Destiny 2 latest news, DLC info, patch notes, Faction Rally and more

Destiny 2 is one of the most popular multiplayer games on the planet right now, and thus there’s always plenty of worthwhile news, updates, and expansions worth keeping on top of. You’ve also got weekly visits from Xur and regular patch notes that oftentimes have big ramifications for the sci-fi shooter.

Trusted Reviews has compiled all the latest news on Destiny 2 including everything about recent announcements, expansions, updates and more.

Destiny 2 Faction Rally – New Gear Revealed

Bungie has unveiled all of the new loot coming as part of this week’s Faction Rally. Active right now, players can once again choose from three unique alliances each with their own repertoire of gear up for grabs.

However, a few changes have been made to how these rewards are delivered. Limited edition Auto Rifles previously exclusively to the winning faction are now standard drops, so those on the losing side won’t miss out.

Weapons and armour can be purchased using Glimmer or gained through renewing a special currency earned through playing Crucible or completing specific challenges across Destiny 2.

Destiny 2 DLC – When is the next expansion coming?

The next major expansion for Destiny 2 will be coming alongside the beginning of Season 3 in May 2018. A specific date is yet to be announced alongside concrete details on what content we can expect.

If it’s similar in size to Curse of Osiris, players can expect a handful of new story missions, maps and loot to unlock alongside further additions to the progression system.

Destiny 2 news – what’s the latest from Bungie

Bungie recently unveiled its new development roadmap for Destiny 2 that shows almost everything we can expect in the first few months of 2018. This includes major changes to existing playlists and the forthcoming second expansion.

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This month will see plenty of much-needed alterations such as the reduction of exotic repetition when renewing engrams, something fans have been requesting for a while. Nightfall Strikes will be upgraded with more substantial rewards to make up for their increased challenge.

Bungie also said in its weekly blog update that it aims to increase the “overall speed and mobility” of Destiny 2 PvP moving forward:

“Our goals for this round are to provide individual players with more hero moments by increasing overall speed and mobility, increasing the amount of supers you charge to demolish your enemies, and increasing the frequency and impact of our most montage worthy power weapons, especially in the Crucible,” design lead Josh Hamrick said.

Bungie has announced some major changes for Destiny 2 Nightfall Strikes. The time limit that previously kicked players for not beating things in a certain time has been removed. Bungie said this ‘turned some players off’ high-level play.

However, speed is still encouraged and Bungie has plans to introduce a new scoring system for Nightfall that players will hopefully find more rewarding.

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Destiny 2 Patch Notes – What are the latest changes?

The latest patch for Destiny 2 finally introduces Masterwork Armor. This is a rare quality that can be applied to all legendary gear providing you with additional buffs and abilities otherwise unattainable. It can be re-rolled, too, so don’t worry about being stuck with something you don’t like.

In addition, the new update makes changes to raid drops. Running the raid now guarantees an armour and/or weapon drop with Prestige variants providing even more valuable spoils. You can find the full list of detailed patch notes over on Bungie’s blog.

Destiny 2 PC specs – What will I need?

Bungie’s sci-fi shooter is now available on PC and the studio has released the official system requirements needed for running it on your rig. We’ve compiled them all below:

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Destiny 2 Xur – What has he got this week?

Xur is a mysterious merchant who always offers a variety of exotic weapons and armour. His selection and location changes on a weekly basis so we’ll be updating this page with everything he has for players to purchase.

Xur is yet to appear this week, but we’ll be sure to update this page once he emerges!

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