Destiny 2 PC preloading has begun, while console daily logins decline

PC fans, your time is almost here: You’re finally getting a Destiny game on your platform. In fact, if you’ve already purchased Destiny 2, then get thee to the preload: Just boot up the Battlenet app and get moving.

Still need to buy it? Green Man Gaming still has the PC edition for 15% off with the SUCHWOW10 code. We’re told that while folks who buy it that route (it’s not an affiliate link, just a good deal) will be getting their keys by tomorrow so they can hop into the downloading frenzy too.

And while you wait? Ponder the discussion on Reddit, where Destiny 2 console players are monitoring what appears to be a hefty (though probably not unexpected by anyone who watches the MMO industry) decline in the console playerbase already. (Thanks, Danny!)

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Jeremiah Wagner

Declines already. MMO’s just are not made correctly these days. Thats why early MMO’s had low to medium player base at release and slowly grew. I don’t know 1 modern mmo that has even 1/3 of the players it had at launch. Stop making casual garbage mmo’s that look pretty but play like crap. GW2 I’m looking at you.

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MeltWithYou

The gear progression – leveling up individual pieces to unlock unique perks used to be a big reason people played on the PVE side in D1…that system is gone, replaced with a bland over arching power level, that I personally grew tired of pretty quick.

I really don’t care though, I thought the base game was fun, played the hell out of it…I would have skipped the grind whether the gear level system was there or not…

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Denice J. Cook

Whoa! I just thought to boot up the blizzard.net launcher this morning to check on Destiny 2, when lo and behold I found out I could pre-download it.

Then I just found this article right after that. I missed the boat getting here, but great minds think alike, Massively. :)

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WarlockJumpBestJump

It’ll be interesting to see what this population decline means. A decline was inevitable but I’m not certain this decline is just business as usual.

The PC release certainly doesn’t help. I got about 100 hours out of the console release with my console only friends, but now that they’ve moved on I have zero desire to log in. I’m just going to wait for the PC release.

The game also has problems. PvP is fine in Trials but is really lacking for casual play. PvE at the endgame encourages repetition of public quests instead of strikes. The raid is fantastic, but it’s a once a week affair and you are still coordinating everything outside the game.

And there’s nothing really new relative to Destiny, which is driving a lot of players to finish the raid and then wait until the next DLC. It really needs an extra hook, particularly with PvP being less popular in the 4v4 format.

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Daniel Miller

honestly i bought this back in July, got he beta. Now even though the beta key shows and it was the 60 dollar pack on HB, its not showing or letting me pre load. It wants me to buy again. As someone who never uses bliz or bungi app this is very confusing.

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Dantos

did you buy it from the bliz launcher or another retailer? If it was another retailer, you need to get the retail key, and enter it into your blizzard account to preload.

*edit* didnt realize HB probably meant humble bundle store, so you need to check your Humble account and/or email for a new retail key and enter that. GMG just sent mine out last night, humble hopefully will soon if they havent already.

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shibby523

I never got an email from HB that my key was ready. I checked my key page on Wednesday and it was there waiting for me.

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squid

Meh.

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Line

Still don’t understand delayed releases like this.
It only harms the game by missing the launch hype, asks for even more marketing budget, and ultimately will just lead to lower sales.

Not that it could much worse mind you, the game’s sales are down 50%+ all around already.

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Serrenity

This probably wasn’t a business decision, but more of a capacity decision. There was likely some bottleneck of resources and they had to make the call whether to delay the launch of all platforms until the PC was ready to roll, or stagger the rollouts. You generally want to avoid staggered rollouts like that unless you have a compelling reason for why it’s a good idea (and sometimes it is).

My sense here though is that they couldn’t get the release candidate build qualified or had more QA to do — something.

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mysecretid

As I said elsewhere, the Destiny games are “feast or famine” for content; it’s part of how they do things.

You get these big content drops, which you burn through in a sleepless haze like a mad beast if you’re a fan of the game — and then you wait X months for the next drop.

Sure, there’s repeatable content, and various forms of daily-mission, but once you’ve kinda got your character(s) where you want them, in terms of looks and gear, you’re basically just burning time until the next big content drop.

Plus, there are a lot of new game releases dropping between now and January, so even players who really enjoy the Destiny games (like myself) don’t log in as often as when there’s fresh content to play.

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Sorenthaz

Welp it just randomly pre-loaded for me since I played the beta, I guess? And as a way to possibly entice me into buying it. Not really sure why I’d get it over just continuing to play Warframe at this point.

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starbuck1771

PC is god so suck it consoler’s!

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Anthony Dixon

But the PC version has no recoil, why does the “God” platform need the game to be made easier?

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mysecretid

C’mon, Starbuck, you’re better than that. Trolling doesn’t suit you.

Cheers,

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starbuck1771

Who’s trolling if it is truth? Consoles will never out perform PC’s period. Every console game was developed on a PC. PC’s can be highly upgraded consoles can’t. I like consoles but in the end PC still comes out far ahead of the pack. The only reason Destiny 2 was released earlier on console is because of a crappy deal Activision made with Sony.

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Necromonger

Who cares man, console players will be console players and PC players will be PC players.

Some enjoy both like me, i dont get why you have to act like a kid that needs to comment to provoke other people.
PC will always be the most advanced platform you can spend 700 euro or 7000 euro but who cares ?

All these comment sections are garbage due to people like you.

Who gives a shit what platform you play on as long as you enjoy the games you are playing ?

Like seriously grow up -_-