Just recently, the Wall Street analyst firm Cowen made some pretty dire predictions for the science fiction shooter Destiny 2, stating that Activision and Bungie won’t be able to fix the game’s problems. Despite this, it looks as if the companies are still willing to give it the old college try, as the developer is currently putting together tomorrow’s “This Week at Bungie” blog post that will detail some updates on the way, including those relating to Masterwork Armor and Raid reward changes.
As seen in the tweet below from Bungie’s Community Manager, Cozmo, Destiny 2 fans should not only expect to receive information regarding Masterwork Armor and alterations to Raid rewards, but also details about changes coming to the Iron Banner, a section dedicated to Shaders, and a preview of the next major patch notes. Unfortunately, though, Cozmo didn’t offer any further facts on these or other matters.
Writing up the TWAB for tomorrow. Here is what you can expect:
Iron Banner changes
Armor Masterworks Info
Raid Reward Changes
Patch Note Preview
Conversation about Shaders
— Cozmo (@Cozmo23) January 24, 2018
For those unaware, Masterwork Armor will be available in Destiny 2 on January 30, 2018, with the gear offering better damage reduction when using a Super ability, and the chance to re-roll for a better stat type. What’s more is that it can be upgraded using Cores and Shards tied to Masterworks.
The Destiny 2 update will also change how rewards in Raids will operate. As it so happens, game director Christopher Barrett previously explained the changes, saying the rewards will have mods with “Raid-specific perks,” with Bungie also working “to ensure a Raid item drops from each major encounter.”
All things considered, while many will be quick to point out how badly Bungie bungled Destiny 2 and ended up squandering most of its goodwill with its fan base in the process, it’s difficult to criticize the studio for at least attempting to fix the title after having endured such major backlash. That said, though, a plethora of people would likely agree that Guardians’ overwhelmingly adverse reaction to the litany of issues brought about by Bungie in Destiny 2 was well-deserved. So, for the sake of the studio and the game itself, the aforementioned changes on the way will hopefully help the sequel become one of the video game industry’s major comeback stories.
Destiny 2 is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Cozmo23 – Twitter