Bungie has held its hands up admitting it made mistakes with Destiny 2’s Curse of Osiris DLC, specifically regarding locking base game activities behind the paid expansion.
Players were understandably miffed when Curse of Osiris launched, as they quickly found it was not possible to access the Prestige Raid or Nightfall activities. As such, it was impossible to nab all the base game’s Trophies without forking out for the DLC.
Writing on its blog however, Bungie has explained why it made those decisions and how it intends to fix them now it realises it wasn’t perhaps the best course of action.
New Destiny 2 update to address DLC controversy
“In Destiny 1, as your character grew more powerful throughout each expansion, some of our best content, like Vault of Glass, was left behind and lost its relevance for players,” Bungie wrote.
“We wanted a better solution for Destiny 2, where all of our Endgame activities could stay relevant as each Expansion causes your Guardian to grow more and more powerful.”
“We’ve heard from the community that both of these plans aren’t working,” the studio added. “The Prestige Raid was a novel experience that players value, even if they don’t own Curse of Osiris, and it was a mistake to move that experience out of reach.
“Throughout the lifetime of the Destiny Franchise, Trials has always required that players owned the latest Expansion. However, for Destiny 2, Trials of The Nine launched as part of the main game, so it’s not right for us to remove access to it.
“To make matters worse, our team overlooked the fact that both of these mistakes disabled Trophies and Achievements for Destiny 2. This was an unacceptable lapse on our part, and we can understand the frustration it has created.”
The latest Destiny 2 update will target all of the above issues, while the Prestige Raid will have its recommended Power Level reduced to 300. In other words, you won’t need to pick up Curse of Osiris to play it.
The Prestige Nightfall however will remain locked behind the new expansion, with its associated Trophy/Achievement now unlocked via the Prestige Raid.
Finally, the Nightfall, Trials, and Iron Banner will be available to all Destiny 2 owners, though this won’t be the case when they’re hosted on a DLC-specific map.
Read our Destiny 2 review to find out why we gave it a meaty 9/10.