Bungie revealed another aspect to an upcoming Destiny update dealing with how reputation information is conveyed to players. Meanwhile, the studio dropped a hint at changes to Strikes in the PlayStation and Xbox shooter.
Nerfs and buffs to various weapons groups were revealed by Bungie in last week’s update. In this week’s update, Design Lead David Candland revealed that players will finally be able to view their Reputation with the various factions in their character screen. These reputations currently can only be seen by visiting a vendor with each faction or using third-party sites like Destiny Status.
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“We’ve created a way for you to see your faction reputations and weekly marks without having to run from vendor to vendor in the Tower,” Candland revealed. “Now this information is never more than two clicks away!”
The following animated GIF was shared to show the action of how the reputation status is accessed from a sub-menu on the inventory screen of your Destiny Guardian.
Candland explained the decision to put factions here by saying, “Since reputation really affects your buying power, it made sense to put it in close proximity to your currencies. The inventory screen real estate is pretty full, so using the fly-out convention we established in the settings screen was a way to recoup some space, yet still allow tooltips for another layer of detail.”
The designer added that Bungie knew that this change to how reputation is presented has been needed for a while. It’s something the Destiny community has called for since the game’s release, with many coming up with their own mock-ups of how to display reputation. It was likely a low-priority item, however, but Candland said they were able to slip it into the 1.1.1 update because “it had a very low impact on our test team.”
More new features will be included with patch, however. Perhaps if Bungie is working on this change, Destiny players can finally get the added vault space they’ve been pining for as long as the reputation changes.
While a Vault upgrade is pure hope at this point, something is definitely up with Strikes. Community Manager David “Deej” Dague teased, “We’re excited to tell you about what [patch 1.1.1] holds in store for Strikes next week.”
Let the rampant speculation begin on what those changes might entail. Some Destinyredditors are (jokingly) hoping for dinosaurs, but hopefully it will be more than attempts to dissuade attempts at taking shortcuts in the events.
The Destiny 1.1.1 patch is still on track for a February release, per Dague. There’s also a new Iron Banner event coming Tuesday, February 17.
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