Bungie’s newest weekly blog post went up today. And while it is light on details about what’s coming next to Destiny 2, the studio did take time to address the feedback regarding the changes Bungie made to how Faction Rallies work in the game’s Season 2.
Bungie started off by acknowledging that a bug in the previous iteration of Faction Rallies that allowed players to, in some circumstances, earn tokens faster than they should have been able to. Destiny 2’s December 12 update added Faction token rewards to a system that, in turn, locked some users out of picking up Lost Sector rewards. Bungie is going to change things up again, in part because this solution was “too disruptive.”
“We have heard player feedback that this solution was too disruptive,” Bungie said. “We’re looking at a change that won’t make players feel forced to run to and from a single chest for hours while also not placing a hard stop on enjoying Lost Sectors. We want to ensure that every time you open a chest there is loot inside.”
More details on Bungie’s new plans to address this will be announced before the next Faction Rallies event kicks off.
Also in the blog post, Bungie addressed the situation surrounding decrypting Faction Engrams to earn Season 2 weapons. Bungie owned up to not being transparent enough about it plans because the reality is that Season 2 weapons will be available over time, not all at once.
“It was not made clear beforehand that the new Season 2 weapons would be added throughout the events of the Season rather than all at once in the beginning,” Bungie said. “This was on us. No excuses. We will be remedying this lapse in communication next week with details on what you should expect when the next Iron Banner rolls out in Season 2.”
You can read the full Bungie blog post here.
Faction Rally is the first big event of the year for Destiny 2, with the first Iron Banner of Season 2 set to arrive on January 30. That’s also when we’ll see the release of Masterwork armor, with numerous other additions and changes–including those to Eververse and quality-of-life improvements–still to come.