Showing posts with label Destiny 2. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Destiny 2. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Bungie and Microsoft Considering Destiny 2 Cross-Play

Developer Bungie and Microsoft are interested to add cross-play feature to online-only multiplayer shooter Destiny 2.

Developer studio Bungie has made a name for them with the success of multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny franchise and Destiny 2 has been quite triumphant as well. However, the game is allegedly dying and the company is doing their best to bring their players back. Aside from announcing their third expansion Forsaken, they are considering offering cross-play with D2 and since Microsoft is interested as well, it seems like a good opportunity to play it throughout a wide variety of platforms if not all.

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Bungie and Microsoft Considering Destiny 2 Cross-Play

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After initially debuting on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the game shortly arrived on PC in 2017 only a month after. Players are all drawn into large, futuristic shared world where they play the role of a Guardian of good trying to protect The Last City from an invasion of alien warlord Dominus Ghaul and his Red Legion. Gamers have played the campaign over and over, while participating in many raids and timed community events in multiplayer mode, which is limited to respective platforms.

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When asked about the possibility of introducing cross-play to their game, Steve Cotton and Scott Taylor from developer team stated that this is a concept they talk about frequently but currently there is nothing at works regarding this unique feature. Also, there is no chance of having this aspect added to the game before launch of Forsaken DLC. However, it seems that Bungie is very enthusiastic about introducing this feature to D2, we might not have to wait for too long to see it.

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Xbox President Mike Ybarra also created a poll on Twitter last month seeking fan response on whether they want to see Destiny 2 get a shared platform gaming experience or not and he got 87 percent of response positive.



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Destiny 2 cross-play is a long-cherished fanboy dream that needs to come true as soon as possible and Bungie has been very willing to come on board with that plan. However, things might take an interesting turn considering PlayStation is commonly regarded as the lead console for the series, who adds exclusive content for their platform in each expansion pack and their recent controversies of not willing to offer cross-play on PS4 has already put them in a sticky situation.

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Sony faced major backlash regarding account restriction of Fortnite for other consoles and Bethesda has also called them out for not being friendly to make cross-play available on upcoming Fallout 76 game. They seem not to care if they lose players and keep the multiplayer to themselves as they have just sold over 80 million PlayStation 4 units till date. D2: Forsaken will debut on September 4 for all three major platforms and they all would be busy for some time enjoying the new DLC.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Destiny 2 PlayStation 4 Free Weekend

Bungie and Activision offers a free weekend to enjoy full Destiny 2 campaign and Crucible for fans on PS4.

With the sequel of 2014's original multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny, developer Bungie and publisher Activision made a huge buck. Destiny 2 was one of the biggest PC launch for the publisher company and did pretty good on consoles as well. If you have somehow missed out the opportunity to be a Guardian and fight to save The Last City from a new ruthless enemy, then you are in luck because a Free Weekend offer on D2 is just on the horizon for PlayStation 4 owners.

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Destiny 2 PlayStation 4 Free Weekend

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Starting from Friday, June 29 you are allowed to enter the trail from 12:01 AM PT till Monday, July 2 at 10 AM PT. You can pre-load the game now and the short trailer below will give you a brief of the offer.




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Whereas, games like team-based FPS shooter Overwatch from Blizzard Entertainment or tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege from Ubisoft throw out Free Weekend for fans to play trail of their game every other month, Bungie took no part in that sport so far. Maybe a few instance in the beginning, but not for a while afterwards. However, they are offering a trail that lets you play full campaign, where you can fight against the invasion by alien warlord Dominus Ghaul and his Red Legion.

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All existing game modes and all the gears are up for grabs throughout the whole weekend for free. Just like always, all of your progress made through the trail can be transferred to the main game if you decide to purchase it later. Even though all those rumors of D2 is dead because of a decaying fan-base and their terrible decisions with DLC distribution are not entirely true, looks like Bungie is trying to revitalize Destiny community for their upcoming Forsaken expansion pack and a slight selling advantages.


