Right now at Bungie, they have passed the development torch from the people that made Destiny 2 to the people who will sustain it (preferably the ones that create the very first raid in Destiny… VOG Vault of Glass). A new conversation was held at TwitchCon with an introduction to two designers from the Live Team who are working on seasons of change for your Guardian lifestyle. If you missed their panel discussion, here is a glimpse at some of the items you can look forward to earning in Season 2.
The conversation continues about how this game will evolve. Game director Christopher Barrett is also working on making Destiny 2 a game that will challenge and reward you in new ways. You may have heard from him in the past, as he introduced new ways to play in House of Wolves and Rise of Iron. He’s an engaged player – a Guardian like you – and he has some new thoughts about how the world of the game should adapt to the way you play.
CB: Hey, everyone. We’ve been playing the game in the wild for seven weeks, and like the Destiny experiences that have come before, we’re always thinking about where the game is heading next. We’re still planning when a bunch of the improvements listed below are going to make their way into the game, but we wanted to let you know what we’re up to. Here’s a short list of updates we’re working on:
- New systems and rewards to give our most engaged players additional, optional pursuits.
- Better incentives for players who complete challenging Prestige activities.
- Better rewards and replay value for strikes, adventures, and Lost Sectors.
- Private matches for the competitive community (we are targeting early 2018).
- Crucible tuning like adjusted Supremacy scoring and better spawning rules.
- Better incentives for completing Crucible matches (and penalties for quitting competitive games).
- Continued improvements to Iron Banner and Faction Rallies, including uniqueness of rewards.
- Changes to make the mod economy more interesting and impactful.
- Ongoing improvements to Exotics, including adjustments to reduce instances of duplication.
- New ways to spend surplus currency and materials (looking at you Legendary Shards).
- An emote interface that allows players to equip Salty, Spicy Ramen, Six Shooter, and Flip Out all at the same time.