Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Destiny 2 Spring Update Adds Crucible Ranks, 6v6 Playlists

Destiny 2 Spring Update Adds Crucible Ranks, 6v6 Playlists

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. These include mods featuring Raid-specific perks, an adjustment to make sure Raid items drop with each major encounter.

Hopefully that means Destiny 2 will be rewarding however you play, as opposed to the situation we're in now, where hardcore players grind public event for XP for loot boxes - and don't do much else, especially after they collect the Raid gear.

You won't need to have purchased any of Destiny 2's expansions to access this content, granting you neat bonuses without dishing out extra dough.

January 30 will see the new Master Armor system roll out, which augments your Super abilities with reduced damage intake. During Crimson Days, leveling up will award both a Bright Engram and a Crimson Engram, each of which is strongly weighted to drop non-duplicate rewards.

The issue with the rate that XP is earned is still a problem, however.

Another update, scheduled for sometime in February, will replace the Nightfall's time-limit mechanic with strike scoring. February will see Nightfall High Scores revealed in-game through new emblems, and will also unlock reward. The game pushes players towards using it to get new Ghosts, ships, and more with cold, hard cash via the Eververse.

There are even some plans that stretch out to autumn 2018, though these are vague bullet points for the time being and only represent a "small sample" of items Bungie is hoping to add in the future. If that wasn't enough, the game's competitive multiplayer mode will receive 6v6 playlists to supplement the current 4v4 offering. When it comes to ranked play, the game will have two separate ranking systems for players to pursue-Valor and Glory.

Some far more vague changes are forecast out to autumn 2018 (or sooner), including the return of Rumble (all-vs-all) to the Crucible, Masterwork Exotics, shaders and dismantling, weapon slot and archetype improvements (interesting...) and "pinnacle weapon and gear improvements", whatever that means. One of the updates heading to the game in the coming months will be aimed at improving this by making adjustments to shift more rewards into specific endgame pursuits instead of just XP grinding for Bright Engrams. Putting more of Eververse's shinies into the loot pool and adding direct purchase options for them, too, will go a long way to restoring players' goodwill about microtransactions. Bungie have however, published a first blog of the year to address this particular issue.

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