In a world of mysterious characters, the Drifter is at the top of Destiny 2’s list. He runs the Gambit activity for players, serving as its boisterous host. He’s so important that Bungie devoted an entire Destiny 2 season to the Drifter. There are two new activities linked to him — Gambit Prime and The Reckoning — with the season’s story illuminating his shady past. Bungie released a video of its developers teasing out the story for this season, and building up the Drifter’s relationship with the mysterious group known only as the Nine. Polygon sat down with writer Jonathan To and staff writer Mallory Schleif to get a better understanding of the Drifter. Who is the Drifter? The Drifter is very old. He was reawakened by the Traveler in a mysterious time of great suffering known as the Dark Age, long before Guardians like the player were revived. He isn’t a Hunter, Titan, or Warlock. He’s a Lightbearer — a soul revived by the … [Read more...] about The Drifter is Destiny’s most important character right now. Here’s why.
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Humble Bundle’s monthly subscription service is still going strong, with the new bundle being revealed on the first Friday of every month. We now get to see what was in Humble Monthly for May, along with learning the first game that will be in next month’s bundle. Disclosure: Humble Bundle works with TechRaptor for affiliate partnership, and TechRaptor earns a small commission off purchases made from links in this article. This month’s early unlock game is Destiny 2 here(read our review ). Those who already have a subscription to Humble Monthly can download the game right now along with some other great titles. As well as Destiny 2, there were nine others in May’s bundle, some of which were just revealed. First up is Dead Rising 4, the latest entry into Capcom’s zombie bashing franchise. The game sees the return of fan favorite and original protagonist Frank West. Once again, there’s a huge selection of wacky weaponry for players to build and use, … [Read more...] about Humble Monthly Early Unlock is Destiny 2, Star Wars Invades Humble Trove
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?
Many games try to achieve depth through complexity. They might include dozens of weapon options, multiple kinds of customizable gear and complicated menu systems for managing everything. They might try to give you multiple ways of solving the problems they throw at you, usually by offering combat and stealth options in different combinations. But the biggest multiplayer titles are often the best when they’re at their simplest: forcing players to work with a limited set of options, and mandating a certain play style. Repeating the same activity doesn’t have to become boring or tiresome, as long as that action is polished enough. I’m going to talk about a couple of the most straightforward characters in two popular games — Reaper from Overwatch and Warwick from League of Legends — and discuss what makes them so enjoyable, even though they both lock you into a very particular style. The Reaper comes for your souls Reaper is among the least nuanced … [Read more...] about Overwatch and League of Legends’ best characters are their simplest
If you were planning on raiding or leveling up your character in Destiny 2 mid-day tomorrow, you may want to reconsider your plans. Developer Bungie has announced that the first-person shooter/MMO will go offline during that period tomorrow. The maintenance is set to start tomorrow, January 3, 2018, at 7:00 a.m. PDT (10:00 a.m. EDT). At this time players will no longer be able to log in to the game; however, if you are already logged in, you’ll be able to play for an additional hour. At 8:00 a.m. PDT (11:00 a.m. EDT), anybody currently playing the game will be kicked back to the main menu. During this time, the game will be completely inaccessible. Finally, at 12:00 p.m. PDT (3:00 p.m. EDT) the maintenance is scheduled to end and players will be able to access the game again. It is important to note that these times are tentative, and can be extended by Bungie. In other Destiny 2 news, a few days ago the game’s next expansion was apparently … [Read more...] about Destiny 2 Servers to Go Down for Maintenance Tomorrow