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Bungie Scaling Back Eververse in Destiny 2 Content Roadmap

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Bungie always seems to be dealing with backlash from gamers who are upset with how badly Destiny 2 has panned out.

One of the major complaints, is Bungie’s Eververse and other reward programs such as the recent holiday event, The Dawningm and the developer is aiming to change how Destiny 2 rewards work.

One of the changes that Bungie is looking at is scaling back the importance of Eververse.

“We recognize that the scales are tipped too far towards Tess at the moment, and Eververse was never intended to be a substitute for end game content and rewards,” Bungie game director Christopher Barrett said.

“So, we’ll be making three changes for upcoming Seasons:

  • “We’re shifting the balance of new content in favor of activity rewards over Bright Engrams. This includes adding Ghosts, Sparrows, and ships (to date found only in Bright Engrams) to achievement reward pools.
  • “We’ll provide a gameplay path to earn Bright Engrams and all contained rewards (including Event Engrams).
  • “We’ll give players more direct purchase options and make adjustments to Bright Engrams to allow players to get the items they want more often.”

The Strike-Scoring system is poised for a return as well.

“Strike Scoring is coming to Nightfall [Strikes] and replacing the current time limit mechanic,” Barrett said. “The scoring is similar to the Destiny 1 system but with adjustments to emphasize competitive execution of Strike objectives and support for player selectable score modifiers. In February, Nightfall High Scores will be exposed in-game via new emblems and will unlock rewards. We also have plans for Clan and Community High Scores in the works.”

Barrett said Bungie plans to offer updates on the following features and improvement by fall 2018:

  • Item Collections and Records
  • Weapon Slot and Archetype Improvements
  • Additional Crucible Playlists (e.g. Rumble)
  • Better Clan Rewards
  • Masterwork Exotics
  • Pinnacle Weapon and Gear Improvements
  • Trials of the Nine improvements
  • Shaders and dismantling
  • The Future of Guided Games
  • Address Solo Vs Fireteam matching

The developers are also re-thinking their expansions after the backlash over the poorly executed Curse of Osiris DLC.

“We’re taking the time we need in development of Expansion 2 that will allow us to react to player feedback from Curse of Osiris,” Barrett said. “In the coming months, we’ll talk to you more about what you can expect to find in Destiny 2’s next story. The team is eager to show you what they’ve been working on.”

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DICE Comments on Controversy Over Battlefield 5 TTK

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DICE has officially responded to the backlash over recent TTK changes in Battlefield 5.

DICE recently made a change to the time to kill (TTK) in Battlefield 5, which dropped the damage output for the majority of the weapons in game, striving to prolong gunfights and provide players more time to react to a given situation, and/or battle.

“We’ve seen [TTK has] been a big talking point and causing a divide in the community, which was never our intention” DICE said via an official statement.

“We have been listening closely to what you’ve all been saying

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Your First Look at Pagan Online Gameplay

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Wargaming has pulled the curtain back on Pagan Online, giving fans a look at the gameplay, via a new trailer.

The RPG MMO with a pre-Christian mythology theme is set to arrive sometime in 2019, and you can take your first look in the video below:

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Director of Kingdom Hearts 3 Addresses Early Leak

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After an early leak of Kingdom Hearts 3 over this past weekend, 
the game’s director Tetsuya Nomura has released a statement urging fans not to help in the circulation of gameplay videos.

Additionally, Nomura reassures fans that the “biggest spoilers” were not showcased or revealed in the leaked copies.

According to Polygon, the person responsible for the leaks got 30 copies via a connection they have to someone involved with the manufacturing and printing of the discs based in North Carolina.

Nomura says that his team is “aware as to how this has all happened,” and that the “whole team has been working together since [news of the leak] to investigate what we can do to better this situation.”

Kingdom Hearts 3 launches on January 29, 2019

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