Activity Streaks in Destiny 2 Will Change the Game for Many
Sitting in your favorite activity for ages is now going to be so much more rewarding.
Last week, Bungie announced that it’s bringing something great to Destiny 2 with season 15. That thing is activity streaks, a feature in Destiny 2 that will revolutionize how many Guardians play. It might sound like I’m exaggerating a little bit, and maybe I am, but honestly, this is a brilliant feature that is reflective of how Guardians play. It rewards players more for the things they do, especially if they spend an entire evening sitting in the same activity going through match after match.
What are Activity Streaks?
With Gambit, Vanguard, and Crucible’s reputation being streamlined from Season 15 onwards, Bungie is adding Activity Streaks so that Guardians get the most out of their time with the game. It’s pretty simple really. The longer you spend in an activity, the more reputation you’ll earn. There will be bonus reputation for sitting in an activity playlist for continuous matches, meaning you’ll get a nice buff on top of the next activity you complete.
The motivation behind Activity Streaks seems to be twofold. First, Bungie wants to make earning reputation in Destiny 2 a lot less complicated. It’s a bit of a minefield for newcomers, and even veterans like me struggle to understand what they need to do towards the end of every season. In reality, I try to put it to the back of my head and avoid thinking about Triumphs and Titles, which is exactly not what Bungie wants Guardians to think.
The second motivation here is that activities in Destiny 2 aren’t that rewarding. Think about it. You go into a match in whatever playlist, complete it, get some underwhelming rewards, and then go back in again. Occasionally you’ll complete bounties and head back to the Tower to advance quests, but the bulk of grinding out a playlist is dull. This makes the activities themselves feel dull, and that’s bad.
With Activity Streaks, you can still enjoy the buffs that come with bounties and quests, but you’ll also get a decent extra chunk of reputation, working towards all sorts of other things in the game. It streamlines progression in more ways than one. Suddenly, you’re closer to getting a new reward package, or a new Ritual weapon Ornament, or maybe completing a Triumph.
The beauty of this system is that it allows for you heading back to the Tower to do a few things, as long as you jump back into the same activity. It won’t kill your Activity Streak unless you go AFK, exit an activity manually, or start up a new playlist.
Let us know what you think about Activity Streaks in the comments.