With all of the things that were packed into the first 2020 Director’s Cut post from Destiny 2 director Luke Smith, it was maybe easy for a couple of things to slip notice, especially since the thrust of the blog was season changes and weapon longevity plans, but one extremely important item was part of the post: confirmation that Season 10 will effectively kill lootboxes in the shooter.
“For Season 10, we’re doing away with Bright Engrams as purchasable items,” reads the post. “We want players to know what something costs before they buy it. Bright Engrams don’t live up to that principle so we will no longer be selling them on the Eververse Store, though they will still appear on the Free Track of the Season Pass.”
This is part of a number of other things being done in the immediate future of Destiny 2, including better fleshing out of the free-to-play New Light starting experience, categories for Quests, and confirmation that Faction Rallies won’t be making a return. Most of these are expected for Season 10, with the exception of the New Light starting adjustment, which doesn’t have any specific timetable currently. As for Season 10 itself, Smith promises it’s “entering orbit.”