Our weekly blog address is back from its winter nap. We hope you all had happy holidays and enjoyed the Dawning while it lasted. Speaking of the Dawning, we got a lot of feedback about how it could have been better, along with a lot of ideas for Destiny 2. Buckle up and get ready to read, because we’ve taken that feedback and turned it into a plan for future updates.
Game Director Christopher Barrett:
Hey, everyone. At the end of last year, I made a promise that I would update you on our plans for Destiny 2. The team has been hard at work and we’re ready to share where we are headed. We used to wait to talk about game updates until we were certain we could meet our deadlines to avoid letting players down if we changed our plans. No longer. We’re not just listening, we are doing. Please keep in mind that the further out we make promises, the more they are subject to change. With that caveat, here are our plans.
Talk to you again soon,
Return of the Factions
Spoiler Alert: Your favorite (and least favorite) faction leaders are coming back to the Tower next week. They will welcome every Destiny 2 player, on every platform, to determine which of the factions will reign supreme. A special prize will hang in the balance.
Start: Tuesday, January 16
End: Tuesday, January 23
Pledge your loyalty. Do your faction’s bidding. Earn rewards. Step forward and be counted. Season Two brings new armor ornaments you can earn, along with the base gear.
Future War Cult
Once the reward totals have been counted, the winning faction will have a weapon to sell for Glimmer. As always, the cost you pay depends on the pledge you made.
Future War Cult Auto Rifle
New Monarchy Auto Rifle
Dead Orbit Auto Rifle
It’s time to choose who will have your allegiance. Soon we will crown a new winner. Dead Orbit and New Monarchy have both spent time on the throne. Will you finally show some love to Future War Cult?
Heat in the Kitchen
In order for changes to go live in game, hotfixes must be deployed. Another one is nigh. DPS has the details you need.
This is their report.
Destiny Hotfix 22.214.171.124
In preparation for the return of Faction Rallies, Hotfix 126.96.36.199 will be deployed on Tuesday, January 16 2018, to fully remove Curse of Osiris requirements from Seasonal Content.
- 8:00 AM PST –1600 UTC
- Destiny 2 server maintenance is schedule to begin
- Players will no longer be able to log in to Destiny 2
- 9:00 AM PST – 1700 UTC
- Players still in Destiny 2 activities will be returned to the title screen
- 12:00 PM PST – 2000 UTC
- Destiny 2 server maintenance is scheduled to end
Faction Rallies Participation Requirements
- Characters can participate in the Faction Rallies event if they meet the following requirements:
- Character Level 20
- Completed the Red War campaign
- Completed the Faction Rallies Introduction Milestone
- Pledged to one of the three factions
At the end of the Faction Rallies event, the faction whose pledges acquired the most Faction Engrams will be declared the winner of the event. For the duration of the Victory Week that follows the Faction Rallies event, the vendor of the winning faction will have a Winner’s Offering available for purchase.
Movie of the Week: Dawning Montage
Honorable Mention: Three Light Years
Honorable Mention: Journey Piano
Honorable Mention: Snowball Clutch
You have a lot to digest. We have a lot to work on. We’re going to keep you better informed about what is we’re up to. We’re bringing you all in a lot earlier than we have in the past, so brace yourself for the possibility of changes. Thanks for helping shape these future updates with your input. Keep your feedback coming.