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Destiny 2 is an online-only multiplayer first-person shooter from Bungie and Activision, available on all major platforms. Earlier this month, a Free Weekend trail on Xbox One was thrown as well for Xbox Live Gold members from June 7. We are only wondering if they are willing to offer something similar to players on PC anytime soon. Otherwise, it just looks like one-sidedness towards console gamers, while a better chunk of the community might feel left out.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Destiny 2: Forsaken Story Reveal

In one of E3 2018's most shocking moments, it looks like Bungie has your beloved Hunter Vanguard in some real trouble.

Despite Bungie's online-only multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 being one of the two best-selling games on console alongside another Activision title Call of Duty: WWII, it faced some tough times with the release of "Curse of Osiris" and "Warmind" expansion pack DLC. Now that the third one in line has just announced shortly, fans knew that something is up and they will be let down once again. Unfortunately, they are proven right during Sony's E3 2018 press conference.

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Destiny 2: Forsaken Story Reveal

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A cinematic story reveal trailer for upcoming D2: Forsaken DLC is released in the hype of E3 and it immediately saddened all players.




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As the trailer opens, we see one of the most beloved Guardians and everyone's favorite hunter Vanguard Cayde-6 badly injured, sitting on his knees and even missing a chunk of his face. He surely is in trouble but isn't trying to run away. His ghost is taken out and then the camera moves around to reveal the return of Prince Uldren Sov holding an Ace of Spades hand cannon to his face. He blasts off the wisecrackin’ Exo on spot and then walks over his body along with his followers.

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With that, D2 just killed of one of their most celebrated character from Destiny-verse, which drove players either frustrated or mad over Bungie. In an attempt to bring back players to the game, they decided to raise the stakes more than they ever did. They have introduced the threats of aliens trying to destroy the world before and it worked too but the studio believed taking a fan-favorite personality like Cayde off the board will be so much relatable to players on personal level.

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D2 community has been devastated since they witnessed this and the Destiny subreddit is the solid proof of that with the increasing number of goofs and memes in the loving memory of Cayde-6. On September 4, Destiny 2: Forsaken is set to release for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. We hope that Guardians get their hands on Uldren Sov to get their revenge on their fallen comrade and settle scores then.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Destiny 2: Forsaken Reveal

Developer Bungie reveals their shared-world multiplayer shooter Destiny 2’s next major expansion, Forsaken.

We are only a few days behind for E3 2018 but Activision and Bungie had other plans regarding their hugely successful online-only multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2. Though it initially managed to get a very positive response from fans worldwide, it's having tough time getting some traction from fans these days. Their next big expansion for the game, Forsaken is expected to breathe new life in it when it is released for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 4, 2018.

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Destiny 2: Forsaken Reveal

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Witness the development team behind Destiny 2: Forsaken discuss their in-depth plan for this upcoming DLC in the clip below. The reveal event also took place on a Twitch live-stream at 9 AM PT.




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This brand-new expansion is bringing new contents like two new locations to discover and will introduce a new 4v4 endgame mode called Gambit. This shared-world shooter has been suffering from post-game content for a long time upon release and hopefully Gambit mode might just fix that problem. One of the new locations to explore is called The Tangled Shore and the second one is The Dreaming City. Guardians will find new secrets to unravel and dreadful bosses to take on.

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Explore The Tangled Shore

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Forsaken DLC will be priced $39.99 only and you can get your hands on it in two ways. You can simply purchase a D2 Annual Pass worth $69.99 that has three upcoming premium content releases. First of them will arrive on Winter 2018, then Spring 2019 sees the second and the last one drops on Summer 2019. Or just buy the Digital Deluxe version of the game for only $79.99, which contains the base game, two previously released expansions Curse of Osiris and Warmind along with aforementioned contents.

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Destiny 2 – Forsaken Annual Pass

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Destiny 2 is one of the best-selling titles of 2017 but for lack of content and many changes at gameplay had many of its community leave the game. Forsaken has allegedly dealt with these issues and promises to be better and for the sake of the game's future, we really hope they did. We will only find out if Bungie has made good of their promise when it finally arrives on September 4.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Destiny 2 Escalation Protocol Details

Bungie promises Destiny 2’s new endgame activity, Escalation Protocol will be ever challenging as well as rewarding with loots.

