Bungie Responds To Eververse Outrage During Destiny 2’s Holiday Event
Though Destiny 2 has already begun its holiday celebration with the seasonal event, The Dawning, there’s a lot of negative reactions to how they’re implementing drops this year. Unfortunately, the limited time drops such as new weapons, armor and other themed goods are blocked off by a paywall. While there are plenty of items to collect in the meantime, the worthwhile ones are so rare to obtain that it’s almost impossible unless Guardians fork over real money. With that realization, the Destiny 2 community began the now trending “remove Eververse” hashtag.
In fact, forums have been flooded with posts relaying the frustration and anger players feel about the impossibly low chances of receiving decent gear. The feedback is certainly hard to miss. Following the overwhelmingly negative response from the Destiny 2 community, Bungie has responded to #RemoveEververse with an official response. Here’s what game director, Christopher Barrett, had to say:
Happy Holidays Guardians. I hope you are enjoying the The Dawning or at least a bit of chaos in Mayhem. There are a few things I want to mention before the year ends…
For the upcoming Iron Banner and Faction Rally events, in addition to brand new seasonal armor Ornaments, we’re adding new themed Sparrows, Ghosts, Ships, and Shaders to the reward pools. Also, early next year, we’re refactoring Raid itemization across the game. The most difficult activities should be the most rewarding.
And finally, I know we say it a lot, but we hear your feedback on Eververse. We both want our players to feel respected, and to deliver great content regularly to our community. Expect lots of discussion with the dev team and an update on our path forward after the new year. One more for good measure. We have short term and long term solutions for Vault space in the works, since I know that is another hot topic.”
It sounds as though Bungie has some plans in mind to fix the Eververse paywall problem as the team moves forward with the rest of the year and the game itself. There’s currently no ETA on when that will happen, but until then The Dawning still hosts some fun events to enjoy. Snowball fight, anyone?
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