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Bungie Announces Digital Download and VIP Rewards for The Taken King

Bungie has been taking a lot of flak in the past few days over the content and price of the upcoming Taken King expansion. The Collector's Edition specifically added a handful of digital content along with Destiny and both previous expansions. The problem is that there isn't a way for current players who own Destiny and both expansions to get the extra content without buying it again. Until now.

In the most recent Weekly Update, Bungie community manager DeeJ had this to say,

"This week at Bungie, we’re working hard to fix what’s wrong with the Collector’s Editions for The Taken King. You’ve voiced your objections. We agree wholeheartedly. Now, our attention is focused on creating solutions. These things take time, so pardon our silence these past few days. In moments like these, actions speak louder than words."

Designer Luke Smith went on to describe their plans for the extra digital content included in the Collector's Edition,

"We’re actively working to make the digital content from the Collector’s Edition available in a $20 upgrade bundle (suggested retail price), available on 9/15/2015. If you purchase a stand-alone version of Destiny: The Taken King, or already have, you'll be able to pick up the digital items as soon as they are available."

The Digital Content of the Collector's Edition includes: (3) Class Specific Emotes, (3) Armor Shaders, and (3) Exotic Class Items with XP Bonuses.

Luke also goes on to describe the new features coming to the class items and emotes,

"For those looking for a little more context about Emotes and Class Items in The Taken King, we will be introducing new Class Items with stat attributes. These will provide players with another gear slot that can contribute to both your Guardian’s look and build preferences. The Class Items included in the Collector’s Edition are a welcome addition for players looking to level up newborn Guardians or fresh subclasses, but they are not the only new Class Items available in Destiny: The Taken King. This is part of our focus on making the game more rewarding and adding more variety options for players. The same goes for Emotes."

Bungie has also detailed their plans on rewarding their most loyal fans.

"If you already have a Light Level 30 Guardian, or if you’ve picked up and played both The Dark Below and House of Wolves, then you’re a VIP in The Tower’s book. They’ll reward you accordingly with a victory lap that will include a permanently exclusive set of items."

To qualify for the VIP Rewards, players will need to have at least one Light Level 30 character or own both Expansion I and Expansion II on or before 8/31/15 AND purchase and play The Taken King on or before 2/1/16.
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