Destiny 2 Removes Random Weapon Perks, Details Clans
There are some major changes coming to Destiny 2 that will certainly take die-hard players some time to adjust to. Two of the exciting changes have been detailed recently. It was announced by Bungie that there will no longer be random perks attached to weapons, and we got more details on how the upcoming first-person shooter will handle clans.
“There aren’t random rolls on weapons anymore,” revealed director Luke Smith to Mashable. “Better Devils is a Crucible hand cannon [in Destiny 2], and what it has on it is what it has on it.” Smith said the change will give the team more “flexibility to do per-item tuning,” and that wasn’t possible in the original. He says that while the studio has ideas to make sure that players’ weapons are interesting but didn’t want to give details yet since they might not make it into the game by launch.
In other Destiny 2 news, Bungie detailed how clans will work during their weekly blog post. Here’s what they had to say about clan migration:
Starting on July 25, 2017, Clan leaders should visit their base of operations on Bungie.net and decide if they want to convert their Group to a Destiny 2 Clan. Clan Founders will be able to transfer their title and permissions to another member who will be a more faithful leader for future adventures. If you have bigger plans for the existing Group that hosts your Clan, you can leave it as is and explore your own community purpose outside of the game. This housekeeping period will last for one month. After that time, new Clan creation functionality will go live on Bungie.net to support Destiny 2. Stay tuned for more information on that deadline!These Clans will retain their basic structure. To sustain the intimate family feel that makes for good tactical chatter, membership will remain capped at 100 members. Each Destiny 2 account will be able to join one Clan on each platform.Clans in Destiny 2 will enjoy new features in the game. Clans will be the guides of a new community, leading solo players to embrace the endgame one mission carry at a time. You’ll be able to manage your Roster and send invitations to new members right where you play. Every Guardian who calls a Clan home will earn rewards based on the success of their teammates.These new features required a measure of sacrifice. If your Clan is part of a sprawling Alliance of affiliated fighting units, this evolution in the Clan experience will break that connective tissue on Bungie.net. We know this creates challenges for the larger community entities, and we’re already thinking about new and better ways for Clans to lock arms around a common mission. For the time being, we hope you’ll agree that enhanced Clan support will be better for every player of Destiny 2.
These are some major changes that will certainly differentiate Destiny 2 from its predecessor. The game’s beta will begin on July 18 for those that pre-ordered, and will open to the public on July 21. Bungie’s latest first-person shooter is set to release September 6 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A PC release will follow on October 24.