Destiny 2 discusses the Tribute Hall, recaps GuardianCon, and readies for its Steam migration

    
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Bungie’s weekly devblog is online once again, and Destiny 2 fans once more have an eyeful of stuff to bask in. This week, the focus is mostly on the Tribute Hall’s opening as part of the ongoing 2019 Moments of Triumph and a look back at the GuardianCon fan convention.

As devotees of Destiny 2 already know, the Tribute Hall is a place for players to proudly display trophies of their past in-game accomplishments provided you have the right Glimmer or materials. After you’ve plopped down enough of these trophies, you’ll get access to the quest that will net you Bad Juju, an Exotic weapon that recharges your Super and refills the magazine with every kill.

The weekly post also offered a look back at last week’s GuardianCon fan event, provided some clearer instructions on how to unlock the High Roller Triumph, and gave a recap of patch 2.5.1.1, along with the usual community-focused niceties.

Finally, there’s the small matter of Destiny 2’s Steam launch. As readers know, the shuffle away from Battle.net to Steam that was dropped in the beginning of June is arriving along with the launch of the Shadowkeep expansion on September 17th. A tweet from the game has not only offered up the game’s Steam page, but has also confirmed that all of your Guardians, gear, game progress, and previous purchases will be making the move with you at no extra cost. A preliminary FAQ page has also been opened up that will be updated as details start to take shape, and fans are encouraged to sign up for a newsletter once instructions on how to migrate are written up.

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Denice J. Cook

I just wish they would break down and port Destiny 1 to PC. I would buy it and play it to death all over again. Destiny 2 I really could care less about. The same goes for Destiny 3 and its assured cash shop hijinx, publisher switch or not.

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John Mynard

Based on what they are changing things up in September, they could very well be moving towards a Warframe type monetization scheme, which wouldn’t be a bad idea at all. And, FYI, there are no loot boxes in Warframe. They even made a big deal about getting rid of the only that even looked like a loot box a few weeks ago.

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micedicetwice

You wish. DE were building their f2p model for years from the scratch alongside with building the game, trying and changing, adding and removing things you can pay for. Destiny picked a totally different approach and to change it to something actually fair, without lootbox shit and overpriced DLC they need to rework all of it. It’s like building a house. Once built it can’t be reworked into something else just like that, you have to remove everything you created and start anew. It’s kinda possible (although I highly doubt that would want that, they look more like ZOS than DE to me) but not when you moving to another platform and going full indie. They need money right now. More likely, as people said in this topic, they go ESO path with putting a price tag on everything they possibly can. You can play ESO almost for free, base game cheap as dirt but if you want to look cool… or if you don’t have much time to waste… be ready to pay. A LOT.

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rafael12104

Well… you know it is going to be messy. The Steam migration I mean. Such things are always plagued with issues.

But you know what? I’m ready for it. I want to go through it, get over it and be as far removed from Battle.net as possible.

Why? Because I’m going to give D2 another chance this fall.

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3dom

Bungie is going indie and they’ll need every penny they can milk off players. So I imagine Destiny F2P will be like SWTOR or ESO: you have to pay to unlock basic functionality like equipment tiers and bank, then buy some DLCs to access content, then buy some cosmetics for the toon to stop looking ugly, then buy a subscription to skip grind.

Scary stuff. Also no third-person view switch, as if they don’t want to increase their income by selling more cosmetics.

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Venomlicious

The game was okay I guess but Steam is a big no for me.

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Greaterdivinity

Kinda wanna give this another spin with my brother to see if I can get him into a game that’s NOT Path of Exile. F2P/Steam seems like a good time to do it, now to just wait for the September launch.

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Jim Bergevin Jr

Maybe I’ve gotten too cynical in my years as a gamer, but why do I see a disaster forthcoming for player accounts with this Steam migration?

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John Mynard

Well, if they don’t futz it up too much, it will only be a CF level 1. Alternately, they could screw the pooch, go straight to CF5 and lose all the player data and the backups.

Also, that one would be the end of Bungie.