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

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Destiny 2 Fixes Beaver Network Errors

Bungie dev team and Valve fixes "Beaver" network errors that plagued Destiny 2 players since launch of Shadowkeep.

Last month, developer/publisher Bungie announced upcoming Year 4 Season 2 content for free-to-play online multiplayer shooter title Destiny 2 and its next major expansion Beyond Light is currently set to release on November 10, 2020.

Ever since Windows PC version of Destiny 2 has moved from Battle.net to Steam last year, players are facing connection errors regularly. Bungie recently took actions to fix these errors codenamed "Beaver" and make D2 more stable.

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Destiny 2 Fixes Beaver Network Errors

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Bungie has found reasons behind recent network issues that have been causing disruption to all in-game activities. Last week, Destiny dev team alongside Valve has identified hardware issues in data center of certain locations worldwide.

Bungie recently reveals that primary errors have originated from Steam data centers and Valve already did their part. After rolling out a fix, errors on PC are lessened significantly and D2 will become much more stable in near future.

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Ever since D2 servers were moved to Steam at launch of Shadowkeep expansion, players were having a hard time connoting to friends. Things get worse sometime and they get kicked off in the middle of activities like Dungeons or Raids.

However, Guardians can still come across "Beaver" errors due to poor internet connection on their end. Otherwise, Destiny 2 players with a better network would only face such problem during ongoing scheduled maintenance period.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light Stasis Gameplay Trailer

Bungie offers first look of Stasis powers in newest Destiny 2: Beyond Light gameplay trailer at Xbox Games Showcase.

On November 10, developer/publisher Bungie will start off a new chapter in free-to-play online multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 with release of its upcoming major expansion Beyond Light DLC for all available platforms and next-gen.

During announcement of Beyond Light earlier in June 2020, players only got a brief sneak peak at new elemental power. Today, Bungie offered a better look via new gameplay trailer focused on Stasis at Xbox Games Showcase digital event.

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light Stasis Gameplay Trailer

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Ahead of Beyond Light DLC release within months, Bungie reveals new D2 trailer featuring Stasis gameplay.




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At long last, Guardians are about to make contact with Darkness in Beyond Light and wield Stasis elemental powers. Latest trailer sheds light on new gameplay aspects, super abilities, and inclusion of Stasis sub-classes for Destiny 2.

Players will be creating huge pillars of ice on the go using Stasis grenades for insane level of terrain manipulation. They can also use general attack abilities to encase them in ice or to slow down enemies before shattering them to shards.

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Guardians have been working for Traveler since the beginning and using its power of Light to fight off Darkness. For most part in Destiny lore, Darkness has remained mysterious force but is recently making its presence known to all.

Players also encountered a few pyramid ships during Season of Arrivals that will block access to several locations in Beyond Light expansion, which is a part of Bungie's strategy of introducing a vault, to temporarily remove certain content.

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Bungie had to delay release of Beyond Light DLC from September 22 to November 10 under working restrictions of COVID-19 pandemic. An optimized version for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will arrive for next-gen at launch as well.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light will kicks off Year 4 Season 2 content through a trilogy of expansions including The Witch Queen and Lightfall. Later this year, Xbox Game Pass will add D2 and allow members access to all of its current expansions.

Xbox Game Pass to Add Destiny 2

Bungie will be adding Destiny 2 to Xbox Game Pass this September, with access to all current expansions.

Over the years, developer/publisher Bungie added a host of content to 2017 online multiplayer shooter Destiny 2 since launch. Following recent legacy of Forsaken and Shadowkeep, a new expansion, Beyond Light will arrive on November 10.

A joint announcement from Bungie and Microsoft came in recently at Xbox Games Showcase, revealing Destiny 2 will become available for members of Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Series X, with all its expansions including Beyond Light.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Destiny 2

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During Xbox digital event, Bungie released a new video for upcoming Destiny 2: Beyond Light expansion.




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Destiny 2: Beyond Light plans to take players to icy moon of Jupiter, which is a new location called Europa. A new sub-class Stasis gets introduced to Guardians along with elemental power of Darkness and new raid Deep Stone Crypt.

Another playable location Cosmodrome will be back on Earth for players to take part in Vault of Glass raid from original Destiny. Soon as Beyond Light launches, Bungie will temporarily move several activities and location into a content vault.

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Game Pass members will get access to all current D2 expansions from September and Beyond Light will join at launch in November. An optimized version of Destiny 2 will run in 4K resolution and at 60 frames per second on Xbox Series X.

Bungie intends to support cross-generation play for D2 and ensure you playing the best version of the game using Smart Delivery. Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can experience Destiny 2 remotely on their phone or tablet via Project xCloud.

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You may want to purchase Season of Arrivals or Season of the Worthy separately for all content as Game Pass only gives you access to standard editions of early D2 expansions like Curse of Osiris, Warmind, Forsaken and Shadowkeep DLC.

