It’s now been a month since the release of Bungie’s highly-anticipated Destiny 2 and the majority of players will be reaching the title’s endgame content. Unfortunately for fans of the MMO-esque shooter, there’s not actually too much to be found after the story and challenging raids are completed – although Bungie has a rather interesting take on the situation.
In the most recent This Week At Bungie (TWAB) announcement thread, Community Manager DeeJ discussed a range of upcoming features and issues with Destiny 2, ending his post with a shoutout to all the great friendships inspired by Bungie’s latest title.
“My challenge to every Guardian is to look to the human element in Destiny 2 to fuel your appetite for ultimate re-playability. The ultimate loot is the friendships that can grow out of a game like this. There will be more gear to add to your character (next week, even). The rewards that I’m talking about are the people in the community that thrives in this game. If you let them, they’ll make your hobby as a light-dealing hero on a starside campaign for glory even better.”
It’s a sweet sentiment and in many ways DeeJ’s thoughts on the game are the way we should all see our Destiny 2 experience, but the quote has been taken as an insult to many invested members of the game’s fanbase. A post on the Destiny 2 Reddit forums gained a lot of traction recently, complaining about how it seemed that Bungie was saying that the multiplayer made up for the lack of endgame content.
“The endgame of Destiny 1 (Y1, Y2, or Y3) is still vastly superior to the watered down, shallow incarnation we currently have, and now we see that Bungie doesn’t really care what we, the vocal hardcore minority think. We aren’t their market and this paragraph shows it,” writes OriginalTodd on Reddit.
Upset with how his words on friendship have been misconstrued, DeeJ posted on Twitter regarding the Reddit post’s popularity:
My personal note at the end of the TWAB was a thank you to all the people who make the game great for each other. That is all. Peace.
— DeeJ (@DeeJ_BNG) October 6, 2017
Of course there is more content coming to Destiny 2, but a playerbase that is likely too used to the expansion pack fueled Destiny might struggle to adapt to a more empty experience in the game’s sequel. In the mean time, endgame players will be soon be able to compete in the returning Iron Banner events which will be kicking off early next week.
In other Destiny 2 news, those who haven’t yet been able to complete the this week’s Nightfall Strike are in luck, as players online have found a way to cheese the raid and make the whole experience drastically easier. This method of circumventing the raid’s time limit is sure to be patched soon, so players willing to be a little unethical should take advantage of the situation while they still can.
Destiny 2 is out now for PS4 and Xbox One. The PC version releases on October 24, 2017.