Destiny 2 players will soon have a better idea of what to expect from the shooter’s second year. Bungie has announced the future of Destiny 2 will be laid out in an upcoming livestream, and launching alongside the reveal will also be several in-game changes to Faction Rallies and a Warmind activity.
According to Destiny 2‘s community manager David “DeeJ” Dague in a recent blog post, Guardians will get a preview of the game’s second year during a live Twitch stream on June 5th at 9 a.m. PT. “We have some big ideas for how we’re going to transform your Guardian lifestyle and reinforce your hobby as an interplanetary hero,” DeeJ wrote.
Part of the conversation will likely be focused on the game’s next expansion, which was recently teased by Activision Blizzard to include an “incredibly engaging” feature that will be new to first-person shooters. While that’s still a mystery, there might be a hint for the third expansion’s story in the second year announcement. As seen in the image below, it appears Guardians will deal with the Reef again, an area fans of the first Destiny will remember as home to the Awoken. The Reef was closely tied to The Taken King expansion, which could mean the next DLC will expand the story of Mara and Uldren Sov.
Launching an hour after the June 5th stream will be a substantial update to Faction Rallies. Moving forward, Guardians will have to pledge allegiance to one faction through their player account, which means you’ll no longer be able to side with each of the factions using all three of your characters. While this might upset Guardians that enjoy playing for each of the factions, Bungie will attempt to make up for the new restrictions by tying unique Exotic armor ornaments and Masterworks Catalysts to each faction. For example, if Dead Orbit wins the rally, pledges will receive the Eye of Another World ornament and Graviton Lance catalyst.
Another interesting tweak planned for the game is for Warmind‘s Escalation Protocol. The public event will be nerfed in next week’s update by changing the Power level requirements of rounds four through seven. The new Power level requirements for waves four and five will be 380 instead of 385, while six and seven will be significantly decreased from 400 to 385. According to the developer, the changes are being made due to player feedback that getting nine Guardians together for the final waves is harder than anticipated.
While there are many other topics that Bungie could discuss during the livestream, such as the recently teased new gameplay modes and weapon slot changes, it’s possible the current Nightfall reward glitch will be addressed. Recently, players realized the weekly Strikes weren’t dropping unique gear, even after 50 runs. The developer has acknowledged a bug is present in Nightfalls but hasn’t specified when or how it will be fixed.
Destiny 2 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Source: Bungie's blog