‘Destiny’ Developer Bungie Splits From Activision

Video game developer Bungie, best known for creating the Halo franchise — and more recently, Destiny— is calling it quits with publisher Activision, reports Kotaku. The breakup between the two companies is one of the bigger splits the video game industry has seen in some time. Unlike other similar breakups, control and publishing rights of […]

‘Destiny 2: Forsaken’ Annual Pass Has Bungie Balancing On Pinhead With Content Changes

Bungie took a little time Thursday to expand on the Annual Pass content coming following the release of Destiny 2: Forsaken, announced earlier this week. PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC players have been excited about the promise of the expansion’s release in September, while still voicing concern over the post-launch content and monetization plan. […]

‘Destiny 2’ Faction Rallies Overhaul Explained: How To Earn Faction Tokens Quickly

Faction Rallies returned Tuesday in Destiny 2 with all new mechanics for how Guardians earn Faction Tokens along with all new rewards. PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC players will need to make the most of the new Renown system to be able to earn the Exotic Weapon Catalyst and other rewards as quickly. How […]

‘Destiny’ Studio Bungie Receives $100 Million Investment From Chinese Company NetEase To Create New Worlds

Bungie is branching out into new worlds beyond Destiny. The studio announced a partnership with Chinese online gaming company NetEase on Friday to the tune of $100 million to self-publish a new gaming franchise. “For over twenty-five years, through Marathon, Myth, Oni, Halo, and Destiny, we’ve created fantastic places where players have gathered to become […]

‘Destiny 2’ Year 2 Reveal And Faction Rallies Overhaul Coming Next Week

Destiny 2 gamers have been eagerly anticipating what Bungie has in store in terms of both content and major changes for Year 2 of the online shooter. The studio announced a livestream reveal Thursday along with a significant Faction Rallies overhaul that will hopefully make the event more meaningful with bigger rewards. The Destiny 2 […]

‘Destiny 2’ Update Delivers Exotic Armor Changes But Faction Rallies And PTR Test Server Not Available Yet

Destiny 2 received the 1.2.1 update Tuesday across the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC but Guardians should not expect Faction Rallies or the Crucible Labs PTR-like playlist to be available yet. Instead, a handful of Exotic Armor updates, a new Exotic weapon Catalyst, plus various fixes to activities are now live. Faction Rallies have […]

The Most Despised ‘Destiny 2’ Strike Is Being Removed Next Week

Destiny 2 players know all too well the feeling of selecting the Heroic Strike playlist and finding themselves at the start of the Exodus Crash Strike and watching as the Guardians they have been paired up leave. The Strike is easily the most reviled single activity in the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC shooter […]

‘Destiny 2’ Escalation Protocol Feedback May Spawn Larger Fireteams In The Future

Escalation Protocol has managed to be a bright spot and sore point for Destiny 2 at the same time. On one hand, the end-game public event has proven to be an incredibly enticing challenge to players. On the other hand, the limitations of three-player fireteams have left PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC players calling […]

‘Destiny 2’: Crucible Labs And Exotic Armor Updates Coming End Of May, New Event And More In July

Destiny 2: Warmind and its accompanying changes were released barely a week ago and Bungie already has more significant updates planned for release in May. The studio shared a refreshed development roadmap for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC shooter Wednesday and revealed further updates are coming this month plus more exciting changes planned […]

‘Destiny 2: Warmind’: How To Get the Sleeper Simulant Exotic Fusion Rifle

Destiny 2: Warmind marks the return of Guardians grinding out multi-step quests to receive powerful weapons. The Sleeper Simulant Exotic Fusion Rifle is the prime example of this as it sends PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC players who have purchased the expansion through a series of difficult tasks. The end result is worth the […]

‘Destiny 2: Warmind’ Is A Huge Step Forward But Issues Still Remain

The Destiny 2: Warmind expansion had much to live up to following the disappointment of Curse of Osiris. Bungie and partner studio largely meet those expectations via updates to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC shooter’s sandbox and quality of life, plus a more compelling play space. However, the studio also fell into some […]

‘Destiny 2: Warmind’ Update Drops Ton Of Changes, Patch Notes Released

Bungie released the Destiny 2: Warmind expansion to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC Tuesday and update 1.2.0 along with it. This latest patch brings a slew of changes to the game that addresses the multitude of issues and complaints Guardians have been hammering over the past several months. The Warmind expansion takes players […]

How ‘Destiny 2: Warmind’ Escalation Protocol Rewards Work

Destiny 2: Warmind is bringing a new end-game activity to the public play space on Mars called Escalation Protocol. Details on how the event works have been covered in the past, but Bungie has now clarified how the reward structure works for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC players. Escalation Protocol is a new Horde-like […]

