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Bungie Acknowledges Squelched XP at Level Cap, Vows to Deactivate the System

Posted by Suzie Ford on Nov 27, 2017  | Comments

Bungie Acknowledges Squelched XP at Level Cap, Vows to Deactivate the System - MMORPG.com

The Destiny 2 player Reddit community has been complaining via Reddit about what it perceives as intentional squelching of XP at max level when players earn Bright Engrams, essentially the loot box for D2. These can contain emotes, ships and sparrows. Breaking its silence, Bungie has acknowledged that this "throttling" of XP at max level was indeed in place and that it would be deactivating the system immediately.

We’ve seen community discussion around XP gain in Destiny. After reviewing our data, we agree that the system is not performing the way we’d like it to. Today, we’d like to describe what’s going on under the hood, and talk about what you can expect going forward when it comes to earning XP in Destiny 2.

Currently, XP will scale up when playing longer or fixed duration activities like Crucible competitive multiplayer matches and the Leviathan Raid, and XP will scale down when playing activities that can be quickly, repeatedly chained, like grinding Public Events. We are not happy with the results, and we’ve heard the same from the community.

Effective immediately, we are deactivating this system.

As a result, players will see XP earn rates change for all activities across the board, but with all values being displayed consistently in the user interface. Over the course of the next week, we will be watching and reviewing XP game data to ensure that these changes meet our expectations, as well as yours. Any additional updates to this system will be communicated to you via our official channels.

A recent Reddit thread posted over the weekend, however, indicates that the API doesn't not yet reflect the XP change. 

Had you noticed an appreciable difference in XP gains as you hit the level cap? What are your thoughts about Bungie's silence until pressed by the community? 

Leave us your thoughts in the comments.

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom
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