With Destiny 2‘s first expansion Curse of Osiris now live, Bungie has realized some oversights it has made with how content access is handled. The development team behind the game has issued a statement addressing these mistakes and the changes that will be made moving forward.
Initially, Bungie had barred certain in-game activities — including Prestige difficulty Raids and Nightfalls and limited time PvP events such as Trials of the Nine, Iron Banner, Faction Rally, and The Dawning — from players who did not own Curse of Osiris. This was due to the Power Level increase and new maps that are only available to those who purchased the new expansion. Additionally, these modes were intended to evolve with each new season to keep them relevant which meant the newest content would be required.
Additionally, to the dismay of the Destiny 2 community, these implementations disabled Trophies and Achievements for the first-person shooter.
Bungie has heard the community’s disapproval of these design choices and will release a hotfix to allow players who do not own Curse of Osiris to regain access to most of the Endgame content:
- The Prestige Leviathan Raid will be brought back down to Power 300, and its rewards will drop down to match the new Power Level. All players will regain access to the Prestige Raid.
- This will allow access to “The Prestige” Achievement/Trophy for all players.
- This will also allow all players ability to complete the final step for the Legend of Acrius Exotic Shotgun.
- Trials of The Nine will only require Curse of Osiris when it features a Curse of Osiris map. For all other weeks, it will be available to all players.
- This will allow access to “Lest Ye Be Judged” Achievement/Trophy for all players.
- Trials of The Nine rewards that launched with Destiny 2 will still be accessible to all players.
- New Seasonal Rewards that launched with Curse of Osiris, such as the new Seasonal Armor Ornaments, will require ownership of Curse of Osiris to acquire.
- The Prestige Nightfall will remain a pinnacle activity, at the new 330 Power cap.
- This means Prestige Nightfall will require ownership of Curse of Osiris.
- Because of this, we will update “The Prestige” Achievement/Trophy to only reference The Prestige Raid.
- Moving forward, we are investigating adding a 3rd difficulty to all Prestige activities, so that we can provide both a challenge that stays relevant with each new Expansion, and a Prestige version that is available to all players.
- Normal Nightfall will only require Curse of Osiris when it features a Curse of Osiris map. For all other weeks it will be available to all players.
- Time limited events – Iron Banner, Faction Rally, and The Dawning, will be made available to all players.
- We will be postponing tomorrow’s Faction Rally, to ensure all of our players can access the activity and the appropriate rewards.
- Iron Banner and Faction Rally rewards that launched with Destiny 2 will still be accessible to all players.
- New Seasonal Rewards that launch with Curse of Osiris, such as the new Seasonal Armor Ornaments, will require ownership of Curse of Osiris to acquire.
These changes are expected to be implemented when Update 188.8.131.52 goes live today at the end of the game’s scheduled maintenance. Bungie also plans to improve Heroic Strikes with new challenges, modifiers, free access for all players.
Destiny 2 and Curse of Osiris is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC now.