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Bungie will stop selling blind loot boxes in Destiny 2

Bungie will stop selling blind loot boxes in Destiny 2

Bungie will remove in-game randomised loot box purchases from Destiny 2.

As revealed in a blog post, Bright Engrams will no longer be sold in the game. The company believes that its players should know the value of what they are getting.

Bright Engrams offer a range of items - all cosmetic - such as emotes, colour schemes and sparrows.

"For Season 10, we're doing away with Bright Engrams as purchasable items. We want players to know what something costs before they buy it," said Destiny director Luke Smith.

"Bright Engrams don't live up to that principle so we will no longer be selling them on the Eververse Store, though they will still appear on the Free Track of the Season Pass."

However, as detailed by Smith, Bright Engrams will still be available in the Free Track of the Season Pass.

Despite its player base asking for it, Faction Rallies will not return to the sci-fi shooter. Smith claimed that the events didn't drive in enough engagement. Nevertheless, the faction armours will be added to the Legendary Engram rewards.

"Lots of folks have been wondering if Faction Rallies will return. We have no plans to bring back Faction Rallies," said Smith.

"The reward gear hasn't been used that much, our character cast is growing too large, and crucially, they didn't drive a bunch of engagement with the game. That said, there's some sweet looks in that gear, and we're moving the Faction Rally armour to the Legendary engram reward pools in Season 10, alongside a few popular faction weapons."

At the start of the year, it was revealed that Destiny 2 had lost half of its player base on Google Stadia since launch. Bungie has also made it clear that a Destiny TV show could be in the works.

Last year, Bungie made it clear that Destiny 2 is still its primary focus over a sequel.

In January 2020, it became apparent that the Seattle developer is working on a new IP after it advertised for an Incubation Art Director. Furthermore, the firm has claimed it would like to launch a new IP before 2025.


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