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Is Destiny 2 dead?

Bungie needs to get its community back<p>Have you noticed that you don’t hear much about <i>Destiny 2</i> anymore?<p><i>Destiny 2</i> seems to have fallen off the map, after launching to considerable sales and excitement just six months ago. It promised a bigger world to explore and more stuff to do than its …

New Destiny 2 Weapons From Next Faction Rally Revealed, See Them Here

Bungie is preparing to launch the next Season 2 instance of Faction Rally in Destiny 2, and it's right around the corner. Along with an opportunity to earn the armor and other items offered during previous Faction Rallies, this one will also introduce a number of new weapons to obtain.<p>In its latest …

Destiny's Biggest Content Creators Change Gears As The Sequel Struggles

“<i>Destiny 2</i> just isn’t the type of game that needs the content that I make right now. When every weapon is more or less the same thing, do you really need me to tell you that, multiple times per week?”<p>That’s Patrick “Holtzmann” Casey in a recent video, part of a growing collection of <i>Destiny</i> …

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Bungie makes changes to Destiny 2, speeds up play

<b>Bungie has gone and made a number of changes to Destiny 2: making play faster and a lot more deadly.</b>Design lead Josh Hamrick laid out the changes in …

Here's The Destiny 2 'Conversation About Shaders' Bungie Needs To Have

Later today, we should be getting a new “This Week at Bungie” blog post update, which promises updates on Masterwork armor, Raid rewards and most interestingly, “a conversation about shaders.”<p>It’s that last part that piqued my interest, given that <i>Destiny 2</i>’s shader system is the one thing from day</i> …

Destiny 2: Bungie Looking At How to Change Controversial Shader System

Throwing shade seems to have worked.<p>Destiny 2's community isn't as happy as it could be, and one of the points of contention has been over the …

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Destiny 2 Masterworks Weapon Guide: How To Get Masterwork Cores And Weapons With New Perks

One of Destiny 2's major new features arrived recently as part of a post-Curse of Osiris update. Masterworks present what amounts to a new class of weapon, providing players with another thing to hunt down in their journeys. Unfortunately, the way they work can be a little confusing, and as is …

Destiny 2 Warlock Super Glitch Won't Be Fixed Before The Dawning Ends

Destiny 2's seasonal event, The Dawning, is underway. As part of that, the Mayhem mode has made its debut in the game for a limited time. Unfortunately, it's become a playground of destruction for Warlocks as a result of a glitch, and Bungie has now announced that it won't be fixed before the …

Destiny 2: If This is All Raid Lairs have to offer, you can keep it, Bungie.

The first raid lair for Destiny 2’s Curse of Osiris expansion went live this past weekend and boy was it disappointing. So before I get into why this …

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Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris Review

The curse is that it’s fairly uninteresting.<p>The almost entirely sparse and dull content of Curse of Osiris for Destiny 2 makes it one of the most …

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Here's How To Activate The New Destiny 2: Curse Of Osiris Heroic Public Event

Among the additions in Destiny 2's just-released Curse of Osiris expansion is a new Public Event on Mercury. Like those in the base game, players looking for an extra challenge (or simply better rewards) can activate a more difficult, Heroic version of this activity. However, doing so isn't simply …

Destiny 2's Broken Prometheus Lens Weapon Is For Sale As Curse Of Osiris's First Trials Begins

Destiny 2's Prometheus Lens, a trace rifle weapon added in the newly released Curse of Osiris expansion, is broken. Not broken in the way that fans sometimes refer to a weapon in a game that they feel is overpowered; Prometheus Lens is devastatingly effective in Crucible, and Bungie said that's …

Destiny 2's secret XP scaling system was made partly because of the Loot Cave

An odd, old glitch that you probably never expected to hear about again helped pave the way to Destiny 2's now-defunct secret XP scaling system. As …

Destiny 2 Deals Continue To Roll In Before Curse Of Osiris Release

Black Friday featured some nice discounts on Destiny 2, and those have continued this week. Following a sale earlier this week that beat anything we saw on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, Bungie's shooter has seen its price drop again, and you might be able to get it for its best price yet.<p>For the …

The Problem With Destiny 2's Loot And Weapons, Explained

There’s a lot of talk about what ails <i>Destiny 2</i> right now, heading into its first expansion which seems to have players less excited than usual. But I think the core problem with <i>Destiny 2</i> is…that there is no core problem. You can point to a number of issues, all the things that have changed from</i> …

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Destiny 2 – Bungie may have finally figured it out!

