Wednesday, 17 January, 2018

Bungie talks about the future of Destiny 2

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Kayla Schwartz | 13 January, 2018, 03:35

Holiday celebrations aside, the latest development update from Barrett doubles as Bungie's latest attempt to reduce some of the ongoing tension between Destiny 2 developers and the community. In addition to a reworked loot drop system, updates to the Crucible, and an expanded scope to recently added Masterwork items, the developers also included mentions of several changes that affect the quality of life for the game, which many fans have been clamoring to see for quite some time. From the discovery of endgame XP discrepencies to the pressuring players to spend more money in-game through Eververse purchases, Bungie has a lot to work on in 2018 to stabilize and satiate the game's community. Crimson Days (Destiny's Valentine's Day event) will be on this year (after having skipped last year), starting February 13. That is in light of controversy over the amount of experience gained.

In the longer term, Bungie are incorporating feedback from Curse of Osiris to the second DLC, and making many big changes to the Crucible for season three.

There are probably too many plans and updates to enumerate, so if you want to read them all, you're best off just hitting this ol' Internet hotlink here and poring through it.

Exotic Weapon and Armor Balance Pass: Exotic weapons and armor are receiving a comprehensive design pass to ensure they stand out from the rest of the gear and offer new, exciting, powerful ways to play. "In the coming months, we'll talk to you more about what you can expect to find in Destiny 2's next story". Highlights of those tweaks include: "Shifting the balance of new content in favour of activity rewards over Bright Engrams", providing: "A gameplay path to earn Bright Engrams and all contained rewards (including Event Engrams),"and giving: "Players more direct purchase options, and making adjustments to Bright Engrams to allow players to get the items they want more often".

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Catch the full roadmap below, but Bungie also promise to be more responsive and talkative on Bungie.net, Twitch and other social media. New Raid-specific perks and guaranteed item drops from major encounters should help ameliorate that the hard raids simply aren't worth the effort at the moment.

Work is underway on a full rework of armor and weapon mods. Some have postulated that the Eververse IS the end game. They also announced that the servers will be offline soon. This was a system introduced in Destiny 1, in which killing enemies and completing objectives earned you points. Interestingly, the PC version of Destiny 2 will also get text chat in the Tower hub at this time. You may still receive duplicates, just not consecutively.

To be fair to Bungie, they have fixed some of the issues fairly promptly.

When multi-emote launches, you will be able to choose which emote you have equipped to each of your four emote slots.

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