Destiny 2 getting major ability cooldown rework this December
Bungie’s 30th Anniversary occasion, which comes with a host of brand-new material, is quick approaching Fate 2 with its Dec. 7 release date. Along with the paid material, gamers will likewise get a significant balance pack — so significant that sandbox discipline lead Kevin Yanes stated he’s “fairly convinced” that the upcoming upgrade will be the “biggest balance patch ever.”
While Bungie in-depth significant weapon modifications in its Nov. 11 blog site, the Nov. 18 post focuses totally on capabilities. Here are the highlights:
The greatest modification here is to capability cooldowns, as it’ll impact every class and every capability in the video game. Rather of having universal cooldowns for all Supers, grenades, and melee capabilities, Bungie will now tune them separately. This implies that Bungie can base capability cooldown straight on that capability’s power.
The example Bungie utilizes in the post is the Hunter’s Flux grenade, which stays with targets. Its present cooldown is 82 seconds, and it does good damage to an opponent Guardian or target if the gamer utilizing it is precise. Beginning Dec. 7, Flux grenades will take 182 seconds to cooldown after usage, however they’ll fire much faster, adhere to all surface areas, offer perk damage to PvE opponents, and eliminate an opponent Guardian in a single hit.
Supers will likewise benefit and struggle with the cooldown modifications in Fate 2. Depending upon their strength, some Supers will naturally charge faster than others. Nevertheless, gamers will get perk Super energy when in battle, particularly when utilizing a main weapon. The Intellect stat, which governs the passive cooldown time of the Super, will no longer be as useful, as Bungie wants players to engage in battle to earn their most powerful ability.
Bungie is also making major changes to several class-specific pain points. The big ticket balance items are PvE buffs to Titan’s Behemoth subclass, improved melee attacks for Warlocks, and major PvP nerfs for one-hit kill abilities like Titan’s Shoulder Charge, Hunter’s Shatterdive, and Warlock’s Hand-held Supernova.
Most of these changes are aimed specifically at PvP modes, with most abilities getting more powerful and helpful in PvE. This is a real push from Bungie to balance their PvE and PvP modes differently — something the studio hasn’t always wanted to do.
The general idea behind these modifications seems to be that capabilities should be as useful — or even more so — in PvE, but that PvP games should focus primarily on gunplay with brief, potent moments of what Bungie calls “space magic.”
The rest of Bungie’s blog post is filled with individual notes that will affect unique abilities and classes. And even in its thousands of words, Bungie is still saving a lot of specifics for the patch notes themselves, which will debut alongside the 30th Anniversary event on Dec. 7.
If you want to see all the previewed modifications, we suggest you have a look at the blog site on Bungie’s site and avoid down to your preferred class’ area.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.