Destiny 2 Improves Quality of Life
Destiny will Double even Triple the RNG Rate of may items in the game.
Bungie will finally improve the RNG drop rate of many items found in Destiny giving players a huge Destiny 2 Quality of Life improvement according to Bungie’s Latest This Week at Bungie – 3/28/2019
If you are like many of us who are trying to complete our Destiny Seals in the game and finding out that the RNG rate does not favor us, here is our chance. Let’s go over the changes that are happening now and in the future.
This week, the Corrupted is available for Forsaken owners to complete. If this is the last checkmark you need for the Dreaming City Seal, make sure you head to The Dreaming City before the weekly reset!
Moving forward, we’ll be putting effort into preventing streaks where specific Nightfalls appear multiple weeks in a row or don’t appear at all for months, and we’ll be making sure your experience tackling strikes associated with Seals isn’t feast or famine.
Ada-1 Weapon Frames
Ada-1 Weapon FramesWhile weapon frames aren’t tied to any specific Seals, we understand that players are on the hunt for new and exciting rolls on their favorite weapons. Since Black Armory released, there have been a few streaks where Sniper Rifle or Machine Gun frames didn’t appear for many weeks in a row.
In Destiny 2 Update 2.2.1, Ada-1 will begin offering all weapon frames each week. While players will still be limited in how many different frames they may acquire per week, we are removing the weekly rotation.
As Destiny 2 continues to evolve throughout the Annual Pass and beyond, we’ll continue to deliver quality-of-life changes like the ones described above to address common feedback items. Some changes may come more quickly than others, but we’ll continue to deploy updates to provide a better player experience. Speaking of these changes, read on for a quick preview of our next update!
Destiny 2 Update 2.2.1 Preview. Destiny Quality of Life Improvements.
Tentatively planned for April 9, Destiny 2 Update 2.2.1 will bring a variety of quality-of-life changes and bug fixes. Below is a shortlist of topics that we commonly see in the wild. Note, if any issues are found in the final weeks of development, the following may change or be delayed. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on the status as we get closer to release.
Destiny 2 Improves Quality of Life in the Dreaming City
- Dreaming City cosmetics
- Drop rates for the Ghost, ship, and Sparrow have been doubled, tripled, or more for their respective activities
- Last Wish cosmetics
- Drop rates for the Ghost, ship, and Sparrow have been doubled, tripled, or more for their respective checkpoints
- One Thousand Voices
- This Exotic will continue to be rare among players, but we’ve tuned the drop weights to give slightly better chances than what are currently available
- Increasing drop rates for various Lore Books
- Cayde’s Stash
- Dreaming City
- Tangled Shore
- Invitations of the Nine
- Currently, players must complete an Invitation of the Nine by Tuesday reset in order to have a new invitation appear on Friday
- After Update 2.2.1, players have through Thursday’s reset at 10AM to complete the invitation
- Nightfall Power Handicap
- In Season of the Drifter, the Five of Swords card was updated to apply score multipliers only after setting a Power handicap of 100+
- In Update 2.2.1, we’ll be adding +25 and Max Handicap buttons to help players set their handicaps more efficiently
Destiny 2 Update 2.2.1 will also kick off Arc Week. Be sure to check back next week for information on how we’ll be celebrating Arc Energy in Season of the Drifter.
Destiny 2 Improve Quality of Life in security
Members of our Security Response Team spend their days swinging the banhammer against those suspected of cheating. They also inform players they need to work on improving their network connections. This week, we have a few updates on their efforts.
Security Response Team:
Our mandate is to safeguard the experience of our players against those opponents who would detract from your fun in the Destiny universe. Today, we want to talk about two different initiatives we’ve been focused on recently.
Aimbots vs Macros:
It’s important to us that people with disabilities be able to use accessibility tools, which sometimes include simple automation. It’s one of the reasons why we fixed the Titan Skating macro issue in-game, instead of simply punishing people running automation tools. However, there is a clear line between macros and aimbots.
Players who stray into the latter territory will find themselves no longer welcome in the Destiny universe. We’re currently in the process of banning a number of players on PC who have been detected using aimbots to unnaturally augment their skill. Defeating your opponents, whether they’re AI or other Guardians, should always be about your own skill. We’ll continue to make sure that’s the case.
In December, we announced that we would begin issuing warnings and restrictions to players with extremely poor network connections that lasted for a prolonged period of time. We’re happy to report that 90% of the players who received a warning have not been detected for having a poor connection again.
For people who have struggled to improve their connection after receiving a warning, we want to be clear: Stability is more important than speed. Latency and Packet Loss are the biggest concerns for Destiny, not throughput (
“While average bandwidth usage is considerably lower, Destiny may request up to 1 Mbps download and upload bandwidth.
Destiny creates connections between a player’s console, Bungie’s servers, and other players in a unique way. As such, network performance in other games and applications is often NOT a good indicator that the network is set up for a stable connection to Destiny. The most common sources of lag and frequent disconnects are high latency and packet loss.”
We encourage players who receive a warning or restriction due to their network connection to visit the Latency and Packet Loss section of our Network Troubleshooting Guide.
Finally: Thank you to the players who have used the Player Report features in-game and on bungie.net to help us identify opponents who are hurting your experience. While we’ll never rely on Player Reports alone to issue restrictions, it is incredibly helpful for corroborating the hard data we gather. Check out our site!