in the dungeon. There is a great mix of battles, traps, puzzles, and even sparrow races that make this a fun dungeon.
I’m still a long way from the maximum power level, and most of the Guardians on my friends list have switched to playing other games these days, but I was able to use Bungie’s “find a squad” feature. on their website to find someone who was familiar with the dungeon and could help me get through it.
One of the most notable parts of the 30th Anniversary Pack is the return of Gjallarhorn. The quest requires completion of the Grasp of Greed dungeon. While it didn’t have quite the same dramatic effect as when I finally got one in Destiny 1, it’s a great rocket launcher that’s a lot of fun to find in the current Destiny universe. And thanks to Bungie rewards, you can even purchase a true four-foot Nerf version of the Exotic Rocket Launcher once you acquire it in-game.
Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack: Video
Other dungeon gear
Beyond Gjallarhorn, the Grasp of Avarice dungeon also features a nice selection of favorite weapons from Destiny 1. The Matador 64, Eyasluna, and 1000 Yard Stare were all top PVP weapons at the time, and for me, are a welcome return in Destiny 2. I know Bungie gets reviews for recycling gear from D1 to D2, but the 1000 Yard Stare was a common sniper in my loadouts, and I’m glad to have the opportunity to use it again. The Matador 64 is common in the crucible these days, as is the 1000 Yard Stare.
Additionally, there is a Thorn-inspired armor set that can be dropped from different events in the Grasp of Greed dungeon.
What you get for free
Even if you don’t want to shell out the $ 25 for the 30th Anniversary Pack, you can still join in the nostalgia by completing the Dares of Eternity 6 player event. Game-show-themed, the infamous Loot alien who distributes NPC Xur teams up with a galactic star horse with an insatiable thirst for entertainment. It’s a bit silly, but it’s a fun event that brings back old mechanics, like the Battle of Crota, with a variety of final bosses. Dares of Eternity also drops a lot of loot with a pretty good chance of getting the Halo Three Burst Battle Rifle.
Exotic Forerunner Magnum
Another nostalgic weapon available to everyone during the 30th Anniversary event is the Exotic Forerunner handgun, which is based on the Halo Magnum. While easier to acquire solo than the Gjallarhorn, the Forerunner passes the Dares of Eternity event. While he might not be as powerful as his ancestor in the original Halo, Forerunner takes me back to the days when I took out my friends on Blood Gultch during our hour-long LAN Capture the Flag parties. I don’t think anyone considers it a top weapon in PVE or PVP, but for collectors it’s a fun addition.
Should you get the Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack?
While I enjoy the pack, there’s really no need to get the Destiny 2 Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack. It’s fun having the nostalgic trip with Gjallarhorn and the Forerunner, and the new dungeon is great fun, but it’s not really necessary. If you’re a die-hard Destiny 2 gamer, you’re probably welcoming the new content and willing to spend a bit more on the new dungeon and the new weapons (and probably already have it at this point). If you still love playing Destiny 2 but are bored while waiting for the Witch Queen expansion in late February, this is a great bridge to get there.
As someone who’s spent a lot of time playing Bungie games over the years and got the mini Hawkmoon replica, this is a fun way to bring some of it into Destiny 2 and I think it’s worth it. well the price of $ 25 if you still play the Game.
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