The Destiny 2: Warmind expansion had much to live up to the disappointment of Curse of Osiris . Bungie and the partner studio are largely meeting these expectations with updates to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC Shooter sandbox and quality of life, as well as an even more appealing gaming environment. However, the studio also stumbled into some familiar traps and has a growing list of problems to solve.
Destiny 2 is undoubtedly in a better place, now after the release of Warmind and the previous "Go Fast" update in March. The changes to the Exotic Weapons and Weapon Sandbox have brought a lot of fun and variety to a rifle collection that stagnated just after the game started last year.
Warmind goes beyond, however, with a margin of travel that is far better than the small Mercury travel and repeating Infinite Forest of Curse of Osiris . It's big enough to allow for diversity in settings and landscape, and also brings back the much-needed findability of hidden objects and references. There is a current tracker on the destination map that indicates how many hidden objects are left.
Meanwhile, the heroic strikes feel difficult again and the public Escalation Protocol game is already a big challenge. The changes to Crucible with ranked play, matchmaking, sandbox updates and 6v6 iron banners have brought the necessary excitement and quality of life improvements to the game.
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While Bungie has addressed many issues with Destiny 2: Warmind are for this Summer still more updates planned. Hopefully, Exotic Armor will experience the same kind of overhaul that the Exotic Weapons got, plus a new seasonal event will be added along with Bounties and PC Clan Chat.
For September, major improvements are planned with a Destiny 1: The Taken King style extension. Weapon slot changes and weapon randomization are the current headliners, while Gear Collections and Records are also listed.
The improvements of Warmind show a positive direction for Destiny 2 and give hope of imminent improvements. However, there are many other areas where bungie can improve. The biggest problem for the extensions is that the stories behind Warmind and Curse of Osiris are both flat compared to the stories behind characters like Ana Bray, Osiris, Nokris and Xol, who Wormgod
This is largely a function of the time and effort required to develop history, travels, and gameplay updates. The expansion campaigns are relatively short for this reason, but Bungie has to find a way to become so much larger than their short duration through stories, lore, or interesting mechanics.
One important way to fix the problem would be to stop using strikes as part of the expansion campaign missions. As a result, the players feel briefly changed in relation to the story missions. Especially when another of the few story missions takes place in an already existing part of Destiny 2 and the third strike is a PlayStation exclusivity until at least September.
There are many other things to do There is a goal not to punish players for their prowess when participating in a Crucible game. The players are put on a losing squad and see that their valor rank falls, because.
In addition, the reward power levels must be adjusted to match the recommended power level of the activity. Heroic Strikes z. For example, items with a base level of 335 will drop if they have a recommended power level of 350.
Finally, the problem of matchmaking in Nightfall and Raids has to be addressed at some point. Guided Games has not developed as it was hoped, and matchmaking should at least be added to the base Nightfall uses without Challenge Cards. Players still rely on out-of-game LFG groups, scattered across multiple locations and services across end-game activities rather than looking for each other.
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Now is the right time to return to Destiny 2 ? That's hard to answer. The game has improved a lot, but there are still some of the same problems with staying and needling. The good news is that Bungie seems to be on the right track and the development team has been saying the right things in the last few months and intensifying collaboration with the community.