Bungie’s latest sequel release, Destiny 2, has been in the hands of fans for seven weeks now, and both the developers and player base are anxiously waiting what is to come in the future for Destiny. Recently, Bungie unveiled “seasons” for Destiny 2—Activision and Bungie’s method of releasing predictable content drops and game updates. Although fans saw new cosmetics, rewards, and events during the reveal, many are still curious about additional Destiny 2 changes that are on the way.
In the most recent weekly Bungie blog, Game Director Christopher Barrett, one of the lead developers behind Destiny 1’s House of Wolves and Rise of Iron expansions, stepped forward to address numerous fan criticisms for Destiny 2, as well as Bungie’s plans to address the issues and improve quality-of-life in Destiny 2 across the board. He shared the following goals for the future of the game:
- New systems and rewards to give our most engaged players additional, optional pursuits.
- Better incentives for players who complete challenging Prestige activities.
- Better rewards and replay value for strikes, adventures, and Lost Sectors.
- Private matches for the competitive community (we are targeting early 2018).
- Crucible tuning like adjusted Supremacy scoring and better spawning rules.
- Better incentives for completing Crucible matches (and penalties for quitting competitive games).
- Continued improvements to Iron Banner and Faction Rallies, including uniqueness of rewards.
- Changes to make the mod economy more interesting and impactful.
- Ongoing improvements to Exotics, including adjustments to reduce instances of duplication.
- New ways to spend surplus currency and materials (looking at you Legendary Shards).
- An emote interface that allows players to equip Salty, Spicy Ramen, Six Shooter, and Flip Out all at the same time.
Some of the most notable announcements are the return of private multiplayer matches, a new emote interface, better replayability, endgame content and prestigious rewards. Specific release dates for each of the promised Destiny 2 changes weren’t released, but many features and updates will begin to take shape at the start of each new Destiny 2 season. Season 2 for Destiny 2 coincides with the launch of the game’s first DLC—the Curse of Osiris.
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