With its second expansion Warmind for multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 releasing on May 8, 2018, developer Bungie and publisher Activision is also bringing Escalation Protocol event for all Guardians. So, players will keep busy more often these days with D2 and by looking at the details of their plan, looks like the studio has taken lesson from backlash at their Curse of Osiris expansion, which pissed off so many fans of the franchise that many has even sort of abandoned it.

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Destiny 2 Escalation Protocol Details

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What they are planning with Escalation Protocol is an ever-challenging public activity that always keeps the players engaged to keep things interesting for them. Waves after wave of Hive enemies will be attacking you and each time they become more difficult to kill before finally entering into a boss battle! Guardians are now deployed on Mars, the Hellas Basin and two of the public zones from there will be in the event. These are all the core details of this event in short.




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Previous public events like Archon’s Forge, Court of Oryx, Prison of Elders and Witch’s Ritual were the prime source of inspiration for developers of this event as well as activities from original Destiny game. Many of those modes that you have enjoyed previously that would still fit into the world of Warmind are added and Escalation Protocol promises to be more challenging as par requests of fans in Destiny communities to bring them more difficult activities to participate in.

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What their team has learned from Curse of Osiris is that Mercury Destination felt too small for players and there was very little room for progress. So, while working on Hellas Basin Destination, the developers decided to send you in different places to encounter enemy hordes and make those confrontations intense. You will earn various gears upon defeating unique bosses at the end of an event and they will keep revolving each week, so your Guardians will face off a new one each time.

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Escalation Protocol Endgame Activity

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Escalation Protocol is designed to stand out with Nightfall, Trials and the Raid, where you will be facing a new challenge each time that will not only demand for best strategies but some your best gears available as well. Only your best performance can get your team through those tests. This is still very different from other end-game activities as all of it is going on a public zone and working together is the only key to get past this event.

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Doesn't matter whatever level of players are present in the zone but they all are allowed to join this event and contribute, which is pretty much every other D2 events are. Although ones with lower levels can get massacred by high-level groups, their participating still matters to overall course in the end. Going through all these troubles have rewards waiting for you as unique armor, weapons with new perks and other items. Each week, you can earn armor pieces until you complete the whole set.

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New Ice-Enhanced Hive Enemies

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Even though up to 9 players can take part, at the beginning of the event, they might feel a bit under leveled and banding up in such large number would seem necessary. When you will get used to it, you won't be feeling downwards anymore. Plus, Escalation Protocol is tuned for Warmind expansion so that it is feasible for most prepared fireteams of max-level 3 person that joins the party. The task will be hard on them but not impossible to achieve. So, any additional help will just relieve the pressure off and let them plan for better strategies.

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In most cases you will find another friendly group to harmonize and complete the event with, which was the goal for this event to take place on public zones. It opened up for all sorts of opening to work together and see the end of it. Since this is not a raid, not everyone is assigned to a single job to acquire larger goal. Once players will get accustomed with new rules of the challenges, we can hope to see some very innovative cooperative gameplay that will probably blow our mind.

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Work Together to Conquer

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For now, Bungie have five unique bosses planned for Escalation Protocol event, who will be rotating each week at the climax. After fifth week, the first boss will come back rotating again as you saw in Court of Oryx. The two public zones are different in terms of encounter spots and opportunities but in functionality, both are the same. Prepare yourself for the game's second DLC expansion Warmind when it drops on May 8, 2018. Season 3 is progressing and so is Destiny 2, available now to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Destiny 2 Warmind DLC Details

Watch Bungie and Vicarious Visions reveal details of Destiny 2’s second expansion Warmind on Twitch.

Although multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 started well when it came out in September, 2017, developer Bungie and publisher Activision soon found themselves on a bumpy ride of fan-hate because of their decision of constantly changing things players loved about the game just for the sake of freshening things up. With the game's second DLC Warmind, they are hoping to finally make up for their mistakes and try to damage control as much as possible.

