Destiny 2 has come out to some good sales, and some great concurrent player numbers. In fact, Bungie happily noted that the recently released game already has 1.2 million concurrent players, and since it’s been a while since that announcement, it goes to reason that it could be much higher than that now. However, there is an odd epidemic of sorts happening to the players of the game. Mainly, when they enter public events, despite their being over a million players playing…they’re alone. Which in theory really shouldn’t happen.
This comes from Reddit, via user RwYeAsNt who made a “joke” post about how Bungie boasts the stat numbers, yet when he (and others) go to play in a public event, they’re all alone. To be clear, he has a great computer setup, his connection to Destiny 2 is fine, and he knows how to play the game. He just found it ironic that he grinded out some Public Events yet didn’t find another person to play with. What’s more, he’s talked to other players who have had the same problem.
Now, to be fair, this does not happen to everyone who is playing Destiny 2. In fact, many Redditors noted that they’ve played with plenty of players in Public Events and beyond. Yet, others acknowledged that this has happened to them. Sometimes very randomly. They’ll be exploring one planet and see tons of other players, then hop to another planet and see none, which again, is really odd.
For players, the issue is that in a game that apparently has 1.2 million concurrent players, there shouldn’t be a case where one player is alone. Now sure, even in a perfect game filled with players that could still happen, but to multiple people, at different times, in presumably different areas? Not so much.
We’ll have to see if Bungie thinks this is something they can fix.