Bungie recently released the first expansion for Destiny 2, the Curse of Osiris, which locked a lot of content behind the DLC. Players were extremely vocal about their dislike with the changes surrounding the Curse of Osiris addition. So much so, that Bungie stated the reasons it made the changes and how they plan to fix it.
Just today, the studio released an update for Destiny 2, which took its servers down for nearly six hours. During this time, players across all platforms were unable to connect and were kicked out of the game until maintenance was finished. Update 184.108.40.206 should fix the content lock issues, as well as introducing Masterwork weapons.
Bungie gave a few details as to why they locked the content behind a paywall, which was about the endgame content. According to the blog post Bungie released, they stated that in Destiny “as your character grew more powerful throughout each expansion, some of our best content, like Vault of Glass, was left behind and lost its relevance for players.” So, to accomplish this, Prestige Modes of the Leviathan Raid, and Nightfall, became expansion only content. They also stated:
“The game provides Seasonal, time-limited PvP playlists – Trials of The Nine and Iron Banner. These activities and their rewards are meant to evolve each Season, and they utilize new maps, so they would require you to own the latest content. To play the latest season of Iron Banner or Trials, and earn the new rewards, players would need to own Curse of Osiris.”
On top of making the game completely unplayable for non-expansion players, some of Destiny 2’s Trophies and Achievements were completely unreachable. Bungie did apologize for this oversight saying, “This was an unacceptable lapse on our part, and we can understand the frustration it has created.”
Alongside the update today, Bungie also announced they would be cancelling the first Faction Rally event for Season 2. This is to ensure that all players can access the activity, as well as the rewards. Below you will see all of the fixes made for the hotfix:
- The Prestige Leviathan Raid will be brought back down to Power 300, and its rewards will drop down to match the new Power Level. All players will regain access to the Prestige Raid.
- This will allow access to “The Prestige” Achievement/Trophy for all players.
- This will also allow all players ability to complete the final step for the Legend of Acrius Exotic Shotgun.
Trials of the Nine
- Trials of The Nine will only require Curse of Osiris when it features a Curse of Osiris map. For all other weeks, it will be available to all players.
- This will allow access to “Lest Ye Be Judged” Achievement/Trophy for all players.
- Trials of The Nine rewards that launched with Destiny 2 will still be accessible to all players.
- New Seasonal Rewards that launched with Curse of Osiris, such as the new Seasonal Armor Ornaments, will require ownership of Curse of Osiris to acquire.
- The Prestige Nightfall will remain a pinnacle activity, at the new 330 Power cap.
- This means Prestige Nightfall will require ownership of Curse of Osiris.
- Because of this, we will update “The Prestige” Achievement/Trophy to only reference The Prestige Raid.
- Moving forward, we are investigating adding a 3rd difficulty to all Prestige activities, so that we can provide both a challenge that stays relevant with each new Expansion, and a Prestige version that is available to all players.
- Normal Nightfall will only require Curse of Osiris when it features a Curse of Osiris map. For all other weeks it will be available to all players.
Limited Time Events
- Time limited events – Iron Banner, Faction Rally, and The Dawning, will be made available to all players.
- We will be postponing tomorrow’s Faction Rally, to ensure all of our players can access the activity and the appropriate rewards.
- Iron Banner and Faction Rally rewards that launched with Destiny 2 will still be accessible to all players.
- New Seasonal Rewards that launch with Curse of Osiris, such as the new Seasonal Armor Ornaments, will require ownership of Curse of Osiris to acquire.