Future 2 is ditching weekly bounties in favour of a brand new “weekly challenges” system subsequent season, as a part of Bungie’s newest push to fight what it sees as an issue with bounty fatigue.
Writing within the studio’s newest This Week At Bungie put up, senior group supervisor Dylan Gafner introduced plans to switch Future’s tedious weekly bounties system with new Weekly Challenges. These’ll be immediately acquainted to anybody who’s ever peeped at one thing like Apex Legends’ battle move, delivering “between 3 and 10” new challenges each week for the primary 10 weeks of a season
Whereas each day bounties will stay, Bungie reckons challenges will give them extra freedom to get you doing stuff outdoors of the restraints of weeklies. These challenges additionally hope to up the quantity of Vibrant Mud people can earn—one thing Future has been a bit of stingy with these days—with a 4,000 completion bonus on high of the ten,000 awarded for finishing these targets alongside the best way.
“In transferring away from weekly bounties, which have been restricted to broad targets tied to ritual actions, now we have taken extra leeway with creating some fascinating or harder Challenges. These could also be issues you’re already doing, or issues that take a look at your skill”.
Challenges aren’t the one factor getting a shakeup, thoughts. In preparation for eventual cross-play help, Bungie are ramping up the recoil results of a half-dozen weapon archetypes for mouse and keyboard gamers. Proper now, recoil punch for issues like auto rifles, SMGs and hand cannons is lowered by about 40% in comparison with their controller counterparts. That determine will probably be lowered to round 20% someday later this 12 months.
Future gamers have been involved with the sport’s recoil disparity between platforms for years, although the group appeared extra eager on lessening gamepad recoil. That Bungie plans to do the other by making weapons more durable to deal with on PC appears controversial, to say the least.
As standard, Future 2 is in a form of unsure spot proper now. Weekly challenges would possibly alleviate the chore of working your bounties throughout three characters. It could even flip round issues over restricted vibrant mud alternatives. However Future gamers are nonetheless reeling within the wake of Bungie’s choice to sundown weapons and vault over half the sport’s planets, raids and content material.
Bungie has already introduced plans to revamp rewards subsequent season, with extra weapons and that aforementioned crossplay arriving later this 12 months. Season 13 kicks off subsequent Tuesday, February 2nd.