What you need to know

  • Destiny 2 is a first-person shooter from Bungie.
  • The game is switching up its business model going forward.
  • Each Season's Artifact allows you to increase your Power Level indefinitely.
  • You can purchase Destiny 2: Shadowkeep through the Microsoft Store.

Destiny 2 is a popular first-person shooter from Bungie. While the first game wasn't well-received, the sequel fixes a lot of the problems that plagued the original. Now that Bungie isn't working with Activision, it looks like the team is changing its business model to make future content more accessible. Going forward, each Season will cost $10 and come with its own Artifact.

Starting in October, the Season of the Undying brings The Gate Lord's Eye. You have the ability to keep on leveling up and increasing your in-game Power Level. Bungie said the following in its explanation post.

Our first addition is the new Seasonal Artifact, which is free to all players. This will allow you to further customize your Guardian's build every Season by unlocking additional mods to socket in your Armor 2.0 gear. Earning experience just by playing will level up your Artifact, letting you unlock the next mod you want for your characters. While leveling up and unlocking mods, you will also increase the Power of the Artifact, which will continue increasing until the end of the Season... it is uncapped. Artifact Power adds directly to your overall Power and is account-wide. We are both excited, and a little terrified, to see how high players will manage to raise their Artifact Power during the Season... The Artifact can spotlight some different ways to play each Season and introduce new types of perks, while we... can experiment more boldly with new combinations and expressions of Power. We want to use the Artifact as a mechanic to allow the game to shift some each Season. In an action game like Destiny, part of the fun can be discovering new ways to play.

Hopefully, the fact that you can increase your Power Level indefinitely won't create any balancing issues when it comes to modes like Gambit. However, only time will tell. This is a great way to keep players coming back for more because just playing the game helps you become stronger. You don't have to pursue obscure quests and other annoying objectives anymore.

A new chapter

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep - Digital Deluxe Edition

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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