Are "The Dark Below" and "House of Wolves" expansions required for playing "The Taken King"?

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What if I only own one of the two previous DLCs?
You need both The Dark Below and House of Wolves to qualify for Destiny: The Taken King – Digital Edition (source)

Here are the current ways of acquiring "The Taken King" :

  • The $40 download of "The Taken King.", requiring previous DLC
  • The $60 "Legendary Edition" including the original game and first two expansions, plus "The Taken King"
  • The $80 "Collector's Edition"
  • The $80 "Digital Collector's Edition"


  • 1
    Is there a version with only the DLCs? I already have the main game. Aug 5, 2015 at 10:45
  • 5
    No, and fans have been quite disappointed.
    – Ealhad
    Aug 5, 2015 at 10:49
  • Does the season pass not get you all the DLC?
    – GnomeSlice
    Aug 5, 2015 at 11:39
  • @GnomeSlice the season pass gets you only the expansion 1 and expansion 2 without "The Taken King". You have to buy "The Taken King" extra!
    – Sime Kappa
    Aug 5, 2015 at 11:48
  • 1
    @SableDreamer That's right, and that's the problem. People shouldn't have to buy again a game they already own, should they ?
    – Ealhad
    Aug 5, 2015 at 14:32

Unfortunately, yes, you need both "The Dark Below" and "House of Wolves" expansions to play "The Taken King".

  • Wow, Bungie has really found a way of sucking us dry. I ain't buying into their crap anymore.
    – Wulfinite
    Aug 5, 2015 at 13:19
  • 4
    @Wulfinite It's Activision-Blizzard -- this is the exact same model as WoW... Aug 5, 2015 at 14:30

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