With Destiny’s Cryptarch has now been “neutered” in its latest update, possibly the second biggest annoyance players have with Destiny (after Rahool) is how The Vault of Glass Raid is not available for matchmaking.
However, it seems hope is not lost just yet. In Bungie’s latest weekly update, the studio has given hope to those who don’t have six friends who can play all at the same time to tackle the game’s most coveted mode. In short: Bungie has confirmed that is indeed talking about Destiny Raid matchmaking availability!
That’s a really tricky topic.
You don’t need to sell us too hard on the value of Matchmaking at Bungie. It’s something we helped to pioneer. Yet, we understand its limitations. In the recipe of a Bungie game, Matchmaking has always contributed the ingredient of a team built to play one match of competitive multiplayer. As you’ve probably witnessed in recent weeks (or years), many of those fresh allies have failed to go the distance together.
The Raid was designed for solid teams of killers who have made a commitment to solve a dense and explosive riddle. Most of the raiding parties who have emerged victorious from the Vault of Glass have sworn that one weak link would have doomed their chain. There have been other stories, of course. We’ve heard tell of Guardians who met each other just outside the door that leads into that vault. Strange tales have reached our ears – tales of total strangers who have banded together to see the Raid all the way through to a triumphant finale.
Those stories surprise us, but the players of our games always have. The best I can do to answer your question is to let you know that you’ve been heard. We’re having conversations about how Matchmaking might support the more challenging activities in Destiny. It’s a start. Keep sounding off about it, and maybe someday some matchmade Fireteam mates will hear you, too.
While nothing’s certain, the fact that it’s being discussed is a step in the right direction, I think. It’s understandable why Bungie didn’t implement it off the bat, but without matchmaking, some gamers might not be able to tackle the Raid at all.
Are you hoping that Destiny Raid matchmaking gets slotted in or should Bungie keep it as is?