Bungie announced today that they will be releasing their last addition to Destiny before they announce and release the sequel to the highly successful shooter. In a press release today, Bungie stated that:
“Sequels represent the start of a new adventure for every player, with new worlds to explore, new stories to tell, new powers to acquire, new loot to earn, and much more. This led us to a decision that would enable us to serve both the game and the player’s best interests: Destiny 1 power, possessions, and Eververse-related items and currency will not carry forward. They will, however, remain accessible to you in Destiny 1.”
However, your characters looks will carry over if you hit the criteria necessary to do so.
“We know that, just like us, you have grown fond of the Guardians you’ve created, so we do plan to preserve your character personalization. We are going to recognize the dedication and passion you’ve shown for this world. Specifically, the class, race, gender, face, hair, and marking selections for all characters that have achieved Level 20 and completed the Black Garden story mission will carry forward. We also plan to award those veteran accounts with honors that reflect your Destiny 1 accomplishments.”
The characters looks might mean something to some users but I know most want to keep their hard fought for gear.
This is not a super shock but it will undoubtedly annoy and anger some current users who have plugged in so much time and effort into the game. As it is with most sequels though, players probably should have expected this. In addition to this announcement, Bungie also outlined a schedule for releasing their final major update called “Age of Triumph”. The update looks to highlight and celebrate guardians hard work and past happenings in the game. From what I could infer, it might reintroduce the old raids and weapons that have been left behind in the Taken King update and the Rise of Iron one as well. This might be good news for players who miss the old Vault of Glass and Will of Crota raids that took up so much of their early playing days.
Bungie is scheduled to release tidbits of information over the next 2 weeks before its’ release. For more information, check out the official press release here.