NEW Updates Coming! Is there still hope for Destiny 2?

It goes without saying that Destiny 2 had a really rough launch and even more rough couple of months since. There was so much hype surrounding it’s release that fans of the original could not wait to get their hands on the sequel, and new players lined up to be part of the phenomenon. However, upon release it became very apparent that player’s expectations were not going to be met and Destiny 2 fell short of all the hype. Now Bungie has decided to make some essential changes to the progression and loot system, as well as add more endgame rewards and activities in an effort to bring players back to the world of Destiny. This all sounds great, but you have to wonder if this is a classic case of “too little, too late“?

Hey, everyone. At the end of last year, I made a promise that I would update you on our plans for Destiny 2. The team has been hard at work and we’re ready to share where we are headed. We used to wait to talk about game updates until we were certain we could meet our deadlines to avoid letting players down if we changed our plans. No longer. We’re not just listening, we are doing. Please keep in mind that the further out we make promises, the more they are subject to change. With that caveat, here are our plans. – Game Director Christopher Barrett

The original Destiny had a rocky start but was able to fix many of it’s problems in it’s later downloadable content. However, things have not improved for Destiny 2 with it’s latest DLC release. It’s clear that a lot needs to be improved if there is any hope of Destiny 2 ever being a success or a game that fans love to play. I myself was waiting to see if it would be worth the purchase and several of our team bought the game at launch, but none of them are currently playing it anymore. Below we have posted some (Not all) of the changes that are coming to the game. To check out the full and detailed list of updates coming to Destiny 2 click here to go to the official Bungie blog post.

  • Raid Reward Rework
    We are updating Raid rewards to make them more unique and interesting. They will now feature mods with Raid-specific perks, and we are adjusting the rewards to ensure a Raid item drops from each major encounter. The Raid vendor will also directly sell Leviathan and Eater of Worlds armor and weapons for purchase with Raid tokens and Legendary Shards.
  • PC Tower Chat
    We are adding text chat to the Tower for the PC version of the game.
  • Exotic Repetition Reduction
    This will prevent players from receiving the same Exotic twice in a row. You may still receive duplicates, just not consecutively.
  • Fireteam Members on Destination Map
    You will finally be able to see the other members of your fireteam on the destination map. No more having to ask your fireteam where they went when they fast travel to another landing zone.
  • PC Clan Chat
    In addition to the Tower chat that is targeted for February, we are adding clan chat to the PC version of the game.
  • Multi-Emote
    When multi-emote launches, you will be able to choose which emote you have equipped to each of your four emote slots.

There are ton of additional updates and changes so be sure to check out Bungie’s blog post for all the details and dates for their release. I guess only time will tell if this will be enough to save Destiny 2 but in my opinion I think too many people have left and made peace with the fact that Destiny 2 was not the game they were hoping for. Angry Joe said it best when he refereed to it as “Destiny one and a half“. As always, we want to hear from you Nerd Nation. Are you still fighting the good fight for Destiny 2 and are you excited for some of these changes/updates? Be sure to let us know you thoughts on this by leaving us a comment below or hit us up on any of our social media pages!

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