'Destiny' Update 2.5.0.2 Arrives With Several Tweaks; Activision Confirms 'Destiny 2' In Fall

By Ben Lindon , Updated Feb 15, 2017 05:41 PM EST
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“Destiny” update 2.5.0.2 will arrive on Tuesday along with several tweaks that deal with weapon balancing. A sequel is also confirmed to release later this year.
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"Destiny" update 2.5.0.2 arriveD on Tuesday at 10 AM PT. Bungie confirms that the new update will deal mainly with weapon balancing.

New "Destiny" Update Brings Numerous Changes

The new "Destiny" update bringS a lot of changes, which includes the change in shotguns being dialled back because of the overwhelming power in Crucible. Aside from this, some abilities are also expected to be modified such as the Stormcaller's melee range that has been lowered to become similar to other Warlock melee attacks. Moreover, Gunslinger's throwing knife will now deal with solar damage.

Destiny full patch notes, however, have not been released. According to a blog post by Bungie, these will arrive on Tuesday along with the patch. Meantime, Bungie also addressed the issues about the lack of details on stream regarding the changes to Artifacts, which are also set to come next.

With Destiny update 2.5.0.2, the design team of Bungie will also look at another future release as a likely vehicle for a few tuning on Artifacts. In fact, Bungie recently announced that the Live Team continues to include the sandbox as an important element for their exploration of where "Destiny" should go next, GameSpot reported.

"Destiny 2" Releases Later This Year

The actual "Destiny 2" release date may still be unknown, but reports confirm of a full sequel that is expected for a Fall release. Several reports have indicated that Activision also plans for more "Destiny" content releases to widen the franchise's global reach. Meantime, rumors claim that Bungie has taken "Destiny 2" in a different path to make the game appear like a "proper" sequel , which could mean that old activities, characters and even planets may unlikely be part of the new release, Digital Spy reported.

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