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Based on math, without challenges, it would take 'a year of raiding' to nearly get 320 in Destiny


LOL
Feb 09
 
A redditor decided to crunch some numbers related to gear in Destiny, and the results are pretty hilarious. For those who aren't aware, the max "level" (Light level) in Destiny right now is 320. According to hi...




The hardcore Destiny community forgets why we play


Forget chasing loot for once
Feb 06
 
I've been playing a lot of Destiny lately -- late to the party, I know -- and going deep into the rabbit hole almost requires players to frequent r/DestinyTheGame or some other similar community site. Without it, I'd never kn...




Bungie makes several interesting changes to Destiny PvP matches


Changing the Crucible
Feb 05
 
Bungie’s weekly update has been rebranded This Week at Bungie… and that’s not the only change coming from the Destiny developer this week. There are two new Crucible playlists headed our way - Freelanc...




Bungie to Destiny players: Are we having fun yet?!


New poll floods inboxes
Feb 03
 
For weeks now, players have been sharing their frustrations with the direction of Destiny. If you just jumped into the game recently -- awesome! You have a ton of fun new stuff to do, including the base game, two previous exp...




Here's what to expect from Destiny's Crimson Days event


New details on the 2v2 PvP mode
Jan 31
 
Well my Valentine's Day plans are set. Bungie has revealed more about Destiny's upcoming Crimson Days event, including a list of themed loot and more info about the limited run Crucible mode, Crimson Doubles. Crimson Doubles ...




You can now view Destiny's Calcified Fragment list by character


Finally!
Jan 28
 
After not having it since launch, Bungie has made it possible to view Destiny's Calcified Fragments per character. For those who aren't aware, fragments are small little hidden objects found in various missions -- if you...




Bungie president steps down, new CEO announced


'Destiny is a one-of-a-kind experience'
Jan 28
 
Harold Ryan has stepped down as Bungie's president.  As yet a replacement president has not been announced, although former COO Pete Parsons will be taking up a new position as CEO. Though there’s no explanations a...




Destiny's matchmaking is getting overhauled this week


During Iron Banner
Jan 26
 
Destiny is getting a much needed overhaul with its matchmaking process, as it pertains to the PVP element of the game -- the Crucible. According to a post from Bungie, "more emphasis" will be placed on connection quality...




Rumor: Bungie to start selling premium ammo packs in Destiny


Totally believable, but debunked
Jan 25
 
[Update: Bungie has responded to Destructoid that it will not be adding paid ammo drops into the game. But again, it has stated it wouldn't add non-cosmetic premium elements before, and then added paid level and class boosts ...




Love is in the air for Destiny's Crimson Days


Valentine's Day-themed event
Jan 21
 
After a long holiday, Bungie is back to work this week. For the first update of the new year, Destiny will be adding an event not unlike the Festival of the Lost from Halloween. Except since this one is coming in February, it...




PSA: Destiny's Nightfall is broken at the moment


Hey, get the door
Jan 12
 
[Update: Bungie has rectified the issue as of this afternoon.] As if there already wasn't a reason to do the Nightfall (hello useless multiple 290ish Ghost rewards!), Destiny's weekly event is now broken this week. After the ...




If you log into Destiny in the next few days, you'll net bonus rewards


Coins, Motes, and an Emblem
Jan 08
 
Bungie crafted an incentive for Destiny players to log on after a long winter break, and it's as easy as logging in and completing one activity (a PVP skirmish, for example). As of today you can pick up rewards, which in...




Bungie's approach to Destiny in a nutshell


'Year 2' rages on
Jan 06
 
Destiny has undergone a lot of changes since its inception -- some for the better, but a lot of it was altered for the worse in "Year 2" of the game. For starters, there's a massive gap between leveling weapons and armor (to ...




Destiny's weekly raid challenge is the Warpriest again


Well that was short-lived
Dec 24
 
Over the course of the past month or so, we've seen the raid challenge mode in Destiny shift to the Warpriest, then Golgoroth, and Oryx. Now it's back to the Warpriest with the exact same challenge as the initial week, w...




Iron Banner is coming back to Destiny this month


December 29
Dec 18
 
For those of you who enjoy Destiny's Iron Banner PVP event, you won't have to sneak away from whatever family events you're doing this Christmas week to play it. Bungie has announced that it will start on December 29, ru...




Someone won a real life set of Destiny Titan armor


Time for some sexy roleplay
Dec 16
 
Sony sponsored a contest for Destiny fans, recruiting prop shop AWE me (in this case, the Super Gamer Builds arm) to build a real-life set of Destiny armor for one fan. The winner chose the Titan armor and got a limited edit...




Destiny's Oryx raid challenge is the hardest one to date


All 16 detonations at once
Dec 15
 
The seemingly final raid challenge has cycled in for Destiny's King's Fall. The first offering was Warpriest, last week was Golgoroth, and now, skipping Daughters entirely, it's Oryx's turn. I managed to down him three times ...




