Destiny 2 developer Bungie has revealed that it is giving the boot to purchasable randomised loot boxes, otherwise known as Bright Engrams.
Destiny 2 Random Loot Boxes Will No Longer Be Sold
Bright Engrams are cosmetic-based loot boxes that offer up a range of items including emotes, colour schemes, and Sparrows — the latter being Destiny’s ridable vehicles. However, Bungie has now confirmed that they will be no longer sold in-game from Season 10 onwards.
Here’s what the company had to say in a blog post:
For Season 10, we’re doing away with Bright Engrams as purchasable items. We want players to know what something costs before they buy it. Bright Engrams don’t live up to that principle so we will no longer be selling them on the Eververse Store, though they will still appear on the Free Track of the Season Pass.
Elsewhere, game director Luke Smith confirmed that Faction Rallies won’t be making a comeback, despite fans requesting their return.
Lots of folks have been wondering if Faction Rallies will return. We have no plans to bring back Faction Rallies.
The reward gear hasn’t been used that much, our character cast is growing too large, and crucially, they didn’t drive a bunch of engagement with the game. That said, there’s some sweet looks in that gear, and we’re moving the Faction Rally armour to the Legendary engram reward pools in Season 10, alongside a few popular faction weapons.
Destiny 2 came out on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in September 2017, and later arrived on PC and Google Stadia.
Looking ahead, Bungie has revealed that it is hoping to launch a brand new IP before 2025, although we imagine that Destiny 3 will arrive at some point in the near future, too. Read our review of Destiny 2 here.
Bungie is still busy churning out content for Destiny 2, with seasons providing plenty of fresh activities for Guardians to tuck into.