After a brief holiday and New Year intermission, Bungie has returned to the spotlight to inform fans what is next for Destiny 2. On January 11, Bungie released a comprehensive development update regarding what they will be adding, changing, and improving in their recent sequel. Included in the blog update was an official reveal for Destiny 2 ranked PvP and Crucible private matches.
Bungie will be making numerous improvements to Destiny 2 over the course of the early months of 2018, but Crucible diehards will have to wait just a while longer to start competing to the max. Destiny 2’s Crucible ranks and private matches will not go live until Spring 2018, around the release of the game’s second expansion.
Beginning in Season 3 of Destiny 2, players will receive two ranks to prove their merit in player vs. player activities.
- Valor: A progression rank that goes up as you complete matches. Winning helps you move up faster, but there are no loss penalties.
- Glory: A progression rank that goes up when you win and down when you lose. Performance is how you move up here.
In addition to ratings for online play, private matches be introduced and will allow for gameplay between friends and other Guardians. Gameplay options are customizable similarly to Destiny 1’s private match lobby system. Bungie didn’t stop with these two features, as they confirmed the following will also be making their way to Destiny 2 PvP:
- The return of 6v6 playlists
- Future Mayhem Crucible events
- Improvements to sandbox and weapons
- Improvements to Quickplay and game pace
- Rumble/FFA returning from Destiny 1
Outside of the Crucible, Bungie plans to refactor the rarity of Raid items and loot, reduce the potency of Eververse in Destiny 2, and introduce a slew of new features such as an emote wheel and Masterwork armor options. To read the full Destiny 2 development update, head here!
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