Looks like Bungie is doing the same thing it did with The Taken King to Destiny: Rise of Iron.
If any of you first tried out Destiny when The Taken King released, you might remember you had a little consumable one-time use item called “Spark of Light,” which boosted you instantly to level 25, so you won’t feel like you are missing out.
In an interview with PlayStation LifeStyle, Rise of Iron Executive Producer Scott Taylor said that they are probably going to do the same thing when Rise of Iron launches.
PSLS: With Rise of Iron, you do need to own Destiny, Expansion 1, Expansion 2, Taken King…
Scott Taylor: Correct.
PSLS: How will it be for new players? How are you approaching it for a player that looks at Rise of Iron, they think it’s cool, they want to get into Destiny, and they’re brand new to the game?
Scott Taylor: With Taken King, we had the Spark — the character boost — so we’re going to be doing similar things like that to make sure that if you see this and you’re like “I want that axe!” that you can get into the game and play it. We think it’s a really great time for new players to come in and see all of Destiny. There’s a lot of content. We actually think that the storyline and the new space are sweet, and the aesthetic of the place — it’s going to be a great jumping on place for new fans.
Nice move from Bungie.