Bungie Addresses Destiny 2 Player Lockout with Big Update Today

Destiny 2 has gone through so many flips and turns it’s been hard to keep up, even it doesn’t know which way it’s facing. Today Destiny 2 servers came down at 8am PT and will remain down for six hours for Patch 1.1.1.1. (don’t expect an exact time sometimes as these things take longer than expected). The main concerns being addressed are unlocking activities again for players locked out after Curse of Osiris dropped and the much-broken Exotic Tracer rifle the Prometheus Lens which has made Crucible impossible.

In a statement put out last night, Bungie admits to their grievous mistake and how upset it made the Destiny 2 community, this one was entirely on them. It opens with the statement below:

“With Curse of Osiris now live, it’s clear that we’ve made some mistakes with how we have handled content access. We would like to talk through the reasoning behind our decisions so far and what we are committed to changing moving forward.

The Destiny endgame features a variety of activities and playlists that we want to remain relevant to players as they grow more powerful. In Destiny 1, as your character grew more powerful throughout each expansion, some of our best content, like Vault of Glass, was left behind and lost its relevance for players. We wanted a better solution for Destiny 2, where all of our Endgame activities could stay relevant as each Expansion causes your Guardian to grow more and more powerful.”

Bungie goes onto explain that they whiffed it on both how they handled the Prestige Tier Raid and Trials of the Nine. Both activities shipping with the base game means that players shouldn’t have to buy the latest DLC to access them and that’s exactly what happened. Now Bungie is remedying the situation by bringing the base power level for Prestige Raid back to 300 and for Trials only requiring Curse of Osiris when it’s a map from the DLC in rotation. It’s a temporary fix, but hopefully it will appease the Destiny 2 community.

Other minor changes are being implemented to ensure that players have the best experience possible with whatever version of Destiny 2 they are playing. The full post can be read here. Patch 1.1.1.1. should help smooth things over, but Destiny 2 has a long way to go before all its problems are fixed.