Destiny 2’s Content Vault basically makes free-to-play pointless


Future 2 free-to-play gamers look to be getting a uncooked deal when Past Mild releases this November.

Earlier this 12 months, Bungie revealed its intention to rotate outdated, irrelevant content material out of Future 2 to make room for brand new and extra fascinating content material. Bungie referred to as this the Future Content material Vault, and the thought has been controversial since its introduction.

In a weblog put up, Bungie detailed precisely what’s going away on November 10 with the discharge of the Past Mild growth. Though the developer didn’t particularly tackle how the free-to-play New Mild model of Future 2 will look come November, the studio confirmed an extended checklist of planets and their related actions, all on their method out. As you might need already guessed, in addition they occur to make up many of the content material in New Mild.

As detailed in our New Mild free-to-play breakdown, a lot of the content material Bungie was prepared to supply free of charge was launched within the sport’s first 12 months. All of that’s going away in November, and a number of other different modes free-to-play gamers had entry to are additionally getting eliminated.

For starters, Purple Struggle, Curse of Osiris, and Warmind campaigns are all on the chopping block. The three mixed served as an introduction to Future 2’s mechanics, in addition to conflicts and factions, to not point out had been probably the most accessible, highly-produced elements of the sport. Bungie is engaged on an “expanded Guardian origin story” that can happen within the Cosmodrome – which returns from Future 1 this 12 months, however that’s meant as a sort-of-tutorial for brand new gamers.

It additionally doesn’t appear like any content material from subsequent campaigns will take the place of these three getting eliminated, as Bungie explicitly acknowledged that Forsaken and Shadowkeep story campaigns will stay obtainable solely to gamers who personal/will purchase them.

As a result of Io, Titan, Mars, Mercury, and Leviathan are all getting vaulted, the entire strikes and raids that happen there are additionally gone with them. As you may think, lots of these strikes and raids had been a part of the free-to-play roster, which cuts down on New Mild content material even additional. Even co-op actions from 12 months 2, like The Menagerie, Reckoning and the three Black Armory Forges are, likewise, all being vaulted.

This leaves out the brand new Gambit, a mixture of common Gambit and Gambit Prime, and the Crucible. Each of these actions might be curated, which means everybody taking part in Future 2 can have entry to the identical number of maps.

At this level, save for the brand new tutorial Bungie is engaged on, I’m not certain what PvE actions New Mild gamers can have entry to after November 10. Certain, they could nonetheless get to roam the Photo voltaic System, however they seemingly gained’t have the ability to participate within the overwhelming majority of the obtainable story missions, strikes, raids and different co-op actions.

Past Mild releases November 10, which is when all of that can take impact.

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