This week in Destiny, we're TWIDdling our way into more epic fashion, answering some sandbox Qs, and offering up a few other reminders that some folks might be looking for. Before we get into this week's shenanigans, however, let's quickly look back at what went down last week, in case you missed it:
Now for this week, here's what we've got:
Let's dive in, shall we?
As you may already know, June is celebrated as Pride Month and our Pride@Bungie and Trans@Bungie teams couldn't wait to share what Pride means with the entire studio and our players. But what is Pride Month and why does it matter? If you haven't checked out the full blog yet, you can do so here, but a small little recap includes why this period is still important today. According to the blog post, "It's a celebration. It's a family. It's remembrance of a history full of people that were willing to put everything on the line for the freedom to be who they truly are. History like 1969's Stonewall Riots that sparked a flame that rages even now for the modern gay rights movement in the United States. History like same-sex marriage legalization efforts in countries like Spain, South Africa, Sweden, France, Austria, and so many more over the past 20 years."
Knowing the history is important and knowing that there is still work to do, even more so. But we did say that we're celebrating, and that means we want your Guardians to celebrate with us, so don't forget to snag the new Rainbow Connection emote seen below. And if you haven't grabbed last year's spiffy transmat effect, you can do that too with both the emote and transmat codes below:
Earlier this month, we took to the official Destiny 2 Team account to ask for some questions and feedback about anything to do with abilities, buildcrafting, weapons, and more. You all didn't hesitate to share with us those thoughts that have been bouncing around in those noggins, and now we've got the team here with some answers to the most frequent questions we've seen.
Before we dive in, this is a good time to remind folks that this is an example of the type of content we'll look to feature standalone Developer Insight blog posts in the future, so keep an eye out!
Question: In PvE, ability uptime is very high and has increased despite global changes to base cooldowns. What are the current thoughts on the ability energy economy?
Question: With aspects, armor mods, and artifact perks that rely on players being able to throw or destroy their created Tangles, the cooldown can feel frustrating. What is the intent behind the Tangle creation cooldown time and are there any plans to revisit it?
Question: Broodweavers were intended to be the minion masters of Strand, but Threadlings can feel underwhelming in high-end content, especially with the potency of suspend. Are there any plans to adjust this relationship going forward?
Question: How does the team feel about the current suite of grenades?
Question: Can/will Hand Cannons get a buff, not quite to Shadowkeep levels, but at least something?
Question: Kinetic weapons seem to be falling behind as builds get more intricate. Are there any plans or ideas to make them more interesting to help integrate them into builds?
Question: How's the team feeling about the current state of Glaives? What about the Exotics?
Question: How do you determine what gets nerfed and what gets buffed. Do those parameters change season over season?
Question: Any further Exotic tuning planned for the future and what's the thought process behind those planned changes?
Question: My favorite Exotic armor could use a buff! Any plans to continue balancing legacy Exotic armor?
Question: Can you explain the recent St0mp-EE5 changes?
Question: Are there any plans for more Exotic armor interactions with Exotic weapons, like Necrotic Grip has with the Weapons of Sorrow?
Question: Will we ever see any of the pre-Lightfall armor mods come back?
Question: Can we favorite shaders soon, please?
Question: Are there any details or confirmations regarding HUD/UI updates that were previously mentioned?
Iron Banner returns next week for the second time in Season of the Deep, another chance to earn that sweet, sweet new Iron Banner emblem that still has me drooling with how intense those wolf eyes look. Seriously, it looks like it's looking into your soul. And you know what? Not mad at it, give me that soul-staring wolf and that sick new shader. About to strut down that map runway like a fashion god. Now if only I was actually good at playing PvP...
Become hungry like the wolf. 🐺— Destiny 2 (@DestinyTheGame) June 3, 2023
Have you claimed the new Brazen Wolf Emblem from Lord Saladin? pic.twitter.com/1Rzt2GzlYY
Anyway... round 2 of Iron Banner will be Eruption, so you know the drill: get out there and get your Surge on. We'll also have an update in the future from the team going over the first few Iron Banners of the Season, so be sure to keep those eyes peeled for that.
Drip on, drip on, drip on drip. #DrownintheDrip fashion came pouring in after last week's TWID went live asking for your favorite fashion-forward Guardians. Given how stylish you all are on any given day, it was not at all surprising to see how many incredible looks y'all dropped as if looking like a fashion god was like a normal Tuesday. To pick just a few was difficult, but we did our best. Here are some of the top looks that we couldn't get out of our minds.
Die, sacrificial moths, die:
No, this is Patrick!
Something for every subclass:
Who doesn't love a good shoutout to The Mask?
