Even Destiny 2 Lightfall reviewers couldn’t stop millions of players from enjoying the game’s most recent expansion to the popular FPS game, which suffered from negative reviews regarding its shallow campaign, grueling difficulty, its all-new Guardian Rank system, Commendations, and Lost Sector. sink rate. However, Bungie has taken those comments to heart in a new blog post led primarily by Destiny 2 game director Joe Blackburn, which addresses nearly every major player complaint since Lightfall launched.
The update highlights major adjustments to Guardian Ranks, reveals Exotic Focus plans, explains recent difficulty causes and adjustments, shares changes based on Nightfall score ranking feedback, and even promises that players will soon be able to give kudos for player swag.
In an article titled Reflecting on Lightfall: Launch and Beyond, the development team notes that the game experienced its “highest concurrent player count in years” with the launch of its new expansion. He then continues with Blackburn’s text, which explicitly responds to player criticism of the recent expansion.
“We have thoroughly reviewed community feedback on the entire game since launch and have been working on several areas over the coming weeks as we push forward content for our upcoming seasons,” Blackburn said.
After discussing the goals behind Destiny 2 Guardian Ranks and Commendations, Blackburn acknowledges that the team missed the mark in their ranking system. Going forward, players won’t have as many requirements to reset their ranks each season, and Commendations won’t be tied as closely to Guardian Rank progression. Additionally, Bungie will soon be integrating Best Dressed Commendations, a feature players have requested since the launch of Lightfall.
Blackburn also says the mid-season patch will increase map score modifiers on Nightfalls to make it easier to hit specific scores. The game will also reduce certain enemy hordes and the damage certain enemies can take. It also promises that Neomuna Patrols will be easier to perform and more reliably match players with other Guardians participating in Terminal Overload. The team will also be increasing the spawn rate of Vex Strike Force events, and these events will drop new Exotic armor for players who still have some to collect.
He also outlines several Season 21 build updates, including the introduction of two new love mods and changes to the Shoot to Loot weapon perk that will now allow him to loot Power Orbs in plus ammo boxes. The update also reiterates the introduction of three upcoming Strand skins, one from each of the Guardian classes.
Starting with Destiny 2 season 21, Trials of Osiris will launch from the first week of the season, instead of holding launch while players level their characters as there will be no increase in power cap during the season. next. Additionally, Grandmaster Nightfalls will begin on a rotational schedule from the fourth week of the season instead of waiting until mid-season as in the past. The game will also introduce the Exotic Engram focus to give players more control over which Exotics they hope to achieve with better stats.
Finally, Blackburn hints at changes to 15 underperforming Exotics, improving raid and dungeon drop chance through Triumphs, and fixing team-unfavorable Vanguard weapon bounties.
Although Season 21 is on the horizon, players still have several weeks to prepare for Destiny 2 Lightfall Exotics and explore everything the current season has to offer, like Destiny 2 Iron Banner, which is currently happening in multiplayer gameplay. .