Destiny 2 developer Bungie issued a blog post today, expounding on the current state of the game. While the post details some upcoming changes for the sci-fi loot-shooter, it more directly addresses fans’ reaction to the uncovering of an XP-throttling system, which many believed was being used to direct them towards microtranscations.
“Last weekend, we disabled a scaling mechanism that adjusted XP gains up and down without reflecting those adjustments in the UI,” the dev team wrote. “Our intention was to keep slower-paced activities as rewarding as high intensity grinding without confusing variations in displayed XP values, but the silent nature of the mechanic betrayed the expectation of transparency that you have for Destiny 2.”
“We were able to disable the system with a server-side change, but a new solution is now needed to rebalance XP in Destiny 2,” the post continued. “We have begun that work, and will continue to provide updates to you about timelines and specifics.”
“Going forward, we plan to continue this dialog as openly and frequently as possible. This will be an ongoing process, but one that we are committed to.”
Some big systems changes and additions are also on the way, including:
For a full rundown, head on over to the Bungie Blog.