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Upcoming Destiny 2 update aims to address player feedback, reduce reward grinding

By Polycount · 8 replies
Jan 26, 2018
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  1. Bungie has been the source of quite a bit of controversy since Destiny 2's release. Most recently, the company opted to lock old content behind a paywall with the release of their first DLC, Rise of Osiris.

    Prior to that, players had expressed their frustrations with the game's lack of engaging end content, its emphasis on microtransactions, frustrating changes to the "shader" system and the company's lack of transparency regarding level and experience rewards.

    Bungie seems eager to repair their reputation in the eyes of their players. In a Destiny 2 update arriving January 30, the developer will be making some significant changes to the way the game's rewards systems work.

    To start with, the game's Iron Banner PvP mode will allow players to purchase mode-specific gear directly from Lord Saladin instead of needing to rely on lucky dice rolls via the mode's token system. Furthermore, there will be no limits to how many engrams or tokens a player can earn in any given week. Players will only be limited by the amount of free time they have.

    Fans of PvE content are also getting some love. Instead of relying on pure luck to get the gear they want, players who have completed a given raid for the week will be able to buy some of its equipment from Benedict's rotating selection. Additionally, raid rewards will no longer be tied to a specific encounter, eliminating the need to grind through "empty" content to get to the rewards you want.

    These changes will undoubtedly come as a pleasant surprise to Destiny 2 players who have stuck with the game through its issues. For a full list of the upcoming update's new features, changes and bug fixes, visit Bungie's official website.

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  2. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,371   +1,140

    About... F U C K I N G... Time!!!
  3. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,671   +1,922

    I think their idea of addressing player feedback is just ignoring it entirely.
    Reehahs and davislane1 like this.
  4. Skimmed the full patch notes. This is exactly what they’re doing (giving lip service to complaints). Perfect example is shaders.

    The biggest issue w/ shaders since launch hasn’t been “deleting stacks en mass.” It’s been the fact that each shader is one time use.

    The rest of what they’re addressing fits a similar pattern of addressing minor complaints while ignoring major ones.
  5. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,671   +1,922

    I really don't understand the whole single use digital items thing. It takes the fun out of decorating your character and that's without even mentioning the whole greed thing. I like the idea of developers being able to make some extra cash using optional cosmetic items. However, now I see these mechanics being central trying to enjoy the game.

    It's the exact opposite of expanding the fun of the game
    davislane1 likes this.
  6. Ryan King

    Ryan King TS Rookie

    Why bother with Destiny 2? You want a space shooter with loot and classes? Play Warframe..it's way way better. It's free, the Devs don't lie to you and screw you over every other week, all in all it's a thousand times better then this crap Bungie put out.
    Reehahs likes this.
  7. People have made this comparison since the beginning. Wasn’t valid then, isn’t valid now. Reason being: People who play Destiny don’t want what Warframe has to offer, and vice versa.
  8. Tgard

    Tgard TS Booster Posts: 95   +35

    I looked at Destiny 2 and I am glad I waited to pull the trigger. It will not get a dime from me; well not for a long time anyways as I may get it off the $5 rack if it ever gets that low. I got suckered into the first one and wasn't about to get burned again. I will say this though - they had good commercials!
    killmess likes this.
  9. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,697   +1,186

    They ****ed over their customers multiple times to the point of becoming another Battlefront 2 and now they suddenly care about your feedback. If you believe any of this **** is gonna last longterm than you are naive. If you want gaming industry to get better stop giving these companies your money.
    killmess likes this.

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