What you need to know
- Destiny 2 is a first-person shooter from Bungie.
- The game is switching up its business model going forward.
- There are a lot of changes coming to multiplayer.
- You can purchase Destiny 2: Shadowkeep through the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep launches in October, and it adds a new region to explore. However, that's not all that's changing next month. Today, Bungie discussed some major tweaks to the Crucible multiplayer experience.
Not only is the gameplay, but it looks like even the menus are changing. You can read about the major changes below and visit Bungie's website for even more details.
- Removed the Quickplay and Competitive nodes from the Director.
- If you're looking for an experience like Quickplay, check out Classic Mix.
- Competitive is replaced by Survival which now awards Glory.
- Control is now its own playlist.
- Bungie is removing a few maps, but also introducing Widow's Court, Twilight Gap, and Fragment.
- Changes to Heavy Ammo sharing.
- Changes to Abilities.
Destiny 2's multiplayer offering still have some balancing concerns, so let's hope that this update fixes them. However, only time will tell. I personally can't wait to try out the new maps.
A new chapter
Nightmares are coming
With the release of the Shadowkeep expansion, Destiny 2 starts a brand new chapter separate from Activision. This edition has a year's worth of content, too.
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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
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