We’ve identified for some time now that some actions in Destiny 2 will lock your loadout to what you went in with.
Bungie by no means truly stated which actions could have this limitation and which gained’t, however at gamescom this week, information got here out that raids – at the very least in laborious mode – could have locked loadouts.
The data originated from a SE7EN.WS article based mostly on an interview with gameplay lead Justin Truman. The article was later corrected, revealing that Truman wasn’t truly speaking about raids.
Seemingly in response, recreation director Luke Smith later confirmed on Twitter that raids is not going to lock your loadout. “We don’t want this; ‘I just got Midnight Coup to drop, let me quit to equip and I’ll rejoin,’” he stated.
Raids in D2 do not have locked loadouts.
We don’t need this;
“I simply acquired Midnight Coup to drop, let me stop to equip and I will rejoin.”
— Luke Smith (@thislukesmith) August 22, 2017
Back to the Justin Truman interview, what the lead truly stated was that Nightfall strikes will lock your loadouts in an effort to make the expertise extra tactical. This is in step with earlier feedback Bungie made about setting a timer for Nightfalls.
“When the activity starts, your loadouts are restricted for the duration of that activity,” defined Truman.
“An example is the Nightfall Strikes, where we wanna make it really about the tactical decision-making of: ‘what do I want to bring in to maximise my ability to play this strike with these modifiers on.’ You have to make those decisions up front, because we then lock your ability to change your loadout for the duration.”
Let’s hope these adjustments gained’t make the Nightfalls – one of many extra accessible methods of getting nice gear – unnecessarily difficult.
Destiny 2 is out September 6 on PS4, and Xbox One. The PC model launches October 24.