PC version of Destiny 2's beta is getting much needed changes

By Dale Bashir on Aug 11, 2017

The beta for Destiny 2 on PC has been wrought with a few unbalanced gameplay mechanics, especially in the PvP side of things. Now Bungie has listened and is bringing changes to the beta. Announced on Bungie's official website, the PC version will be getting some overhauls before the games official launch on September 6th for consoles and 24th of October for PC.

Lead design for the matchmaking and multiplayer component of Destiny,  Lars Bakken outlined some of the changes coming to this part of the game, also known as the Crucible. He emphasizes on the changes made to the two modes of the multiplayer.

Quickplay
Matchmaking times will be shorter, with less emphasis on Skill. This is the fastest route to a game, but you may face opponents outside of your comfort zone. The winning score in Control has been extended from 75 to 100 to allow for more time to play and use your abilities. Because many matches were shorter than we expected (some Guardians weren’t even able charge their Super) we’ve extended the trigger for the Mercy rule so it will come into play less often.
Competitive
Matchmaking takes more time to introduce you to players that are closer to you in skill with a good connection. These matchmaking settings may take longer, but we feel that the quality of the gameplay experience will be worth the wait. We have also made improvements to the way we calculate your skill in Countdown to better reflect how you’ll perform against your opponents.  

Sandbox Designer John Hamrick also addressed the multitude of glitches in the beta and highlights some of the fixes that have been made to these mechanics. Features such as the Infinite Super glitch, infinite grenades glitch, and the Warlock gliding have been patched and fixed. He also talked about all the tweaks and fixes Bungie has made to the overall experience of Destiny 2.  All these are in preparation for the inevitable release of Destiny 2, which should be without a hitch with Bungie making all these tweaks a month before release. As the last celebration before the release of the sequel, Bungie is also releasing a final raid on the Trials of Osiris for the first Destiny's Crucible. This is the last time the first Destiny's Crucible will be live before everyone in Bungie and all the players start a brand new adventure across the universe in Destiny 2.

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