Bungie announces that Destiny‘s Valentine’s Day themed live event, Crimson Days, will not be returning in Year 3, as the developer focuses on future content.
Around this time last year, Destiny‘s developer Bungie revealed that a new live event called Crimson Days would be debuting close to Valentine’s Day. This year, Bungie has announced that Crimson Days will not be returning next month. Instead, the Live Team at Bungie is focused on an upcoming content update.
We enjoyed adding some gunfire to your date night, but we have other plans. Instead, we’re dedicating our efforts to delivering different things for you to play.
Bungie says the content update that it has just begun to tease is “taking shape” and that all will be unveiled sometime in the coming months in one of the developer’s usual live stream reveals. In the blog post, Bungie was deliberate in mentioning that the content update would give players something to do in the “springtime” so it appears that it will come in a similar timeframe as last year’s April Update.
While it’s good news for fans that an assumedly more substantial update is coming later this year, the absence of Crimson Days means Destiny will continue with business as usual. The ongoing rhythm of weekly resets, Xur visits, Trials of Osiris, and Iron Banner look to be the only content to keep players engaged.
Crimson Days was not the most significant or well-received event last year, but at least it was a slight change of pace. The event introduced the Crimson Doubles game mode variant, which hasn’t been available in the game since, even remaining absent from private matches. Besides a Tower makeover, the live event also brought Ghost Shells, emotes, and shaders to collect. While it didn’t last very long, its absence this year may make the current dry spell feel even more severe.
Destiny is definitely starting to feel like it’s entering into its last year before a sequel, which is expected to launch later this fall. Bungie has already said the majority of its team has been working solely on Destiny 2 for some time now, with the Live Team having the responsibility of creating smaller content drops and events to add to the game. The roadmap for Destiny appears to be an update that will rebalance weapons followed by the content update in the spring. After all, as the year marches closer to E3, the conversation will have to turn to Destiny 2 if it does in fact plan to release this year.
Destiny: Rise of Iron is out now on PS4 and Xbox One.