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In an attempt to be more transparent to the Destiny 2 community, Bungie recently released a blog post teasing its plans for the rest of the year. While a majority of the updates covered PvP activities, a Masterworks system for armor, and the use of Seasons in the game, it seems Bungie game director Christopher Barrett has more to reveal about the future of Destiny 2 on social media.

Posting to Twitter on January 12th, Barrett, who also wrote contributed to the recent roadmap blog post, expressed the development team’s view on weapon balance in the game. “Destiny 2 needs more weapons that matter, both in power and the hunt to acquire them,” Barrett wrote.

Barrett is likely referencing the categorization of weapons, which was one of the significant changes from Destiny to Destiny 2. In the first game, weapons had more discernible differences between one another, thanks to the slot system of Primary, Special, and Heavy. For example, Primary weapons were well-balanced weapons that could be useful in any situation, like Scout Rifles and Hand Cannons, Special weapons were high-powered guns used in unique conditions, such as Shotguns in close-quarters, and Heavy weapons dealt the most damage of the three categories but came with limited ammo. Destiny 2 attempted to change this system by allowing more weapon options in each slot and changing the category names, but ultimately, Guardians have expressed the game’s weapon roster feels stripped of individuality and power.

While vague, “weapons that matter” could be teasing a rework of the current system that will feel more akin to the first game’s categorization, but at least Barrett’s comments on Exotics offers more solid speculation. Destiny 2 offers many Exotics, which are the highest-level pieces of gear players can acquire, but much like the primary weapons, they don’t have the same powerful punch players were accustomed to in the first game. Adding more frustration to the weapons is the fact that many are so difficult to find and don’t feel worth the effort to hunt down in the end.

Overall, the brief tweet doesn’t reveal as many direct details as fans would expect from a blog post, but it’s comforting to see more members of the development team be open about what needs to change. In a follow-up tweet, Barrett assured fans the team is reworking sandbox features and had originally posted the first tweet to put more focus on topics that weren’t seen in the blog post.

For now, fans can know the team is “on it” with making a better version of the game. First up on the list is the reworking of the Eververse, which has been causing quite a bit of controversy over its exploitation of certain pieces of gear. As far as events go, the next season of Faction Rally is set to arrive on January 23rd, which will feature new weapons, armor, and Ornaments for players to hunt down.

Destiny 2 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.

Destiny 2’s director says the weapon system needs an overhaul

Bungie's Christopher Barrett hints at plans to rework Exotics, weapon slots, and more.

By Evan Slead | 01/15/2018 03:00 PM PT

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In an attempt to be more transparent to the Destiny 2 community, Bungie recently released a blog post teasing its plans for the rest of the year. While a majority of the updates covered PvP activities, a Masterworks system for armor, and the use of Seasons in the game, it seems Bungie game director Christopher Barrett has more to reveal about the future of Destiny 2 on social media.

Posting to Twitter on January 12th, Barrett, who also wrote contributed to the recent roadmap blog post, expressed the development team’s view on weapon balance in the game. “Destiny 2 needs more weapons that matter, both in power and the hunt to acquire them,” Barrett wrote.

Barrett is likely referencing the categorization of weapons, which was one of the significant changes from Destiny to Destiny 2. In the first game, weapons had more discernible differences between one another, thanks to the slot system of Primary, Special, and Heavy. For example, Primary weapons were well-balanced weapons that could be useful in any situation, like Scout Rifles and Hand Cannons, Special weapons were high-powered guns used in unique conditions, such as Shotguns in close-quarters, and Heavy weapons dealt the most damage of the three categories but came with limited ammo. Destiny 2 attempted to change this system by allowing more weapon options in each slot and changing the category names, but ultimately, Guardians have expressed the game’s weapon roster feels stripped of individuality and power.

While vague, “weapons that matter” could be teasing a rework of the current system that will feel more akin to the first game’s categorization, but at least Barrett’s comments on Exotics offers more solid speculation. Destiny 2 offers many Exotics, which are the highest-level pieces of gear players can acquire, but much like the primary weapons, they don’t have the same powerful punch players were accustomed to in the first game. Adding more frustration to the weapons is the fact that many are so difficult to find and don’t feel worth the effort to hunt down in the end.

Overall, the brief tweet doesn’t reveal as many direct details as fans would expect from a blog post, but it’s comforting to see more members of the development team be open about what needs to change. In a follow-up tweet, Barrett assured fans the team is reworking sandbox features and had originally posted the first tweet to put more focus on topics that weren’t seen in the blog post.

For now, fans can know the team is “on it” with making a better version of the game. First up on the list is the reworking of the Eververse, which has been causing quite a bit of controversy over its exploitation of certain pieces of gear. As far as events go, the next season of Faction Rally is set to arrive on January 23rd, which will feature new weapons, armor, and Ornaments for players to hunt down.

Destiny 2 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Read More

Source: Game Rant



About Evan Slead

view all posts

Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.