Virgin Media and Activision bring Destiny: Rise of Iron to EGX 201

12th August 2016

Virgin Media is excited to announce that Destiny: Rise of Iron will be at the heart of its stand for EGX 2016. In partnership with Activision®, Virgin Media will be showcasing the latest chapter in Bungie’s BAFTA award-winning Destiny franchise on 36 playable PlayStation® 4 consoles.   

Launching on 20th September, Destiny: Rise of Iron is the next highly anticipated expansion to the Destiny universe. It features an all new cinematic story campaign set within The Plaguelands, a brand new location on Earth. Under the command of Lord Saladin players will face a new faction of Fallen Devils, the Splicers, while unravelling the mystery of the Iron Lords. Rise of Iron features new weapons, armour, and gear, as well as a new cooperative three-player Strike, a new mode and maps for the Crucible competitive multiplayer, and an all new six-player cooperative Raid. 

To get the competitive energy pumping daily challenges will be run to give players a chance to win PlayStation 4 consoles and gaming gear. 

Joe Lathan, Director of Broadband at Virgin Media said: “This is our fifth year sponsoring EGX and this year we’re taking our stand to boss mode levels for gamers with a space dedicated to Activision’s upcoming Destiny expansion. With ultrafast broadband speeds Virgin Media has always been a top choice for gamers but very soon we’re going to have a new expansion of our own to talk about. Keep those eyes peeled and fingertips at the ready.”

Ticket sales to EGX, the UK’s biggest games event, are at an all-time high with the event looking to sell-out well in advance. Virgin Media has been the headline sponsor of EGX since 2012.


About Virgin Media

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The company’s dedicated, ultrafast network delivers the fastest widely available broadband speeds to homes and businesses. We’re expanding this through our £3bn Project Lightning programme, which will reach 17 million premises by the end of 2019.

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