"At the end of past year, I made a promise that I would update you on our plans for Destiny 2", "The team has been hard at work and we're ready to share where we are headed". Bungie's biggest fans, and most vocal ones, have been screaming at the top of their lungs that the Eververse and the systems that attempt to funnel people towards microtransactions needs to be better.
Bungie says it's making big changes to Destiny 2, in terms of how players earn rewards, how the game's Eververse microtransaction economy works and other aspects of the game that have elicited vocal dissatisfaction from the game's playerbase, in a far-reaching development update.
Below is the extract of Eververse changes that player will see after the new update.
Some of these changes will be rolled out for the Crimson Days event, which kicks off on February 13, and more will come in season three, when the Bright Engram will presumably refresh again. That is in light of controversy over the amount of experience gained.
The blog post also goes into additional details regarding changes to XP rates, private matches and upcoming plans ahead of the rumoured Gods of Mars expansion.
In spring, alongside the release of Destiny 2's second, untitled expansion, comes a new season for players - during which clans can start earning rewards from scratch again. "Please keep in mind that the further out we make promises, the more they are subject to change".
Speaking of that January 30 date, that's when the next major Destiny 2 update will hit.
Destiny 2 Dev Details the Updates Heading to the Game in 2018
Bungie agrees with claims of an imbalance between Achievement and Bright Engram rewards and will be making adjustments to shift more rewards into specific endgame pursuits instead of generic XP grinding for Bright Engrams.
This means that new content will be predominantly part of regular content drops and activity rewards, including Ghosts, Sparrows and ships which were previously only found in Bright engrams.
Each Crimson Engram is very strongly weighted to new rewards when decrypted until all new event items have been obtained. They also announced that the servers will be offline soon.
February will also feature Mods 2.0, "a full rework" of mods to pare down redundant mods, allow for more unique theming, and "greatly increasing their impact on your power". This was a system introduced in Destiny 1, in which killing enemies and completing objectives earned you points. Sure, it still has a large player base, but more and more people seem to be getting sick and exhausted of the game.
Add text chat to the Tower for the PC version of the game.
To be fair to Bungie, they have fixed some of the issues fairly promptly.
Players will also finally be able to equip multiple emotes, as well. We'll be talking to you more directly, and more often, as promised.More news: Heyman | Kris Bryant breaks first-year arbitration record
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