Recently, Destiny 2 fans discovered that the game contains a hidden XP system that regulates the experience points you can acquire from performing certain actions. The biggest problem with this system, though, is that Bungie did not inform fans about it until after it was discovered. Even after they removed it, they quietly implemented a new system that raised the XP requirements for gaining levels.
In an effort to throw some cold water on this controversy, Bungie updated Destiny’s blog with a lengthy official post called “The State of Destiny 2.”
“With Destiny 2’s console and PC launches behind us, we want to take some time to talk with you about Destiny 2,” reads the post. “Our team has been reading feedback and working on updates to improve the game. We’ve also been reading some tough criticism about our lack of communication, and we agree we need to be more open.”
Along with being more open with players regarding certain updates – and fixing the existing XP issues – Bungie promises that they’re going to start tailoring most future Destiny 2 updates to meet the desires of the game’s biggest fans.
“Going forward, Destiny 2’s post-launch game systems, features, and updates are being designed specifically to focus on and support players who want Destiny to be their hobby…We want Destiny to be a game that fits into your life, providing you with reasons to log in and play with your friends, clans, and families. We want Destiny to be a world you want to be a part of.”
The details of how that promise will play out in the long-term are unknown, but Bungie did disclose a few of the specific additions they plan on introducing to Destiny 2 in the near future. This includes the implementation of a new weapon tier – Masterworks – which features expanded systems like stat trackers, random, re-rollable stat bonuses, unique item tooltips, and item details screens.
Furthermore, vendor rewards are receiving a much-needed upgrade. Now, players will be able to purchase items with Legendary Shards and Tokens. Bungie is also adding new Armor Ornaments that are acquired via completing specific challenges.
Bungie has also promised to follow-through on previous promises like the upcoming addition of new Heroic Strikes, private Crucible matches, and better overall rewards for completing a variety of objectives and other in-game content.
The full list of upcoming updates is quite impressive, but it remains to be seen if they can come together to make Destiny 2 everything that it can be.