[UPDATE: Bungie previously claimed their would be no Weekly activities, but both the Nightfall Strike and Weekly Heroic Strike are available]
In preparation for next week’s launch of Destiny’s third expansion, The Taken King, Bungie will be releasing the 2.0.0 update tomorrow for all Destiny players, even those not purchasing the upcoming DLC. For those who are unaware, the massive update will bring some extensive changes to Destiny, including weapon balances, a new voice for Ghost, and an update to the game’s leveling system.
With so much included in the new update, Bungie has decided to pause this week’s daily and weekly events. According to a statement from the company:
“When Destiny 2.0.0 update releases, there will be no Weekly or Daily events (Nightfall, Daily Heroic Story, Heroic Strike) available for the week of September 8 – September 14, 2015.”
While that announcement is sure to be disappointing for some Guardians, the decision is likely due to the significant changes coming to Destiny with The Taken King expansion. For instance, Bungie announced a couple weeks ago that they are removing the Nightfall Strike buff from the game, which will greatly alter the event’s experience for players. Additionally – and probably more importantly for many Destiny players – the game will no longer kick players to orbit when all members of their fireteam die in the Nightfall Strike. Rather, the game will simply send them back to the most recent checkpoint like it does in the Weekly Heroic Strike.
Speaking of the Weekly Heroic Strike, that event will also be experiencing a serious change, or rather a removal. Bungie is discontinuing the current Weekly Heroic Strike system, and is replacing it with the Heroic Playlist, which will rotate Heroic Strikes for as long as Guardians want to play.
The Daily Heroic Mission is also receiving an update by becoming an account-wide completion activity, rather than a character one. Fortunately, that means Bungie will be improving the rewards players receive for finishing the event.
With so many changes coming to Destiny’s daily and weekly activities, it’s no wonder Bungie has decided to skip the events this week. Since the update is bringing so many changes, the developer is surely trying to avoid any potential in-game issues that may arrive with it. And if there’s one thing Bungie would like to avoid before launching their biggest expansion to date for Destiny, it’s serious problems in the game.
Fortunately for Destiny players, the omission of daily and weekly events from the game this week is only temporary, as the items will be back in their new and upgraded form when The Taken King releases next week. Additionally, those who are purchasing The Taken King have a lot to look forward to with the expansion, including new missions, a plethora of new weapons and armor, a new strike, and a new raid, though the raid won’t arrive until September 18th.
What do you think about Bungie’s decision to remove the weekly and daily events from Destiny this week? Are you excited for the changes coming with the update and The Taken King? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Destiny – The Taken King is set to release on September 15, 2015 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.