While, for the most part, it was a compelling tease of what the full game will offer, the recent Destiny 2 beta certainly had its rough spots, and players weren’t shy about pointing those rough spots out. However, not only is Bungie taking the beta feedback to heart, it also recently confirmed that most of the changes players want have actually already happened.
In a recent weekly update post, Bungie talked about the overall state of PvE gameplay, saying that how it will operate in the final version of Destiny 2 is very different from how it operated in the beta. This is because the beta version was actually using a build of the game that was several months old:
“The PVE game tuning has changed pretty significantly since the Beta build was deployed. The nature of a Beta of this scale requires that it’s based off a build of the game that is now months old. So, in many cases, your feedback is helping us validate changes that were previously made based on internal feedback and playtesting.
For example, we too felt that ammo (especially power ammo) was too scarce in PvE. In addition to retuning the drop rates, we built a system that guarantees power ammo drops for you and your Fireteam from certain enemies, giving power weapons a more reliable and predictable role in your arsenal. Other areas where we’ve made significant tuning changes include grenade effectiveness in PvE, Boss vitality, and weapon damage against non-player combatants.”
Also, the infamous double spinning turbines that frustrated players to no end towards the conclusion of the ‘Homecoming’ mission have been nerfed as well according to game director Luke Smith:
“I was surprised by the turbine, because there’s only one turbine spinning in the shipping game, I was surprised to see two of 'em. That's a great example of something that we implemented, we found it to be challenging, especially for that opening sequence of the game, and in the shipping game we removed it.”
So there you have it. If the beta made you doubtful about how fun Destiny 2 will be, rest assured that Bungie has already made significant changes for the better.