Bungie introduces level boosts for Destiny after it said it wouldn't


The 'experiment' is now live
Dec 15
 
Aw here it goes! For weeks now, Destiny dataminers have been hacking away at the game's code, looking for anything of note. Although they've found plenty of tertiary things, they figured out one huge addition -- paid exp...




Destiny's SRL Sparrow Racing is a middling and shallow diversion


Out for three weeks
Dec 08
 
Bungie laid out its plans going forward for Destiny today. Instead of providing full expansion-like experiences, they're going to be focusing on micro-events, like the Festival of the Lost Halloween activity at the Tower a fe...




Destiny moving to a more 'event-based model,' no more 'monolithic DLC packs'


Uh...no
Dec 08
 
Once again Bungie has flip-flopped on how it's handling Destiny going forward. In the past, it was rumored the developer was giving up on large-scale DLC packs, which was shot down, noting that it was going to focus on b...




This week's Destiny raid challenge forces every player to participate


Golgoroth is up
Dec 08
 
Bungie has cycled in the new raid challenge this week for Destiny, as part of an effort to deliver a few pieces of guaranteed 320 loot to hardcore players, and keep them interested in the game. Instead of focusing on the War ...




Destiny's a racing game now too


Get on your Sparrow
Dec 05
 
Destiny, a shooter that everyone was down on in 2014 and then very high on in 2015, isn't just a shooter anymore. It's also a racer. Bet you didn't see that coming. Sparrow races are going to be a part of Destiny on December...




Destiny's raid challenges are lame so far, but at least they guarantee loot


Starting with the Warpriest
Dec 02
 
This week, Destiny's raid challenges debuted for both normal and hard mode variants. The gist is that each week, a new boss will have an active modifier that's designed to test player's skill, and reward them with specific bo...




Destiny's raid challenges are coming in early December


But will they be fun?
Nov 26
 
After weeks of waiting, there's finally some info on Destiny's raid challenges. Apparently in early December, they will be available for normal and hard mode, and will buff a different boss every week with a new strategy to d...




Here's how Destiny's Refer-a-Friend thing works


'We can make it if we try!'
Nov 24
 
Bungie has revealed what spoils you can score if you successfully convince a pal to play Destiny.  There are already 25 million registered players in Destiny, but that's not enough for Bungie. The publisher wants you to introduce a friend via the Refer-a-Friend website (your pal must be on the same platform as you to qualify).




Hold up: The MIDA Multi-Tool is coming back to Destiny


Heyyyyy
Nov 21
 
When Destiny made the jump to "Year 2" with The Taken King, a number of Exotics didn't make it along for the ride. A huge one is the Gjallarhorn, a notoriously unbalanced rocket launcher that nearly every raid group...




Bungie flip-flops, nerfs Pulse Rifles in Destiny right after buffing them


Haha
Nov 20
 
On the next episode of "as the nerf turns," it looks like Bungie is making pulse rifles and shotguns less effective in its big December update for Destiny. This follows an update in the 2.0 edition that actually made pulse ri...




Destiny players experiencing 'Vulture' issues on Xbox One


These error codenames are rad
Nov 19
 
Some Xbox One Destiny players have been encountering "Vulture" errors since the 2.02 update recently rolled out. You should only receive that error if you try to play co-op or PvP without a Xbox Live Gold (or PlayStation Plus, as the code is not unique to Xbox) subscription, but it seems players are triggering the problem even if their sub is active. 




New Destiny update features sword vendor, return of Iron Banner


And a few other bits
Nov 13
 
In addition to the refer-a-friend program, a few other updates are coming next week for Destiny. For starters Lord Shaxx will sell the three legendary swords, just in case you did something with them. Also, players will be ab...




Failing to go to orbit in Destiny after an activity will nullify postmaster rewards


Awful
Nov 11
 
So this is a weird one. Over at the Destiny subreddit, they've uncovered something surprising, straight from Bungie. According to the official help section of the game's site, failing to go to orbit after an activity (re...




Bungie finally addresses Destiny's weapon parts problem


Well, to some it's a problem
Nov 06
 
Destiny's economy is in constant flux, and Bungie never seems to know what to do about it. This patch everyone seemed to be fine with the changes in The Taken King, but after a few weeks, some issues started creeping up. For ...




Bungie: 'Microtransactions and expansions can co-exist' for Destiny


'Fans are hungry for more'
Nov 04
 
Well, nuts. Shortly after the release of The Taken King, rumors started coming out that Bungie would supplement Destiny's new content with cosmetic microtransactions, and would refrain from going back to the underwhelmin...




If you're having trouble with Destiny's first King's Fall jumping puzzle, consult these GIFs


Also, a Golgoroth map
Oct 31
 
To this day I run into people who have issues with the King's Fall jumping puzzle in Destiny's newest raid. It's never a problem having to wait (or if they go to orbit), as you only need a certain amount of players to finish ...




It turns out that Destiny's raid challenges are time-gated


Just like the new Exotic weapon quests
Oct 27
 
While Destiny is still missing a lot of features, and the loot system is never quite right, Bungie has a ton of variables to account for since it's so massive. Most notably, a millions-strong community that will datamine...




