One of the biggest gaming news stories so far in 2019 broke today when Activision and Bungie confirmed they are ending their publishing deal for Destiny. Going forward, Bungie will take on development and publishing duties for Destiny, while Activision will focus on its own franchises, like Call of Duty. Research firm Cowen & Company shared its thoughts on the news in a note to investors today, and one prediction the company made was that Bungie will release Destiny 3 in 2020. This is not an altogether surprising revelation, as the Destiny series normally releases new mainline entries every three years.
AI plays a huge role in how Spotify delivers personalized playlists to users, so it’s somewhat fitting that the company’s new partnership with Microsoft is focused on messages about how AI can impact all aspects of life — including education, healthcare and philanthropy. Those messages are going to be showing up in the Discover Weekly playlist for free users, the first time that Spotify has lets brands have full customization and control over advertising in that feed.
The creator of the wildly popular video game Fortnite has been given an “F” rating from the Better Business Bureau after failing to address hundreds of complaints from concerned customers. The BBB said that over the past year, it has received more than 270 complaints about Epic Games, which has made a fortune from Fortnite and other popular video games. Most of the complaints regard customer service issues and problems with refunds and exchanges — and most of them were never addressed by the Cary, N.C.-based company, the BBB said in a statement.
Not to be outdone by its FAANG and other technology rivals, it appears Amazon has been secretly developing a game streaming service. It looks set to compete with Microsoft and Google with instant video games housed on powerful servers. Cloud-based gaming, which will negate the need for downloads or game cards, could be one of the next major advances for the gaming industry.
Game developer Bungie has reportedly disable on live servers an exotic sidearm of Destiny 2: Warmind. Bungie is referring to Rat King, one of the game’s newly updated exotics. To date, there’s no specific details as to how the exploit is used.
Bungie disables Destiny 2’s ‘Rat King’
But avid players of the game have been reportedly able to glitch their magazines to hold more ammunitions. It was found out that Rat King is the main culprit of the glitch and consequently, it was disabled. This means that players, for the time being, could not equip themselves with the sidearm.
Bungie has announced the disabling of Rat King via Twitter this week.
Due to an issue impacting Rat King, we are temporarily disabling access to this weapon. Players may experience issues if they currently have the weapon equipped. Signing out and back in to Destiny 2 will resolve these issues.
The developer’s move to disable Rat King has triggered some peculiar questions. These questions are related to Bungie’s seemingly newfound ability to disable problematic guns on the fly. The Rat King’s scenario was actually similar to Destiny 2’s first expansion called Curse of Osiris.
When Bungie launched Curse of Osiris, the game’s Prometheus Lens, an exotic trace rifle was also glitched. The bug that was spotted has caused to deal far too much damage in PvP. It led to Xur selling the gun that week so that the Crucible could be a laser show while Bungie worked on to fix the bug.
Game developer Bungie has finally announced that Destiny Expansion 2 would be finally released on May 8. Bungie called it as the Warmind, and its release date was the same date predicted by the avid players of Destiny 2.
Apart from Warmind, the game developer also is planning to release the Destiny 2 update 1.2.0. The game’s update will bring multi-emote functionality, crucible rankings, an increase in the game’s vault space as well as an update to the game’s exotic weapon sandbox.
Recently, news surfaced that Bungie has pulled out the exotic armor from the update. This means that avid fans of the game could expect the exotic armor later in the summer. Also, Destiny 2 players will be getting from the soon to release update several heroic modifiers. It can be recalled that heroic modifiers were earlier pulled out by Bungie from the previous update.
Destiny 2 Development Roadmap
So this coming May 8, fans of the game should expect fresh content such as armor and cosmetics, among others. The game’s new content kicked off the game’s Season 3 although no details about the season have been revealed yet by Bungie.
Also, Bungie has teased fans of its new seasonal event which include its bounties. With this, players are hopeful that Bungie will be adding new content for players to hold over until September. What we know so far is that Bungie might as well add new gear collections, records, weapon slot changes and randomization, among others.
The game developer is set to hold a live stream on April 24 to show the Destiny 2-second expansion. The developer will also be showing some gameplay to players when Warmind launches.
The recent edition of This Week at Bungie has released specific information about Destiny 2’s upcoming Iron Banner Event. One of the details revealed was about the significant changes as to how Raid loot drops work. Fans of the popular game would be able to get an update on January 30.
Destiny 2: Masterwork Armor and Raid Reworks Revealed
And next week, gamers would be seeing major changes in Destiny. One of these changes is the Masterwork armor which would be rolled out as soon as possible.
This begs the question, how does Masterwork armor work? Destiny’s game developer, Bungie, said it has the same function as weapon counterparts.
But the developer stressed that each Legendary armor would have a small chance to drop as a Masterwork. This means that a player won’t be getting a bonus.
Also, players would get a three percent increase regarding damage resistance while Super is in active mode. When the player’s Super is active, the stacking to achieve a full Masterwork suit should reach 15 percent.
But Bungie said the update includes one essential element: Players can actually rework their Masterwork armor into a different stat package such as heavy, light or restorative.
So, if a player wants the most useful armor, Bungie suggested that it would be the “restorative armor” because of its recovery stat and could stay long in a fight.
Bungie said that it would grant more benefits to Masterwork armor. This can be achieved when it would roll out an update to the system in the future.