“We recognize that the scales are tipped too far towards Tess at the moment, and Eververse was never intended to be a substitute for end game content and rewards,” Bungie writes. “So, we’ll be making three changes for upcoming Seasons: We’re shifting the balance of new content in favor of activity rewards over Bright Engrams. This includes adding Ghosts, Sparrows, and ships (to date found only in Bright Engrams) to achievement reward pools. We’ll provide a gameplay path to earn Bright Engrams and all contained rewards (including Event Engrams). We’ll give players more direct purchase options and make adjustments to Bright Engrams to allow players to get the items they want more often.”
Expect similar changes to be in for the game’s planned Valentine’s Day (Crimson Days) content in February.
The team also outlines plans for both January and February specifically, which include total reworks of the mod system and raid rewards, strike scoring systems, and text chat for PC players in the tower. Spring has a new seasonal ranking on deck for the Crucible alongside the second expansion, and there’s even more stuff planned but not yet ready for discussion for fall. So it might have been a rough few weeks, but the team is definitely planning ahead for this year.