Destiny 2 expansion Warmind changed how many of the game's Exotic weapons worked - now, Bungie is turning its attention to the other half of the game's loot-fueled equation: armor. Six pieces of Exotic armor will be getting updates come May 29, and these tweaks should help make the Guardians who don them feel just that little extra bit more powerful. Here's a breakdown of the impending changes:Synthoceps (Titan Gauntlets)Now grants a flat bonus to melee and Super damage when you’re surrounded by three or more enemies instead of changing based on number of enemies around you. The buff is also retained for a short duration after you are no longer surrounded.Lion Rampant (Titan Leg Armor)You can hipfire while Lift is active without interrupting it, and your aerial hipfire doesn't have an aerial accuracy penalty.The Dragon’s Shadow (Hunter Chest Armor)Dodging reloads all weapons simultaneously. The effects of Wraithmetal Mail now also include a bonus to … [Read more...] about Lion Rampant, Dragon’s Shadow, Sunbracers and other Destiny 2 Exotic armors are changing soon
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Have you noticed that you don’t hear much aboutDestiny 2 anymore? Destiny 2 seems to have fallen off the map, after launching to considerable sales and excitement just six months ago. It promised a bigger world to explore and more stuff to do than its predecessor did. The game launched to rapturous acclaim, from this outlet and from pretty much all the others. So why does it seem like no one is playing anymore? Microtransactions 2017 was the year game publishers tried to push microtransactions to the next level, and the audience pushed back. Destiny 2 and Star Wars Battlefront 2 were the worst offenders, and both games have become cautionary tales. Bungie built the sequel around the Eververse real-money economy, and this adjustment poisoned many of the features that should have been clear improvements over the original game. Destiny 2’s Bright Engram loot boxes were filled with enough cool and useful stuff that it felt kind of crummy to ignore them, or to subsist on the … [Read more...] about Is Destiny 2 dead?
After a quick off-week for Destiny 2, the Tower welcomes back Lord Saladin for the first time in Season 2. Fans of PvP Crucible gameplay can once again take part in Iron Banner matches over the next seven days to score some new armor and weapons. Based on Bungie’s most recent update, it appears Iron Banner is following in the footsteps of the most recent Faction Rally event where new gear will be slowly rolled out over time, with the full slate of loot available in the last seasonal event. While that news will no doubt disappoint some fans, Bungie is implementing a few new features for season 2’s Iron Banner. For many, the biggest draw of this event is the loot it brings and players can collect new weapons, emblems, ships, ghost shells, and samurai-inspired armor for each of the three classes. The biggest change comes with Saladin himself, as the Iron Lord now has gear for players to directly purchase, rather than relying on the engram and RNG system. Lastly, players … [Read more...] about Destiny 2 Weekly Reset for January 30: Nightfall, Heroic Strikes, Flashpoint, and More
Destiny 2 left 2017 on quite the cliffhanger. Players were abandoning the game in droves, and those sticking around were overflowing with salt about the anaemic endgame and obnoxious use of microtransactions at the expense of actual content. Would Bungie be able to satisfactorily address the complaints and start turning things around? Or is it doomed to become one of those sequels that somehow managed to break what was good about the first game? Today we finally got some detail regarding how the studio hopes to solve various issues, which were best summed up last year by game director Luke Smith when he admitted: “Destiny 2 is a game that doesn't have enough excuses, or reasons, to play for those hobbyist players.” The guy tasked with leading the recovery effort is Christopher Barrett, who heads the live team at Bungie. This afternoon he published a whopping Destiny 2 development update blog outlining the changes coming over the following weeks and months. There’s … [Read more...] about Bungie outlines how it plans to fix Destiny 2 in 2018
After an outpouring of community discontent over Destiny 2’s loot box-centered holiday event, Bungie game designer Christopher Barrett tweeted that the game’s development team is going to be having “lots of discussion” about the game’s microtransaction strategy, and will be updating the community with a new “path forward” in early 2018. We’re going to explain why the community is so upset with Destiny 2’s microtransactions, and how Bungie might make things better moving forward. And the best model for doing loot boxes and microtransactions already exists under Destiny 2 publisher Activision-Blizzard’s corporate umbrella. It’s a little game called Overwatch. If you’re going to have loot boxes, make them Overwatch loot boxes Loot boxes force players to buy a bunch of random stuff they may not care about in order to try to get the items they want by putting a game’s premium cosmetics in randomized boxes. … [Read more...] about Destiny 2 should steal Overwatch’s loot box system or shut down the Eververse