Bungie has laid out its plans for the future of Destiny 2, addressing fan concerns that have been building for months and announcing an overhaul of the game's Eververse microtransaction system amid industry-wide outcry about the practice of implementing micropayments. There are too many updates to list them all here but we added a few important ones below. On leveling up, Bungie are still investigating changes to XP earn rates.
In posted Thursday evening, Game Director Christopher Barrett admitted up front that, currently, "the scales are tipped too far towards Tess", the owner of the game's much maligned.
When it comes to Eververse, more new cosmetics will come from activities, meaning some Ghosts, Sparrows, and ships will be put in reward pools.
Items now only found in Eververse (Ghosts, Sparrows, Ships) will be awarded in other activities, there will be a new "gameplay path" to Eververse engrams and items, and more ways to directly purchase them.
Providing a gameplay path to earn Bright Engrams and all contained rewards (including Event Engrams). And finally, players will be given more direct purchase options to get what they want. In this event, players must complete certain milestones in order to get some rewards like a Legendary emote, a new Exotic Sparrow, and a weapon skin.
Making note that these changes will go into effect by the upcoming event is in response to the limited time only The Dawning event loot drops being up to 80% locked behind that Eververse paywall. It's nothing too dramatic - it seems as though its overall objective won't be changing - but the developer says that it wants to make the Eververse less intrusive overall.
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According to Game Director Christopher Barrett, Crimson Days will return on February 13 and will feature some of the long term loot changes Bungie has planned for Destiny 2.
Masterwork Armor provides increased damage reduction while using your Super. They also want to make sure that every major encounter will reward players with a Raid item drop.
Strike Scoring is coming to the hard Nightfall Strike and replacing the current time limit mechanic. In addition to expressing outrage over Bungie altering experience gains for players without notice, the more dedicated players found that the Eververse-the in-game microtransaction store-featured many items that were otherwise hard to find on your own. "We are excited to share the details as soon as we have them worked out".
The first thing that they're changing is in the balance of new content. This will be a whole new way of how mods work for all items like armor and weapons.
Following on from the endgame lock-out, Bungie were quick to categorise what the difference is between expansions and seasons, to ensure that base game players would continue to have access to all the base game activities for the games lifespan.