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Bungie provide bleak update on the release of Destiny 3

Published: 25/Dec/2019 15:42

by Joe Craven

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Game developers Bungie, the team behind both the Halo and Destiny franchises, have provided a bleak update on the likelihood of a Destiny 3 game hitting shelves anytime soon. 

Destiny 3 is a heavily anticipated title in the gaming community, with many fans relishing another chance to get their hands on one of Bungie’s futuristic FPS games. The first Destiny was released in 2014, with its sequel following 3 years later. 

Both games received community and critical acclaim. Some fans were expecting another Destiny game in 2020, following the 3-year gap that separated the first two. However, the most recent update from Bungie is likely to leave them disappointed. 

BungieBungie are based in Bellevue, Washington.

Bungie to focus on Destiny 2

David ‘DeeJ’ Dague, Communications Director at the Washington-based studio, recently spoke to PCgamesn.com, over the future of the Destiny series. Sadly, it doesn’t sound like we’re going to be getting our hands on a third Destiny anytime soon. 

“I don’t have any good announcements to make about the next bold moves we’ll make in the franchise,” Dague said, in response to a question regarding when the studio would stop supporting Destiny 2 in order to focus on a third game. 

He continued: “Right now our commitment and our attention is to make the seasons that will unfold over the course of the next year interesting and sustain a perennial story arc that will keep players engaged.” 

BungieBoth Destiny and its sequel were critically acclaimed.

Destiny 3 unlikely to come in 2020

However, Bungie’s Communications Director did have some comforting words for fans. He finished: “I understand the question you’re asking and it’s certainly an interesting one, and we’ll have a lot of cool stuff to say on that later, but I’m afraid that moment will have to wait a little bit longer.”

It sounds like Bungie are ensuring Destiny 2 prospers for as long as it can, before they transition over to focusing on another sequel. It is not clear whether the company’s split with Activision, which occurred in January 2019, is relevant to the company’s decision. 

Many fans have speculated that a third Destiny game would be released towards the end of 2020, in line with when the Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X are scheduled to release. 

However, Bungie appear to have thrown a spanner in the works, as they delay their game to focus on its predecessor. Regardless, it looks definite that Destiny 3 will come, and will come to next-generation consoles. 

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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.