Even if you don't have a subscription to Xbox Game Pass, a free-to-play version titled Destiny 2: New Light has been made available since 2019. Bungie chose to move with Microsoft lately after spending previous generation with PlayStation.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Destiny 2: Beyond Light DLC Expansion Delayed

Previous release date for Destiny 2: Beyond Light expansion has been delayed because of COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier in June, developer/publisher Bungie revealed plans to add a new trilogy of expansions in Year 4 Season 2 content for free-to-play online multiplayer shooter Destiny 2 to start a new era and first one among them was Beyond Light.

Bungie originally planned to launch Beyond Light DLC expansion on September 22 and reveal more features very soon, which is now been delayed to November 10, 2020 due to working restrictions during ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light DLC Expansion Delayed

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Even though Bungie is one of the best studios to work remotely under current circumstances, they had to push back next chapter of Destiny 2 by a few more weeks just to meet certain quality standards because of recent challenges.

Beyond Light plans to include new gears, location, missions, raid, weaponry and everything that players expect from its next expansion, which will form the major upcoming D2 story arc alongside its follow-up The Witch Queen and Lightfall.

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For a brief time, Destiny 2 is temporarily removing several activities and locations from game while taking away weekly reward cap on raids for rest of the season, allowing players to grind for best exotic loots as long as they are available.

Recent actions of Bungie are disappointing to some fans but are taken for a better future of D2 players in long run. Previous plans for rumored development of Destiny 3 have been scrapped and are replaced with new content update strategy.

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Beyond Light is coming at a time when majority of D2 player community were longing for a new update after Shadowkeep that would rejuvenate Destiny 2 once again like The Taken King did for original Destiny and there is only months to go.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light will be first DLC expansion to release on both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Progress will be shared within two console generation with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version receiving free upgrade to next-gen.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Destiny 2 to Allow Raid Farming, Weekly Reward Limit Removed

Bungie removes weekly reward limit for five featured raids of Destiny 2 until release of Beyond Light.

Amidst a global pandemic of COVID-19, developer/publisher Bungie is preparing to observe a community event for free-to-play online multiplayer shooter title Destiny 2, out now on Google Stadia, Windows PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

To celebrate unofficial Bungie Day 2020 on July 7, 2020, dev team for D2 has decided to remove all weekly reward limits from a handful of its featured raids to allow players to farm unlimited amount of Exotics as long as they are available.

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Destiny 2 to Allow Raid Farming, Weekly Reward Limit Removed

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Players can reap any amount of rewards from Crown of Sorrow, Eater of Worlds, Leviathan, Scourge of the Past and Spire of Stars raid. Despite removal of raid reward caps, secret chests will continue to follow their usual weekly limits.

Latest update will use Season of Arrivals infusion cap for armor drops from above-mentioned raids. Bungie will be rewarding Guardians who would join ongoing Moments of Triumph with additional in-game incentives and unlockables.

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Bungie previously made an announcement of removing a number of locations while moving to a "Vault" like content update policy. Some activities and select D2 raids will also be taken offline temporarily to make space for new host of content.

Those who will participate and brave all challenges in featured raids will receive exclusive raid ring and emblem. You might want to grab your desired rewards before they are removed at Beyond Light expansion launch on September 22.

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Bungie invites players to celebrate "Moments of Triumph" by earning rewards in a newly released trailer.




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For next two years, Bungie has planned to release a series of expansions for next major story arc of Destiny 2. Starting with Beyond Light DLC later this year, Darkness will be introduced and The Exo Stranger will return from original Destiny.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light expansion may introduce major changes to entirety of gameplay experience and Bungie has more to reveal. Meanwhile, take some time off to farm some of your favorite items when they are still up for grabs.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Steam Top-Selling & Most Played Games 2019

Valve has revealed the best-seller games and the ones that are played most throughout 2019 on Steam.

Nearing end of 2019, Valve Corporation has proudly unveiled their top list of best-selling and most played PC games on digital distribution storefront Steam throughout whole year with impressive number of concurrent players.

Majority of these titles are also part of ongoing Steam Winter Sale, offering some really good titles for a greatly discounted price. So, be sure to check that out as well if you are interested in saving some bucks on annual good deals.

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Steam Top-Selling & Most Played Games 2019

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Top 100 games from each list are parted into Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze categories based on sales number and total revenue earned. Some of these ground-breaking titles are from last year and some are new releases of early 2019.

Platinum set of top sellers include Total War: Three Kingdoms, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, Warframe, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Grand Theft Auto V, Dota 2, Destiny 2, Civilization VI, Elder Scrolls Online and more.

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Top Selling Steam Games of 2019

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Path of Exile, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, The Witcher 3, Dead by Daylight, Mordhau, Resident Evil 2 Remake, Rocket League, Total War: Warhammer II, Final Fantasy XIV and Devil May Cry 5 are following up on Gold class.

Drawing a Silver line this year are Stellaris, Cities: Skylines, Black Desert, ARMA 3, Divinity: Original Sin 2, Red Dead Redemption 2, Planet Zoo, Risk of Rain 2, ARK: Survival Evolved, Borderlands 2, Remnant: From the Ashes, Code Vein and Rust.

