Published on June 1st, 2018 | by admin
This week at Bungie, we’re preparing for the future
This week at Bungie, we’re preparing for the future.
Recently, the team updated the Development Roadmap with some new milestones. September was plotted as a new waypoint with a hint of “more (yet to be revealed).” The time for that reveal has come. Here’s Deej with the details for the next really big show:
DeeJ: We’d like to invite you to catch a glimpse of what we have planned for the second year of Destiny 2. We have some big ideas for how we’re going to transform your Guardian lifestyle and reinforce your hobby as an interplanetary hero. We’ll tell you all about it, and we’ll do it live!
You’ll hear from many members of our development team, who will set some big goals for September in their own words. We’ll explore deeper into new territory with Game Director Steve Cotton and Project Lead Scott Taylor—two faces that you might recognize from previous reveals. We’ll respond to a bunch of community feedback and unveil some other things you haven’t even been looking forward to… yet. We’ll top it all off with a look at a new Roadmap with exciting new promises for everyone.
*Please note that this stream will take place at 2AM on the 6th of June in ANZ.
This will be the beginning of a conversation that will last all summer long. You won’t want to miss it. The team hope to see your names in chat as you give them your hot takes and spam those emotes.
In case you missed it, the team spun up the Twitch studio for another Bungie Versus stream. It was the second challenge using Private Matches inDestiny 2, and this time the team invited their friends at Vicarious Visions to do battle. This happened to be their first ever Twitch stream—keep an eye on their shiny new channel! The games were great, and the team enjoyed some friendly competition. When the dust cleared, Team Bungie came out on top. There’s a solid chance of a rematch in the future and they’ll be out for revenge.
Thanks for playing, VV! All is fair in love and war. See you next time…
Return of the Rallies
Destiny Update 1.2.1 brought improvements to Faction Rallies for Season 3. Back in March, the Seasons team discussed their overall goals for the event. Today, the team revisit those goals and outline the changes that have been made to achieve them.
Pledging to a faction should be a meaningful choice.
- Players may now only pledge to one faction per account during a Faction Rallies event
- Reputation progress is retained through multiple events, and it will not be reset during the season, even if a player changes allegiance
- Each faction offers unique rewards, such as Exotic armour ornaments or Masterwork Catalysts for Exotic weapons
- The team are planning to host three Faction Rallies events over the course of Season 3
- Dead Orbit will offer the Eye of Another World ornament and the Graviton Lance Catalyst
- New Monarchy will offer the Crest of Alpha Lupi ornament and the Sweet Business Catalyst
- Future War Cult will offer the Knucklehead Radar ornament and the Sunshot Catalyst
Seasonal Vendor Progression
- Each faction now features ranks, which players can reach by earning faction tokens
- Faction rank-up rewards will continue to grant Legendary armour and weapons past Rank 30
Future War Cult:
Faction Rallies should provide a unique gameplay experience and not simply be a reward layer on top of the existing game. Additionally, these events should build interest in Lost Sectors and armour ornament objectives. To read more, head over here.
Yesterday, Crucible Labs became available with its first featured game mode. The team have gotten quite a few questions on how the mode works, where to leave feedback, and what to expect moving forward. PvP Design Lead Derek Carroll has some answers…to read more, head over here.
Tuning the Protocol
Escalation Protocol has been a hot topic since the release of Warmind—we’ve been tracking feedback ranging from difficulty to fireteam size.Design Lead Jacob Benton and Design Lead Ben Wommack are making some changes to the experience. To read more, head over here.
Turn the Page
Tomorrow, Issue 2 of the Warmind digital comic will become available, written by Mark Waid (Doctor Strange) and David A. Rodriguez (Destiny 2: Warmind), and inked by Kris Anka (Runaways). This is expected to become available tomorrow at 3AM. AEST, but stay tuned to @Bungie on Twitter for announcements of availability.
Movie of the Week
Each activity in Destiny 2 has potential for Movie-of-the-Week-style experiences. Raids, Crucible, destinations and more could lend a moment or two of unforgettable fun or ultimate testaments of teamwork to achieve a goal. Take your seats, as the show is about to begin:
Another step on the roadmap has been executed, and the team have much more in store through the coming months. If you want to make sure you don’t miss a beat, subscribe for updates via email on Bungie.net. When you invite us to keep in touch, it gives us a chance to send you communications that are tailored to your specific play style. You’ll also earn an Emblem that will only be displayed by the well-informed.
Steps on Email Validation can be found here – and for those of you who are already subscribed, the team will be sending out an exclusive Emblem for your troubles. The team will be sending this out to active subscribers periodically throughout the summer.
Enjoy the weekend, and see you Tuesday!
For more information, head on over to Bungie.net.