Destiny

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Destiny 2 cross-play turned on by accident with Season of the Splicer launch

By Sherif Saed 12 May 2021 16:25 GMT Destiny 2 is getting cross-play, just not today.The launch of Destiny 2‘s Season of the Splicer last night was off to a wobbly start.Watch on YouTubeWhen servers went back online following the usual maintenance before the start of every season, it didn’t take long for players to notice very long queue times. Then came reports of the Honeydew error, which prevents players from accessing the new content. Though things appear to have been more severe this time around, all of this is pretty much the usual for Destiny’s seasonal launches. But one…

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Destiny 2 reveals convoluted, grindy transmog system

Destiny 2 is getting a transmog system, alright, but it’s not what anyone had in mind.In the weekly Bungie blog, the developer officially detailed the upcoming transmogrification system for Destiny 2. Officially called Armor Synthesis, the new feature will arrive with the game’s next season.Watch on YouTubeTransmog, or the ability to switch aemor looks interchangeably regardless of stats, is something Destiny players have been asking for since the release of the original game. Unfortunately, Bungie’s proposed system has been particularly poorly received, even by Destiny standards.As we’re about to break down, Destiny 2’s Armor Synthesis transmog system is limited, not…

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Don’t worry, a fix for Destiny 2’s bugged Eyes of Tomorrow is coming this week

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 21 March 2021 10:51 GMT Destiny 2‘s exotic rocket launcher, Eyes of Tomorrow, has been bugged for a little while now but the Deep Stone Crypt Raid reward is finally getting fixed in an incoming update.The drop rate and damage on Destiny 2’s latest raid exotic, Eyes of Tomorrow, has been confirmed as incorrect and Destiny 2 developer Bungie has promised a fix will arrive for the weapon in an update on March 23.In the studio’s latest blog post, the developer explains that, essentially, the counter that’s designed to give you the weapon after you’ve cleared the Raid…

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Once again, Bungie has had to pull Destiny 2’s Trials of Osiris offline

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 14 March 2021 12:05 GMT Once again, Bungie has had to pull Destiny 2‘s problematic Trials of Osiris mode offline – and it doesn’t look like it’s coming back any time soon.In a tweet on Saturday, Destiny 2 developer Bungie noted that Trials of Osiris had been taken offline “due to an issue with fireteam rejoin functionality”.This isn’t the first time this has happened, either: the game was taken offline last weekend in the wake of match-fixing issues that were spreading through the PvP end-game challenge.Basically, players are exploiting bugs that allow them to trade wins for easy…

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Destiny 2 Challenger’s Proving Quest | Get Cabal Gold, Decrypting the Darkness

Destiny 2’s Season of the Chosen is here and Calus’s daughter Caiatl has come to our solar system to offer us a partnership. However, we are going to have to prove ourselves by battling the Cabal once again.The new season has a main quest to follow to get you acquainted with the systems and the new areas.This series of quests will take you all across the galaxy, and into never-before-seen areas of the Tower which offer interesting new ways to gather loot. First, you’ll take on the A Challenger Rises quest, before moving onto the meatier 12-step Challenger’s Proving quest….

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Bungie is reworking some of Destiny 2’s older Exotics

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 6 February 2021 19:41 GMT Bungie is reworking some of the older Exotics with Season of the Chosen. According to the developer, the team plans to “shake up” the Aeon suite of Exotics in Destiny 2.For starters, the Aeon Cult Exotic armor pieces will have their own, unique mod socket and mods. These will be unlocked as soon as you acquire the Exotic, and each is tied to one of the different Aeon Cult roles.The mods are identical across the Exotics for all three classes.Each of these mods has one perk which will focus on the…

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Destiny 2’s Season of the Chosen begins next week with a new co-op activity and two classic Strikes

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 2 February 2021 15:01 GMT Season of the Chosen is Destiny 2’s 13th season, and it’s going live in a week.Bungie has officially revealed the title for Destiny 2‘s next season, Season 13. Dubbed Season of the Chosen, it begins on Tuesday, February 9 with the weekly reset across all platforms, and runs until May 11.The story of Season of the Chosen focuses on the Cabal. Empress Caiatl, Calus’ daughter and leader of the Cabal, is seeking an alliance with humanity. Things don’t go well, however, and the offering of peace turns into a war with…

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Bungie introduces seasonal challenges to Destiny 2

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 29 January 2021 18:03 GMT Studio hoping to stop players feeling like they are missing out.Destiny 2 developer Bungie is rolling out new seasonal challenges for its sci-fi shooter.In a blog post, the studio said this new content would cut down on the amount of FOMO that players felt towards Destiny 2. This new system will see 3 to 10 challenges appearing each week to players for the first ten weeks of every season. This will push players to a variety of modes in the game, including strikes, Gambit, and the Crucible, as well as seasonal…

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Green Man unveils early deals for Black Friday 2020

By Grace Curtis, Wednesday, 18 November 2020 21:26 GMT Black Friday is kicking off early at Green Man Gaming, which just went live with a huge catalogue of discounts on Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty, and many dozens more. The offers are running until December 2nd, and will update and change regularly, so remember to keep checking back if nothing catches your eye the first time around.If you’re a PC gamer looking to bulk out your collection, there are a few choice offers here. You can also knock 16% off most PC games with the code FALL2020. There’s a lot to wade…

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Destiny 2’s Season of the Hunt trailer shows off returning characters and weapons

By Patrick Dane, Saturday, 14 November 2020 13:14 GMT Despite Destiny 2: Beyond Light launching just this week, the game is already ready for a new content drop.The world of Destiny 2 moves quick, and that’s doubly true right now. Since Tuesday players have been tearing through the game’s newest expansion Beyond Light, keeping busy with a huge host of new content. However, it’s already gearing up for another big content drop with the launch of Season of the Hunt.There is always something to do in Destiny 2. Be it something new or a long put-off pursuit, the sheer magnitude…

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Xbox Series X/S, Call of Duty and Destiny 2 launches drive record UK broadband use

British broadband has been hit hard by a series of big game launches.Broadband providers in the UK are trying to keep up with bandwidth demands as new consoles and big, blockbuster games are released. The Xbox Series X and Series console launches, new Destiny 2 content and the upcoming Call of Duty are seemingly behind this huge spike in internet usage in recent days.The BBC reports that internet providers BT, Virgin Media, TalkTalk, Vodafone, City Fibre and Zen Internet all had to cope with a spike in broadband usage on Tuesday, November 10.That’s the same day that the Xbox Series…

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Everyone is very serious in Destiny 2: Beyond Light’s new story trailer

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 20 October 2020 16:06 GMT Past friends and new enemies all have their own agendas in Destiny 2: Beyond Light.Bungie dropped a new trailer for Destiny 2: Beyond Light today that offers a better look at the uneasy alliances and questionable motivations of a number of the game’s character.Europa, the setting of Beyond Light, has beckoned them all, but not everyone is happy to reveal their true intentions. We also get a little bit of an insight into Eramis’ quest to weaponize the Darkness, and how that might be akin to opening Pandora’s Box. Variks’ perspective…

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Destiny 2 is getting an NPC and expanded tutorial to show new players the ropes

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 9 October 2020 11:12 GMT The new player experience in Destiny 2 is getting a big overhaul.One of the many changes Bungie is making to Destiny 2 in November with the release of Beyond Light is a revamp to the new player experience. When Destiny 2 debuted its free-to-play version New Light last year, Bungie introduced a small cutscene and a brief tutorial to teach players how to shoot and equip armour and weapons. After a short trip, new players were asked to defeat an easy boss and then the full game opens up. That brief…