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Everything Destiny 2 players need to do ahead of Beyond Light next week

Published: 4/Nov/2020 7:11

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Destiny 2’s next expansion, Beyond Light, is around the corner, and that means players need to use their time wisely in the next week. Here’s a quick breakdown of everything we think you should do.

Destiny 2 is still kicking on three years after it’s release. Bungie has dropped four expansions to keep things fresh. The fifth one, Beyond Light, is less than a week away, and it’s set to introduce some major gameplay changes.

However, before players move on and take a step into the unknown, there are some important things worth doing. It includes everything from farming, hunting loot, and earning titles to having a crack at some content before it’s gone for good.

Here’s a list of everything players need to do.

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Destiny 2 Beyond Light is the next expansion in the series.

Farm God Rolls

The first thing players should do is spend some time farming god rolls to upgrade their weapons. There are some legendary weapons worth adding to your collection. The most important one is Falling Guillotine, which is one of the best weapons in the game for taking down bosses.

Beyond that, there’s also Death Adder, Dire Promise, First In, Last Out, Gnawing Hunger, Ikelos_SR_v1.0.2, and Truthteller. These all have awesome base stats and a lot of depth in terms of perks.

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Enhancement Cores are one of the many materials used to upgrade gear.

Farm Other Upgrade Materials

Next, you’ll want to farm Enhancement Cores, Enhancement Prisms, and Ascendant Shards, which are all used to upgrade and masterwork materials.

To make it more worthwhile, Bungie is doubling the rewards for completing Nightfall: The Ordeal. That means you’ll be able to build a decent stockpile, which will help you moving forward in Beyond Light.

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Destiny 2 players love collecting and showing off armour as much as the game itself.

Find Decent Armor

It’s pretty obvious, but you’ll also want to find a decent armor set with a good amount of base stats. It will make your life much easier in Beyond Light, increasing your chance of survival in both PVP and PVE.

However, it will also give you more flexibility in terms of potential builds, and allow you to incorporate more mods.

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The Blacksmith title is one of the hardest to get.

Earn Titles

Unfortunately, a new expansion often means out with the old and in with the new. Players love earning and showing off different titles, but some of them will become unavailable in Beyond Light.

The list includes Blacksmith, Shadow, Wayfarer, and Chronicler. Fortunately, if you want to collect them, it’s pretty easy to earn Chronicler and Wayfarer. However, it does take a bit of time.

If you want to have a crack at some of the others, they take even longer. That means you’ll really have to slug it out in the next week.

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The Nine Realm has a beautiful yet eerie aesthetic.

Enter the Nine Realm

Sadly, The Prophecy in the Nine Realm is getting the boot in Beyond Light. However, it’s pretty straightforward and looks incredible, so it’s definitely worth doing if you haven’t already.

It also comes jam-packed with interesting bits and pieces that tie into Destiny 2 lore.

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Enkaar, the Anointed is a formidable foe.

Duel Enkaar

Enkaar is a pain, but it’s worth dueling him for two reasons. The first one is that he drops The Last Word, which is a hand cannon that is incredibly fun to use. It’s also quite strong at close quarters.

The second reason is that the duel is an absolute blast. It involves a combination of puzzle-solving and lightning-quick reflexes, and it’s arguably the most satisfying quest in Destiny 2.

However, before you get there, you’ll face what feels like an endless wave of enemies, which will keep you on your toes. Then, you’ll need to kill certain enemies in a specific way. It’s tons of fun from start to finish.

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Whisper of the Worm looks awesome, and it’s a beast of a weapon.

Earn Whisper of the Worm

It’s hard to find a better sniper rifle than Whisper of the Worm. It looks awesome and packs a punch. However, in order to get your hands on it, you’ll need to finish an incredible quest, which makes it worthwhile in its own right.

Keep in mind, though, it’s not the easiest quest to finish. It also slaps you with a 20-minute time-limit. But it’s well worth the effort, if not for the weapon alone.

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Scourge of the Past is an incredibly fun raid that will be sorely missed.

Finish Scourge of the Past

Destiny 2 is losing some raids once Beyond Light goes live, but none of them will be missed more than Scourge of the Past. It’s challenging in all the right ways, and has a good blend of wonderful landscapes and intense moments.

It’s also pretty easy to do, and won’t take too much of your time. Plus, you get to take down an enormous robot and have a chance to earn a unique weapon. That sounds like a sweet deal, right?

And with that, our list has come to an end. Destiny 2 Beyond Light releases on November 10, which means there isn’t much time left, so you better get cracking!

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Destiny 2: Trials of Osiris delayed again

Published: 28/Nov/2020 17:04 Updated: 28/Nov/2020 17:12

by Julian Young

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Despite the new PVE content released in Beyond Light, the Destiny 2 expansion also led to a delay for the game’s top PVP mode: Trials of Osiris. Originally delayed until November 27, Bungie has once again pushed back the activity’s launch in Beyond Light.

The core of the Destiny franchise has always revolved around one thing: the chase for new loot. Since the release of the original Destiny, developer Bungie has aimed to provide players with interesting and powerful gear to grind for.

While the bulk of content in Destiny has always been PVE-related – Strikes, seasonal activities, and Raids – the franchise has maintained a strong PVP player base as well. For those who spend their time in the Crucible, Trials of Osiris is the top-tier activity to look forward to since its reintroduction in Season of the Worthy.

Following the release of Beyond Light, Destiny 2’s pinnacle PVP activity has now seen not one but two separate delays. The game’s community is once again expressing their frustration with Bungie’s handling of the popular 3v3 mode.

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Destiny 2’s new Stasis subclasses have been giving players headaches in PVP.

Trials of Osiris delayed again

With the release of Beyond Light, developer Bungie introduced Stasis subclasses into Destiny 2. While most players enjoy the new Darkness-based abilities, the game’s PVP community has been less than thrilled with the performance of Stasis in the Crucible.

Bungie’s first official response to Stasis in PVP came when the developer announced the original delay of Trials only two days after Beyond Light’s release. Then, on November 27 – the same day that Trials of Osiris was supposed to make its debut in Beyond Light – Bungie once again announced a delay in the mode’s release via their support account on Twitter.

While Bungie community manager dmg04 indicated the delay was due to another Stasis-related issue, players listed off other potential causes including issues with swords in the Crucible, and even a bug that turn players invisible.

Community frustrated with second delay

For some of the Destiny 2 community, patience has run out since the original delay. Many prominent content creators have expressed their frustration regarding Bungie’s handling of Trials in Beyond Light.

Destiny 2 streamers GernaderJake and Gigz, both of whom participate in Trials of Osiris regularly, voiced their concerns with how Bungie is handling the game’s top PVP activity.

GernaderJake stated his belief that there were better ways for Bungie to address the issues instead of simply disabling Trials of Osiris entirely.

Gigz called out the developer for their lack of attention to PVP – something Bungie has specifically mentioned in the past when discussing their design philosophy in regards to the Crucible.

Although many of the responses were negative, some tried to put a more positive spin on things. Destiny 2 YouTuber KackisHD joked that Bungie continues to delay Trials because the game mode’s reward location – The Lighthouse on Mercury – was vaulted when Beyond Light released.

When is Trials coming to Beyond Light?

While Bungie confirmed a return date for Trials of Osiris after the first delay, the developer did not confirm when the mode would make its return in their announcement on November 27.

Players should keep an eye on Bungie’s social media for further updates on the return of Trials.