Bungie is recognising some micro-events that have occurred in Destiny 2’s past with some special Emblems for those who willingly, or unwittingly, took part. These events focus on two weapons in particular, and it’s nice to see a developer making a moment out of them for a change, as opposed to punishing players over them.
When Update 2.5.2 hit Destiny 2 a new Triumph for Season of Opulence was accomplished for players who used Lord of Wolves while it ran rampant in the Crucible. A package called Lost History was also awarded, and granted the following unique Emblem.
The Emblem is known as Wolves Unleashed, and the only requirement for it is to have completed an Iron Banner match between 10am PDT on the 18th of June 2019, and 10am PDT on the 25th of June 2019, or between the same times between the 23rd and 30th of July 2019.
Another Emblem was also awarded, a much cooler one. This one was awarded for players who enjoyed the mad reign of Prometheus Lens in 2017.
The Emblem is called Prismatic Inferno, and to earn it you must have completed a Crucible match between 10am PDT on the 8th of December, and the same time on the 12th of December. This micro-event was very short lived, but if you were around for it you’ll remember how Prometheus Lens ran rampant through the Crucible at the time.
Why is it important that Bungie recognises these events?
It’s important that Bungie recognise these events because they happen! While they’re not part of the planned content for their game, they are an unintentional side-effect of certain situations coming together. They’re also a little but of a dig from the community at the developer, and here’s why.
Both of these micro-events occurred because Bungie didn’t anticipate the situations happening. They didn’t test the exact circumstances that led to them, and the community took those situations and ran with them because of it.
While other developers would have punished players for using an exploit in these situations, or remove the rewards they’ve earned because said exploits, Bungie has gone the extra mile to commemorate these moments, cementing them forever in Destiny 2 history.
I want to say a big thank you to Bungie for acting in this manner, because it makes playing Destiny 2 feel so much more wholesome. Let us know what you think of the Emblems in the comments.
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