Destiny expands microtransactions with surprise Halloween event


The highest item costs roughly $10
Oct 26
 
Bungie has pushed a new update to Destiny in the dead of morning that adds more microtransactions to the game. In addition to "Treasures of the Lost" chests for 200 Silver each, you can pick up the Legendary emotes "Zomb...




Destiny's Hard Mode raid is pretty much the same, and that's mostly okay


It was a solid base
Oct 23
 
When designing the King's Fall raid in Destiny, the developers noted that they created Hard Mode first, then went to Normal. It makes sense, then, that the two would basically be the same. I just have mixed feelings about the loot system.




It turns out that Destiny's terrible Iron Banner loot was due to a 'bug'


Uh
Oct 23
 
Last week, Destiny players everywhere were frustrated that the Iron Banner PVP event, a game mode they put hours of work into, yielded really poor loot despite Bungie's claims that it would be worth playing. Well, according t...




Destiny's Trials of Osiris event delayed yet again


Not launching with Hard Mode
Oct 21
 
As we all know Destiny's latest raid is getting its Hard Mode variant this weekend, but the other major endgame event, the PVP-centric Trials of Osiris, is taking a backseat for the second weekend in a row. Unfortunately...




'The story was written without writers': The one-year gutting and reassembly of Destiny


Difficult dev tools, Frankenstein story
Oct 20
 
Remember when we learned comedian and writer David Cross and Brian Posehn worked on Bungie's Destiny, and then the company "did not use a single, solitary thing [they] wrote." That's not the half of it. A lengthy Kotaku repor...




Destiny's hidden 'No Time To Explain' weapon found


Haha, the process involves Atheon
Oct 20
 
Destiny players recently found a secret in the Not Forged in Light Daily quest, but nothing could be done about it -- until today that is, when the daily has arrived yet again. If you finished it before and picked up the...




Destiny fans share their utter disappointment for Year Two's Iron Banner debut


Par for the course
Oct 19
 
The Iron Banner (a week-long PVP event) is set to close later today in Destiny, and like its first appearance in Year One, it was a complete waste of time. For starters, the rewards weren't all that great, and some of the pro...




Bungie denies paid boosts for Destiny after dataminers uncover remnants


Leftovers from an old mechanic
Oct 16
 
Recently, dataminers uncovered items that seemed to indicate that paid level, subclass, and engram (loot) boosts were coming to Destiny now that the microtransaction floodgates have been opened. Bungie denied it recently on T...




Destiny's Agonarch Rune glitch has been fixed


Now you can get your Touch of Malice
Oct 15
 
Normally a small bug fix wouldn't warrant an update, but I've been talking to a bunch of people who have been affected by a recent glitch in Destiny, myself included. In essence, one of the best weapons in the game (the Touch...




Very Quick Tips: Destiny's King's Fall raid


Give it a go, it's fun
Oct 15
 
As previously mentioned, I think the King's Fall raid in Destiny is the best offering yet. It's clean, doesn't have very many bugs, and has a lot of variety within its walls. At this point I'm sitting on 15 clears, some for gear, some for fun, and others for quests and fragments (a collectible questline). Whatever your reason is, here are some tips to help you through.




Playing Destiny Nightfall Strikes can 'feel like losing'


That's not a great thing to hear
Oct 15
 
Have you been playing Destiny's Nightfall Strikes recently and feeling like the rewards earned were not worth the time put in to earn them? Well, you're not alone. According to Destiny creative director Luke Smith, a lot of y...




This perpetual Motes of Light technique for Destiny is pretty rad


Level your blues
Oct 14
 
Destiny has had a few major shakeups in terms of its mechanics recently, one of which is the way Motes of Light work. Now, they can be consumed to level up your gear (some players still don't know this). This individual ...




Destiny's 2.01 patch is a whopping 18GB for some


Don't panic, says Bungie
Oct 14
 
Hope you've got lots of space left on your console, Guardian - the latest Destiny update is inexplicably forcing some players to re-download 18GB of data.  "We are actively investigating why some players on the PlayStati...




Destiny's microtransactions hit today, here's the full rundown


Silver = real money
Oct 13
 
Yes, Activision has gone and done it. In addition to charging $60 for Destiny (more if you bought either Special Edition), $30 for the Season Pass, and $40 (again, or more) for The Taken King, you're looking at $130 mini...




Iron Banner is back in Destiny this week, here are the changes


Also, Trials of Osiris for the weekend
Oct 13
 
I skipped over the Iron Banner appearances (week-long PVP events) in Destiny. By the time they hit, I always had the top raid gear anyway, and the concept of playing the same modes with a slightly different stat modifier wasn...




Destiny's 'Kings Fall' is the best raid yet


And hardly any bugs!
Oct 12
 
Raids are my favorite part of Destiny. As I sit here and write this, having killed Oryx nine times since The Taken King arrived, I'm trying to recall my favorite moments from the two raids before King's Fall, and I can c...








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