#Bungie displays on unfavorable fan reception to Future 2: Lightfall

Bungie displays on unfavorable fan reception to Future 2: Lightfall

The writer vows to “make updates based mostly on constructive suggestions”

After I performed by means of Future 2: Lightfall, I noticed a variety of issues slip by means of the cracks that shouldn’t have. It seems I wasn’t alone, as even Bungie themselves have acknowledged many of those pratfalls in an open letter on a latest weblog submit.

Right here’s the gist of what they needed to say:

“With a strong quantity of information now beneath our belts, it’s clear we missed the mark on a few of our objectives and wanted to make updates based mostly on constructive suggestions. Whereas the primary batch of Guardian Ranks has confirmed to be a useful information for New Lights, we need to enhance the system for all gamers.”

For reference “New Lights” refers to new gamers. Bungie is noting that they managed to usually hit groove with the brand new participant expertise given among the basic revamps of sure methods, but additionally let down a few of their playerbase with different design decisions. That sums up the fan reception to the growth as an entire (with possibly somewhat extra urgency so far as the group is anxious).

Bungie spent the remainder of the weblog submit explaining how they’re going to enhance the sport from right here on out, so let’s break issues down.

What’s Bungie truly altering to make Lightfall higher?

Right here’s a fast rundown of the huge bible of a weblog submit:

  • Guardian Ranks (general account ranges) are being revamped with “shortcuts” to keep away from extra grinding (which is basic Future, to do it after the very fact)
  • Commendations are being reworked to permit extra time to rejoice teammates whereas making the method much less laborious to rank up utilizing commendations
  • Enemy scaling is being modified: “Whereas we really feel incoming injury to gamers is in a terrific spot in Legend and Grasp actions, non-boss models had a bit an excessive amount of well being and will really feel extra like bullet sponges than we’d appreciated. We’ve made some adjustments to steadiness issues out, beginning with these tuning updates that went dwell on March 30:”
  • Heist Battlegrounds are being tweaked to decrease the issue as a consequence of fan suggestions, in addition to some Noemuna (the brand new core space) patrol actions
  • The Terminal Overload space might be a bit extra vigorous with extra matchmaking capabilities
  • “Legend and Grasp Misplaced Sectors will really feel very approachable for normal gamers” going ahead
  • Unique drop charges have been elevated in a number of areas of the sport (Legend and Grasp Misplaced Sectors, in addition to the Vex Strike Drive occasion)

Artifact perk refunds, a greater seasonal schedule that’s extra packed, and buildcrafting (armor mods) are additionally getting tweaks sooner or later. In order that’s quite a bit to repair!

It will be good to see Bungie hit the mark extra typically the primary time round, however on condition that they’re nonetheless round with this enterprise mannequin, one thing should be working.


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