IN PHOTO: A woman poses for a photo at Sony's "Destiny" video game exhibition stand during the Gamescom 2014 fair in Cologne August 13, 2014. The Gamescom convention, Europe's largest video games trade fair, runs from August 13 to August 17. Reuters/Ina Fassbender

Before the holidays reach its height, "Destiny" developer Bungie has released a few new updates for the title, starting with a few figure to round up the player statistics that the game has enjoyed until now. To date, "Destiny" has already been enjoyed by 12,869,066 players since launch. Among these players, 22,932,276 Guardians have been created, where these Guardians have been battling aliens for over 850,000,000 hours.

Apart from the new statistics, community manager David DeeJ Dague has stated that it will be the last update from Bungie in the meantime. While there are no details on what the future will hold for "Destiny" as of the moment, there are still some bonuses and freebies coming for the holidays.

"Before we kick off, we should note that you should be on the lookout for some small stocking stuffers sometime after the Holidays have come and gone-a small token of our gratitude," said DeeJ in the official website.

There is also a hint of a new update coming in by January. But again, there are no concrete details apart from the fact that it may contain some of the features that players have been asking for. More details will kick in after the holidays are over.

For now, some players can start speculating on one of the newer weapons to grace "Destiny," which is the Husk of the Pit. This new weapon came with "The Dark Below" DLC and already, there are mixed receptions of the weapon. Some are saying that it is a weak weapon, though Digital Trends has created a new analysis that may have chipped at the surface of what Husk of the Pit has to offer.

What the report has focused on is the description of the weapon's upgrade, dubbed as "Cannibalism." The description hints at a sinister satisfaction that the Husk of the Pit will get once it "expires" its former allies. Given that the Husk of the Pit hails as a Hive weapon, killing Hives with it will be required to work your way towards an upgrade.

A screenshot of the upgraded version, called Eidolon Ally is shows off not only an evolved gun, but another step to evolution, which is the Burgeoning Hunger, a final upgrade of the Hive weapon. The source states that the final upgrade is not supposed to happen in the game until next year, when a rare crafting material will be given out in the form of drops in the Crota's End raid on hard mode.

But for those raring to see what the final form of the Husk of the Pit is, some fans have already managed to finish the hard raid and obtained the final form called Necrochasm. Considering how hard the steps are to upgrade the Husk of the Pit and take it through to its final form, there is much to be said about how "Destiny" developer Bunige has positioned the weapon as an evolution. Digital Trends commends how this evolution may reflect how the game developer's plan for "Destiny"-which takes on evolution and a journey to complete.

Husk of the Pit in "Destiny" (Credit: YouTube/Craig98)

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