Part of Bungie’s ultimate plan for expanding Guardians’ experiences in Destiny 2 was the inclusion of Guided Games. With the system, solo players could finally join in with other groups of Guardians for the more difficult events of the game. Previously, only clans could take on a raid or Nightfall together, but with Guided Games, players uninterested in clans could still participate. While the functionality has been welcome, many players have had issues, and thankfully, Bungie has a plan on how to improve the system.
In the latest blog post from Bungie, the social developers behind the game, M.E. Chang and Steve Dolan, revealed the team is currently working on updates to Guided Games that will begin rolling out with the launch of Curse of Osiris, the game’s first DLC expansion, on December 5th.
Chang expressed the team’s joy in seeing players join together for the one-time events, but made it clear some issues need addressing.”Our goal with Guided Games for end-game content is about helping players find tight-knit communities to join, but we see and are very aware of the current issues,” he said.
One of the main problems Guardians have noted come down to the audio options, as audible chat can sometimes drop when using the system. Chang confirmed the team is addressing the problem, as well as many other connective glitches. “For example, we know that the lack of reconnections causes all kinds of problems with unintentional oathbreakers, that the lack of audio feedback when a clan is found is causing players to miss the queue, that guides lack proper incentives, that we need a guided games option for Trials of the Nine, etc,” he said.
As for new content outside of general fixes, Dolan provided a more concrete list of new features headed to the collaborative system. Here’s that list, verbatim:
- We’ve added an audio cue so that you know when you’ve found a guide.
- Full clans can now guide.
- Added reminders that if you reject a clan, you’re still at the front of the line, so you can only pick guides with a mission statement that looks appealing.
- Guided Games will support the new Nightfall and Raid content you’ll find in Curse of Osiris (and you’ll learn more about that next week on our first livestream).
Both Chang and Dolan also mentioned other areas of the system that are being looked over, including checkpoints and an emote wheel. Guardians have hoped raids and Nightfalls would include checkpoints at some point to save time when having to drop out of an event as a group. On the fun side, the emote wheel would be a handy tool to use more than one emote at a time, as Guardians are limited currently. While neither developer stated either feature would arrive down the line, they seem open to the ideas.
Curse of Osiris‘ launch is bringing more than just changes to social features, though. In the same post, Bungie stated the weekly reset for the game will transition to match up with new content across all three platforms. Also, the graphical and performance updates players can experience on Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro will arrive on December 5th.
Destiny 2 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Source: Bungie Blog