Bungie: Destiny 2 Might Get Private PvP Matches; Public Test Realms Less Likely

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Aug 31
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Destiny 2 is coming out next week on consoles and players still have a lot of questions for Bungie. That’s why Design Director Luke Smith appeared in a YouTube video to answer some questions from the Wired community.

Smith pretty much confirmed that Private PvP matches are on Bungie’s internal list of features to be added, but he can’t guarantee that they’ll be able to add it in the first few updates since the schedule may change.

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With Destiny 2 now also scheduled to launch on PC via Battle.net, albeit with a month and a half delay, PC fans who are accustomed to Blizzard’s Public Test Realms (PTR) asked whether the game will ever get something like that to test upcoming updates. Here’s what Smith replied:

We have talked a lot internally about the possibility of opening something like this up to player groups and honestly, I like the idea of players not totally knowing everything that’s there before the game comes out. I think that test realms in, like, private test beta if we expanded that, would be amazing for a bunch of things like stability. I’m still interested in challenging us to do our best job without having to expose it to the public. I wouldn’t say never, but I wouldn’t say yes.

Furthermore, while Grimoire Cards may be gone in this sequel, Bungie’s Design Director stated that lore will be added in other ways. For example, some weapons will have lore tabs.

Overall, Bungie reckons that the best way for players to experience lore is directly in the game client rather than on a website, where only a small subset of users would go, which is why the Grimoire Cards are gone in Destiny 2.

Finally, in case you were unhappy with the new movement speed of Guardians, rest assured that you can equip armor to make your Guardian much faster.

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