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Bungie admits drop rate for Destiny's new event item is too low

This week in Destiny, Bungie is hosting a special event to celebrate Valentine's Day. It's called Crimson Doubles and involves pairing up with a partner for some competitive multiplayer. A potential prize waiting for players at the end of t...

 
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Activision says there will be a Destiny sequel in 2017

Plans to follow Destiny up with a full-fledged, proper sequel haven't changed, but they've been pushed back a little bit. Activision says that the Bungie-developed shooter is expected to launch a second game in the series sometime in 2...

 
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Destiny

Don't even bother booting up Destiny for the Crimson Days event

When Bungie announced the Crimson Days event for Destiny, my heart sunk a bit. I mean the notion is nice, but really, we all know that the Tower makeover is basically just an excuse to sell more microtransactions. "But you can pay for ...

 
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It exists

Crimson Singles is Tinder, but for Destiny

Five days ago a user on the Destiny reddit page suggested, "Someone should make a Tinder app for Crimson Doubles." Over the weekend, that become a reality as reddit's sjmorrow and sicemsam teamed up over three days to make Crimson Singles. ...

 
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Destiny

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

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 him, if you don't...

 
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Destiny opinion

The hardcore Destiny community forgets why we play

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 know about a lot ...

 
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Destiny

Bungie makes several interesting changes to Destiny PvP matches

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 - Freelance 3v3, and Free...

 
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Destiny

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

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 expansions, and th...

 
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Destiny

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

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 pits two pairs ...

 
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Destiny

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

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 find a certain...

 
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Destiny

Bungie president steps down, new CEO announced

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 as to why Ryan h...

 
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Destiny

Destiny's matchmaking is getting overhauled this week

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, which will in...

 
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Destiny

Rumor: Bungie to start selling premium ammo packs in Destiny

[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 in during the d...

 
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Destiny Valentine's

Love is in the air for Destiny's Crimson Days

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's all about sp...

 
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Destiny

PSA: Destiny's Nightfall is broken at the moment

[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 reset, tons of ...

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

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 includes 15 Stran...

 
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Bungie's approach to Destiny in a nutshell

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 the point where...

 
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Destiny's weekly raid challenge is the Warpriest again

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, which is rather ...

 
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Iron Banner is coming back to Destiny this month

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, running for a wee...

 
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Real life Destiny armor

Someone won a real life set of Destiny Titan armor

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 edition Destiny PS4...

 
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Destiny

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

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 today with the ...

 
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Bungie

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

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 experience boosts....

 
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Destiny Sparrow Racing

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

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 few months back. ...

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

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 both. Now it sou...

 
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Destiny raiding

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

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 Priest, this ti...

 
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Destiny

Destiny's a racing game now too

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 8 in the Taken...

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

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 bonuses if they m...

 
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Destiny's raid challenges are coming in early December

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 deal with. You'l...

 
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Destiny

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

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 fri...

 
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MIDA Multi-Tool

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

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 "required" for...

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

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 rifles not terrib...

 
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Destiny players experiencing 'Vulture' issues on Xbox One

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 i...

 
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Destiny

New Destiny update features sword vendor, return of Iron Banner

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 able to buy weapo...

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

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 (read: a raid or S...

 
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Destiny

Bungie finally addresses Destiny's weapon parts problem

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 one, players no...

 
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Bungie

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

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 underwhelming premium paid ...

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

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, but people ...

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

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 the living shi...

 
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Destiny

Destiny expands microtransactions with surprise Halloween event

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 "Zombie Dance" (700)...

 
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Destiny Hard Mode raid

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

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.

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

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 to the developer...

 
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Destiny

Destiny's Trials of Osiris event delayed yet again

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, Bungie design...

 
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Why Destiny's story sucks

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

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 report talking with ...

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

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 extra Ghosts, ...

 
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Destiny

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

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 promises Bungie ma...

 
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Bungie denies paid boosts for Destiny after dataminers uncover remnants

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 Twitter, but has...

 
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Destiny's Agonarch Rune glitch has been fixed

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 of Malice, an ...

 
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Destiny raid tips

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

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 ...

 
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Destiny

Playing Destiny Nightfall Strikes can 'feel like losing'

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 you are very unh...

 
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Destiny

This perpetual Motes of Light technique for Destiny is pretty rad

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 has figured out...

 

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