Cyber runner, but moonlight as a radioactive grape with style:
Yoda is forever:
Hunters do love their all-black looks:
'Disciple of The Taken King'— Dog Dad Drew (@FSdogdad) June 8, 2023
Went with the edgiest of my looks for this contest! 🖤#DrownInTheDrip #Destiny2 #ThreadsOfLight #DestinyFashion #Destiny2Fashion #DestinyTheGame @Destiny2Team @DirtyEffinHippy @Bungie @DestinyTheGame pic.twitter.com/4gD00yZkiv
Do it for Miles:
Watched #AcrossTheSpiderVerse last night, so I guess this is as good a time as any to revisit my Miles Morales hunter fashion from 2020! 🕸️❤️🕷️💙#Destiny2 #destinyfashion #ThreadsOfLight #Bungie #DestinyTheGame #destiny2fashion @Destiny2Team @DirtyEffinHippy @DestinyTheGame pic.twitter.com/QKAcy06X0v— Dog Dad Drew (@FSdogdad) June 9, 2023
PlayStation, Destiny 2... perfection. Last month, we dropped some killer new looks for Guardians to don when celebrating the various stunning worlds that the PlayStation family has created. From Aloy and Kratos, to Clicker Ghosts and harnessing that inner Jin Sakai, the blending of universes with Destiny 2 was a treat to reveal and a treat to see how you all incorporated these worlds into your Guardian's story.
To celebrate the merging of epic universes, we worked with some stunning artists in our community to bring these worlds to even more impressive life with crossover art that would make even a Clicker stop and say "Slay, boo, slay." Which, we get, totally. I mean... have you seen the art?!
Art by Polux:
Art by Yue:
Art by Ian Pesty:
Art by Owlcath:
Art by Azlaar:
Art by Ohlac:
20,000 Screebs Under the Sea, Innit
The Player Support team is back with another report about known issues and aspects of the game that players should be aware of in the coming weeks. Here's their report:
| Help Forums | Bungie Help Twitter
TRIALS OF OSIRIS EMBLEMBeginning with the June 16 Trials of Osiris, the Dazzling Iridescence Trials emblem will no longer drop from the Flawless chest for players who did not successfully earn the Flight of the Pigeon medal for every match.
Players who previously earned the emblem without earning the Flight of the Pigeon medal in all games will continue to have it unlocked in their Collections, however, they will be unable to equip the emblem until the medal requirements have been met.
KNOWN ISSUESWhile we continue investigating various known issues, here is a list of the latest issues that were reported to us in our #Help Forum:
- The Strand Slayer Crucible bounty is not progressing from Strand Primary weapon kills.
- Players can die from finishers if the enemy dies before the finisher animation completes.
- The "Efficient Angler" Seasonal Challenge is progressing inconsistently.
- The Crucible Competitive placement series does not drop the Mercurial Overreach Sniper Rifle.
- Dexterity mods are not granting a benefit to weapon ready and stow speed.
- Players can get stuck outside of the final boss arena after self-reviving in the Ghosts of the Deep dungeon.
- The Bump in the Night Weapon Pattern Triumph requires the Season 17 Season Pass.
- The Warlock Courtier Longcoat chest ornament has a gap beneath the right arm.
For a full list of emergent issues in Destiny 2, players can review our Known Issues article. Players who observe other issues should report them to our #Help Forum.
Ivan: This #Destiny2AOTW feels short, but special. Can you imagine the amount of work needed to create something like this? I am very interested in how this movie can continue, so hopefully we'll see a sequel one day. Congrats on the win!
Movie of the Week: Pale White Horse
Timon: The moment when you realize they were friendly! I love the genuine reaction from Zyndal so much.
Movie of the Week: He was friendly!
Hippy: I've said it before, and I will say it a billion more times: Cosplayers are magical. For a new burst of serotonin ala epic cosplay creations, we've got the TKBearCrew here with an impressive look at Phoenix Protocol IRL. Want to talk about fashion? Sheeeeesh.
Art of the Week: Phoenix Protocol cosplay
#Destiny2 #Cosplay #destinyart #destiny #aotw #pheonixprotocol #VaultofGlassTrying to get the cosplay Emblem 100% #Destiny2Cosplay @bungie @destinythegame @dragoncon @dirtyeffinhippy pic.twitter.com/QEpBd3lF0T— The TK-Bear Crew (@TKBearCrew) June 5, 2023
Sam: Fishing has been such a fun part of this Season, and we love seeing all of your catches and memories made as you continue to fill up your aquariams. This #Destiny2AOTW is showing us fishing from the Vanguard's point of view, and it's something else to think about Zavala and Caiatl taking a break and catching a few fishies together.
Art of the Week: Fishing with the Vanguard.
And that's a wrap on another TWID. We've had some epic fashion, burning questions answered, and we prepped for Eruption whilst enjoying some very fine crossover art.
Before heading out into the fray once more to help Sloane and crush some opponents in the PvP arena, here's your usual Hippy reminder to remember that self-care, drink that water, and always lead with your kindest foot forward. Until next time, friends.
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