In today’s This Week at Bungie blog post, Bungie detailed a number of known issues that are occurring in Destiny 2 right now. While we’ve known that Curse of Osiris will include an update to the balancing sandbox, along with some quality of life changes, Bungie finally confirmed that Destiny 2 update 1.1.0 and hotfix 1.1.1 will be coming at the same time as the first big expansion. This is clearly intended to be a major update to the game. All previous patches have been denoted 1.0.x. Moving into 1.1.x indicates that next major shift Destiny 2’s game world.
What Bungie has yet to detail is exactly what kinds of changes and fixes this update will include. They’ve previously indicated that they are working on a number of major quality of life changes to make the endgame more engaging. Here are the list of things they’ve promised that they are working on, but remember, it’s not known which of these–if any–will make it into Destiny 2 update 1.1.0.
- New systems and rewards to give our most engaged players additional, optional pursuits.
- Better incentives for players who complete challenging Prestige activities.
- Better rewards and replay value for strikes, adventures, and Lost Sectors.
- Private matches for the competitive community (we are targeting early 2018).
- Crucible tuning like adjusted Supremacy scoring and better spawning rules.
- Better incentives for completing Crucible matches (and penalties for quitting competitive games).
- Continued improvements to Iron Banner and Faction Rallies, including uniqueness of rewards.
- Changes to make the mod economy more interesting and impactful.
- Ongoing improvements to Exotics, including adjustments to reduce instances of duplication.
- New ways to spend surplus currency and materials (looking at you Legendary Shards).
- An emote interface that allows players to equip Salty, Spicy Ramen, Six Shooter, and Flip Out all at the same time.
Hopefully many of these changes get implemented with the coming update. The Destiny community currently doesn’t seem too content with Bungie just adding new content to a formula that they are already unhappy with. We’ll detail any announcements that Bungie makes regarding update 1.1.0 when they come. With only two weeks to go until Curse of Osiris comes out, we’re sure to get more information soon.