Last week, Bungie brought an ultra-tough challenge to Destiny 2 with Niobe Labs. It was supposed to be a struggle for the top percent of players to push against, but broader content for everyone was meant to be unlocked once it was completed. It was so difficult, however, that Bungie had to open up the new stuff anyway – and it turns out the challenge’s difficulty is partially because of a bug.
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Less than a month after it was reported that Activision had told Blizzard to cut costs, it is paying its new chief financial officer a signing bonus worth $15 million (distributed as $3.75 million in cash and $11.3 million in restricted stock tied to performance targets, according to Bloomberg). That’s on top of a $900,000 salary.
It’s been a couple days since Bungie took pity on players frustrated by the arcane puzzles required to access the Bergusia Forge and opened it up to everyone, despite the fact that Niobe Labs had not yet been successfully navigated. Now, thanks to the help of a dedicated community of puzzle-solvers, one intrepid fireteam has made it through the Labs.
Activision and Bungie announced they would be parting ways last night, with the Destiny developers being granted ongoing control of their sci-fi shooter franchise. That’s great news for the devs, of course, and likely to go down pretty well with the fans. Sadly for Activision, it doesn’t seem to have gone down particularly well with investors.
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Bungie is dropping its existing partnership with Activision in order to self-publish Destiny. The developer says the transition is “already underway in its early stages, with Bungie and Activision both committed to making sure the handoff is as seamless as possible.” Bungie’s immediate plans for Destiny 2 updates remain unchanged, and the game will remain on Battle.net.
Destiny 2 players have been driven mad by an inordinately complicated puzzle at Niobe Labs this week. It’s already taken longer to solve than most any raid in the game’s history, and the end still isn’t in sight. What’s worse is that the next bit of annual pass content won’t unlock until this puzzle is completed – which means every player in the game is waiting for someone to finish Niobe Labs before more broadly accessible new stuff launches in Destiny 2.
Destiny 2’s Season of the Forge is currently underway, with the quest to unlock the final forge of the Black Armory DLC having gone live yesterday. The next major content drop will be The Draw, an exotic quest which will bring the much-loved Last Word hand cannon back from vanilla Destiny. Thanks to a dataminer on Reddit, we may now have a better idea about what it’ll look like in Destiny 2, and what the quest to acquire it will entail.
Destiny 2 players are at risk of being banned from competitive PvP activities if they quit out of the game during matchmaking. A player took to Reddit to share their experiences after they were denied entry to the game’s Gambit mode yesterday.
Destiny 2’s Trials of the Nine and Faction Rally modes will not be returning to the game in its current season. The Black Armory DLC, which arrives as part of the game’s fifth season, does have plenty to do, with new weapons and even the announcement of a new raid. But the two modes are set to remain on hiatus for the next few months at least.