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Bungie confirms Destiny 2 coming to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5

Published: 7/May/2020 23:13

by Theo Salaun

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Bungie has officially announced that Destiny 2 will be ported to the next generation of consoles: the Xbox Series X, and the PlayStation 5.

Released in 2017, Destiny 2 has been one of the world’s most popular free-to-play online multiplayer FPS titles. Under its original publisher, Activision, the game was the second-highest grossing title in 2017. 

Since then, it has released numerous expansions (like 2019 and 2020’s Forsaken and Shadowkeep DLC) and continues to boast an active, albeit oft disgruntled, player base. For those reasons, Destiny 2 has still earned awards following Bungie’s acquisition of publishing rights in late 2018.

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Destiny 2: Shadowkeep was the game’s latest expansion for 2019.

 

At the 2019 Game Critics Awards, the online-only title won the Best Ongoing Game award and, at the 2019 Game Awards, it won the award for Best Community Support. In 2020, the game has continued to receive nominations for the work that is still being put in after four years of content.

With recent news surfacing about the next-gen consoles, the current player base has wondered if Destiny 3 would be debuting on the Series X and PS5. Following an Xbox tweet listing Bungie among the developers confirmed to have games in progress for the Series X, that speculation continued to grow.

But Bungie has stepped in and cleared the air, curtailing Destiny 3 intrigue by confirming that their players’ current progress is not at risk: “Destiny 2 will be on next-gen platforms!”

 

It remains unclear what sort of port we might expect from the game’s deployment on future consoles. While cross-saving is currently enabled, there is no cross-play and there are certain technical limitations experienced by today’s console users.

Of the chief complaints fielded by Bungie’s support team, frames-per-second considerations (asking for 60-plus) and a wider field-of-view are the principal improvements requested by an engaged, yet cranky controller-based community.

Hopefully, Bungie will speak to those issues directly, as they finished their Tweet by building suspense: “More details to come.” 

 

Another interesting detail is whether or not the game will feature Smart Delivery – a process by which a game owned on the current generation of consoles will be re-downloaded and updated to fit the hardware found in the next generation of consoles.

This feature has already been confirmed for Cyberpunk 2077 and Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, but those games have not been released yet and it remains unclear how much work might be required to retroactively ensure the feature’s implementation for Destiny 2.

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Bungie winds back Destiny 2 plans to ‘vault’ The Moon & Dreaming City loot in Season 13

Published: 15/Jan/2021 5:27 Updated: 15/Jan/2021 5:52

by Brad Norton

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With the launch of Beyond Light, Bungie vaulted a great deal of Destiny 2 content. After just nine weeks, the developers have announced plans to backtrack on certain decisions, with loot from The Moon and the Dreaming City returning in Season 13.

The start of Year 4 in Destiny 2 came with some of the biggest changes in series history. A wide array of destinations, content, and loot were all locked away in a new vault. This was done in order to make way for fresh content with Beyond Light.

While much of the major content will remain locked away moving forward, Bungie is already going back on certain decisions in response to community feedback. Specifically, vaulted loot from The Moon and the Dreaming City will be returning in Season 13.

Various armor and weaponry was pulled from the loot pool with Beyond Light. Though after widespread backlash, it won’t be long until these destinations will have their exclusive gear back in stock.

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Loot from the Dreaming City and the Moon will soon be added back into Destiny 2.

“We are making changes to help preserve the relevancy of the destinations,” rewards area lead Justin Dazet explained in the latest This Week At Bungie.

“Specifically, some of the pinnacle, end-game activities that still exist there.”

This means that new players and veterans alike will soon be able to earn appropriate gear at these destinations as they could in previous years.

Bungie confirmed that this returning gear won’t be “kept up to date for the entire lifetime these destinations are available.” Though they see the importance of having “specific activity drops” with relevance to the location you find yourself at.

These changes won’t come into effect immediately. Destiny 2 players hoping to round out their collections will have to be patient. The Season 13 update isn’t expected until February 9.

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A look at some of the loot being pulled from the vault in Season 13.

A good assortment of loot from the Moon and the Dreaming City will be back in rotation, however. It won’t just be a small sample.

You can check below for every piece of equipment that will be coming out of the vault in Season 13.

  • Reissued Dreaming City Reverie Dawn and Moon Dreambane armor.
      • These will also drop with high stats when earned in Shattered Throne or Pit of Heresy.
      • The final chest in Pit of Heresy will no longer drop a fully Masterworked Dreambane armor piece.
      • Instead, the Dreambane armor piece that drops will have 7 armor energy and is guaranteed to drop with at least a +16 in two different stats and higher stats overall.
      • Dreambane class items will not drop from this chest.
  • Reissued 4 weapons for Dreaming City with new Perk Pools.
      • Waking Vigil, Sleepless, Vouchsafe, and Retold Tale.
      • Dreaming City weapons that drop in the Shattered Throne dungeon can roll with perks that are unavailable from drops from other reward sources.
  • Reissued 4 weapons for the Moon with new Perk Pools.
      • Premonition (Pit of Heresy only), Heretic, Blasphemer, and Apostate.
      • Weapons that drop in the Pit of Heresy dungeon can roll with perks that are unavailable from drops from other reward sources.
  • Expanding Lost Sector Legend and Master rotation to 4 Moon Sectors.
      • K1 Logistics, K1 Communication, K1 Crew Quarters, and K1 Revelation.