Red Bull drinkers to get early access to new Destiny quest.
In what sounds like a parody of real life, Red Bull drinkers will be getting a timed exclusive quest in Destiny’s new expansion, The Taken King. Starting this July, gamers can grab specially-marked Destiny Red Bull cans, sold exclusively at 7-Eleven. Each can comes with a code that you can redeem for access to the quest, as well as a one-time consumable that lets you earn 50% more XP for 30 minutes.
So what do you do if you love Destiny but hate Red Bull? Thankfully, the quest is only a timed exclusive, and will be made available to all players January 1st, 2016. In the meantime, make sure to head to your local 7-Eleven, where you can buy bags of Doritos with special codes that you can redeem for an exclusive map in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. Also, don’t forget to grab the specially-marked Mountain Dew that gives you early access to the new and improved Warthog in Halo 5: Guardians.
All right, I’m kidding about those last two, but for a second you thought I was telling the truth, didn’t you? This just goes to show how ridiculous this whole affair is. Thankfully, the ridiculousness wasn’t lost on Dying Light developer, Techland, who posted the following picture to their Facebook page.
All of this comes just days after The Taken King’s creative director, Luke Smith, in defense of the new content’s price tag, told Eurogamer, “If I fired up a video right now and showed you the emotes you would throw money at the screen.”
As you can probably imagine, those comments didn’t go over very well with the gaming community. And now with the announcement of this new Red Bull partnership, gamers all around the world are surely asking themselves, “What happened to you, Bungie?”
How do you feel about all this? Is it not a big deal, is it the end of gaming as we know it, or do you prefer Monster energy drinks? Leave your comment below.