Destiny 2 has had a pretty big few days on account of its Shadowkeep launch, so naturally things will keep on changing and evolving in order to continue to hook player interest. A couple of notable content updates have been made to the multiplayer shooter, while its arrival to Steam appears to have paid off in spades as far as the PC market is concerned.
First, Bungie has recently announced that a fix has been deployed to address apparent skill mismatches in several 3v3 PvP modes. Matches in the Survival, Freelance: Survival, and Labs: Elimination playlists should now be significantly more balanced. Or probably no longer full of “noobs” bringing down a person’s team causing them to lose, which is probably how player feedback likely read.
The weekly Bungie update is also out, providing a rundown of other updates in Destiny 2. Chief among them is the start of Nightmare Hunts, which task players to take on Champions from the game’s narrative past. Players can expect these hunts to get more challenging in the coming weeks, with Legend and Master hunts on the horizon. The update also touched on heavy weapon ammo spawning in Crucible matches, the timing for the next Iron Banner PvP event, and a nod to the clan that beat Shadowkeep’s raid and the subsequent arrival of the Vex to the Moon.
All of this is to feed a burgeoning playerbase that has ballooned on PC thanks to the jump from the Battlenet launcher to Steam. Metrics from the community-built tracker Charlemagne currently counts 58% of the game’s players are on Steam, which is a significant jump from the 22% of PC users from Battlenet this past July. SteamCharts also reports that Destiny 2 has crested into the top five most-played games on the platform, joining such perennial heavies as CS:GO, Dota 2, and PUBG.