Bungie has set a date for the next “Destiny 2” expansion, but fans will have to wait a few more weeks before getting to play it. While Destiny developers have been busy playing catch-up with a wide-array of fan requests, players have been eagerly awaiting the second-installment of the game’s expansion series. The new content is set to release this summer, and it’s going by the name “Destiny 2: Warmind”.
The previous installment, Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris, was met with mixed reactions by fans. Destiny developers were still trying to fix Crucible complaints at the time, and the loot-boxes were still a thorn in the side of the community. The idea of the ‘INFINITY FORREST’ was generally a letdown to most players, and the DLC didn’t really boost the game’s rating with disappointed fans.
This week, Game Director Christopher Barrett commented on the future of the game stating, “The team is very excited to extend the roadmap and share with you some of the big stakes we’re putting in the ground. Recent updates have focused on immediate issues to the live game, but in the coming months our vision for the future is converging with critical player feedback to deliver transformative changes to Destiny 2.”
There are still a ton of changes coming to the game before the DLC hits stores. Developers will be changing how players work with loadouts, and there are planned alterations to Weapon Randomization, Weapon Slot Changes, Gear Collections, and Records. Other changes, like Raid Prestige and Raid Lair updates, are also on the way, and MODs are getting reworked once again. Most of the updates involve the Crucible, and you can preview them in the ‘Go Fast Update’ video that Bungie released last month.
All of this takes place as Destiny 2 hits Season Three, which is set to begin on May 8, 2018. Bungie stated that Warmind “will send you to new places to meet new heroes and battle new enemies,” adding that players will be able to “earn new loot and master new activities”. The idea of new enemies to fight should be enticing to players, and adding a new location is always fun, but players that left after Curse of Osiris will probably need some convincing before shelling out more money for the game.
Bungie seems to have learned from their previous errors though, and the developers did confirm that “everyone will see new arenas in matchmade playlists like Quickplay, Competitive, Trials of the Nine, Iron Banner, as well as the new weekly rotators that include Rumble and Mayhem”. This means the Crucible community won’t be fragmented, and that means quicker matchmaking for everyone, and fewer empty teams. The game will also start hosting Private Matches, but players will need to purchase each Expansion to have exclusive access to play those Crucible maps with other players in a private match. Bungie stated that this will go into effect on May 8 with the beginning of Season Three.