Heads up Guardians! Today has been a BIG day for Destiny 2 as Bungie released a blog with a plethora of information regarding what we as Guardians …

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Bungie details extensive plans for player-oriented Destiny 2 updates

Studio promises an open dialogue with players<p><i>Destiny 2</i> developer Bungie is working on a wide variety of changes to the game, many of which the studio is making specifically in response to player feedback. Bungie announced the details today in a lengthy blog post, “The State of <i>Destiny 2</i>,” in which …

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‘Destiny 2:’ Alexa’s Newest Skill Just Made Playing The Game A Lot More Immersive

Amazon's Alexa is the newest star for 'Destiny 2.'<p>Bungie has teamed up with Activision to bring Ghost, <i>Destiny 2’s</i> A.I., into the real world with …

Destiny 2 Dev Says It "Betrayed" Players By Failing To Disclose Details On XP System

Bungie has responded to the recent controversy surrounding Destiny 2's XP mechanics. If you're just catching up, players discovered that the game reduces progress toward levelling up when you earn XP rapidly as you do in Public Events. The developer then disabled this XP scaling mechanic, and now …

Destiny 2 Server Maintenance Bringing Game Offline For 6 Hours Today, Here's Exactly When

Destiny 2 will be unplayable for a few hours this week as developer Bungie performs server maintenance. The company is taking the game offline for around six hours to perform the maintenance, which applies to PS4, Xbox One, and PC. [<b>Update:</b> Destiny 2 servers are now down as maintenance is underway.]<p>…

Destiny 2 Angers Players After Discovery Of XP Restrictions; Bungie Makes Changes

Bungie has found itself under fire in recent days after the discovery of a previously undisclosed XP scaling system in Destiny 2, which constrained XP gain in some situations. The studio has since acknowledged its existence and at least temporarily disabled it, but this has coincided with an …

Bungie Cancels Today's Destiny 2 Curse Of Osiris Stream To Address Recent Controversy Instead

The third of Bungie's three Destiny 2 livestreams dedicated to Curse of Osiris has been canceled. In lieu of its planned stream on Wednesday, the developer will instead release a blog post that shares some "higher priority information," which seems to be in response to the recent uproar over the …

'Destiny 2' has been misleading players

I may not understand the finer nuances of game development, but I know when I'm being fed a line of shit.<p>It was a rough holiday weekend for <i>Destiny 2</i> …

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Destiny 2 Angers Players After Discovery Of XP Restrictions; Bungie Makes Changes

Bungie has found itself under fire in recent days after the discovery of a previously undisclosed XP scaling system in Destiny 2, which constrained XP gain in some situations. The studio has since acknowledged its existence and at least temporarily disabled it, but this has coincided with an …

Destiny 2’s raid is expanding in a massive way in Curse of Osiris

Welcome to raid lairs<p><i>Destiny 2</i> developer Bungie has been hinting at “new raid content” for a while now, and the studio finally offered details today on what exactly that will mean — a lot of details, actually — in the initial reveal livestream for the game’s first expansion, <i>Curse of Osiris</i>.<p>Bungie …

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Destiny 2 Director Teases December Update

Discussing investment updates, economy updates, and more.<p>Ahead of next week's Destiny 2 livestream, game director Luke Smith has teased what Bungie …

Destiny 2 Update Will Include New Rewards Systems, Economy Changes

Destiny 2's next major update is coming alongside the Curse of Osiris expansion early next month, and now developer Bungie has shared some new details about it. Game director Luke Smith said on Twitter that on the systems side of the December update, you can expect the following changes:<p>Economy …

Bungie Changes Destiny 2 XP System After Players Discover It Was Rigged

Bungie has announced that it’s changing how <i>Destiny 2</i> handles experience points. The move comes in response to players who have been raising questions …

Destiny 2 guide: complete campaign walkthrough and guides - updated with Curse of Osiris

The Guardians at GamesRadar+ have sunk countless hours into Destiny 2 and the Curse of Osiris expansion, and are now here to impart that …

Guardians Wanted: Why Destiny 2 has Become a Playerless Wasteland

Where Have All The Guardians Gone? The Erratic Pattern Of Destiny 2 Gamers<p>It’s hard to imagine a game that has had such a back and forth in the news …

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