Destiny 2 Getting Changes to Crafting for Lightfall DLC


Major changes are coming to the creation of Destiny 2 with the Lightfall DLC.

Today, Destiny 2 developer Bungie announced upcoming changes that will come with the Lightfall DLC, which will focus on creation.

While Bungie is happy to see players have fun with the system after its introduction in The Witch Queen, there are some issues that the development team would like to address in response to player feedback and improve the functionality overall.

First, we get a full list of weaknesses identified by the development team.

  • Weapons for deep aiming are very common, which leads to some confusion about their value and chest tension.
    • For a new player, it can be difficult to understand exactly which weapons can be crafted.
    • For an experienced player, Deepsight weapons usually end up in the vault for future currencies, which puts more pressure on inventory management.
  • Deepsight weapons must be equipped for full currency mining, which causes friction with loadouts.
    • The goal was for the player to try out weapons they didn’t normally use and make it look like the currency was earned.
    • It is also partly a by-product of our original multi-currency benefits system.
    • While it’s great, we want players to try out new weapons for other reasons, not just to earn crafting currency.
  • Meeting farming like Shuro Chi is a very effective way to level up.
    • While this may be fun for some, it is boring and does not provide any useful advantage to the player or match.
    • There is no way to level up your weapon other than by equipping it.
  • As mentioned in our sandbox questions and answers, ready-to-use basic raid weapons outperform skillful raid weapons.
    • We want to keep the rewards value of skillful weapons from Raid Masters gear.

To fix the problems mentioned above, the developers are working on changes that should be implemented with Lightfall. They are not yet finalized, as they need to be developed and tested, but the overall plan is as follows.

  • Objective: To reduce the accumulation of Deepsight weapons.
    • Strategy: Offer alternative ways to earn DeepSight currency.
  • Objective: To minimize bad luck in unlocking weapon recipes.
    • Tactics – provide opportunities within the crafting system so that the user can choose exactly which weapon to target.
  • Goal: to reduce load stress.
    • Strategy: Reduce the player’s incentive to equip a suboptimal or ready-to-use DeepSight weapon.
  • Objective: To improve the reward value of the weapon of the content of the Master Raid.
    • Strategy: As mentioned in the sandbox questions and answers, give the new Lightfall raid access to skillful weapons. (Note that this will not be a complete, free form fabrication).

An important caveat while waiting for Lightfall is that weapons that cannot be crafted will no longer drop with DeepSight, reducing buildup.

This means that if you have these weapons in your inventory, you must complete their DeepSight objectives and remove their resonant elements before February 28, otherwise you will lose the resonant elements.

Destiny 2 is currently available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One and PC.

Lightfall’s next DLC expansion will be released on February 28, 2023 for the same platform.

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