Destiny 2’s latest expansion, Lightfall, has been a hit since launching just over a month ago. With a record-breaking number of concurrent players and sales that surpassed expectations, the game’s developer, Bungie, has been overwhelmed by the positive response from the community.
In a recent blog post, the Destiny 2 Dev Team reflected on Lightfall’s launch and provided updates on the feedback they’ve received, as well as gameplay updates and quality-of-life improvements in the works. They also provided a sneak peek of what’s to come in the next season.
The team thanked the millions of players who have joined them so far and acknowledged that while the initial experience they delivered didn’t provide the full clarity they intended, they’ve taken the feedback to heart and are committed to making sure the resolution of the Light and Darkness Saga lives up to the game’s high bar.
One area that has received attention from the team is the Guardian Ranks and Commendations systems, which have been live for about a month. The team has listened to feedback and realized that they missed the mark on some of their goals for the systems. As a result, they are making updates to improve them.
The Guardian Ranks should be a useful guide season-over-season, reflecting the most recent content in the game. Players should feel pride in showing off their accomplishments across multiple seasons, and the social signal should carry meaning each season. The team is building in shortcuts to renew ranks players have previously achieved even faster.
Commendation counts will be reset each season to reflect the player’s experience with the newest content. However, players will only lose a percentage of their Commendation score each season, rather than having it reset completely. Additionally, a new display will be added to the Journey screen in Season 21 that will show the player’s recent seasonal history, including Guardian Ranks, Commendation score, Commendation breakdown, Seasonal Challenges, and Seasonal Triumph score.
As the year goes on, the Destiny 2 Dev Team is committed to tracking player achievements throughout the seasons and providing updates to improve gameplay and the overall player experience. Fans of the game can look forward to more updates and content in the months to come.