This week has been an exciting one for Bungie as Destiny 2: Beyond the Light finally launched, bringing with it new content for players to explore. However, the new content brings new problems, and these have kept Bungie busy amid requests from players. Still, the developer has already outlined plans to honor one of the most common complaints within Destiny 2: Beyond the Light: limited weapon loot.
One of the recent criticisms of Destiny 2 over the past week is that the loot pools, especially those related to global drops, are too limited. After ending a large portion of the weapon options, the viable options have been drastically reduced. But in the latest “This Week at Bungie” post, Bungie has acknowledged this issue and would like players to know that a fix is in the works.
In an overhaul that drops in Destiny 2 alongside the new raid, Bungie plans to rework how weapon drops work in-game by changing the weighting of some weapons. Specifically, the change is meant to weight down weapon drops to ensure new gear appears more frequently, while also removing weapons that are already near their infusion limit from world loot pools. However, this only solves half the problem, so Bungie will also bring weapons from previous seasons to the new loot pools to expand the variety of options for players.
Weapons that will return to the loot pools will be from Seasons 10 and 11 and will include the Seraph’s gear, as well as seasonal and planetary weapons of retaliation. Bungie hopes that these returning weapons, along with new gear from Destiny 2’s upcoming raid, will be enough to keep the world active and rewards going through the Season of the Hunt. In addition to eliminating the legendary weapons that will reach their infusion cap at the end of the season, there should be fewer disappointing drops as players continue to play the new Beyond the Light content.
Considering many players have recently complained that Destiny 2: Beyond the Light didn’t bring enough new weapons, mining from previous seasons to complete the loot pool is probably a positive option in the end. However, it remains to be seen what that means for whether the sunset and the dome were a good idea in the first place. It’s clear that this controversial decision was a risk, and Bungie is willing to adapt based on how players respond.
Destiny 2: Beyond the Light is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.