Conclusion 2 is in a tough spot, and Bungie has spent the last few weeks updating players on pain points such as Trials of Osiris and the new season game model. In This week’s blog, Desiny 2 Game director Luke Smith has announced a much-needed change to one of the game's biggest concerns: microtransactions.
Desiny 2, like most free-to-play (and fully priced) games, has a game store called Eververse that sells various cosmetic items. Players can buy these items with Silver, for real money, or clean up the in-game currency, Bright Dust. Ideally, smart players can take what they want for free, while installing Silver purchases from time to time, keeping the game going. But since Conclusion 2 was introduced, players complained of too many cosmetics tied to the Eververse, and not enough to be offered for playing the game.
Smith and the team in Bungie changed that next year.
Smith's first major announcement is the integration of the transfer program Conclusion 2. In games like Devil 3 and The World of War, the transmog allows players to transfer the look of one gear piece to another piece, while retaining 2000 bonuses and upgrades.
With Conclusion 2With a referral system, players will be able to convert any piece of their favorite weapon into something called Universal Decor. Universal Decorations are currently only available with Evergreen pieces, and allow players to change any style of armor space to fit into that Universal Decor.
While Bungie has no details on how players will transform their existing, non-Allver outfits into Universal Ornaments, Smith said players can do that through gameplay or through Silver. The transmog system is still seen as a means to close, while Smith said it will appear sometime in year 4, instead.
In addition to the transmog system, Smith has announced new ways for players to achieve their attackers without spending their real money on the Eververse store. Players will soon have seasonal armor to be used for the rest of the season, with work done for the season – like the Bunkers of this season or last season's Sunday. According to Smith, the team has already canceled the Eververse weapons title scheduled for next season and made it a reward for the completion of operations instead. While the studio may still be selling clothing in the Eververse, there will be at least one set of game-changing gear each season.
Starting soon, players will be able to get some cosmetic rewards by playing the game. Smith has announced that all "Aspirational" activities (perhaps seasonal work, Strikes, attacks, etc.) will have at least one decorative element. These lubricants may be ghost shells, Spirals, or ships.
Starting this fall, Bungie will no longer sell ships, shells, Sparrows, or weapons ornaments that match the game's title – something they did late last year. The Field of Salvation invaded from Shadowkeep he did not offer a Sparrow or a ship for completion, but the players did buy a ship or Sparrow
Smith also joked about the upcoming gear, letting players know that the Trials of Osiris will see new weapons, weapons, and jewelry in Season 13 (this winter), that Bungie is working on Adept Trials weapons, and that the Trials will see a new set of weapons every year. He also revealed that the next attack of the game will provide new weapons, weapons, and unique cosmetics.
The Strike, Gambit, and Crucible operations will see new weapon designs, shared this fall. While the set "shares a geometric set," it does say that it is similar, it will have different details related to Vanguard, Crucible, or Gambit. Players can expect a new set like this every year, starting in the fall.
In addition to these new sets of costumes, players can get a new Pursuit Weapon each season. This weapon comes from Strikes, Crucible, or Gambit – depending on the player's choice. But players can unlock seasonal skins awarded to one of three tasks. Bungie will also stop the sale of all Legendary weapons skins in the Eververse store.
In terms of the economy of the game, Smith announced that there would be a greater emphasis on restoring Blue Dust in the hands of players. Bungie will move Bright Dust sources away from weekly activities and do account-based activities. The idea is that the best players – but with only one character – will be able to get the most Bitter Dust they have used in the Eververse.
Bright Engrams – which offers details of Eververse's past – will also be updating this year. Each season, Bungie will update Burma Engram to offer Eververse items from three seasons of coverage, meaning players who don't spend some time in the game store may get lucky a season or two down the road.
The fans are there it is already very happy about these new announcements, even before Bungie unveiled a fall expansion theme – where most of the changes will come from the game. We expect Bungie to produce year 4 of Conclusion 2 sometime next month, as part of the Summer Game Fest.
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