Destiny 2 XP earn rate will be recalibrated to level up faster

Bungie has detailed the changes it is making to Destiny 2 following the "tough criticism" it faced in recent weeks. At the heart of the controversy was how Destiny 2 handled experience points, specifically the fact that players were rewarded with less the longer they played certain elements of the game, plus the increase in points needed to level up. Updates will be arriving on both December 5 and December 12.

First things first, Bungie has detailed its current state of XP changes, saying that since disabling the experience point scaling system, it needs to rebalance the points in the game. Work on doing that is currently underway; the company promises to keep gamers updated on its progress. As well, its website API will soon reflect those changes.

"In a future update," says Bungie, "we intend to link these internal and display-only values together for greater consistency, and to ensure that when changes are made they are accurately reflected everywhere we report them."

As mentioned above, the scaling issue was only part of the Destiny 2 XP controversy. Also fueling player ire was an increase of the amount of experience points needed to level up. Whereas before it took around 80,000 XP, Bungie quietly changed things so that it would take 160,000 XP instead. The company eventually acknowledged that rate in a tweet following an extensive analysis shared on Reddit.

In its most recent statement, Bungie said: "We already see that the newly adjusted 160K XP per level value means that leveling is too slow for some activities, and we have begun the process of collecting data and recalibrating XP earn rates to improve them as quickly as possible."

SOURCE: Bungie