Do You Want Weather In Destiny 2?
Destiny 2 is an immersive world, but without dynamic weather it will always be missing something.
Okay, let’s get the most obvious thing out of the way first. Yes, there is weather in Destiny 2, but it’s not dynamic, and it’s nowhere near as interesting as the weather systems in other games. Even a game like Anthem has a weather system that actively impacts gameplay, so why can’t Destiny 2 at least have rain storms that pop up while you play?
This point was raised by DuwapKaineDaGoat on Reddit. They explain that while there is rain and lightning around certain objects in the Destiny 2 universe, there’s actually very little in the way of weather outside of those very specific areas.
They even cite the following video, between 7:30 and 8:10, as evidence that Bungie once sought to add weather into the game. I think that’s a bit of a stretch, but I do believe that there must be some people working on the game who want to see the worlds come to life in this way.
The thing with Destiny 2 is that visibility is key. However, weather could be used as a mechanic to make enemies stronger, and therefore make certain areas or activities more rewarding for short periods of time.
Imagine walking around the EDZ, when a storm breaks. Suddenly there’s a new mini-boss to take down, and load of really powerful enemies. These guys could be Fallen charged with Light from the storm, or the rain might actually be Ether, giving them so much more strength.
If that doesn’t sound fun, what about one match in the Crucible that’s filled with fog? If a team is losing badly, the enemy team could be faced with fog on one side of the map. The losing team could then have a perk that allows them to see enemies in the fog, giving them a small advantage that might allow them to turn the tide of battle.
I also think that rain working together with any type of Arc weapon would be fantastic, but I don’t know if we’ll ever see anything like that happening.
I think that what this shows is that there are loads of places Bungie could expand the Destiny 2 universe in terms of the moment to moment gameplay. Mixing things up in unexpected ways would totally change how people play, and I think we’re all ready for something along those lines.
Let us know if you want to see more weather in Destiny 2 in the comments.
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