Bungie has outlined a huge list of balance tweaks and changes coming to Destiny during the next few weeks and months, as the developer gets to work balancing what is a sprawling loot-driven experience.
The first changes began to creep through late this week as Bungie looked to have a play around with the power of certain weapons, the efficiency of voice communication, Strike difficulty, and to finally sort out the dreaded Loot Cave which has become such an attraction in recent days. Loot’s the main thing that’s going to be switched up, and Bungie is dealing with the Cryptarch who has frustrated so many players, as well as rewarding players more often for their Strikes and Raids.
For those unfamiliar with Destiny just yet, the Cryptarch is the evil son of a gun who decrypts some of your top gear and lets you know what it is. Ultra-rare drops can turn into plain old rares by the time the Cryptarch finishes with them and some Destiny players haven’t been happy. There’s good new and bad news here though, Bungie has no plans to alter how the Cryptarch works, but will instead “adequately communicate the potential random outcomes of decryption.”
The infamous Loot Cave is also getting a good old nerfing; players had found a cracking spot with ever-respawning enemies that could reap some pretty hefty loot rewards with a bit of dedication, “But shooting at a black hole for hours on end isn't our dream for how Destiny is played,” explained Bungie.
On the weapon front the effectiveness of the Auto Rifles and Shotguns at range is being reduced, while the Scout Rifles will be getting a power enhancement to bring them into line with the Auto Rifle. Exotic weapons, the rarest weapons available in the game, will be getting a few changes. These rare weapons are often extremely sought after but have some strange idiosyncrasies so they aren’t overpowered; some of them aren’t powerful enough though and Bungie has said "Don't shard those guns. Their time will come."
That’s just a taster of some of the changes coming to Destiny, with Bungie also planning additional brand new content and events for players to churn through in the coming months. You can check the full list of planned tweaks and changes here. Jon recently reviewed Destiny and you can see his thoughts here, he said it was a mixed bag that showed some signs of true potential so let's hope these updates go some way to fixing that. What do you think of Destiny so far? Any GD'ers plugging away at it? Let us know how it's going for your below!