Destiny 2's Hidden Systems Have Bungie Apologizing Again

Destiny 2's Hidden Systems Have Bungie Apologizing Again

The developer can't stay out of trouble.

Last week, Bungie promised new levels of transparency about Destiny 2, following a huge controversy over a hidden experience throttling system. The lack of transparency and honesty is one of the developer's larger problems with the game, something it acknowledged.

"Our goal with any updates to XP are transparency and consistent XP gain regardless of your preferred activity. We will continue to update you as we move forward," said Bungie last week.

This week, the developer was mired in another issue: Players determined that there was a hard limit to the amount of Faction Tokens you could gain during the Faction Rallies. Once again, this hard limit was hidden from players.

"There was an issue in the previous Faction Rallies where players were earning hundreds of Faction Tokens per hour without firing a single shot. In the recent December 12 update, Faction Token rewards were added to an existing system that was locking players out from Lost Sector Rewards," said the studio in a blog post.

"We have heard player feedback that this solution was too disruptive. We're looking at a change that won't make players feel forced to run to and from a single chest for hours while also not placing a hard stop on enjoying Lost Sectors. We want to ensure that every time you open a chest there is loot inside. We'll share more details on this before the next Faction Rallies," Bungie added.

The post also tackled the fact that Season 2 weapons weren't all live in-game yet. Apparently, Bungie didn't make it completely clear that the weapons would be releasing during the entire season. There will be a new Auto Rifle added as the Winner's Offering for this week's Faction Rally. Once the next Faction Rally rolls around, that Auto Rifle will and another weapon will be available for Faction Engrams, while a new weapon becomes the Winner's Offering. That will repeat for the rest of the season.

"It was not made clear beforehand that the new Season 2 weapons would be added throughout the events of the Season rather than all at once in the beginning. This was on us. No excuses. You can read the full details with how the weapons will be rolled out here. We will be remedying this lapse in communication next week with details on what you should expect when the next Iron Banner rolls out in Season 2," said Bungie.

2018 just started. Hopefully Bungie can turn Destiny 2 around and regain the trust of players again.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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