Published on June 29th, 2018 | by admin
This week at Bungie, the factions are vying for your pledge
This week at Bungie, the factions are vying for your pledge.
Dead Orbit took the win by a fair margin for the first Faction Rallies event of Season 3. The team have seen a sizable amount of passion for Future War Cult in the last few weeks, and they’re eager to see if the community can make Lakshmi-2 proud with the first FWC win of Destiny 2.
Before you ask—direct purchase for Faction Armour was removed with Destiny 2 Update 1.2.1 due to vendor constraints. The team are planning to bring this option back for Dead Orbit, New Monarchy, and Future War Cult in Update 1.2.3, prior to the final Faction Rallies event of Season 3. Direct purchase will also be restored for Iron Banner in this update. The team are continuing to collect feedback throughout each event, so make sure to sound off in the Feedback forum with your thoughts on Renown, rewards, and anything factions related!
After Expo Report
After months of anticipation behind the scenes, E3 has become a fond memory. Last week, the team took some time to let the dust settle and come back to their senses. Looking back on the events of the show, the team are sincerely grateful for the warm reception they got in Los Angeles—and not just because of the sunshine. It’s always a rush when millions of people find out what they have all been working on. It’s even better when they get to play for themselves. To read some thoughts from our Away Team of official spokespersons who were there on behalf of everyone who is working to bring Forsaken to life, head over here.
Marking Your Calendar
Winter has officially begun… and this one in particular is full of seasonal events. The team have gotten some feedback from players asking for a bit more of a heads up before things like Faction Rallies or Iron Banner go live. To address this, they’ve cooked up the following image to set expectations for the next few weeks:
They also have an update for the development roadmap planned for early July. Stay tuned.
An Early Preview
The Crucible team has been hard at work over the last few months, digesting player feedback and tuning the experience. Normally the team would have a Crucible representative jump in to give some commentary on goals, but they’re currently all hands on deck working on the future of the Crucible. For a quick Patch Notes preview for what you can expect to become available when Update 1.2.3 is released on July 18, 2018 in ANZ, head over here.
Crucible isn’t the only activity getting some love in Update 1.2.3. The raid team is excited to release Prestige difficulty for both the Eater of Worlds and Spire of Stars raid lairs. Senior Raid Designer Joe Blackburn set some expectations in February, and he’s back to flesh out some details on what the experience will be for players taking on the new challenge. To read more, head over here.
Costs and Collection
The Destiny 2: Forsaken reveal brought a lot to the table on what’s coming in September, but there are many questions surrounding new features that we’ll be tackling leading up to launch. This week, we’re hitting a few of the most frequently asked questions about the upcoming Collections feature. Investment Designer Matt McConnell is here to bring the knowledge- read more here.
Movie of the Week
Running out of medals isn’t a requirement to take the crown in Movie of the Week. In anticipation for Prestige raid lairs, the team took some time to find a six-player fireteam that has perfected the art of DPS.
If you’re eyeballing the Lens of Fate emblem, make sure to submit your content to the Community Creations page on bungie.net. Don’t forget to include #MOTW in your title!
In 14 days, a few of the team will be on flights heading toward Tampa to join many of you at GuardianCon. Next week, they’ll have the full roster and some details on what they’ll be doing at the event.
Before we sign off, join us in giving a shout out to the following Fireteams who earned the top three Nightfall scores last week!
For more information, head on over to Bungie.net.