After the EA debacle, Bungie was in hot water for restricting content behind a paywall in Destiny 2, but instead of microtransactions, it was DLC. Content that was already available before the Curse of Osiris DLC launch was now locked, and a lot of it was end game raid content, meaning you were being locked out of prime loot.
Understandably, a lot of Destiny 2 players were disappointed when the change happened last week. Discovering that stuff they were already doing/used to do was now no longer possible unless they bought the DLC was BS. While the DLC itself didn’t directly block them out, it was the increased level cap that came with the new expansion which locked them out of content.
Of course, this isn’t the first mistake Bungie has made with regards to Destiny 2 in recent times and players are taking notice.
Bungie has admitted that they screwed up and are addressing the content lockout.
“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.”
In order to rectify the above, expect a hotfix anytime in the coming week which should hopefully bring the Prestige level back down so players who don’t own the expansion again get access to the trials.
But this far from solves all of Bungie’s problems with Destiny 2. Players have been quite active in the Destiny 2 subreddit pointing this out.
These aren’t small mistakes, and for a company as large as Bungie to make them is not commonplace. Here’s hoping they actually listen to their fan base.
Manish "Trigger-Happy" Rajesh
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