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New Destiny 2 “Strikes And Social” Features Face Delays, Will Be Available On March 27th

Every Destiny 2 fans was looking forward to the game’s updates coming next week, according to Bungie’s roadmap. However, there seems to be a change of plans as the company informed the community that certain features implemented in the Destiny 2 “Strikes And Social” update such as the release of Nightfall Strike Unique Weapons are getting delayed and with good reason.

According to game director Christopher Barrett, some major features of the February 27 “Strikes & Social” update will not be available on the day the patch rolls out. These features include the Nightfall Strike Unique Weapons and the most awaited Mod System Improvements, which will be included in the March 27’s update instead. The post on Bungie’s website reads:

With today’s update we’ve moved a few items out to later releases – this is because we are trying to ensure each feature we add hits a sufficiently high quality bar. So while we really wanted to get Nightfall Strike Unique Weapons into your hands next week to coincide with Nightfall Scoring, it’s more important that each of those rewards live up to the difficulty it will take to earn them. They have to be super cool, so we’re giving the artists extra time to make sure they are… super cool. Mod System Improvements are also still planned, but will not be available when 1.2.0 is released. We’ll give more details on when to expect these changes at a future date.

We also have a big addition we’re eager share – Rumble will be joining 6v6 Iron Banner and Mayhem in our new rotating weekly Crucible playlist in 1.1.4. We want to make sure players have a more diverse set of game modes available in both Crucible and Private Matches. Doubles is also planned to return, but we do not have an exact release date just yet. Keep an eye out for next week’s TWAB where we’ll go into more depth with our future Crucible plans.
Bringing Rumble in the Crucible playlist rotation seems like a good thing for the game, but Bungie has still a long way to go until they redeem themselves and their action when coming to Destiny 2.