Destiny 2 Free Trial Today

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This is particularly notable because, once you reach level 20, you begin earning Bright Engrams each time you fill your XP bar. The hidden system reduces the amount of experience players receive when grinding or completing activities in quick succession, slowing their progress toward those free boxes. The problem for me was the secrecy of it. Destiny 2 is a very rewarding game as it is, Bungie just needed to be upfront about XP values, rather than trying to hide it. A user on the Destiny Reddit page conducted some independent research and found that the game wasn't providing the correct amount of experience points in some activities.

Bungie addressed the concerns during the Thanksgiving holiday with a post on its website.

If you're yet to see what all the fuss is about with Destiny 2, you'll be able to test it out on your platform of choice from tomorrow. After reviewing our data, we agree that the system is not performing the way we'd like it to.

The Destiny 2 dev team then went on to say that this system will be deactivated "effective immediately". Over the course of the next week, we will be watching and reviewing XP game data to ensure that these changes meet our expectations, as well as yours. The system essentially limited the number of Bright Engrams players could earn at once by ramping down how much each XP point was worth after playing for a period of time. Even worse that first impressions of Destiny 2's first DLC pack (hint: its new location, Mercury, is tiny) releasing soon are not too positive... Bungie later confirmed this quiet increase over Twitter, noting that displaying the now correct 160,000 value will require a coming API update.

  • Terrell Bush