Bungie Previews ‘Destiny 2: Warmind’ Changes, Like Heroic Strikes With Rotating Modifiers

Destiny 2: Warmind launches next week and will represent a significant shift in how the game plays on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Bungie provided a preview of some of those changes on Thursday with the promise of the full slate of details to drop alongside the Warmind expansion release next week. The […]

Final ‘Destiny 2’ Iron Banner Of Season 2 Drops As Bungie Gears Up For ‘Warmind’ Release

The final Iron Banner of Destiny 2 Season 2 arrived Tuesday as Bungie is gearing up for the start of Season 3 and the release of the Warmind expansion next week. The studio is sharing more lore narrative about the venture to Mars and plans on releasing another free digital comic soon for fans on […]

Bungie Explains Exotic Masterwork Weapons For ‘Destiny 2: Warmind’

Bungie did not really touch on the addition of Exotic Masterwork weapons during the Destiny 2: Warmind reveal stream Tuesday. The studio rectified that Thursday with a deep dive explanation of the new mechanic that will send PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC Guardians on a hunt to make their favorite Exotic Weapons even more […]

Meet The ‘Destiny 2: Warmind’ Exotics And Exotic Weapon Changes Coming In May

Every new expansion of Destiny 2 introduces a new set of Exotic armor and weapons for Guardians to collect. The release of the Warmind DLC next month is particularly noteworthy as while Bungie is adding to the pool of Exotics, it is also revamping several existing weapons as well to make them stand out. New […]

How ‘Destiny 2: Warmind’ Ranked Crucible System Works And The Seasonal Rewards

The Destiny 2: Warmind expansion will finally bring a ranked game mode to the Crucible after the community has requested it ever since the days of Destiny 1. PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC Guardians will have the opportunity to battle for two different ranks plus a unique and powerful seasonal weapon. Bungie announced Tuesday […]

‘Destiny 2: Warmind’ New Escalation Protocol Mode Explained

Bungie hosted a reveal stream Tuesday for the Destiny 2: Warmind expansion scheduled to be released to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in two weeks. While the studio revealed several updates, the most interesting from a PVE aspect is the new Escalation Protocol coming to Mars. It’s a mash-up of a horde mode-like […]

‘Destiny 2: Warmind’ Trailer Teases Mars, A Wave Mode, Suros Regime, And More

The promotion train for the second Destiny 2 expansion, Warmind, is slowly leaving the station. Bungie released a teaser trailer Monday that gives away some of the reveals planned for a Tuesday livestream, but the most dedicated of the game’s community hopes it is enough to draw more players back. Bungie will host a Twitch […]

‘Destiny 2’ Iron Banner 6v6 Arriving Tuesday

Destiny 2 players won’t have to wait long to try out the revamped Iron Banner featuring 6-versus-6 matches after all. Bungie delayed the debut last week and the length of the delay was questionable. However, the studio announced the limited time event will drop for Guardians on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC tomorrow. […]

‘Destiny 2’ Enemies Are About To Get More Difficult With ‘Warmind’ Update

In the long list of complaints about Destiny 2 from the game’s community, the level of enemy difficulty is somewhere in the middle of the pack. Bungie still plans to address how enemy difficulty scales in the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC shooter with the 1.2.0 update scheduled for release on May 8 alongside […]

‘Destiny 2’ Second DLC Titled ‘Warmind’ And Opens Crucible Maps For All, Road Map Updated

Bungie revealed an updated Destiny 2 roadmap Wednesday along with the official title for the online shooter’s second expansion, Warmind. The studio also announced a major change to how Crucible maps will be handled that will make every map available to all players. The second Destiny 2 expansion is officially titled Warmind, following previous leaks […]

‘Destiny 2’ Iron Banner Delayed At Last Minute, Strike Change For Inactive Players Implemented

Destiny 2 players looking forward to the debut of 6v6 Iron Banner next week will have to wait a little longer. Bungie announced a last-minute issue was discovered Friday that caused a change in plans. Additionally, the studio made a tweak to Strikes to kick inactive players sooner. The updated Iron Banner was to increase […]

‘Destiny 2’ Rumble Changes Slated As Weekly Crucible Playlist Moves To 6v6 Iron Banner Next Week

Bungie dropped some noteworthy news items concerning Destiny 2 during a community livestream on Wednesday, but hasn’t stopped detailing upcoming changes to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC shooter yet. More updates are coming to the rotating weekly playlist and Rumble game mode with more experimentation promised. The first hint of that is to […]

‘Destiny 2’ Weapon Slot Changes Coming, Bungie Addressing Time To Kill With Exotic Weapon Buffs

