Bungie has fulfilled an earlier promise to start the new year by addressing various concerns from the community and highlighting how it plans to improve the current state of Destiny 2 in the months to come.
Posting on the official website earlier today, game director Christopher Barrett assured that the development team is not “just listening” but also “doing” whatever it takes to meet deadlines. That being said, updates planned further out are always subject to change.
Eververse has been stricken with controversy since the time Destiny 2 was released last year. The community has not appreciated how the in-game economy has been driven behind microtransactions and players are encouraged to purchase loot boxes with real-world currency to obtain shiny new content pieces, which only adds to the frustration because of the randomized loot.
Bungie has admitted that it never intended Eververse to be a substitute for end-game rewards. The revamping process begins from next month with the return of the Crimson Days event on February 13.
- Completing Nightfall, Raid, and Crimson Days milestones during Crimson Days will reward you an exclusive Legendary Emote, Weapon Skin, and Exotic Sparrow, respectively.
- Players will earn double engrams at level-up: one Crimson Engram and one Illuminated Engram for the duration of the event.
- Crimson Engrams can also drop from completing the Crimson Days match and from completing the Crimson Days milestone on each character.
- Each Crimson Engram is very strongly weighted to new rewards when decrypted until all new event items have been obtained.
In addition, there are more changes to the economy that will be pushed out in the upcoming seasons. These mainly revolve around three major facets.
- We’re shifting the balance of new content in favor of activity rewards over Bright Engrams. This includes adding Ghosts, Sparrows, and ships (to date found only in Bright Engrams) to achievement reward pools.
- We’ll provide a gameplay path to earn Bright Engrams and all contained rewards (including Event Engrams).
- We’ll give players more direct purchase options and make adjustments to Bright Engrams to allow players to get the items they want more often.
In short, Bungie is pulling focus away from Eververse and allowing players to obtain Bright Engrams as well as all rewards by just completing activities. This includes event-exclusive loot that was an issue with the recent The Dawning event where the major attractions were locked behind a pay-wall because of the current RNG system.