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Destiny 2: Beyond Light improvements require re-downloading the game

Published: 09:51, 25 September 2020
Destiny 2, Bungie
Destiny 2, Bungie

Bungie's latest blog post has a mixture of good and bad, although to be fair, the 'bad' part is more on the inconvenience side of the spectrum than the usual meaning.

The studio sure took their sweet time in getting to the point, but here's the bottom line:

"Beyond Light will be a full re-download on all platforms – we know this will be painful for those with slower or metered internet connections, and we’re sorry about that. To help mitigate this, we’re planning to enable Beyond Light preloads sometime in the evening of November 9, Pacific Time, which should give everyone at least 10 hours to download before the gates open."

Bungie promise it will be worth it, though, and even though not all of the improvements are necessarily obvious, all of them are meaningful and aimed at the longevity of Destiny as a franchise.

The first and the most obvious is Destiny 2's install size, which will be shrunk by 30 to 40 per cent. In practical terms, it means you need to download between 59 and 71GB depending on the platform you are. 

Destiny 2 will get a new character face system and all the existing models have been combed through to make sure they work with it. In short, expect a greater variety in the face customisation department. 

Bungie relit portions of EDZ and Nessus, as well as introduced some scripting changes that should ensure Destiny 2 looks the part. 

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If you want the actual skinny, Bungie are boosting the effectiveness of their content delivery pipeline, which strongly suggests that Destiny 2 still has its best years ahead of it. 

You can find the full blog post here .

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