Today we discuss the upcoming Destiny 2 community summit in which many community members and influencers will spend time at Bungie HQ to talk about the future of Destiny 2. Expansion 2 has been teased now twice online with Chris Barrett being at the center of each of these peaks under the curtain. We'll also review the Bungie Bounty Q&A stream as well as answers the devs gave. World of Warcraft Battle For Azeroth releases August 14 2018 and we are excited! Plus the Spring Blossom festival is now live in Monster Hunter World for the next week. Don't miss out! Thanks for listening to this week’s show
Activision Blizzard Stock (ATVI) has dropped 11% since March 12 over investors growing concern that the massive popularity of Fortnite will pull players away from Activision Blizzard games. We discuss how agile developers like Epic Games are paving the way forward for more fast-paced, innovative, update philosophies that are surpassing the competition at every corner. Bungie’s slow paced update schedule is showing its age and become antiquated in 2018. The old style of development with major updates once every 6 months are just not cutting it anymore as younger studios are taking the market by storm. We will also cover our feedback of update 1.1.4 in regards to both PvE and PvP. Thanks for listening
This week the Destiny 2 Go Fast Update is live with Patch 1.1.4. Bungie is also looking for a contract position that sounds like an endgame tester. Could this position be for The Taken Queen launch this fall/winter? Sea Of Thieves is out and we’ve had some hands on time with the game. It makes for a great initial 5 hour experience but feels like a very unfinished & shallow game past that point. Is the new games as a service model taking over the investment game genre? We’ll also briefly talk about Monster Hunter World & the new Deviljho patch feedback, plus Monster Hunter World is the best selling game in February for both consoles making it the best selling game of 2018 so far. Thanks for listening.
This week we cover the final faction rally of season 2 in Destiny 2. We then chat about Warframe's 5 year anniversary with free goodies for players to collect before March 26. The Division 2 was officially announced and we have some thoughts on the press release. Monster Hunter World is receiving a giant free title update in the next few days that looks awesome, and Battlefront 2 is bringing microtransactions back to the game. Thanks for listening!
This week its all about update 1.1.4 Preview, no more radar in trials and competitive moving forward. Buffs are coming to most weapons across the sandbox along with big movement speed changes across the board as well. Is this enough though to bring back lapsed players? Bungie has a tough road ahead between now and Expansion two. Thanks for listening to this week’s show.
This week we go over more details of update 1.1.4 arriving in a few weeks. This update will bring sandbox tuning, rotational PvP playlists, and more. Iron Banner 6v6 will be introduced shortly after, which will be Control but with some game tuning adjustments with 6v6 in mind. Will 6v6 be chaotic on some of the smaller maps, and will the sandbox changes address the communities concerns with the TTK of Destiny 2 PvP? Nightfall scoring has been launched and of course cheese was discovered and utilized. Thanks for listening to this week’s show.
This week we cover the new Nightfall Scoring Emblem system with Auras, score thresholds, emblem variants, and more! Mods 2.0 has been delayed beyond Expansion 2 unfortunately but there are some elements moving up in the development timeline such as Rumble. Rumble will be returning to Destiny late March but as a weekly rotational playlist. The Destiny community is left in an odd spot as Bungie shifts large scale improvements further back on the timeline. On the one hand we want to see these features implemented in an effective way, but on the other hand player's patience has run dry. Thanks for listening and have a great week guardians.
Should Destiny 2 have been a sequel? For months the community has been discussing the concept of Destiny 1 vs Destiny 2. This week we cover the february faction rally, the main changes coming to the event, new weapons and more. We'll also dive into a readers question that digs deep into the idea of the consequences of a sequel, and the expectations associated with them. Thanks for listening and have a great week guardians. Join the DTS Discord https://discord.me/destinytheshow All the links and sources can be found at https://destinytheshow.com
This week we break down the new Nightfall Scoring system coming to Destiny 2, complete with challenge modifier cards, new timing mechanics, emblems, auras, and more. We will also go into detail with curated raids explained. This new high end raid activity will each week bring forth a curated prestige mode raid with load out restrictions, modifiers, and tweaks to make the experience fresh more challenging and to keep players raiding. Whether it is a Raid Liar, the Leviathan Raid, or new raids this new activity sounds like a great idea. We’ll cover Crimson Days and the new crimson days rewards plus how they are earned. Finally we’ll close with the Activision Blizzard Q4 Investor earnings call which gave a lot more insight into the state of Destiny 2 than what listeners expected. Thanks for listening.
Mods 2.0 has been pushed back until May, as has the start of Season 3. We can assume as well that DLC 2 will be releasing in May alongside the launch of Season 3. Timelines are the focus of the discussion as the pace of Destiny 2 renovations are quite slow unfortunately. Prestige Eater of Worlds will also release in May which begs the question, did the second Raid Lair get delayed to sometime this summer? The ball is in Bungie’s court, hopefully they can find some ways to score soon.