Season three is due to start in May, which is a good deal later than we were originally expecting. Season one lasted three months, and this would make season two five months long, meaning we’re not quite sure how long upcoming seasons will last.
Alongside the next DLC, a 1.2.0 patch will introduce some of the game’s most requested fixes, including:
- Prestige mode in the Eater of Worlds raid lair
- Private Crucible games and seasonal rankings
- A Vault space increase
- Equip slots for multiple emotes
- Exotic masterworks and an Exotics update
- Seasonal vendor rankings
- Faction rally improvements
More on ranked Crucible. Your rank will reset every season and comes in two flavors: Valour, which builds as you play and cannot be lost, and Glory, which can be lost if you lose matches.
Bungie says some more changes to Eververse will arrive during the season, presumably because the Bright Engram is once again due to refresh. The balance of new cosmetic content will be shifted toward gameplay and away from Eververse, with new Ghosts, Sparrows, and ships coming to activity reward pools rather than the new Bright Engram. There will also be a gameplay path to earn Bright Engrams and all contained rewards, including event engrams, and players will get more direct purchase options for cosmetic content.
After the XP throttling controversy, Bungie is also working on changes to XP earn rates. “Right now, it’s too slow in general and lopsided towards grinding specific activities… and we want to fix that without making those activities low value to players who aren’t grinding them (fairness is cool).” Apparently, their first attempt was a buggy mess, but they’re going to keep trying, which is good to hear.
Destiny 2 mods 2.0
One of the biggest near-term changes is mods 2.0 – a full overhaul of the armor and weapon mods system. Bungie says they will cull redundant mods, introduce a more unique theming, and greatly increase mods’ impact on player power. February was targeted, but we have warned the scope of the rework could push it back, and that has happened. We’re not sure when it is due now.