In a couple of weeks, we’ll be at E3. We’ve lost track of how many times we’ve sent Bungie Away Teams to brave the crowd at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This year will mark the fifth time we’ve entered the fray with some Destiny stories to tell. It’s a journey that’s been hard to believe but very easy to remember.
If you sampled the Internet during the Destiny 2 Gameplay Premiere, you saw Vanguards from our community fire their first shots in the Crucible or on a Strike. If you have a badge to deck the halls in LA, it’s your turn to fight. Here’s what you can look for once the games begin:
The first mission in Destiny 2 starts with an attack on our home. The Red Legion of the Cabal empire arrives on our doorstep with their sights set on the Traveler. Fight back! Show them what we’re made of and become that Guardian that Zavala never shuts up about.
Enter the Crucible to experience the first ever attack-and-defend mode in Destiny. Work with your teammates to destroy two opposing targets, or defend them if you’re on the other side. Choose your attack route carefully. You get one life and limited revives for each round.
The Inverted Spire
Fireteam up with two other Guardians to enjoy some teamwork and safety in numbers. Travel to Nessus, a planetoid that has become an alien machine world. Descend through a Cabal drill site to infiltrate a Vex stronghold and take down a three-phase Strike boss.
We’ll tell you where you can find these attractions when the show starts. When the doors swing wide to admit lanyard-clad warriors, they’ll know where to run to be “First!”
You might be thinking: “I’ve already seen that stuff!”
What you haven’t seen is the new Arcstrider Hunter in player-driven action. The new subclass is being added to the mix. More people playing means more first impressions and more chances for you to think about the first Guardian you’ll create in Destiny 2.
Ever since the Age of Triumph began, we’ve hosted the enlightening conversation about how Destiny might evolve next. That chatter unfolds on our #Feedback forum, on websites you moderate, and even mentions of @Bungie on Twitter. For several years now, that dialogue has helped us to know the minds of the Guardians.
Age of Triumph was touted as the last update to Destiny. In our constant watch over the community, we’ve heard many of you asking if the current sandbox will get another design pass. Our sole focus at this time is Destiny 2.
All hands at Bungie are committed to making Destiny 2 the sequel that this community deserves. We have a Beta this summer that will demand your bug reports. This fall will begin an entirely new cycle of updates for a brand new game that we think will be the best answer to the feedback you’ve give us since the original launch of Destiny.
Our hope is that you’ll sense what all your feedback has meant to us when you get your chance to play Destiny 2, wherever or whenever that happens.
As always, we thank you for playing, and for giving the feedback that helps us to make better games.
One thing you can count on when it comes to Destiny is ongoing assistance to keep you connected and informed. Destiny Player Support is committed to serving that purpose, even after Destiny 2 launches. For the foreseeable future, if the ghosts of Old Russia call you home, they’ll be here to make sure you can put your boots into sentimental soil.
This is their report.
Over the past week, teams have been investigating an issue where some Activity Statistics have not been appearing on Bungie.net. While the issue has been addressed to prevent further impact to players, we’re in the process of determining ways to restore missing statistics from May 21-24. Until resolved, please note the following:
Third party applications that rely on Bungie.net API for stat collection will be impacted until this issue is resolved.
Once the issue has been resolved, it may take up to 48 hours for all statistics to be processed.
Additionally, we’re in the process of investigating an alternate issue that’s preventing some players from accessing their Friends list under the in-game Roster tab. If you are currently experiencing this issue, please post a report to the #Help forum with the following information:
Which Console are you experiencing this issue on?
When did this issue begin to occur?
Are you able to inspect any players under your Clan or Game roster?
If possible, please provide a screenshot or video of what you’re experiencing.
For Honor and Honorable Mentions
The most important part of a week in the life of your Community Manager is picking people to run for their lives or run their movies on the blog. Either treatment earns them a special decoration for their Guardian. Let’s see the brave citizens who fortune favored this time.
Cozmo: The Bungie Bounty returns to the southern hemisphere. Our community volunteer is Skill Up, who you will be hunting in the Outback.
If you are matched with (or against) Skill Up and win the match, you'll receive a Sign of Opposing Will. Rewards usually arrive sometime during the following week. It will show up in your Emblem Kiosk in the Tower. For more details, check out our Bungie Bounty FAQ.
Cozmo: Okay, so here’s the thing: You send in the movies. We watch them. We take our favorites and share them here for all to see. The winners and honorable mentions get this shiny Emblem. When does the Emblem arrive? Soon - probably within a week of winning. Where do you submit your video? The Creations page. That’s it.
Movie of the Week: Bombs... It's covered in bombs...
Honorable Mention: Destiny 2 MC Trailer
Honorable Mention: Summoning All Zombies
One more week to get ready for the next stop on the road to launch. We’re looking forward to E3 – it’s always a rush – but we’re also looking past it. It’s gonna be a fun summer. Many destinations to explore. Many people to meet. Many stories to tell.