Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

Bungie Finally Addresses Destiny 2's Big Eververse Problem

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
Terence Owen | 13 January, 2018, 06:11

For more information on the future of Destiny 2, check out Christopher Barrett's full Development Update over on Bungie.net and/or read the latest "This Week At Bungie" from community team.

Predict the future like Osiris with our Destiny 2 update tracker. 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. Additionally, the Raid vendor will now sell Leviathan and Eater of Worlds armor and weapons.

Adding a new Ghost with Raid-specific perks that has a chance to drop from the Leviathan and Eater of Worlds final encounters.

The developer also revealed its plans for the rest of 2018, starting with a big update on 30 January that will add Masterwork Armour in addition to weapons. Other features that Bungie is aiming for include balance changes for weapons, abilities, and armor, a new reputation system for Seasonal vendors, tweaks to Iron Banner and Faction Rallies, tweaks to the end game, PC Clan Chat, and more.

Adjustments to Bright Engrams and a more direct purchase options for the "D2" community.

Bungie Doubles Down on its Plans to Fix What's Wrong with Destiny 2
Bungie reveals a road map with a massive list of changes to overhaul Destiny 2

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. While players were rewarded with Bright Engrams-special Engrams that yield items from the Eververse-these rewards are few and far between, and rarely yield the more high-end items. On leveling up, Bungie are still investigating changes to XP earn rates. Bungie is also planning on reworking armor and weapon mods and will introduce Strike Scoring to the Nightfall in place of the current time limit, while High Scores are also being implemented. This was a system introduced in Destiny 1, in which killing enemies and completing objectives earned you points. In February, Nightfall High Scores will be exposed in-game via new emblems and will unlock rewards.

A full road map followed, starting with an update on January 30 to include Masterwork Armor. The list of changes is quite big, and the biggest elaboration is yet around how Mods play into the Bright Engram economy. Season three will bring with it changes to a crucible, including ranks, private matches and return of 6v6 matches - which was the standard in the original game. They also won't have to worry about knowing when that content is coming. You'll be able to earn two forms of rank, which will refresh each season: Glory, which goes up when you win and down when you lose; and Valour, which goes up as you complete matches.

Multi-emotes, extra vault space, and lots of other features that fans asked for.

Our take: it's all very positive.

"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".

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