Destiny players on PS3 can kiss goodbye to a number of features this August

Bungie has outlined its plans for Destiny gamers who are still playing the shared-world shooter on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Beginning in August, Legacy players, as Bungie refers to them as, will no longer have access to a variety of content. This includes Trials of Osiris, Iron Banner, and any live events, which in the past have featured the likes of Sparrow Racing League and Festival of the Lost.

If you’re still playing on PS3, then you’ll still have access to the following content:

  • Daily Heroic Missions, Weekly Heroic Strikes and Nightfall Strikes.
  • Daily and Weekly Crucible Featured Playlists as well as the Weekly Crucible Bounties.
  • Raids and Boss Challenges such as the Vault of Glass, Crota’s End, King’s Fall, and the weekly King’s Fall Boss Challenges.
  • Prison of Elders (level 28, 32, 34, 35, and 41) and Challenge of Elders (level 42).
  • Armsday Orders and Test Weapons from the Gunsmith.

Xur’s stock is also being tweaked, as the merchant will no longer offer individual Exotic weapons and armor pieces. Encrypted Legacy and Encrypted Legendary Engrams will continue to be sold, as will Three of Coins, Motes of Light, Glass Needles, and Heavy Ammo Synthesis. 

Last-generation players seem to be in the minority however, with around 90 percent of Destiny owners playing on PS4 and Xbox One.

Destiny 2 hitting stores next year, new expansion coming to original game this fall

Destiny is approaching its two-year anniversary, having launched on current and last-gen systems in September 2014. The game has received three major expansions to date: The Dark Below, House of Wolves, and The Taken King. 

In recent months, Bungie has opted to keep players entertained with time-based events, including Festival of the Lost, Crimson Days, and Sparrow Racing League. April also saw a major update for the game, which introduced a revamped Prison of Elders and other new content.

Destiny’s next major expansion, Rise of Iron, will launch exclusively on PS4 and Xbox One on September 20. In addition, publisher Activision has announced that a full-fledged sequel will be released in 2017.