While the core of the Destiny franchise is in the fun of taking on strikes and raids alongside friends, hoarding loot and constantly leveling up, the PvP is an essential component that doesn’t get the props it deserves.
For those who don’t know, the PvP element in Destiny 2 acts as additional content, specially during dry spells between content drops. That’s not to say it’s not good, because some of the changes they added, especially with the new Gambit mode were really well received by the community.
So when rumors started spreading about Bungie looking to drop PvP entirely in the next iteration of Destiny, fans were understandably not happy. This was also coming after long periods of silence about the future of PvP and what was coming next in Destiny 2. Bungie was asked some pretty pointed questions on social media, and eventually decided to clear the air.
In a recent Twitch Stream, speaking about the future of the game, they said:
“There are members of the development team who come in to Bungie every day to work on Destiny, and they’re hard at work, upstairs right now on future evolution for the Crucible.”
This comes as a huge relief for the playerbase. The game still has almost a 50/50 split between PVP and PVE. PVP still has about 500-550k players daily, where PVE has about 600k.
Destiny 2 is still getting a lot of attention from Bungie however that doesn’t mean they haven’t thought about Destiny 3 and what all changes it will entail. Thanks to leaks from a very reliable leaker in the scene, we might know what Destiny 3 will be like.
Reddit user AnonTheNine is a well-known and reliable leaker in the Destiny community especially after he said that the Thunderlord machine gun would make a return soon, which did happen. According to them, the devs have just started working on Destiny 3 with Chris Barrett as the Game Director this time around instead of Luke Smith who still has a big role according to them. They’ve also stated that Destiny 3 is going to be much more RPG focused and hardcore, even going on to say that “a lot of Guardians who play 2 hours per week will abandon the game. They are going balls out with the RPG stuff.” Bungie seems to be doubling down on the RPG aspect and the more hardcore experience for players.
Besides that, there’s the leaked Europa patrol zone. Europa is a one of Saturn’s moon and was first supposed to be in Destiny 1 but was later scrapped and its original concept art is still there. There’s also going to be PvPvE patrol zones where you are fighting for territory. Another surprising and interesting change is that Guardians will now be able to use The Darkness. It will be very interesting to see how they’ll tie that into the story.