This week it’s all about update 1.1.4 Preview, no more radar in trials and competitive moving forward. Buffs are coming to most weapons across the sandbox along with big movement speed changes across the board as well. Is this enough though to bring back lapsed players? Bungie has a tough road ahead between now and Expansion two.
Destiny 2 1.1.4 Update: Crucible Quit Penalty
As explained in this week’s Destiny 2 development update post, the update 1.1.4 patch notes will contain details about the new quit penalty system, and how those who leave matches early will be punished.
Bungie is introducing the quit penalty to the Competitive playlist, where the more hardcore members of the community do battle. The Competitive modes don’t allow for other players to join matches that are in progress, meaning if people leave, those empty slots are never filled. Obviously, this has been a huge issue.
The quit penalty will punish those who leave matches early for any reason. Whether it’s a network issue, idle time-out, or just plain quitting because they’re losing, the game will know and issue a punishment. The quit penalty will be a temporary restriction of 30 minutes. (It’s not yet clear if this period of time will increase following multiple offenses.)
Hopefully, this will put an end to those treating Competitive as a casual playlist. As with any type of eSports-esque mode, rules are expected to be followed, since when they are broken, it just makes for an unbalanced experience.
In addition to the Destiny 2 quit penalty, Bungie is also working on “increasing security measures to improve the Crucible environment as a whole.” The devs haven’t gone into detail on what that’s all about, but hopefully, it means we’ll see a smoother PvP experience following the Destiny 2 1.1.4 update.