In Bungie’s weekly weblog, the studio wrote about some main adjustments coming to Future 2 in lower than two weeks. When season 13 — doubtless referred to as Season of the Chosen, in keeping with some leaks — launches on Feb. 9, PC gamers will see some main recoil adjustments and all gamers will get new Seasonal Challenges. Bungie additionally gave a really small tease for season 13, and introduced a reveal trailer coming Feb. 2.
The most important announcement of the weblog solely impacts a proportion of the participant base. At the moment, when utilizing a mouse and keyboard, Future 2 gamers have subsequent to no recoil after they fireplace a weapon. With season 13, Bungie will regulate the distinction between controller and mouse and keyboard from 40% to 20%. Mouse gamers will nonetheless have a 20% benefit — as utilizing a mouse is harder — however the distinction shouldn’t be as stark.
This transformation particularly impacts six weapon sorts:3333
- Auto rifle
- Hand cannon
- Machine gun
- Pulse rifle
- Scout rifle
- Submachine gun
For pulse rifles, submachine weapons, and machine weapons, Bungie can be decreasing their recoil and/or digital camera motion throughout all platforms.
These adjustments appear designed to fight the “stability drawback” on PC. The soundness stat on weapons adjustments how a lot a weapon kicks whenever you fireplace it, and it’s been a totally ineffective stat for mouse and keyboard gamers since Future 2’s PC launch in 2017. Whereas the weapons nonetheless received’t kick as arduous whereas utilizing a mouse and keyboard, this modification ought to preserve gamers from throwing away excessive stability rolls fully.
The change can be a significant explanation for concern for PC gamers, as any change to the gun really feel in Future can injury participant enjoyment. However assistant recreation director Joe Blackburn assured Polygon the staff is monitoring numbers and suggestions to ensure the adjustments aren’t too excessive.
Yep! that’s why we need to regulate weapon/perk/mod utilization as this hits stay
— Joe Blackburn (@joegoroth) January 29, 2021
The opposite huge announcement on this weblog submit is for Seasonal Challenges. Seasonal Challenges are changing weekly bounties — lengthy bounties that gave huge rewards every week and compelled gamers into particular playstyles. In contrast to Bounties, Seasonal Challenges don’t require gamers to choose up an merchandise from a vendor, they usually’re positioned within the Triumph part in Future 2’s menu.
Each week, Bungie will give gamers between three and 10 Seasonal Challenges. These Challenges don’t expire till the tip of the season, and Bungie will solely add them for the primary 10 weeks — which means that gamers who don’t login till week 10 could have plenty of built-up Seasonal Challenges to burn by means of. Their goals are just like weekly bounties, however much less restrictive. Some appear aimed particularly at new seasonal actions, whereas others ask gamers to defeat Guardians in Mayhem or beat up some Fallen in Strikes.
By way of rewards, these Seasonal Challenges supply XP for the Season Go, Brilliant Mud to spend within the Eververse retailer, particular seasonal currencies, and even “attention-grabbing gadgets.” Gamers can solely full these as soon as per account — which means these with a number of characters can’t triple-dip their Seasonal Challenges. Gamers who full a lot of the Seasonal Challenges may also earn 4,000 Brilliant Mud bonus every season.
Due to the brand new Seasonal Problem system, Zavala, Drifter, and Shaxx will lose their weekly bounties, as will Banshee-44 and every season’s seasonal vendor. All of those distributors will nonetheless supply day by day and repeatable bounties that supply XP. And by way of free-to-play versus season go holders, solely about 60% of the Seasonal Challenges can be found totally free gamers.
However within the above teaser picture, Bungie left in some clues about season 13. On the very high, we are able to see the seasonal artwork, which reveals a helmet with pointy ears, some gold weapons, and gold pots. This means we’ll be coping with the Cabal empire, because the aesthetic is similar to each Season of Opulence and the Leviathan raid.
All of the actions revolving round Emperor Calus had been simply put into the Future Content material Vault with Past Mild — which means they’re now not in-game. This leads gamers to consider we’ll be coping with a unique arm of the empire: Caiatl, Calus’ daughter. After all, we should always get a greater concept of the season’s theme on Feb. 2, when Bungie launches the brand new trailer.