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Bungie apologises for locking base game Destiny 2 content behind a DLC paywall

Owners of the base game will soon have access to this content once more

Bungie apologises for locking base game Destiny 2 content behind a DLC paywall

Bungie apologises for locking base game Destiny 2 content behind a DLC paywall

When Destiny 2's Curse of Osiris DLC released gamers from all over the world were outraged, with Bungie locking out access to end-game content from players who did not own the DLC. This outrage was at its peak within the PC gaming community, as this practice was previously used in the Destiny, which was console exclusive, though that didn't mean that console player were not equally disappointed. 

Both the game's Prestige Leviathan Raid and Prestige Nightfall modes received a difficulty increase with the release of Curse of Osiris thanks to the game's increased level cap. Owners of the base game without DLC are unable to reach this higher level, preventing them from accessing these modes and making players of the base game unable to earn all of the game's Achievements and Trophies. 

Bungie has responded to this backlash from fans and has made changes to the game to address these issues, though please note that the game's prestige Nightfall mode will remain at a power cap of 330, which makes the mode DLC exclusive. Normal Nightfall and Trials of the Nine modes will now be accessible to all players, provided a Curse of Osiris Map is not in use, giving owners of the base game partial access to these game modes. 

The major concession that Bungie has made here was to bring the Prestige Leviathan raid down to a power cap of 300, matching rewards to this lower power level. This will allow the raid to be accessed by owners of the base game. Bungie has also changed their "The Prestige" Trophy/Achievement to be obtained by all players, no longer requiring locked out content to access. 

  

Bungie apologises for locking base game Destiny 2 content behind a DLC paywall  

These updates will be available as part of Destiny 2's 1.1.1.1 update, which is expected to go live sometime today. 

You can join the discussion on Bungie's changes to Destiny 2's end-game content on the OC3D Forums

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