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Bronze section gets glorified with Dark Souls III, Hitman 2, Terraria, Kenshi, Jump Force, XCOM 2, Stardew Valley, GreedFall, Hunt: Showdown, Frostpunk, Mortal Kombat 11, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Farming Simulator 19, Gears 5 and RAGE 2.

With a solid simultaneous player number of 100,000, Destiny 2, Rainbow Six Siege, Sekiro, CS: GO, Path of Exile, Total War: Three Kingdoms, Dota 2, Dota Underlords, PUBG, Warframe, Halo: MCC and Grand Theft Auto V are most played games of 2019.

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Most Played Steam Games of 2019

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Games such as DMC 5, Civilization 6, BL2, Rust, Terraria, No Man's Sky, Rocket League, Monster Hunter: World, Mordhau, Atlas, RE2 Remake, Team Fortress 2, DBD, RDR 2 and Football Manager 2020 gets 50,000 or more players on regular basis.

Continually generating around 25,000 players are 7 Days to Die, Human: Fall Flat, Oxygen Not Included, NBA 2K20, MK11, Euro Truck Simulator 2, Paladins, Payday 2, Hearts of Iron IV, ESO, Planet Zoo, Stardew Valley, FFXIV and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

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New releases this year that did exceptionally well are Remnant: From the Ashes, Total War: Three Kingdoms, Halo: MCC, Jedi: Fallen Order, RDR2, RE2 Remake, Code Vein, Sekiro, Planet Zoo, Devil May Cry 5 and Mordhau.

Steam had an overall good year in spite of losing a handful of AAA-titles and indie favorites to their rival platform Epic Games Store. Nevertheless, they are still reigning supreme as platform with their dedicated fan-base and unmatched superiority.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Out Now

Return to moon in latest Destiny 2: Shadowkeep expansion, out now on PC, PS4, Stadia and Xbox One.

After splitting from Activision earlier this year, developer/publisher Bungie has independently released fourth major DLC expansion Shadowkeep for first-person shooter title Destiny 2 on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

After a delay on original release date, players are finally heading to Moon from first Destiny to explore beyond its territory. Guardians are in for some basic gameplay changes, a full campaign, PvP maps, weapons and lots of new content.

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Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Out Now

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Heading over to Archer's Line, you will see that it has changed from years ago and its terrain has revealed some long-kept secrets. Nightmares are reaching further after plaguing the lunar surface and Eris Morn returns to offer help.

For entirety of D2 campaign, Eris was absent and now she came to warn the Vanguard about new threat of Nightmares. Now that they are awake, you and Eris need to team-up to save humanity from plunging into Darkness forever.

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Get Back to Moon!

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Customization options are now expanded even more than ever to let Guardians create unique styles for their character. Armor now have six stats and upgrade them with customizable mods anytime you want to match your playstyle.

Unique weapons can be constructed from Nightmare essence and complete quests for new Exotics or just get the Season Pass. New addition to gameplay is "finishing moves", acting as final blow to weakened enemies and varies for classes.

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Devastating Finishing Moves

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The Garden of Salvation is a latest raid that takes you to Black Garden for a throwback, coming on October 5, 2019. Guardians who love some hardcore action would love to encounter Vex enemies in six player fireteam and overcome.

Shadowkeep also brings newest seasonal update Season of the Undying for Destiny 2 with new activity for players. Look out for exotic weapons and arm yourself wear exclusive universal ornaments for a faceoff against Vex armies.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Bungie Acquires Destiny from Activision

Bungie will self-publish future Destiny games as they acquire rights to the property from publisher Activision.

For years, developer Bungie and publisher Activision has been working together and we have got one of the most successful multiplayer first-person shooter franchise Destiny as a result of their partnership, which has come to an end recently.

What comes to everyone as shocking news on the beginning of 2019 is that, these two companies are splitting up after working together for eight-years and the publishing rights to the series is moving over to the developers from now on.

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Bungie Acquires Destiny from Activision

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The former publisher will soon hand over the IP to their creator studio, as they decide to self-publish future games. Both parties are working closely together to make sure a seamless transition for the community of players throughout the world.

Today, an announcement from Activision's official Twitter account has confirmed about the split and transition.



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On an official Blog Post, Bungie recalls their initial days of forming a partnership with the publisher and how they took a huge leap together towards the success of creating an established franchise that Destiny is today with a community of millions of Guardians.

Although members of these two giants are exchanging friendly words between them on social media, fans are well aware how there was a lot of tension between them even before the release of the first game and maybe something good will happen now.

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In 2007, the developers also separated from Microsoft Studios to become an independent company after working on Halo: Combat Evolved. On June 2018, they partnered up with Chinese internet giant NetEase following a $100 million investment by the latter to explore new directions.

While players will be receiving support for Destiny 2 and Destiny 2: Forsaken expansion pack, it is still unclear whether or not Bungie will start developing Destiny 3 anytime soon or in the foreseeable future, which has also been rumored to be in works.