Destiny 2 Pre-Launch Q&A Outlines Changes Since Beta, Gear Customization, and More

September 2, 2017 Written by Zarmena Khan

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With just a few days to go until the highly anticipated release of Destiny 2, Bungie has answered some of the most widely asked questions about the game, including the changes made in light of beta feedback, questions about gear customization, and more.

In terms of changes since the beta, Executive Producer David Allen said:

We were able to learn a ton from our beta, and we are making a lot of changes based on what we observed and learned. We’ve addressed a number of bugs – including fixing things like an infinite super glitch, an infinite grenade glitch, a Warlock glide glitch – and we’ve made tweaks including decreasing Super recharge time, increasing grenade damage in PvE, and increasing power ammo drops in PvE.

When asked what enhancements players can expect in Strikes, Crucibles, and Raids, Allen explained:

We have a few different layers to keep our cyclical activities feeling fresh in Destiny 2. In Strikes, Crucible, and when you’re patrolling a destination, you’ll have Challenges available. Challenges are meta-goals that you can try to complete on top of the objectives in the activity itself, and they’re tied to some of your weekly rewards. We’ll also have new modifiers in our Nightfall strikes as another layer to change up that experience week-to-week.

We aren’t talking about any specifics around the Raid before launch, but rest assured there will be plenty to keep players coming back for more there as well.

As far as gear customization is concerned, Bungie will give players a plethora of options to choose from to better reflect their personal gameplay style.

You’ll have a ton of ways to customize your character to show off your own personal gameplay style and fashion, from finding gear, weapons, and Exotics you want to use, to picking a subclass and specialization path for your Guardian.

Also, you can now apply shaders per piece of gear, so you can choose to go head-to-toe in matching shaders or mix-and-match as you see fit. You can also now apply skins to customize the look of your weapons or slot mods on your armor to further customize the way that you play.

For more Q&As, head over to PlayStation Blog.

New to the game? Make sure to check out our Beginner’s Guide to Destiny 2, and expect more coverage following Tuesday’s launch.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]