The April Update is available on 4.12.2016 

for all Destiny: The Taken King players.

Max Light Raised

New challenges will demand greater power. Increase your Light Level to 335 in the April Update. Discover your path.

Return to the Prison

For the first time, face the Taken and eight updated bosses in a Level 41 version of Prison of Elders. Visit Variks to partake in a brand-new mode, Challenge of the Elders, featuring scoring, weekly boss battles, gameplay twists, and rewards.


Claim an Elders’ Sigil from Variks each week in the Reef, and put your Fireteam to the test against three consecutive boss waves. The bosses and the gameplay modifiers change each week, for a total of 16 unique encounters. Your score is tracked on the Elders’ Sigil, and on Bungie.net leaderboards.

New Quest Featuring the Blighted Chalice Strike

The Taken King is dead. Yet still his armies claw at our worlds. Even as you led the assault on the Dreadnaught, a powerful would-be Taken Prince fled for the safety of the shadows. Hunt him down before he grows too powerful.

Taken Strike: Winter’s Run

A cell, from the Prison of Elders! The Taken now corrupt this territory where the Fallen House of Winter once attempted to raise a powerful Archon Priest. Fight your way to the cell. Stop the Taken surge.

Sterling Treasure

Both Chroma and Taken-themed gear can be found in Sterling Treasures. Three Sterling Treasures can be obtained each week by visiting the Postmaster after each weekly reset, successfully completing one Level 41 Prison of Elders activity, and completing one match in the featured Weekly Crucible Playlist.

Additional Sterling Treasures can also be purchased via Tess Everis in the Eververse Trading Company stores.

Chroma CustomizatioN

Chroma is a new feature that can be applied to select sets of gear and weapons to further customize your Guardian.

Taken-themed Gear

Taken-themed gear can also be earned, and a full set of Desolate Armor will unlock a new Taken “Shiver” emote.

Updated Faction AND Prison of Elders Gear

Faction packages will now contain select Chroma-enabled versions of their Legendary armor sets up to 330 Light. Updated Prison of Elders Legendary Gear is also Chroma-enabled and can drop at up to 335 Light in Challenge of the Elders.