Free to play online MMO loot shooter destiny 2released in 2017, is one of my favorite video games. I play it all the time. I have many characters. I own all recent seasons. Awesome. But I would be lying if I said I don’t care about the future of the game, because each passing season, it seems to become more prone to breaking. In fact, as I write this around 4pm on January 24, the game is still offline as Bungie continues to investigate the latest crash. Meanwhile, many players are hoping for a brand new engine and game, possibly in the form of Destiny 3. But things are never that simple.
Early this morning, destiny 2 has been taken offline on all platforms when Bungie investigates players who have lost progress on wins and seals, which act like in-game achievements and challenges. It’s not the end of the world, sure, but only a few weeks ago players reported losing their characters along with all their progress and items. And before that, it’s a new quest that doesn’t update properly for players. And before that it was something else. In 2023, after years of updates, expansions, etc., it seems destiny 2 is beginning to buckle under its own weight.
Peep Official Bungie Support Account on Twitter—regularly updated to let players know about upcoming patches, server issues, and other important information about destiny 2—you can find a lot of tweets similar to Bungie saying “Wow, this doesn’t work. We are trying to fix it. More info later.” Online games that don’t work everyday are not new and it’s not a problem exclusive to destiny 2. But is starting to become a more common problem with older shooters. Looking at that support account, a lot of tweets about bugs or broken missions don’t have weeks between them but just days or less.
Anecdotes, my time playing destiny 2 Recently buggier has been more than ever. This new season brings both exciting new loot missions and weird lags I’ve never seen before. I still have the issue that the game doesn’t count PvP matches, causing us to play more to complete the weekly challenges and quests. And I just accepted that in-game bonuses tied to kills, quests, or other activities won’t always update as they should. In fact, the more I think about it, the more I realize that I and other players I know are used to destiny 2 unreliable. And it seems to be getting worse, not better, as the game expands and adds more layers and systems.
Look online and you’ll quickly see players suggesting that Bungie needs to move on to a theoretical Destiny 3, a game that likely will happen—and is maybe in development already—but which hasn’t been confirmed. During today’s extended downtime, destiny 3 Trending on Twitter as players debate the future and stability of the shooter. For some, new engine ideas and promising new medium, giving hope that it will solve many problems destiny 2′problem of s. Others pointed out that thing a brand new game that is not easy to make or simple to launch and may lack features or content upon release. More, there is no guarantee it will fix all emerging problems.
Personally, I think a new one Life would probably be a good move to finally make. It could allow developers to create something more flexible and able to handle the kinds of events they’ve spent years crafting and perfecting. But I’m also not naive enough to believe it will fix things or be easy to create. However, I get frustration players are feeling like destiny 2 still not consistently consistent.
Like an old PC or blender, destiny 2 most work, but it’s covered with duct tape, dents, and dirt. And sometimes you have to kick it or mess up the wires to get it started. Sure, it’s still working fine for now, but you’ll probably need to replace it someday. And with destiny 2I have a feeling Bungie will slap the tape until destiny 2 to survive to the end of the planned route, which will likely see the final season arrive in 2024. Before that, I don’t know. Hopefully after that, the game will at least feel more stable and reliable, not worse.