It looks as if one controversy after one other appears to be plaguing the neighborhood of Future 2. The sport simply got here off the extremely controversial XP scaling scandal, and now some avid gamers have encountered a difficulty the place the DLC is locking them out of content material they already owned.
The rationale entry has been lower off is as a result of the ability cap for the enlargement has been raised above what the cap is within the vanilla model. So if you do not have the enlargement and determine to play Status variations of the Leviathan, you will be about 30 ranges in need of the requirement.
The Status variations of among the actions was elevated in an effort to give avid gamers extra to do in Future 2: Curse of Osiris. Within the course of, nevertheless, gamers who already owned the sport ended up discovering themselves locked out of content material they used to play.
It did not finish there, although. Dusk strikes and different public actions have been affected, together with the Crucible playlists.
That is proper, among the playlists have excluded gamers attributable to among the new maps being within the rotation.
A number of the unique playlists bar gamers who did not pony up money for the enlargement from collaborating. Nonetheless, the Aggressive and Quickplay lists are nonetheless accessible for everybody.
Based on the Polygon article, this little stunt is not truly new for Bungie or Future. In reality, the article notes that the unique recreation had the same stunt happen when The Darkish Under launched for the Xbox 360 and PS3 so a few years in the past. It seems that elevating the extent cap and proscribing playlists for these with the enlargement additionally negatively affected these with the vanilla model of the sport.
The one distinction this time round is that Bungie was already on shaky floor attributable to coming off the scandal with the XP scaling, and so avid gamers have been already eager to level out points that may additional negatively have an effect on their gameplay expertise in Future 2.
Compounding the 2 points collectively has created a less-than-satisfactory response from the gaming public.
Nonetheless, it appears fairly apparent that in the identical approach that the XP scaler was designed to get avid gamers to buy microtransactions for Destiny 2, the exclusionary playlists and degree cap roadblocks may be used to entice gamers to spend cash on Future 2’s newest enlargement. In fact, one must ask if avid gamers would truly fall for such a stunt? Bungie is still reeling from not solely avid gamers discovering out in regards to the XP scaler, but additionally discovering out that the initial fix did not truly repair the issue. So I think about the there may be some severe belief points taking place inside the neighborhood in the intervening time, and it most likely would not bode effectively for Bungie.