Bungie Gives Destiny 2 Development Update Regarding Eververse, XP Rates and More


Destiny 2's game director Christopher Barrett has outlined a number of changes and planned updates coming to the sequel in 2018, promising that the developer is "not just listening, we are doing". (Hooray!) Armour and weapon mods will get a "full rework" to make them more powerful and unique.

The much criticised Eververse will be changed, with Christopher saying "We recognize that the scales are tipped too far towards Tess at the moment, and Eververse was never meant to be a substitute for end game content and rewards".

Barrett also explained the team is "shifting the balance of new content" away from Bright Engrams and more toward activity rewards. We are adding an Exotic accessory tab to Vault collections so you will no longer need to spend Vault space on Exotic Ships, Sparrows, and Ghosts. While players were rewarded with Bright Engrams-special Engrams that yield items from the Eververse-these rewards are few and far between, and rarely yield the more high-end items. During this time, players can earn exclusive loot such as a Legendary Emote and Sparrow by completing Nightfall, Raid, and Crimson Days Milestones. Leveling up will drop two Engrams, a Crimson Engram and an Illuminated Engram. Especially in relation to changes coming to the Eververse. What this means is that those playing the Winter Event exclusively to earn special gear to customise their guardians couldn't access numerous drops unless they were willing to shell out real-life cash in exchange for in-game currency.

Many of these changes will be present during Destiny 2's Crimson Days event, which begins February 13. With this new armor, players can get damage reduction when they use their Super ability. In addition to expressing outrage over Bungie altering experience gains for players without notice, the more dedicated players found that the Eververse-the in-game microtransaction store-featured many items that were otherwise hard to find on your own.

You can reroll the armor stat type on Masterwork Armor, and similar to Masterwork weapons, you can upgrade a piece of armor to Masterwork by spending Masterwork Cores and Legendary Shards.

The studio plans to add far more useful rewards to Destiny 2's endgame activities. Raid items will drop with every major encounter, the robot raid vendor will sell items directly for purchase, and a new Ghost will be added with raid-specific perks.

Game director Christopher Barrett detailed a very specific road map of upcoming features in the blog post, which also highlighted a number of points that touched upon several annoyances that numerous hardcore players had. Skimping on EXP distribution, a largely empty and uninteresting first DLC, items not working the way they're supposed to, and much more. "We are excited to share the details as soon as we have them worked out". This will be a whole new way of how mods work for all items like armor and weapons.