Relaymedia

Destiny Update 2.1.0, DLC Release Date, Expansion Pack, Events May Come Over Expansions

( [email protected] ) Dec 14, 2015 01:43 PM EST
The shooter game Destiny has been garnering a huge following lately. There are several reports claiming that, although The Taken King had been released months ago, the number of players that continue playing the game for several hours are still in the millions. Now, with the impending end to 2015, fans begin to wonder what is next for the game.
A screen grab from the video game Destiny. Activision Blizzard Inc intends to spend $500 million developing and promoting ''Destiny,'' potentially breaking industry records as it seeks to build the sci-fi role-playing videogame into its next multibillion-dollar franchise. BUNGIE/ACTIVISION BUNGIE/ACTIVISION

The shooter game Destiny has been garnering a huge following lately. Several reports are claiming that, although The Taken King had been released months ago, the number of players that continue playing the game for several hours are still in the millions. Now, with the impending end to 2015, fans begin to wonder what is next for the game.

According to Eurogamer, game developer Bungie's plans for Destiny Year Two will be different from the first year. If players have received DLC packs in the first year, events are the way to go in year two. 

Destiny Live Team Senior Designer Derek Carroll said, "With Taken King we are moving to a more event-based model - things like Festival of the Lost and Sparrow racing, which is our winter event, and then smaller events such as Iron Banner and Trials of Osiris every weekend."

"Rather than doing these giant, monolithic DLC packs, this way everybody who's an owner of Taken King can enjoy these things," Carroll added.

In an earlier report by Kotaku, a DLC was canceled for Bungie to have more time to develop Destiny 2. Carroll, however, did not provide any details regarding that.

"There's lots of different reasons as to why - I don't know how deep I can get into that," the senior designer stated. "But basically the live team is charged with maintaining the game and keeping players happy, feeding them new content and surprising them with things they didn't expect," he added

It would look like Bungie is taking a different way in comparison to what they did with last year's House of Wolves and The Dark Below. Although new DLCs are still upcoming, events such as Festival of the Lost and the recently opened Sparrow Racing are still enjoyable and free.

"The way we're going is: you can expect new content from the live team in Destiny although we're not really telegraphing that. Certainly, players can expect new events and new content throughout the next year. We're taking it one step at a time."

In terms of taking a step at a time, the new Update 2.1.0 is going live today, most likely at 10 a.m. PST, and will be an update that will balance the game's weapon types and add several tweaks as well.

Changes will be implemented such as powerful weapons like Pulse rifles and shotguns will receive nerfs, auto rifles will receive damage buffs and hand cannons will have greater stability. Sunbreaker Titans will be nerfed while Defenders and Strikers will be buffed.

Tags : destiny video game, destiny news, destiny update, destiny 2 dlc, destiny 2 expansion pack, destiny 2 shooter game, destiny 2 update, House of Wolves, Dark Below, The Taken King, Sunbreaker Titans, Defenders, Strikers, bungee, game developer, pulse rifles, shot guns, Sparrow Racing, festival of the lost, Derek Carroll, Iron Banner, Trials of Osiris, destiny event