Bungie has confirmed that it’s changing the way Destiny 2 dishes out experience points. There was outrage in the community recently after many had come to the conclusion that the Destiny 2 XP system was rigged. Many players had been raising questions about it over the past days and Bungie has finally confirmed that it’s going to address their concerns by changing the XP system.
Experience points or XP are what players need to level up after they start a new character in Destiny 2. Their level improves as they get more XP and that unlocks new abilities.
Once the soft level cap of 20 was hit, players still got XP but it didn’t level them up. The points filled the experience bar and gave them a Bright Engram, that’s what loot boxes are called in Destiny 2.
These loot boxes have different items like ships, ornaments, emotes, and more. Players can also purchase Bright Engrams by spending real money in the Eververse microtransaction store.
Many players noticed during Destiny 2’s first Clarion Call event that the longer they played, the slower they were progressing. Even if they earned 5,000 XP for the same activities over and over again, the bar would fill up slower each consecutive time.
Reddit user EnergiserX posted a detailed analysis which revealed that Destiny 2 was throttling XP progress invisibly even while it told players that they were earning XP as usual.
Bungie essentially agreed in its blogpost that the findings are correct. “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,” it explained.
Bungie has said that it has immediately deactivated this system and will communicate any additional updates to the system in the future.