Bungie backtracks on controversial Destiny 2 updates

Posted on December 13, 2017

Destiny 2 has been the focus of some controversy recently after its first expansion, Curse of Osiris, released. The reason behind this controversy is that some end game content that was previously available with the standard purchase of the game became only available to gamers who had purchased the expansion. The power level required to access these end game areas had been increased to an amount that could only be achieved by buying Curse of Osiris. Rightfully, fans were upset that something they could do previously was now gated behind the purchase of a new expansion.

So Bungie has responded to the criticism and they have now announced that they will be undoing a lot of the changes that frustrated players.

Within a blogpost, Bungie has stated:

“With Curse of Osiris now live, it’s clear that we’ve made some mistakes with how we have handled content access.”

“We’ve heard from the community that… these plans aren’t working. The Prestige Raid was a novel experience that players value, even if they don’t own Curse of Osiris, and it was a mistake to move that experience out of reach. Throughout the lifetime of the Destiny Franchise, Trials has always required that players owned the latest Expansion. However, for Destiny 2, Trials of The Nine launched as part of the main game, so it’s not right for us to remove access to it.”
“To make matters worse, our team overlooked the fact that both of these mistakes disabled Trophies and Achievements for Destiny 2. This was an unacceptable lapse on our part, and we can understand the frustration it has created.”
“Therefore, this week, we will release a hotfix.”
 It’s good to see Bungie responding and fixing issues, but this seems like something that should never have happened in the first place.