Destiny 2: Latest update to game delayed to give developers Bungie more time to make new features better

Andrew Griffin
Gamers test 'Destiny 2' at the Sony PlayStation exhibit during the Electronic Entertainment Expo E3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 13, 2017: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Large parts of an upcoming update to Destiny 2 have been delayed to make them better, developers Bungie have said.

A range of new features were expected to arrive in the coming weeks, including changes to the multiplayer Crucible mode and new weapons. But many of them have now been delayed so that they can be as good as they can be, according to Bungie.

"With today’s update we’ve moved a few items out to later releases – this is because we are trying to ensure each feature we add hits a sufficiently high quality bar," developers said in an update.

New weapons, for instance, needed further work by artists to ensure they are as "super cool" as they needed to be – since the new weapons will be so difficult to get, "it’s more important that each of those rewards live up to the difficulty it will take to earn them". "They have to be super cool, so we’re giving the artists extra time to make sure they are... super cool," Bungie wrote.

New features are arriving, including a free-for-all mode called Rumble that will be found in the Crucible in the coming update. The company will also be introducing a 2-v-2 mode called Doubles, but that has been delayed and the company said it would announce a new release date for that soon.

"There’s lots more we’re eager to talk about in the coming weeks," Bungie wrote in a message to fans. "We promise to be as transparent as possible and keep you updated as we go. We hope you’re along for the ride."

Destiny 2, like many other games including its predecessor, is being developed over time and new features are being regularly added. The game came out in September – but has received a range of updates since then, and will continue to get more.

Bungie recently shared a detailed roadmap of all the coming updates. That has since been updated, and the new dates can be found on Bungie's website.