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We’re Out of Reasons Why Destiny Doesn’t Have Cross Saving

Picture courtesy of YouTuber Snake DST Just yesterday, Sony announced they were lifting their block on crossplay between competitor consoles. Fortnite, the biggest game on the planet now, has taken full advantage, opening crossplay to all platforms, just in time for the release of its 6th season. Suddenly, a lot of potential has suddenly risen to the surface. In the world of Destiny, a persistent gripe from players and journalists has been the lack of cross-saving. Keep in mi

Three Terrible Boss Mechanics That Need to Die

Destiny is a pretty multifaceted and sophisticated experience that offers a variety of experience that’s hard to find elsewhere. But all encounters, regardless of their diversity or novelty, mostly end in a familiar encounter: a boss fight. Whether it be a story mission, strike, raid or gambit, the final boss is both the main course and cherry on top of the Destiny experience. Why? The satisfying rush of burning a massive health bar down? The catharsis of annihilating somethi

Forsaken's Raid is Now Granting Players Actual Wishes

The 'Last Wish' of Destiny 2's latest raid may have been a horrible curse upon The Dreaming City, but it looks like the wishes only got better from there. That's right, the Raid grants actual wishes. In game, at least. Don't hold your breath on Bungie getting you that iPhone XS. The r/RaidSecrets subreddit discovered a Wall of Wishes, a massive grid of various symbols. Soon after, players discovered that similar, tiny grids of those symbols were appearing, hidden around Desti

Destiny 2’s Collections Could Solve the Game’s Cross-Platform Conundrum

Forsaken’s improvements to the game’s quality-of-life are underappreciated. Amidst the bonkers new Raid, dazzling new City and explosive new gun system, many of the game’s bedrock features saw massive reworkings and improvements. Overburdened with loot? Your vault has 500 slots. Want to read the lore? It’s in the game now. Need to finish a milestone? It’s now on the map, not that awkward flyout menu. The shader system is still a dysfunctional mess, but it’s probably the only

Forsaken's Raid Beaten After Grueling, Record Smashing Run that Lasted Nearly 19 Hours

After a brutal run that lasted nearly 19 hours, Team Redeem pushed another World First to the finish line. The spectacular race was a nail-biter, with streamer Ninjjy and his team reaching the final boss around 1 PM PST, victory virtually assured. With the nearest competition in the form of Datto, almost three hours behind, it seemed that we'd see the end of the Raid race within 5 or 6 hours of release. It would be 19 hours, and over several startling upsets that Clan Redeem,

How to Kill The Bloody Cleaver

Early on in the Forsaken campaign, you’ll set foot in the grimy lair of The Spider. He and you share a special connection: the desire to see Prince Uldren dead. His reasons aren’t quite as noble as yours. You’re here to avenge Cayde; he simply isn’t a fan of the chaos Uldren’s unleashed. It’s bad for business, and frankly, having homicidal killers roaming about was never good for tourism to begin with. Once the story concludes, The Spider’s problems remain ongoing. In their h

How to Crush Your Way through Forsaken's Blind Well

If you’ve completed Forsaken’s campaign, and found a cool Awoken statue, you’ve probably found your way into The Dreaming City. The lost Awoken City is beautiful and mysterious, but should you have the misfortune of getting lost, you’ll find its filled to the brim with evil and violence. Central to this evil and violence is an arena of destruction known as ‘The Blind Well.’ Approach it with a ‘Charge of Light’ item, and you’ll unleash a hellish plague upon this dreamlike plac

Let’s Take a Moment to Appreciate Everything Destiny 2 Did Right

Destiny 2’s newest Forsaken expansion is expected to remedy the base game’s problems. It picks up from the preceding Warmind DLC which, incidentally, was praised for making smaller steps towards that goal. It’s no secret that players were disgruntled with the game at launch, many accusing it of being “a mile wide, and an inch deep.” So, if the future of Destiny 2’s post-launch content is to be defined by its ability to fix the game, it might be worth having a different discus

Awoken Techeuns Are Probably Behind The Dreaming City's Curse

A new trailer for Destiny 2’s ‘Forsaken’ expansion hit the internet this morning. Following the overwhelmingly positive reaction to yesterday’s combat reveal, the trailer showed off an absolutely fantastic looking new environment. The Dreaming City, or ‘Rivendell in Space’ as I like to call it, looks absolutely wondrous. The trailer fleshes out its darker crevices, while showing off the kind of combat players can expect. There are a variety of interesting corners to investiga

Destiny 2 Failed to Use its World to Tell its Story

"What we’re doing with Destiny is we are deliberately telling a story about the Light and what it means to be chosen." -Luke Smith, talking to Kotaku about Destiny 2's direction It's impossible to say that Destiny 2's locations aren't beautiful. They're often stunning, with an attention to detail that makes them immediately immersive. Still, they lack they memorability of the original game's now iconic locations. Why? The blame rests on a story that doesn't use its setting, r