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Destiny 2 Warmind DLC Details

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Before we get into a few more details on Warmind, check out this cinematic prologue below on Destiny 2 expansion II, where a Guardian named Ana Bray goes seeking for a link to her past on Mars.




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Introducing a Hunter-class Guardian Ana Bray, who is on polar ice caps area of Mars, where she is after finding out something that has past ties with her. Also, one of the most powerful weapons in the solar system, Warmind Rasputin has recently awakened and she couldn't sit this one out. The Clovis Bray corporation that helped them colonized the area are ironically responsible for creating that. This is a brand-new area called The Hellas Basin from original Destiny that has never been explored before in Destiny 2.

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Introducing Guardian Ana Bray

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Only two weeks from now, Warmind expansion is going to be released May 8, 2018 and along with their co-developer Vicarious Visions, Bungie is offering a peak at it with a Twitch live-stream today.



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Much-awaited details on Destiny 2's second expansion Warmind is discussed in details in this hour-long stream, where plans for new events, weapons and few other things, some of which are briefly hinted at the teaser trailer they released earlier.

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A new public event that was the focus of this stream called Escalation Protocol, which you can start immediately after finishing the campaign or just join with someone else who is already playing it. Your Guardians will have to face off seven Hive enemy waves with a different boss each time. Reward chests for loot will present itself following the third and fifth wave before you get the grand prize upon finishing seventh wave. Each week the game will rotate and there are five bosses in total.

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Escalation Protocol Public Event

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Good thing is, you can begin anytime since there is no exact schedule for this event. Escalation Protocol is looking for making this public event challenging and creating appeal for replay value. Depending on which final boss you come across, unique weapons are up for grabs as well as new armor. Special weapons are also accessible during this event and that even includes the Hive sword from original Destiny campaign. There is a spear called The Valkyrie, which can be used for both melee and as ranged weapon. It's awesome!

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Crucible matches will have two types of rankings for players; one is Valor and the other being Glory. The former is for completing matches with no loss penalties and the latter is reserved for competitive playlist. As soon as Season 3 begins, rewards for Crucible will also be earned in a different way. When update 1.2.0 is released, all available rewards will be on Shaxx and you will see how to earn them. Some reward takes you to complete objectives, other comes with obtaining certain ranks.

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Exotic Auto Rifle SUROS Regime

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Some changes to Exotic weapons are made by Bungie for the sake of making them unique and more functional than they were. Spire of Stars is a new Raid Lair mentioned in the DLC features, which is for Leviathan raids and may even tie-in with the game's plot. More bounties and a seasonal event wait ahead on Season 3 along with tweaks on Faction Rally.

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Destiny 2 is an online-only multiplayer game from Bungie and Activision now available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Warmind has a new strike for PlayStation 4 players called the Insight Terminus. This one however, won't take place on Hellas Basin but on Nessus, where Titan Zavala will need some assistance on stopping the Cabal from stealing an old Vex technology. Other than that, a new set of armor for Titan, Hunter, and Warlock comes as part of the exclusive deal.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Destiny 2: Warmind Reveal

Destiny 2: Warmind reveal tease at new armor and Exotics. Twitch live-stream reveal will happen on Tuesday, April 24.

The next expansion for multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 was announced earlier this month by Bungie and Activision, which will be titled "Warmind". A reveal was about to take place during a Twitch live-stream on this Tuesday, April 24 at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET and we are getting towards a short teaser as well. You will agree that it is way better than just a single teaser image we saw before and upcoming DLC Warmind for Destiny 2 suggests a lot of new stuff that the developers have in stock for us.

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Destiny 2: Warmind Reveal

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Prepare to take a look at Warmind reveal trailer that points out at new armor, enemies and locations to explore when it drops.




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With this trailer, we can tell that more of content are yet to reveal soon from a developer stream by Bungie. A brand-new location on Mars called Mars Hellas Basin is going to be introduced for the Guardians to go on adventure. Hive Escalation Protocol may involve fighting waves of Hive enemies and a couple of upgrades on exotic weapons for Destiny 2's one of most talked about Crucible competitive multiplayer mode. The developer studio already hinted that game’s difficulty will change from Season 3 and enemies will get more powerful in Warmind.

