Destiny 2 details Gambit changes, previews upcoming updates in latest This Week At Bungie newsletter


The latest This Week At Bungie newsletter takes a look at the state of Destiny 2 one month after the launch of its latest expansion, Forsaken, and details upcoming changes to Gambit and the Malfeasance quest in addition to laying out a roadmap for the month’s updates.

The biggest news, of course, is the change to the Malfeasance quest, which requires players to kill the Ascendant Primeval Servitor boss that previously had a very low chance to spawn in place of the standard Primevals during a game of Gambit. Now, during the third week of the curse cycle (aka the “full-curse week”), the boss will have “almost the same chance to spawn as any other Primeval.” The update says that Bungie is also “increasing the chance for the boss to spawn during lesser-curse weeks, but it will still be lower than during a full-curse week.” To compensate for the increased spawn rate, however, the boss’s vanity items “are no longer guaranteed drops for subsequent boss kills after [players] earn the [Malfeasance] quest.”

Another major change to the Gambit gametype is coming in the form of changes to Power Ammo Crates. Now, each ammo crate will grant only two shots to players wielding the meta-dominating Sleeper Simulant, down from the previous four. On the flip-side, Sword-wielding players will now receive twelve Sword ammo, up from six.

The newsletter also lays out a tentative update schedule for the coming month, and although it is of course subject to change, it should serve to give players a decent idea of when they can expect new features to drop. Update 2.0.4, which is tentatively scheduled to go out on October 16th, will introduce new Legendary weapon drops, buff Scout Rifles in PvE, and add transmat effects to the game’s collection system, among other changes. After that, Update 2.0.5 — scheduled for October 30th — will buff Sword and Fusion Rifle PvE damage, add Masterwork Cores as rewards to certain bounties, and more. For all the details on these upcoming updates and more, be sure to check out the full post on Bungie’s site.


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I picked up Forsaken after seeing some positive reviews and I must say it’s pretty good. The Gambit PvEvP mode in particular is very fun. That’s a good addition. Bows are fun. They made currency and resources meaningful. There’s more ways to get better gear. The campaign was pretty solid. I give it a thumbs up.

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I agree. I waited for some reviews as well and if I’ll be darned they fixed it. My friends and I are having a blast with Destiny 2 now.