Bungie Explains Why They Locked Content Behind ‘Curse of Osiris’

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 1.1.1.1 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:

Update 1.1.1.1

Pres­tige Raid

  • 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.

Pres­tige Nightfall

  • 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.

Source: Bungie

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