Bungie took time Wednesday to host a Destiny 2 community livestream via Twitch to answer some burning questions from fans. The development team dropped a couple of bombs that should give PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC fans an opportunity to cheer regarding Exotic weapons, the weapon slot setup, and more. Destiny 2 Community Manager […]

Bungie Juggles ‘Destiny 2’ Development Roadmap, Adds Rumble But Pushes Out Mod Improvements And More

The Destiny 2 development roadmap was shuffled by Bungie a bit Wednesday. The update planned for next week will be missing some previously promised Nightfall features that have been bumped to March. Meanwhile, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC Guardians will have to wait for the summer to see the Mod system overhaul, but Rumble […]

Bungie Announces Some ‘Destiny 2’ Exotics Getting A Makeover While Others Aren’t

The Exotic weapons in Destiny 2 are one of many sore spots Bungie hopes to address in one of the upcoming updates to the online shooter. Bungie confirmed Thursday that most of the weapons are receiving some sort of touchup while only a handful will remain untouched. Bungie is currently targeting updating Exotic weapons as […]

‘Destiny 2’ Crimson Days Is Live: What You Need To Know

The Crimson Days event has arrived in Destiny 2. PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC players can now participate in the week-long in-game event to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Bungie has made changes to its event reward structure and thrown in a new map and mode. Here’s what all Guardians should expect. Event Timeline Crimson Days […]

Upcoming ‘Destiny 2’ Nightfall And Prestige Raid Changes Detailed By Bungie

Bungie continues to share details about changes coming to Destiny 2 over the next couple of months. Thursday’s information dump concerns the new Nightfall Strike Scoring feature plus a surprise change to Prestige Raid. The studio finally has a fix ready for the Lost Sector Loot Chest as well. Nightfall Strikes Scoring Destiny 2 will […]

‘Destiny 2’ Crimson Days Debuts Next Week With Reworked Rewards Plus New Twist On Doubles And Classic Map

The Crimson Days event is debuting in Destiny 2 next week, and Bungie detailed what Guardians should expect Wednesday. A Valentine’s Day-themed event is on the way for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC players with a completely reworked rewards system plus a twist on Doubles PVP and an original Destiny 1 map. Crimson Days […]

Bungie Upgrading ‘Destiny 2’ Sandbox With Faster Movement, Faster Super Abilities, And Weapon Buffs

Bungie laid out the Destiny 2 development roadmap on Wednesday and followed that up today with details on how the studio plans to upgrade the shooter’s sandbox of weapons, movement, and abilities. PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC Guardians should be happy to hear things are moving back in the direction of the original Destiny. […]

‘Destiny 2’ Roadmap Through May Detailed, Sandbox Change Info Dump Coming Soon

Bungie’s push to be extra-communicative with Destiny 2 players continued Wednesday with a surprisingly detailed graphic explaining what the studio has coming down the pipeline over the next few months. PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC Guardians can look forward to one major update per month through May, which also starts the shooter’s third season […]

‘Destiny 2’ 1.2.2 Update Deployed To Address XP Levels, Lost Sector Throttling, Raid Rewards, And More

Destiny 2 received its first major update of 2018 Tuesday as Bungie delivered the 1.1.2 update to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Guardians can look forward to Masterwork Armor, plus tweaks to Raid rewards, Iron Banner rewards, and more. The studio has delivered much more with this update, however, including fixes to the […]

‘Destiny 2’ Details Update Next Week For Masterwork Armor, Iron Banner Rewards, And Raid Bonuses

Bungie’s first step on its roadmap to fix Destiny 2 drops on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC next Tuesday, January 28. The game studio shared details Thursday evening of what Guardians should expect in the next update, starting with the return of Iron Banner for Season 2, plus Masterwork Armor, new Raid rewards, […]

Analyst: ‘Destiny 2′ Is Not In A Good Place, Echoes Fans’ Concerns

Call of Duty: WWII is expected to enjoy strong revenue in 2018 due to sales from the end of last year, according to a Wall Street analyst from Cowen. However, Destiny 2 is expected to earn less revenue than previously predicted due to a loss of players for reasons that have been commented on by […]

‘Destiny 2’ YouTube And Twitch Streamers Begin Looking Elsewhere For Content

The problems with Destiny 2 have taken yet another interesting turn over the past few days. Several major Destiny-centric YouTube and Twitch channels have begun backing from creating content for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC game as it has caught a major case of the doldrums and design decisions have not fostered an […]

