Destiny’s second expansion, House of Wolves, will not bring a third raid to the game, developer Bungie announced today.
“We didn’t make this decision lightly. Our team has been humbled by the reception of Raids in Destiny and we are creating a new Raid for a release later this year,” said Bungie. Destiny publisher Activision revealed during an earnings call in February that Bungie is working on a “major content release” for Destiny that will be available later in 2015. Destiny launched with one raid, the Vault of Glass, and the first expansion, The Dark Below, added a second raid called Crota’s End in December.
Instead of a new raid, House of Wolves will introduce a different type of endgame content with a new cooperative battle arena, the Prison of Elders. It will be “focused on variety, replayability, and skill,” according to Bungie. The description suggests that the Prison of Elders could resemble a wave-based “horde” mode.