Bungie addresses almost all of the major concerns in this update from Eververse to XP rates and more.
Christopher Barrett, says "We recognize that the scales are tipped too far towards Tess at the moment, and Eververse was never meant to be a substitute for end game content and rewards".
There are some key dates to look out for in the next few weeks, as well. The statement also talks about community-related features that will be part of Destiny 2 after the update.
Masterwork Armor will also roll out at the end of the month, further expanding the game's loot pool, as part of a massive patch slated for January 30. Masterwork Armor can be upgraded with Masterwork Cores and Legendary Shards. They also want to make sure that every major encounter will reward players with a Raid item drop. Benedict, the raid vendor, will also directly sell both Leviathan and Eater of Worlds armour and weapons, in exchange for Calus tokens and legendary shards.
Adding a new Ghost with Raid-specific perks that has a chance to drop from the Leviathan and Eater of Worlds final encounters. This all hit a boiling point in December after it was revealed that Bungie handicapped player experience to reduce the amount of Bright Engrams earned just by playing, which would then encourage players to pay for them.
As expected, Crimson Days is officially returning for Valentine's Day 2018, and will roll out on February 13.
Strike Scoring is coming to Nightfall and replacing the current time limit mechanic. They also announced that the servers will be offline soon. This will be a whole new way of how mods work for all items like armor and weapons. This will focus on reducing redundant mods, more unique theming, and greatly increasing their impact on your power.
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Add text chat to the Tower for the PC version of the game.
This will prevent players from receiving the same Exotic twice in a row. We'll be talking to you more directly, and more often, as promised. "No more having to ask your fireteam where they went when they fast travel to another landing zone".
6v6 PvP is coming to Destiny 2 in addition to the current 4v4 game modes. From there, he lists a ton of changes and updates on where the game is going for the rest of 2018, beginning with the more controversial topics like Eververse and XP rates.
These are all tentative targets and could be subject to delay.
An avalanche of new information on the future of Destiny 2 rolled off Mt. Bungie Thursday, one day after a senior member of the dev team confirmed collectibles will be included in all future DLC.