‘Destiny 2’ Players Can Pick Up Tractor Cannon From Xur For The First Time

While Destiny 2 is in the doldrums at the moment thanks to a disappointing Faction Rallies event and various other issues, Xur has appeared in the Tower with a not terrible collection of Exotic goods. PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC players can pick up a unique weapon from the Agent of the Nine. The […]

‘Destiny 2’: Bungie Explains Why New Faction Rally Weapons Aren’t Included In Engrams

The return of Faction Rallies has landed with a thud in Destiny 2 thanks to a throttling mechanic to prevent farming Lost Sectors and players not being able to earn any of the new Faction weapons added with Season 2. Bungie has provided an explanation for the latter Wednesday that is predictably not being received […]

‘Destiny 2’ January Faction Rallies Event Is Live, Lost Sector Cooldown Added, And More Info

The first Faction Rallies event of 2018 arrived in Destiny 2 Tuesday following the release of a hotfix patch to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. A slightly updated version of the monthly event is now available with a chance to earn new weapons, gear, and now ornaments and other cosmetic items too. Lost […]

‘Destiny 2’ Offline Four Hours Today To Prepare For Return Of Faction Rallies [Update: Servers Back Online]

Destiny 2 players should expect to go without on their PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC for a few hours Tuesday as Bungie takes the online shooter offline to deploy a new update. Faction Rallies is coming back and the studio needs to make the final preparations to ensure it will be available to everyone. […]

‘Destiny 2’ Director Admits The Game Needs More Weapons That Matter

Destiny 2 Game Director Christopher Barrett shared some additional insights Friday evening into what he thinks the game needs going forward, as an addendum to the 2018 development roadmap. PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC players who stick it out with Bungie should look forward to more weapons that matter. The game director explained what […]

The Colony Infests Xur’s ‘Destiny 2’ Inventory This Weekend

Xur pulled some surprises out of his bag of Exotics in Destiny 2 this weekend. The mysterious vendor has three pieces he has not sold before including the uniquely fun The Colony Grenade Launcher. Guardians on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC may want to take a moment and browse his wares beyond the […]

Bungie Outlines ‘Destiny 2’ Planned Improvements: Eververse, Nightfall Strike Scoring, And More

Bungie’s much anticipated first blog post of 2018 arrived Thursday to outline the developer’s planned improvements to Destiny 2. Guardians will be happy to hear that the role of Eververse in the end-game is being reduced, but the studio has many more community-requested improvements planned for Raids, Crucible, and more starting at the end of […]

‘Destiny 2’ Crimson Days Event Coming In February, Hidden Secrets And Collectibles In Future DLC

It does not appear Destiny 2 players will have to wait very long before the next in-game event arrives. A Bungie Community Manager has confirmed Crimson Days will return from the original Destiny with some changes. Meanwhile, Game Director Christopher Barrett revealed that the missing hidden objects and other secrets would make their way into […]

Xur’s Exotic Selection In ‘Destiny 2’ Includes Merciless, Warlocks And Hunters Will Want Fated Engram

Does Xur have something against Destiny 2 Warlocks? That’s what some Guardians may be asking after the Agent of the Nine appeared Friday with Wings of Sacred Dawn again. This is the fourth time he’s sold the piece to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC players, and the second time in two weeks. Hunters may […]

‘Destiny 2:’ Dedicated ‘D2’ Player Proves That ‘Infinite Forest’ Is Redeemable

Bungie’s work on Destiny 2 is by no means perfect. In fact, D2 players seem to be constantly disappointed by the content Bungie pushes out for the triple-A title. However, loyal Destiny gamers have stayed true to the game and would like to see the sequel live up to the high standards set by Bungie […]

‘Destiny 2’ Fated Engram May Have Issues Giving Duplicate Exotic Items

Destiny 2 players appear to have yet another issue to contend with. The recently added Fated Engram was billed as giving players a guaranteed Exotic they don’t already own. It appears to be behaving badly instead as Guardians on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC are reporting they are receiving Exotic items they already […]

Xur Celebrates New Year In ‘Destiny 2’ With Vigilance Wing, But The Fated Engram Is Still The Real Draw

The final visit from Xur in Destiny 2 before the end of 2017 comes with some familiar Exotics for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players but not so much for PC gamers. The Vigilance Wing Exotic Pulse Rifle returns, along with Peacekeepers for Titans, Foetracer for Hunters, and Eye of Another World for Warlocks. Guardians […]

New ‘Destiny 2: Gods of Mars’ Leak Points To New Enemy Faction, Cover Character Identity, And March Release

A second leak from the PlayStation Store revealed new details about the second Destiny 2 expansion, previously revealed as Gods of Mars. Veteran PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC gamers may finally have a true new enemy faction to battle, and fans also may have confirmation of the individual who graces the DLC promotional artwork. […]