The Dark Below

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The Dark Below prologue
"Now you must face what lurks in the Dark Below."
Eris Morn[1]

The Dark Below is the first DLC for Destiny, released on December 9, 2014.[2] The Dark Below takes place in the Cosmodrome and within the Hellmouth, and involves stopping the Hive god Crota from being resurrected and invading Earth.[3][4][5] Players are guided by Eris Morn, a new Tower vendor with a grudge against Crota.[6][7]


Story Missions[edit]



Crucible Maps[edit]


  • Vanguard Roc - Strike playlist, level 26



  • The Will of Crota strike will not be available until the player performs a specific set of tasks for Eris: First, they must complete all the story missions. Then, turn in a bounty for killing 25 Knights or Wizards. Finally, the player must complete three bounties to track down the Heart, Hand, and Eyes of Crota in the Cosmodrome.[8]
  • Crota's End is available immediately upon starting the expansion, provided the player is a high enough level. The Undying Mind is also immediately available, provided the player has completed the story campaign from the base game.
  • The expansion introduces a new Questing system. Quests are picked up from Eris Morn; the first three quests are the three story missions, followed by a choice of two different quests: the Disciples of Crota and the Urn of Sacrifice. These quests are stored as special bounties.


  • The DLC was rebooted a few months before release. The pack's "crunch period" occurred over a period of nine weeks.[11]


  1. ^ The Dark Below Prologue
  2. ^ Eurogamer - Destiny's first expansion The Dark Below takes aim at story criticism
  3. ^ Playstation Blog - First Look: Destiny Collectors’ Editions
  4. ^ Destinydb: The Seeding
  5. ^ Destinydb: The Awakening
  6. ^ GameSpot - Bungie Explains Why Some Destiny DLC Is Already on the Disc
  7. ^ Bungie Weekly Update - 10/31/2014
  8. ^ How To Unlock Destiny's Will of Crota Strike in Destiny's New Dark Below DLC
  9. ^ The Game Informer Show - Destiny's The Dark Below Expansion Was Almost Uncovered In 2013
  10. ^ WOW Insider - The Dark Below is real
  11. ^ Kotaku - The Messy, True Story Behind the Making of Destiny