Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

Bungie Lays Out Long List of Improvements Planned for Destiny 2

Bungie Doubles Down on its Plans to Fix What's Wrong with Destiny 2 Bungie says it's scaling back Eververse in Destiny 2 content roadmap
Troy Mann | 13 January, 2018, 06:12

There's a lot of promise in this update, but we'll have to wait until Crimson Days launches on February 13 to see how big of an effect they actually have on the in game economy.

Destiny 2 co-director Christopher Barrett has published a huge update announcing sweeping changes to the shooter, roughly a month and a half after the last one.

Bungie made an incredibly detailed outline for changes to Destiny 2, as well as some clarifications to misunderstandings, and a seasonal update for future goals, with their latest developer update. The developer plans to offer more control over items they can purchase available through Eververse, in addition to offering Eververse-exclusive items as rewards for other in-game activities. This all hit a boiling point in December after it was revealed that Bungie handicapped player experience to reduce the amount of Bright Engrams earned just by playing, which would then encourage players to pay for them.

When it comes to Eververse, more new cosmetics will come from activities, meaning some Ghosts, Sparrows, and ships will be put in reward pools. We are aiming for a February release, but the scope of the rework could push parts or all of it out to early spring.

Game director Christopher Barrett detailed a very specific road map of upcoming features in the blog post, which also highlighted a number of points that touched upon several annoyances that numerous hardcore players had.

Fans can but hope that this all adds up to a better, more rewarding Destiny 2.

After months of criticism and anger from the community, Bungie has finally addressed Destiny 2's microtransaction problem. However, Bungie are trying to make the crucible be a more rewarding endeavour, so we now know that you'll earn a seasonal Crucible Rank, private matches will be introduced, and that a 6v6 playlist will be added to make a break from the current 4v4 modes.

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In Season 2 of Destiny 2, Iron Banner, Faction Rallies, and their rewards will be available to everyone - they will not be locked behind expansions.

Valor - A progression rank that goes up as you complete matches.

The first thing that they're changing is in the balance of new content.

On 30th January, Destiny 2 will add Masterwork armour, and the much-requested return of raid loot with raid-specific perks.

An avalanche of new information on the future of Destiny 2 rolled off Mt. Bungie Thursday, one day after a senior member of the dev team confirmed collectibles will be included in all future DLC. Winning helps you move up faster, but there are no loss penalties.

PC clan chat, equipping multiple emotes, and tweaks to Vault space are also planned for the spring.

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