When Destiny 2 announced matchmaking (er, “Guided Games”) for Raids and Strikes, we were relieved. “Finally,” we quietly muttered to ourselves in the office. “We can have fun with Destiny without having to make friends or post on the Destiny subreddit.”
But it turns out our excitement was a bit premature. You see, not only do we not have friends, but we also like our video games to be difficult. And it appears that in Destiny, you can either be a cool guy with a bunch of bros who likes a challenge, or a loser who likes to play games on the little itty-bitty baby difficulty level.
That’s because the Guided Games system in Destiny 2 is restricted to activities on Normal difficulty. To participate in Raids and Strikes on Heroic difficulty, you’ll have to manually find some people to play with.
Destiny 2‘s developers probably didn’t want little babies matchmaking with their core demographic of tough bros and ruining their good time. But even that doesn’t make much sense, as they could have easily forced players to complete Raids and Strikes on Normal difficulty before jumping into Heroic difficulty.
Our guess is that they just don’t care, because you’re probably going to buy the game regardless when it comes out on September 6th for Xbox One and PS4, or on October 24th on PC.