From October 1st, as a way to unlock rewards, Destiny 2 will get 100 ‘Season Ranks’.The users will be provided with two rewards tracks: an absolutely free track available for all players, and the other track will be for those who are already sporting a season pass. Getting down to brass tacks, this is essentially the same as the ‘battle pass’ system implemented by Fortnite, however Destiny 2 director Luke Smiths states that despite the similarities this system will have with other games, players will not be hindered or impeded in gaining XP; the player will gain XP by playing the game as they have been so far, meaning there will be no extra challenges or trials for players to complete in order to progress. Players should be provided with a way that allows them to gain rewards in a consistent fashion that doesn’t encumber them in any way. Smith went into detail in a blog post on bungie.net, where further information is provided, such as the rewards … [Read more...] about Destiny 2 Going Down the “Battlepass” Road
Two months ago, Bungie announced that the cross-save feature would be included in Destiny 2. Now they have announced that the 21st of August will be that date. … [Read more...] about We Now Know When Destiny 2 Cross-Save Is Coming
While developer Bungie has yet to officially reveal the new Power level cap that players will grind toward in the new Shadowkeep expansion coming this fall, keen-eyed fans have spotted some Power level numbers in some of the latest Destiny 2 behind-the-scenes featurette videos. Similar Power level numbers seen in demos, at tradeshows like E3, or in other development videos have been placeholders before, so this number may not be final. However, in the ViDoc that revealed Shadowkeep, a portion of the video featuring a playtest session at Bungie headquarters shows the number 900 Power level on screen. The Power level cap in Destiny 2‘s current Season of Opulence is 750, so a 150 level jump seems to be a sizeable but very realistic next step considering the fact that Shadowkeep is meant to be the size of Destiny 1‘s Rise of Iron expansion or a little bigger. It’s also possible that 900 is the soft cap of the expansion, which can only be surpassed by completing endgame … [Read more...] about Destiny 2: What Is Shadowkeep’s New Power Level Cap?
An early criticism of Destiny 2 when the game launched in September 2017 was about the new subclass trees with fans of the first game calling it an oversimplification of the original game’s leveling options. It was one of many complaints leveled at the game early on which led to an overall accusation that Bungie made the game more for the casual player rather than for hardcore fans. For the past two years, the feeling has not changed much about Destiny 2‘s subclass trees, which consist of four locked-in perks. While much of the game has become more complex over the past two years, nothing has been done regarding making the perk selection of the subclasses more robust. Unfortunately, any fans hoping that this fall’s Shadowkeep would finally change that will still be left waiting. According to Destiny franchise director Luke Smith, who spoke to Polygon, the criticism has been heard, but the developers decided to focus their efforts on the new Armor 2.0 system coming … [Read more...] about Why Destiny 2 Is Not Making Subclass Trees More Customizable
When Bungie first revealed Shadowkeep, the new expansion coming this fall to Destiny 2, a new armor system, dubbed Armor 2.0, was shown. This new system was touted as a way for players to take a piece of armor they like cosmetically and apply a selection of their most desired mods to the armor in order to build the exact perk set on that armor that they desire. The new system received a brief showcase in the new ViDoc showing off what’s coming this fall in Destiny 2 with Shadowkeep and Year 3, but more light has been shed on the Armor 2.0 system. Destiny franchise director Luke Smith and general manager Mark Noseworthy went further in-depth about Armor 2.0 in an interview with Polygon. First off, as was shown off in the original ViDoc, the way armor functions and the way it looks are being separated with new armor coming in Year 3. However, that doesn’t mean there won’t be a reason to keep chasing armor. That’s because, according to Bungie, armor will come … [Read more...] about Destiny 2 Explains More About Armor 2.0 Coming This Fall