Destiny 2: Beyond Light Season 13 is just around the corner, Bungie has shared more insight about what to expect, and the worries of the studio ahead of cross-play.
Bungie affirms that Destiny 2 newest season will try to remove FOMO (fear of missing out), the strategy found by the designers at Bungie was to replace weekly bounties with new seasonal challenges. This means that for the first 10 weeks of each season, several challenges will be released via the quest log, by completing the tasks, guardians will receive XP, Bright Dust, seasonal currency, and other items.
Some in-game currencies will also change, as is the case with Crucible Tokens, and the rebalance on Bright Dust.
Over the last year, we’ve been looking at ways in which we can reduce the amount of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) in Destiny 2. We’ve recently made some changes to Seasons and how Seasonal content is available throughout a given year of Destiny 2.
This week, we’re looking to bounties and Bright Dust, introducing a new system not only to remove FOMO, but give fresh ways to earn XP and alternate rewards.
The studio also announced that PC players will significantly see an increase in weapon recoil “in preparation for crossplay”.
In preparation for crossplay, coming later this year, we’re making some changes to the Recoil stat. Currently, several weapon archetypes have their Recoil reduced by around 40% (dependent on archetype) when using mouse and keyboard. This results in an issue where players on mouse and keyboard are able to largely ignore the stability weapon stat, creating unintended discrepancies in weapon performance between controllers and mouse and keyboard.The following weapon archetypes will have their mouse and keyboard Recoil adjusted closer to controller (reduced the difference from ~40% to ~20%).
- Auto Rifle
- Scout Rifle
- Pulse Rifle
- Submachine Gun
- Hand Cannon
- Machine Gun
Bungie has also confirmed that Destiny 2 Valentine’s Day PVP event, Crimson Days has been canceled this year, the event has been vaulted.
While there was great enjoyment of Crimson Days, we feel that it’s been missing the mark in terms of quality over the last few years. As such, we have made the decision to discontinue Crimson Days moving forward.