Bungie Cancels Planned Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris Stream, Will Address Recent Controversies Instead

Bungie Cancels Planned Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris Stream, Will Address Recent Controversies Instead

Bungie won't be talking about the new DLC tomorrow.

A planned Destiny 2 stream about the launch of the upcoming "Curse of Osiris" DLC has instead been turned into a stream that will address player concerns over recent controversies within the game.

In a post to the official Bungie forums, a representative announced that instead of a showcase for "Curse of Osiris" weapons and armors, tomorrow's update will instead be a blog post from studio leadership discussing the game's future goals and how Bungie is reacting to community feedback.

This is no doubt a response to the recent controversy over Thanksgiving weekend where it was revealed that Destiny 2 slowed down player leveling and progression the more efficient they were at gaining XP. The Destiny 2 community erupted once it was uncovered that Bungie was essentially throttling XP in Destiny 2.

Bungie shut down the feature in light of the controversy, but vocal members of the community are demanding refunds for the game.

Following EA's handling of microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront 2 which ended up forcing the company to remove monetary transactions from the game completely, it's clear that people who play video games are taking a hardline against unfair practices in games that might force players to spend money where they shouldn't have to.

It remains to be seen what Bungie has to say tomorrow in regards to the recent controversy, but with the Destiny 2 community currently up in arms, let's hope Bungie outlines some concrete answers for where Destiny 2 goes from here.

Correction: An earlier version of this story stated that Bungie will address the recent controversies in a stream. It is instead going to be tackled via a blog post.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Matt Kim

News Editor

Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

In other news

Halo 3 Gets New Armor in the Master Chief Collection, But Many Aren't Happy About It

The new additions look out of place to many, but 343 says a toggle option is being explored.

NPD: PS5 Sets New US Console Launch Records While Switch Holds Strong

A strong debut for Sony hasn't stopped Switches from flying off shelves.

The Last of Us Part 2 Takes Home Top Prize at The Game Awards: Here Are All the Winners

Hades, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and Among Us did get some well-earned love too.

Perfect Dark Revival Unveiled at The Game Awards

Joanna's back in a new story conceived by The Initiative.

Need help?

Call of Duty Modern Warfare Weapons Tier List

Here's our guide compiling the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019 weapons list, including all weapon unlock levels, and more.

Borderlands 3 Shift Codes List (August 2020)

All the info you need on getting and redeeming SHiFT Codes in Borderlands 3, plus how to get Golden Keys to earn loot.

Destiny 2 Xenophage Quest - How to Get the New Xenophage Machine Gun

This is how to complete the Destiny 2 Xenophage quest, including all puzzles, and more.

Apex Legends Wattson - Abilities, Skins, How to Win With Wattson Apex Legends

This is our guide to Wattson in Apex Legends, featuring all her legendary skins, new abilities, tips, and more.