The controversial characteristic made weapons and armor out of date after a sure time frame, however Bungie says it is searching for a brand new answer to maintain the loot chase fascinating.
Bungie is eliminating a system that makes Destiny 2 loot out of date after a sure period of time, a controversial characteristic added with the Beyond Light expansion to maintain gamers engaged in chasing new weapons and armor.
The announcement got here in a brand new blog post during which Bungie outlined quite a few modifications to its loot and Energy grind. The “Infusion caps” characteristic (recognized within the participant group as “gunsetting”), during which weapons and armor can solely have their Energy stage raised to a sure quantity (and due to this fact finally turn out to be too weak to deal with later-game content material). Bungie mentioned the system “made our rewards really feel like they’ve an expiration date and have continuously made enjoying our legacy content material really feel shallow.”
Gunsetting is not going away entirely–older weapons which have already turn out to be out of date underneath the system, together with participant favorites like The Mountaintop and Luna’s Howl, will stay capped. However all weapons gamers have that may be introduced as much as the sport’s present most Energy stage will retain that functionality. In different phrases, if you happen to’ve acquired a maxed out weapon proper now, it will by no means hit an Infusion cap, and you can proceed elevating its Energy stage via the release of Witch Queen and past. Primarily, any weapons earned because the launch of Past Gentle will be saved in your assortment indefinitely.
Bungie additionally famous that it should change how Energy ranges enhance with seasonal content material. For the final two seasons, the general Energy cap for players–the most power of their characters primarily based on all their gear–has elevated by 50 factors per season. That offers you a cause to play via new content material to energy up your character, however Bungie additionally mentioned that had the issue of creating gamers’ earlier positive aspects appear futile.
Beginning with Season 14, Future 2’s subsequent content material season, that system is altering. Energy caps will rise solely 10 ranges, so gamers who enhance their characters to max energy within the present season will likely be close to the highest of the leveling climb when Season 14 begins on Might 11.
It will be fascinating to see how these modifications impression Future 2 going ahead, particularly since gunsetting has been a contentious situation within the participant group. Bungie mentioned it is nonetheless searching for methods to cope with a number of the points gunsetting was meant to address–namely, trying to stability an enormous quantity of weapons within the sport, whereas regularly introducing new gear for gamers to chase and use. The developer mentioned it plans to do analysis in the interim to discover a answer to these issues, however we do not know what type future modifications to Future 2’s loot system may take.
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