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This Week at Bungie Explores Factions, Art & Guided Raids

Posted by Suzie Ford on Sep 21, 2017  | Comments

This Week at Bungie Explores Factions, Art & Guided Raids -

The latest "This Week at Bungie" article has been posted with a ton of nifty information about what the Destiny 2 team has been working on most recently as well as providing more information about certain features. In this week's newsletter, you can learn more about faction rallies that will begin on September 25th at 2:00 am Pacific / 5:00 am Eastern. Players can volunteer with their favorite faction and earn some sweet faction-specific loot for the effort.

We spoke with Senior Designer Tim Williams to find out what Faction Rallies is and how players can join in on the fun.

Tim Williams: Each of the factions of the Tower is having a rally to collect resources for its cause. They’re recruiting Guardians to gather supplies for their faction and destroy enemy resources. They’ll offer a suite of rewards to help the Guardians rise up against any enemy threats. As an incentive, each faction has set aside a powerful weapon to entice players to choose their side. The faction whose Guardians collect the most faction packages will be declared the winner. The winning faction will offer the weapon to everyone, but all who pledged loyalty will receive it with a huge discount as repayment for their contributions to their faction’s cause.

The letter's page has a ton of images showing off the gear and weapons that can be earned from Dead Orbit, Future War Cult and New Monarchy.

If you love concept art and 3D modelling, you'll really love the section devoted to the "Art Parade" for Destiny 2. You'll find armors, characters, items, locations and more. Each artist was able to submit a few pieces for inclusion and it's just awesome.

The next section of the letter provides information about Guided Raids in a brief interview with Senior Designer Steve Dolan:

How have Guided Games been going?

Steve: So far, over 100 ,000 seekers have been guided through the Nightfall strike. Throughout those games, over 90% of Nightfall attempts have resulted in completion.  Even when the activity is hard, Guardians fight it out to the end.  You’re an amazing community and we love hearing stories about players meeting their new clan through Guided Games. 

Some players don’t have mics, or have trouble speaking. Do they have to be in a voice chat?

Steve: Even if you’re unable to speak over a mic, being able to listen in on chat can make a huge difference in your team’s success. Nightfalls and raids are pinnacle content, designed and tuned so that communication between players is essential to success. Guides and seekers are not forced to join the same chat channel after they land in the pre-game lobby, but are strongly encouraged to do so before the fireteam leader starts the guided game. If you use in-game chat you should already all be in a chat channel together. Guides, if you’re in a PSN or Xbox party, be sure to invite your seeker to chat. 

Lastly, you can find out all that's been going on with the Community Management team and how their jobs are actually more intensive than kitchy jokes via Twitter.

Check it all out on the Destiny 2 Bungie page.

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