Destiny 2’s endgame is now helpfully locked behind Curse of Osiris access

If you’ve decided to hold off on buying the Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris DLC, good news! The game’s endgame is now locked away from you completely! Looking back, it’s unclear why we prefaced that by calling it good news.

Yes, the first DLC for the game is out now, and that means an increase to both the Power level cap and the addition of new endgame antics. However, if you don’t own the DLC, your Power level is capped lower than the required minimum… for activities that were present in the game at launch. The Heroic strike list also locks you out even though it has a Power level you can reach.

Obviously, the endgame activities for the game are meant to rely upon the most recent DLC, a common situation in more or less every MMO ever. That doesn’t make it feel less irritating when content that has been in the game since launch is suddenly inaccessible to you as a result.

Source: Kotaku
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“The game’s endgame is now locked away from you completely!”

“However, if you don’t own the DLC, your Power level is capped lower than the required minimum… for activities that were present in the game at launch.”

This is false, please correct.

I know it seems like I’m on a crusade, but I described what is inaccurate about the source material below.

No, I don’t work for Bungie. lol

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Space Captain Zor

Now more glad than ever that I didn’t buy that season pass and only paid $40 for the base game. What a disappointment.

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smulb

They did the same thing with Destiny 1 didn’t they?

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shear

Yep, and everyone is acting like this is something new. They did it the first time around, maybe if you didn’t buy D2 they would have learned their lesson.

This is what I find so hilarious about the loot box situation or the destiny 2 situation is that people who moan about it are the people who spend money on these things. They don’t care about moaning, they have your money.

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Mewmew

Stuff people were sold with the original game is now locked away from them unless they buy a DLC package. That doesn’t seem legal?

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Zen Dadaist

Man, I hate it when that kind of bait and switch happens. Some content I was happily partaking in is suddenly locked behind a whole set of new locks and gates for no reason other than to force me to buy something else – all to get back to doing what I had been doing before. If I was a D2 player I’d likely be quite pissed off.

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Estranged

Devil’s advocate:

Does it bother you that WoW locks ALL content you have purchased, unless you sub? How about FF XIV?

Also, I was at the minimum light level for raids before the DLC dropped. This is false. Totally false. Raid level is 290, I was at 302 before the DLC. Some raid variations are above the old maximum light of 305. However, you can still qualify for a basic raid.

The raid would be too easy without raising the bar, if gear level also increased.

I’m sorry, some of this is very misleading.

Like all games, some content is locked behind the DLC.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.polygon.com/platform/amp/2017/12/6/16743276/destiny-2-curse-of-osiris-content-locked-prestige-nightfall-raid

A less dramatic reference.

However,this change seems too quick for PC players. Console owners had an extra 6 weeks to digest the old content.

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Estranged

The polygon article above is wrong about light level. You can obtain +5 more light with mods.

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Armsbend

I know how reasonable you are and you are only defending this because you really like the game. Otherwise you’d have your torch lit with the rest of us.

“Does it bother you that WoW locks ALL content you have purchased, unless you sub?”

Everyone who has ever played WoW knows on that very first day they create a character that you only play if you sub. When Destiny sells you a product and then takes away what you had it is apples and oranges.

To use your WoW example. If every time they came out with an expac – they didn’t allow you to play Classic raids. Would that be cool?

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Arms, guess I look at my total cost of ownership of the Destiny franchise and ignore the psychology of these changes.

Your point is valid. However, good luck finding anyone to run an old raid, unless for cosmetics. Blizzard doesn’t let you run them at level, for current gear.

Ironically, one reason I did quit WoW is discovering BTP and FTP options. Shouldn’t I be able to play content through Cata w/o a sub? I bought all expansions to that point.

WoW doesn’t have to give it away, however. It isn’t necessary, so hey! More power to them.

So, I understand the frustration. Really bothered me that some of this content was misleading via the referenced source.

You can still run raids, just not all raids.

You can run nightfalls, just not all of them.

Once again, I see the frustration.

Edit: Good game and good luck in the playoffs.

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Armsbend

Thanks brother!

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kgptzac

Both WoW and FF14 have a box price and a subscription.

Both call their new endgame content patches expansions.

So yeah, it bothers me for Destiny 2 being a game requiring a full box price call its new endgame additional content DLC, instead of the more accept term of expansion.

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kgptzac – the content package is too small to be called an expansion. That would really bring out the pitchforks.

Destiny requires a box price, but no sub. Is much cheaper to play, over time.

However, I do understand where you are coming from…

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Emiliano Lozada

WoW or FFXIV doesn’t lock me out mere months after launching though. It’s after a number of years and with a lot of warning beforehand when it does.

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Xijit

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Guess why I stopped playing the first Destiny, never bought any of the DLC, and refuse to but Destiny 2?

No, you can’t guess “because they pulled the same shit when they released the fallen king” on your first try … that option is locked behind the DLC.

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Shaun Shaungbr

People will only take so much crap. The video game industry seems intent on self destruction because of greed. It happened before it could happen again.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game_crash_of_1983

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Armsbend

Gaming got so much better after 1983. Everyone here should be wishing it upon the industry the same as they would every industry.

Bree gets on that dude for mocking developers at every MMO sunset MOP prints. Now I think he is on to something. These sub-humans need to have their faces pushed into the feces they have spewed at us.

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Darthbawl

Jim Sterling of course has you covered!