New information on Destiny's upcoming DLC House of Wolves has been exposed by Reddit user megamanexe64, which managed to find a lot of content in current game files. He found details on not only gear, weapons and a new light level cap raise but also a possible release date. Previously rumored to be released sometime in March, this leak implies that House of Wolves won't be available until May 19th this year.
Using unknown methods, the user got access to a lot of material that is not supposed to be available in quite some time, and he posted several screenshots of armor and weapons. These new pieces of gear look to raise an item's maximum light level to 39, effectively raising the level cap to 34. It also looks like the level requirement for the weekly Nightfall strike will be bumped up to level 32. Unsurprisingly, he also spotted that the DLC will come with a new storyline plus an exclusive Raid called the Arena, 3 new Crucible maps and a new Strike. This is pretty much the same amount of new playable content added as in The Dark Below, Destiny's first DLC.
These news have not gone unnoticed by Bungie, and community manager DeeJ commented on the matter on the Destiny forums:
Whoa! Look at all that pretty armor! What could it all mean?
I know that rampant speculation will burn for a while on this topic. As you enjoy a conversation about the pearls of information that can be lifted from this, please bear a few things in mind...
1. Aside from giving it a name, Bungie has yet to reveal the House of Wolves. That means that anything you know about it can change. We have a team working on the experience in their own fancy room, and they have some exciting surprises up their sleeves.
2. We reserve the right to overwrite anything you're looking at right now. These placeholder items enable us to save room on your drive for actual future updates. You'll all download them before it's time to play.
3. Any stats or assumptions about power or impact or handsomeness are months old, and do not reflect the things that we're doing to adapt to what you've taught us about Destiny. There is a process here, and you're a part of it.
Leaks are fun. I totally get it. Please discuss to your heart's content. All we ask is that you leave your mind open to the evolutions that are inevitable. What you see here are very old ghosts from our pre-launch database. These are not necessarily the wolves you're looking for.
So, even if the details in the leak may be placeholders, they do give us an idea of where the DLC is headed, basically the same set up and progress as we saw from the Dark Below. The question is, will they learn from their mistakes and make the necessary adjustments to please the player base? What are your thoughts on the content revealed?