Destiny 2 aging, becoming increasingly unreliable; players hope for Destiny 3.
Destiny 2 is a free-to-play online looter shooter MMO game, released in 2017, and is one of my favorite video games. Despite the game’s popularity and my love for it, I’m concerned for the game’s future. With each passing season, it seems to become more prone to breaking. Recently, the game was taken offline as Bungie investigated players losing progress on triumphs and seals, and before that, it was a new mission not updating properly. It feels like Destiny 2 is starting to buckle under its own weight.
Looking at Bungie’s official support account on Twitter, a lot of the tweets about bugs or broken missions don’t have weeks between them, but just a few days or less. My time playing Destiny 2 lately has been buggier than ever. This new season brought with it both cool new heist missions and weird lag that I’ve never seen before. It seems like players have just accepted that Destiny 2 isn’t reliable.
Players have been suggesting that Bungie needs to move on to a theoretical Destiny 3. It could allow the devs to make something more flexible and able to handle the type of events they’ve spent years crafting and perfecting. But creating a brand-new game isn’t easy to make or simple to launch, and would likely be missing features or content at release.
A new Destiny would likely be a good move to eventually make. However, I understand players’ frustration as Destiny 2 remains consistently inconsistent. It’s like an old PC or blender, covered in duct tape, dents, and dirt. Every so often you have to kick it or mess with the cord to get it to start. Hopefully by the end of the planned roadmap in 2024, the game will at least feel more stable and reliable.