Destiny 2 Game Director Joe Blackburn recently revealed his plans to overhaul the PvP experience in the game. In a blog post, he outlined the following key areas of focus:
- Creating more content updates. Blackburn acknowledged that the PvP side of Destiny 2 has not received as much content as the PvE side, and he promised to make it a priority to release more maps, modes, and weapons for PvP players to enjoy.
- Addressing community frustrations. Blackburn said that the PvP team is listening to player feedback and will be making changes to address the most common complaints, such as the prevalence of overpowered weapons and abilities.
- Prioritizing the PvP experience for players who enjoy it. Blackburn said that the PvP team will no longer try to make everyone happy when it comes to PvP. Instead, they will focus on creating an experience that is enjoyable for the players who play it the most.
- Making PvP more optional for players who don’t enjoy it. Blackburn said that he understands that not all Destiny 2 players enjoy PvP, and he wants to make it easier for those players to avoid it. This could include things like making it so that Crucible activities are not required for certain rewards, or giving players the option to opt out of PvP matchmaking.
Blackburn’s plan for the PvP overhaul has been met with mixed reactions from the Destiny community. Some players are excited about the prospect of more content and changes to address the current balance issues. Others are concerned that the focus on catering to hardcore PvP players will alienate more casual players.
Only time will tell how successful Bungie will be in overhauling the PvP experience in Destiny 2. However, Blackburn’s commitment to listening to player feedback and making changes based on that feedback is a good sign that the game is headed in the right direction.
Here are some additional details about the PvP overhaul strategy that Blackburn mentioned:
- The PvP Strike Team will be responding to player feedback more quickly.
- They will be releasing new content for PvP faster.
- They will introduce annual map packs to enhance the overall PvP experience.
- They will make it easier for players to obtain powerful weapons for PvP.
- They will make it more optional for players to participate in PvP activities.
Blackburn said that the PvP overhaul is still in the early stages of development, but he is confident that the team will be able to deliver a better experience for PvP players in the future.