Destiny 2 Adjusts Into the Light Weapon Release Schedule Following Backlash

By Zuhaad Ali
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In a swift response to mounting community criticism, Bungie has announced adjustments to the weapon release schedule for Destiny 2’s upcoming update, Into the Light.

The decision to modify the rollout plan comes after widespread backlash from players regarding the initially proposed time-gating of half of the returning weapons.

Related: Bungie Reveals List of Old Destiny 2 Weapons That It Had To ‘Painfully’ Cut From Into the Light

Bungie’s decision to modify the release schedule was communicated through the official Destiny 2 Team account on X (formerly Twitter). The statement acknowledged the feedback received and outlined the revised plan for the Brave weapons rollout window.

Bungie Responds to Community Criticism Regarding Into the Light Weapons

Previously, Bungie had intended to release six weapons on April 9th, with the remaining six set to roll out one weapon each week until May 21st. However, in light of the community’s dissatisfaction, the developer has opted to condense the schedule, ensuring that all twelve weapons will now be available by April 30th. Below the full response from Bungie on the Into The Light update.

“We’ve got updates on the rollout for the BRAVE arsenal starting April 9, plus some important callouts to highlight just how much loot you’ll be swimming in during Destiny 2: Into the Light,” said Bungie in a post on X.

“First up: we’ve seen the feedback on releasing an additional weapon each week after the first six drop on April 9, and we’re condensing the schedule to release everything by April 30th, rather than May 21st. We still think it’s important to have fresh rewards to look forward to in the first few weeks, and we want to pack the first half of Destiny 2: Into the Light before we introduce more playable content in the second half.

“Let’s talk about guaranteed limited-edition variants and weapon drop rates. By completing Arcite’s quests, you are guaranteed to get a curated limited-edition variant of each weapon. The team has picked some hot perk combos for these, and they all come with unique shiny visuals.

“So even if you don’t have a lot of free time, you’ll be able to walk out of Destiny 2: Into the Light with a limited-edition variant of all 12 BRAVE weapons with excellent rolls and over a month to complete these straightforward quests. Earning your own limited-edition god roll is meant to be a very exclusive reward that should require some effort, which is why we wanted to make sure everyone can get at least one awesome limited-edition variant of each weapon through quests.

“The weapon drop rates during Destiny 2: Into the Light will be among our highest in Destiny’s history, even harkening back to the days of Season of Opulence. By attuning to a specific weapon, you’ll greatly increase your chances of it dropping from Onslaught chests, and you’ll be opening a lot of chests. Depending on how long you last, expect to earn several drops of the same weapon in a single session, especially on 50-Wave runs.

“You can also use the weapon chest near Shaxx at the Hall of Champions to get more weapons using Trophies of Bravery. These Trophies will drop game-wide across core Rituals, Seasonal activities, raids, dungeons, Dares of Eternity, Lost Sectors, and more.

“So you’re always earning progress toward more weapons as you’re playing. These even drop from Onslaught chests, so you’ll be able to grab a few more rolls after every Onslaught session. All 12 base BRAVE weapons can still be farmed after Destiny 2: Into the Light concludes. We’ll be moving Onslaught over to a dedicated node in Vanguard Ops with the launch of The Final Shape, at which point you’ll also be able to enhance perks on all of these weapons!”

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The decision to adjust the release of all twelve weapons aims to address player concerns and maintain excitement for the update’s launch. In other news, Bungie has teased the return of two classic exotic missions in Into the Light.

Destiny 2 Into the Light update is set to launch on Tuesday, April 9, on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

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