Developer Bungie assures Destiny players that anyone taking part in the first-person shooter’s Crimson Doubles PvP mode eventually gets a 320 Light Ghost.
For those Destiny fans playing in the Crimson Doubles PvP mode who have yet to receive one of the Ghosts that Bungie created for the Valentine’s Day themed event, fret not, for the developer promises that everyone who takes part in the proceedings are guaranteed a 320 Light Ghost. Bungie recently took to its blog to agree with fans and admit that the drop rates for the shells were too low, so the studio has vowed that a fix is currently in the works.
Of course, there are stipulations that Guardians must meet in order to receive the Ghosts. As seen below, Bungie has detailed exactly what Destiny fans must do so as to ensure they are rewarded properly. Regarding the matter, the company explains:
- After the event is over, we’ll deliver Ghosts to the Postmaster
- Anyone who has competed in seven matches will receive one
- You had to actually compete though – no suicide pacts!
- Your Ghost will be Chocolate or Crimson – the odds are even
- 320 Light will be guaranteed – the odds are totally in your favor
- Packages will be addressed by account, not character
- Qualifying players will receive their Ghost by February 23rd
Bungie also went on to assure those fans who may not be able to take part in the Crimson Days event over the weekend will still have a couple of days to get the Ghost shell, as the festivities will last through February 16 until the Weekly Reset hits. All players need is a partner and the desire to play through several battles to their conclusions to receive the award.
For those unaware, just before the fix, a lot of Destiny fans realized that the loot drops were being doled out at random whether or not they won or lost a round, so loads of players from the game’s community began killing themselves at the beginning of each match just to increase the chances of getting the Ghost shell, hence Bungie’s mentioning of “no suicide pacts!”. Truthfully, the studio’s decision to essentially hand out the event’s most-wanted reward for free is good news for everyone, for if developers simply adjusted the drop rates, there would still be fans getting frustrated over receiving low-ranking gear during long grinds, or worse, nothing at all. Not to mention, without the fix, some would-be Guardians would still be offing themselves for the loot.
With essentially every dedicated Destiny player getting a 320 Light Ghost shell, Bungie is undoubtedly attempting to win back fans after keeping them in the dark for the longest time over its Year 2 plan for the game. Plus, the studio is certainly well aware that letting all of the game’s players get closer to the maximum level cap without much work won’t really matter for long since it recently announced that the Spring update will provide a Light level increase. Hopefully for Bungie’s sake, the aforementioned loot fix and the forthcoming content drop will provide enough new gear, weapons, and PvE materials to keep fans engaged long enough for Destiny 2‘s release date in 2017, and the fresh expansion for 2016.
What do you think about Bungie’s plan to deliver each and every fan taking part in the Crimson Doubles PvP mode a 320 Light Ghost? Is it an incentive that makes you want to play through long enough to get the reward? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Destiny is out now and is available for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.