Destiny 2 feels like it's been held together with duct tape lately

Destiny 2 feels like it’s been held together with duct tape lately

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A free online MMO shooting game Destiny 2launched in 2017, is one of my favorite video games. I play it all the time. I have several characters. I own all the recent seasons. It’s fantastic. But I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t worried about the future of the game, like with each passing season, seems to become more prone to breakage. In fact, as I write this very paragraph around 4pm on January 24th, the game remains offline as Bungie continues to investigate the latest issue. Meanwhile, many players are hoping for a brand new engine and gameplay, probably in the form of Destiny 3. But things are never that simple.

earlier today, Destiny 2 has been taken offline on all platforms while Bungie has investigated players losing progress on Triumphs and Seals, which function like in-game achievements and challenges. It’s not the end of the world, sure, but just the last few weeks players reported losing their characters along with all their advancements and items. And before that, there was a new mission that wasn’t updating correctly for players. And before that it was something else. In 2023, after years of updates, expansions and more, it feels Destiny 2 begins to fall under its own weight.

Taking a look at Bungie’s official support Twitter account— which is updated frequently to inform players about upcoming patches, server issues, and other essential information about Destiny 2— you can find plenty of tweets that amount to Bungie saying “Well, that doesn’t work. We are trying to fix it. More information later.” Online games not working every day are not new and not an exclusive problem Destiny 2. But it’s starting to become a more widespread problem with the aging shooter. Looking at that support account, many of the tweets about bugs or broken missions aren’t weeks apart, just days or less.

Anecdotally, my playing time Destiny 2 lately it has been more defective than ever. This new season brought with it both new heist missions and a strange lag that we haven’t seen before. I still run into the problem of the game not counting every PvP match, making us play more to finish the weekly challenges and quests. And I’ve just accepted that in-game rewards for kills, quests, or other activities won’t always update as they should. In fact, the more I think about it, the more I realize that I and other gamers I know just got used to it Destiny 2 not being reliable. And it seems to be getting worse, not better, as the game expands and adds more layers and systems.

Look online and you’ll quickly see players suggesting that Bungie needs to switch to a theory Destiny 3, a game that will probably happen – and may already be in development – ​​but hasn’t been confirmed. During today’s extended downtime, Destiny 3 was trending on Twitter as players argued over the shooter’s future and stability. For some, the idea of ​​a new engine and the fresh slate looked promising, giving hope that it would solve many of them Destiny 2′his problems. others pointed out that a brand new game is not easy to make or simple to launch and would likely lack features or content at launch. Addition, there is no guarantee would solve all the problems that arose.

Personally, I think it’s new Destiny it would probably be a good move to make in the end. It could allow developers to make something more flexible and capable of handling the kind of events they’ve spent years creating and perfecting. But I’m also not naive enough to think that it would solve everything or that it would be easy to create. However, I have the frustration that the players feel Destiny 2 remains consistently inconsistent.

Like an old computer or a blender, Destiny 2 it mostly works but is covered in tape, dents and dirt. And every now and then you have to kick or fumble with the cable to get it to start. Sure, it’s still coming to life for now, but you’ll probably need to replace it one day. And with Destiny 2I have a feeling Bungie will slap on tape for as long as it takes Destiny 2 to survive until the end of its planned roadmap, which will likely see the final season arriving in 2024. After that, well, I don’t know. Hopefully by then the game will at least feel more stable and reliable, not worse.

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