Everything You'll Want to Know About Forsaken's New Supers

Destiny 2's Forsaken DLC is on track to put the game on its head, ramping the stakes to 11 and shoving as much power as possible back into player's hands. So, the natural step forward was the most powerful weapon of all: supers. Forsaken isn't bringing any new subclasses (that we're aware of), but each of the nine existing subclasses is getting an additional node path, unlocking a new, alternate super. In total, that's nine new subclasses, and nine new ways to cut an ether so

How Forsaken's New Gun Slots Work

Destiny 2's new gun system relegated the shotgun, sniper and fusion rifle to the heavy weapon category. The reason seemed to be balance. By Rise of Iron, shotguns had proved so impossible to balance that Bungie outright removed special ammo from spawns in the Crucible. The result was a more balanced game, but not a very interesting one. The trend for Destiny 2's post-launch updates, however, have trended in the opposite direction. The 'Go Fast' update turned speed back up, an

Destiny 2: Forsaken | Everything You Need to Know

Destiny 2: Forsaken looks like everything a Destiny expansion should be. Between the incredible new world, the gorgeous art, the expanded gameplay and the new 'Gambit' game mode, this Fall's expansion is, frankly, impressive. Bungie describes Forsaken as a "revenge western," with The Prison of Elders having been overrun after a massive jailbreak. Cayde 6 has spent the last few years filling it with the worst Fallen criminals, and now they're out in the wild 'like a reverse Ma

Destiny 2 Finally Has a Grind…but a Progression System that Can’t Keep Up

Destiny 2’s lack of a solid endgame angered many. The game was too shallow, and progressions was paced via ‘Milestones’ or weekly goals that rewarded players with powerful engrams. Because these were limited, and reset weekly, it limited progression per week. It wasn’t long, however, before players realized this system was implemented to hide the lack of an endgame. With Warmind, the grind is back, and there is quite a formidably endgame. The latest Raid Lair, the ‘Spire of S

Destiny Redditors Just Cracked the Rasputin Chamber Code

Right off the bat, consider checking out r/RaidSecrets for the full explanation, as theirs -while a much longer read- is a fascinating look into how Destiny’s most hardcore fans decode the game’s mysteries. Throughout the ‘Warmind’ DLC, you’ll enter Rasputin’s Chamber itself. You only have a few chances to do so, and it’s a truly impressive sight. But the eagle eyes at r/RaidSecrets found a hidden message within. The Megathread shows the image the message is encoded within: I

‘Warmind’ Turns Destiny 2 into a Game I Can Throw 1,000 Hours At

I've put a thousand hours into very few games; fewer than many of my friends, I discovered after a brief polling via Discord. My goal in playing games is to play as many games as possible, rather than to master a few. Even 'God of War,' a game I found breathtakingly terrific, was abandoned the second I beat the main story. By the time the credits rolled, and the "end-game" rose to greet me, I had installed Destiny 2's latest expansion: 'Warmind.' Destiny is one of the few gam

Activision Earning Call Confirms Destiny Expansion Coming Fall 2018

Destiny 2 DLC outsold Destiny 1 DLC by wide margin Eververse Micro-transactions out-grossed DLC sales IGN's Destin Legarie: 'Activision: event in May and major expansion in Fall is a chance to reengage their audience.' Activision: Bungie is in process of addressing fan feedback This afternoon, Activision made its Q4 Earnings Call, with a lot of good news for investors. Call of Duty once again topped the charts after repeated misfires in previous years. Overwatch League proved

Crimson Days Returns Next Week

In 'The Taken King,' Bungie had a well-received hit on their hands. That said, it wasn't long until they hit a roadblock: a content crisis. People were running out of things to do. With the 'April Update' not coming until, well, April, Bungie was forced to get creative. And so, a new holiday was born: Crimson Days. Crimson Days is a Valentines-Day themed event, with a spiced-up, unique playlist: Crimson Doubles. It's only ever been playable once, in the Taken King's autumn ye

Destiny 2's 'Gods of Mars' Has Humans Fighting Awoken and Warminds on the Red Planet

If an Xbox storefront leak is to be believed, Destiny 2 players can expect to return to Mars very soon. The expansion's store page allegedly went live early, revealing an official synopsis. If this sounds familiar, it's because this happened to the same expansion on the PlayStation store just last month. I'm inclined to believe both given how much they overlap: Quote: "Destiny 2 Expansion II: Gods of Mars sends your Guardian out to investigate a mysterious signal originating

If Bungie Fixes its Communication Problem, We'll Just Get Bad News Faster

Bungie is hiring a new community manager. When the /DtG subreddit discovered this, it was initially assumed that Deej was being replaced. The consensus, now, is that there's a more likely reality: Bungie is duplicating Deej's position. This, of course, was good news to many. Bungie has been accused of having a communication problem. Their opaque operations mean that community discussion is forced to rely on a variety of player-lead feedback. This is almost never good, since a