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Bungie preview Destiny's 2.9.0 changes, more to come next week

Published: 23:27, 04 June 2020
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Bungie have been teasing the Destiny 2 event scheduled for June 9, 2020 these days and now they posted some of the changes coming with the update 2.9.0.

These are just some of the changes coming in Destiny's 2.9.0 update, and we expect to hear much more on the said event, but until then - we'll go over what we know. 

Eververse will be getting some changes right from the start of Season 12, with even more to follow throughout the seasons. 

Season 11's armour has been shifted to the so-caled aspirational content, i.e. to the gameplay reward pool. Season of Opulence "Intrepid" Ornament sets will return to the storefront, along with other highly requested items from the seasons past. Expect to see changes to Bright Dust acquisition later in Season 11.

The Powerful Friends armour mods no longer stack, as this behaviour was reserved solely for Solar Seasonal mods. A new Arc mod is coming in Season 11 that should grant similar stat bonuses to strength, but it too won't stack. 

Destiny 2's exotics One Thousand Voices, Anarchy and Always on Time will be dropping more frequently. The odds begin at 10 per cent and increase up to 50 per cent over 20 clears. 

Bungie will be more generous with Masterworks materials, which will drop at 3,5 and 7 Trials wins. 

They also listed the following Destiny 2 changes coming in 2.9.0:

  • Added a Trials weekly bounty which unlocks Trials Engrams on Saint-14
  • The bounty reward will match the Win 3 Milestone reward of the week.
  • Trials Tokens distribution has been rebalanced to focus on wins 3, 5, and 7 of a Trials Passage.        
  • This includes repeat Passages.Trials Tokens are no longer awarded from match completions.        
  • Tokens are now granted specifically through wins and bounties.
  • Passage of Wealth now doubles the bonus Trials Tokens earned at 3, 5 and 7 Trials wins.

Destiny 2 will also be getting custom controller layouts, which should finally let players set up controls the way they see fit. This is particularly important for accessibility, and the team went all out, implementing types of presses (regular, long, double), two-button presses, etc.

You can find the announcement on the official website, along with a lengthy explanation of custom controller layouts and Bungie's plans for doing their part in the ongoing protests in the US.

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