Internet speeds aren’t the only things that are in danger of being throttled, as Destiny 2 players learned this past week. Apparently Bungie was stiffing players of experience points during a recent event while lying to the community by portraying the gain as normal.
The community had felt that something was amiss during the Clarion Call event, and the dedicated work of one Reddit poster confirmed that players’ XP was being throttled over time by the system even as the game showed the opposite. And in case you think that this is the work of some conspiracy theorists, Bungie ended up admitting that this was the case with its XP scaling system and vowing to change it in the future.
“After reviewing our data, we agree that the system is not performing the way we’d like it to,” Bungie said. “Effective immediately, we are deactivating this system. As a result, players will see XP earn rates change for all activities across the board, but with all values being displayed consistently in the user interface. Over the course of the next week, we will be watching and reviewing XP game data to ensure that these changes meet our expectations, as well as yours.”