At What Point Does Destiny 2 Need to Stop Eating Itself?
Content cannibalism can only go on for so long.
Bungie has been doing an awesome job with Destiny 2 so far. The game has gone from strength to strength, and while we’re in a bit of a drought because this season was basically a surprise while we wait for The Witch Queen, it’s still been good. However, one Guardian has raised an interesting point that I wanted to discuss here because I think it’s a conversation worth having.
Currently, Bungie is working through Destiny 2 by adding one new location per expansion. We used to get a new planet or moon with every DLC, which were roughly launching around the same time as the current seasonal model. That gave us tonnes of new stuff to explore, and it was fun, but lately, we’re seeing the same old locations being reused in different ways. More than that, we’re seeing locations go into the vault, get reworked, and then come back. they aren’t new, but there’s new stuff in them.
At some point, Bungie is going to need to address that this content cannibalism can’t go on forever. Destiny 2 is a game that’s going to be around for years, but there’s not years’ worth of gameplay if the same locations are going to be reused over time. Guardians will drop off because they’re bored, they want something new to explore.
I remember when Mars came to Destiny 2. I absolutely adored it because it was familiar but also totally new. Discovering all the secrets and following the quests around the planet is still my highlight in Destiny 2. I’ve honestly not felt the same way until Season of the Lost with Ager’s Scepter.
Bungie needs to give us a plan for how it’s going to alternate between putting locations in the content vault whilst also adding in brand new locations for us to enjoy. There’s a limit to how much can be done without originality, and Destiny 2 is approaching it fast.
Let us know how you feel about this in the comments. Do you like the same stuff being reworked? Or do you long for the days a new planet was released every few months so you had plenty to explore and keep you busy?