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So, players who are still struggling with low-level are going to have a tough time coming facing these extra-tough opponents. Now, if you think this is bad then let's talk about how hard power cap will be to hit in this second expansion. In whatever state you left off following Curse of Osiris, you can get to 340 with decent effort from there but then the power level grind will get harder and reaching 370 to 380 will take like forever. Warmind expansion goes live on May 8, 2018.

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From developer Bungie and publisher Activision, Destiny 2 was released in 2017 and became one of the best-selling titles of that year, which is now available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Before they had planned for three live-streams for the first expansion pack and now they have settled for just one. Bungie took a lot of insight from the mistakes Curse of Osiris made to change their future direction and now with Warmind DLC, we are seeing hints of quite a lot of change already.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Destiny 2: Warmind DLC Announced

Developer Bungie have teased on what they are planning next for Destiny 2 and gave a release date for the game’s new expansion Warmind.

If you have recently came across any of those articles online that asks "Is Destiny 2 Dead?" and got worried, then we will advise you to chill for a while now. Bungie and Activision has no plan of giving up on their impressively successful multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 just yet. In-fact, they have a complete roadmap up ahead till season four to follow. Today, they have announced that D2's second expansion will be titled "Warmind" and it will be available from May 8, 2018.

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Destiny 2: Warmind DLC Announced

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More details on Warmind expansion will be revealed on April 24, via an official live stream on Twitch but for now, the developers have gave us just a single teaser image to have an idea of how it would look like. Speculation suggests that expansion two has something to do with Destiny’s mystical artificial intelligence from its core plot. Back in 2017, there was a leak from PlayStation store that revealed that "Gods of Mars" was the previously decided title for this upcoming DLC.

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Most probably, a fair amount of Destiny 2 players have already purchased Warmind when they bought the collector’s edition last year. Those who still haven't are now to decide that whether or not they would like to stick around for some more action in Destiny universe considering all the negativity spread around the community about the game's future. Without being completely oblivious to fan's response, Bungie did many minor and major tweaks over the last six months.

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Destiny 2: Warmind Teaser

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Bungie is also planning to bring some change to Crucible content in their competitive multiplayer mode and probably for their future expansions. Possibly, they are going to make a move where competitive multiplayer maps will not be restricted to those who paid for new expansions anymore. They already faced quite a lot of heat regarding how they handled add-on content with Curse of Osiris DLC and these changes to Crucible and expansion are probably because of that.

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Warmind expansion will also kick-start season three of the game on the same day, where you will meet new heroes, explore uncharted places and fight new enemies. With all that, new activities will be there to master and new loots to claim are also part of the adventure. Plus, there are private matches, seasonal Crucible rankings, increase in vault space, Nightfall challenge cards and emotes planned till summer as part of update 1.2.0.

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Destiny 2 New Development Roadmap

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Then, Bungie will bring back the daily bounty system this summer in response to a fan outcry for long time. There will be a new seasonal event as pointed out in their development roadmap, clan chat on PC, Exotic Armor sandbox changes, improvements to Faction Rallies and a few more until season 4 starts in September, which is five months away. So in overall, Warmind expansion pack is looking pretty exciting and we will probably learn more about it when a trailer drops for it later this month.

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Destiny 2 Post Launch Content

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Lastly, we would like to readdress the issue we mentioned at the start that, many MMOs these days faces a lot of controversies in their first year but that doesn't make them dead or forgotten. It still hasn't reached the phase where the game developers are forced to shut it down and fix it. So what that people not talking about it on every other social media these days or criticizing some of their strategies? Of course the hype is not like it was at start but we have a whole new year ahead of us to determine a make-or-break point for the game yet.

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Destiny 2 is one of the best-selling titles of 2017 from developer Bungie and publisher Activision to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Although, Bungie didn't say anything about its price, we believe it is safe to assume that it will likely to cost somewhat like $19.99 since that was the price for Curse of Osiris DLC expansion pack. To really keep players hooked up to the title, Warmind DLC will have to be rather impressive or else, it will be hard to keep people interested till season 4.