It’s really hard to talk about Destiny 2 without talking about just how divisive the game is. Granted, it didn’t start out that way, far from it in fact. Though the original Destiny got off to a rocky start, developer Bungie found its footing and made the following years after launch very memorable. So much so that when the sequel was announced, fans were pumped. But…then they got the game (even making it the best selling game of 2017…in a month) and things weren’t what they expected at all.
To be fair, that was just the console version of the game. The PC version of Destiny 2 was still in the works, and many hoped that it would be a very strong version of the game, possibly even correcting some mistakes that the console version made. Instead, it’s been rife with its own problems. For there have been bans of mysterious nature that have still not yet been explained, leaving many wondering what the heck is going on.
Now, there have been conflicting reports as to what is going on. Some reports stated that certain harmless 3rd party platforms like Discord were causing people to get banned, which Bungie has now not only refuted, but offered a very vague explanation as to what really happened. Regardless though, they have apparently overturned 400 bans that were given since the launch of the version.
So, the question now must be asked, with all that’s gone wrong with Destiny 2, is this launch worse than it looks? Honestly, it’s hard to tell. Again, the original Destiny had its own hardships at launch. Many weren’t pleased with how the game was content wise as well, but Bungie worked it out. To be fair, that doesn’t mean that they’ll solve the problem here, as you could argue that the lack of end game content, the revised loot system, and more are going to be very hard to fix. But could it happen? Yes, it could, but will players care? That’s another story.