Going the way of "Fortnite" and "Apex Legends" to make Destiny 2 more engaging and contentful than a weekly grind activity.
For the latest season of Destiny 2, Bungie is making changes in how activities, rewards and challenges will work, the company announced. The company has decided to eliminate the weekly bounty system that forced players to sign in and complete specific goals within seven days to gain rewards and premium currency.
“During production of Beyond Light, we started looking at the problems of bounty fatigue and FOMO, as well as Seasonal legibility (i.e., ‘What is in a Season?’ and ‘How to I engage with it when I log in?’),” Bungie wrote in a blog post. To that end, it created a few goals:
Provide a guide to new, returning, and veteran players for what to do today/this week.
Guide the player through the Seasonal content, week-over-week.
Encourage players to engage with complexities and nuances of the Seasonal activity and rituals.
Reduce the penalties on XP and Bright Dust for missing a given week.
Bungie is introducing a new system called “Seasonal Challenges.” You’ll need to fulfill certain weekly objectives, however you’ll have until the end of the season to complete them.
Seasonal-type challenges are a hallmark of games like Fortnite, allowing players to jump in and out whenever they can. The aim is to not only combat FOMO and help players who aren’t able to long in every week, but also make it easier if you have more than one Destiny 2 character — as the Seasonal Challenges cover every player on the same account.
On top of that, new activities will survive even after a season ends, and only end when the next expansion is released in late 2021. However, you won’t be able to claim Gold Dust or other rewards once the new season begins.