Bungie outlines its plans for Destiny 2 in 2018

Bungie outlines its plans for Destiny 2 in 2018

After a slew of controversies and backlash from its community, Bungie has released a Destiny 2 development update that highlights a lot of important changes that are coming to the game in the very near future.

Bungie detailed their roadmap for the next few months for Destiny 2, not necessarily in content, but in changes that the community has been demanding to make, and one of the biggest changes is a focus on making sure that Eververse is not the focus.

Barrett writes that future updates to Destiny 2 will also give players a "gameplay path to earn Bright Engrams and all contained rewards (including Event Engrams)".

Destiny players who were rightfully unhappy with the game's recent holiday event, The Dawning, will be heartened to hear that Bungie plans to scale back the importance of Eververse.

With Season 3, more changes will come to "Destiny 2", but the others will begin in the next seasonal event called the Crimson Days.

There are probably too many plans and updates to enumerate, so if you want to read them all, you're best off just hitting this ol' Internet hotlink here and poring through it.

Those changes were already on planned, with feedback from Curse of Osiris taking time to filter through to the second expansion and updates in the spring.

Bungie outlines its plans for Destiny 2 in 2018
Bungie outlines its plans for Destiny 2 in 2018

All players can access new seasonal content - regardless of whether they buy DLC.

Speaking of that January 30 date, that's when the next major Destiny 2 update will hit.

To that end, Barrett says the game will be shifting the item balance so desirable items like Ghosts, Sparrows, and ships can be earned directly as "activity rewards" for in-game actions rather than as random drops from Bright Engrams. All Crimson Engrams are weighted to new rewards until all new event items are obtained, which means you won't be stuck with base game drops.

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". "We are excited to share the details as soon as we have them worked out". Everything that seems to be constructed in order to coax you into spending more money pretty much stayed the same, despite fan protests. Improvements are also coming for Iron Banner and Faction Rallies, end game player pursuits, additional vault space, and changes to Heroic Strikes. The team is eager to show you what they've been working on.

Faction Rallies return next week, and the first rally of 2018 sees players competing for shaders and auto rifles tied to each of the Tower's three factions. Eververse exclusive rewards are being adjusted pretty much across the board so that things don't feel as stingy, and loot like ghosts, sparrows, and other items are going to be obtainable through activities.

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