Destiny 2 Dives Deep In The New Season With Extensive Balance Adjustments

Don't forget your diving gear.

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  • Season 21 of Destiny 2 has officially begun and features new content along with extensive balance adjustments and bug fixes.
  • Bungie is reportedly planning on introducing several changes to Destiny 2’s core systems in the coming seasons.

Season of the Deep has officially with Destiny 2’s update 7.1.0. The patch notes provide substantial amounts of information including significant balance adjustments and content changes. Update 7.1.0 aims to improve class and gear balance while addressing various issues with the activities present within the game. As this marks the start of a new season, a brand-new artifact has been made available in place of the Ascendant Scepter.

Adjustments related to The Crucible include an addition to the Relentless rotation, Supremacy. It’s set to go live in week four of the new season. Furthermore, Supremacy will be using standard connection-based matchmaking and does not provide enhanced Super regeneration on crest pickup. Factors related to the Trials of Osiris have also been tweaked as the game mode moves from Elimination to Dominion.

Destiny 2 Season of the Deep patch notes
Destiny 2 Season of the Deep patch notes

Elements in Neomuna’s free-roam pertaining to patrols have been improved to better reward the players. An issue where some Strand kills were not counting towards patrol progress has also been fixed. Several issues with Destiny 2’s raids such as being able to kill Nezarec during his Last Stand animation and problems pertaining to Strand grapple have been ironed out.

Other issues such as VFX being absent in Root of Nightmares and players progressing backward in the raid for a hidden chest that would result in a boss T-Posing and being unable to die have been rectified. Tracking properties of certain projectiles from Nezarec have also been adjusted in Destiny 2’s latest update.

Class adjustments accompanying the launch of Season 21 are extensive without a doubt. Players would have to go through the details in order to best understand the changes that have been implemented in relation to their classes. Gear changes may also impact certain builds requiring some adjustments or enhancements to make them better than last time. Several quality-of-life improvements have also been made to the UI of Destiny 2.

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Lightfall was released earlier this year and was subject to negative reception for a multitude of reasons. Despite all of its flaws, some of the elements that it introduced were positively staggering. Destiny 2 is currently building up to the next, and possibly the last, expansion as the game transitions into Season 21.

Destiny 2 is available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PC, and last-gen consoles.

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