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Technology The next big 'Destiny 2' update involves a revamped mobile app

14:51  01 april  2018
14:51  01 april  2018 Source:   engadget.com

Destiny 2 will get a ‘major expansion’ later this year

  Destiny 2 will get a ‘major expansion’ later this year At least one more major content drop coming after expansion two Publisher Activision confirmed Developer Bungie recently outlined its plans for Destiny 2through fall 2018 in response to player discontent. The developer later went into greater detail on what players can expect to see in Destiny 2 through May, when the game’s second expansion is scheduled to drop. But players hadn’t gotten confirmation about a major expansion beyond Curse of Osiris and the second, unnamed expansion until now.

Bungie only just released Destiny 2 's "Go Fast" update , but it's already set to talk about its next releases -- and this time, the most important The studio is readying updates to both the Companion mobile app and its website that will make them decidedly more useful when you're away from home.

© Provided by Engadget. By Jon Fingas, Engadget. Bungie only just released Destiny 2 's "Go Fast" update , but it's already set to talk about its next releases -- and this time, the most important moves are outside the game itself.

a group of toy people © Provided by Engadget Bungie only just released Destiny 2's "Go Fast" update, but it's already set to talk about its next releases -- and this time, the most important moves are outside the game itself. The studio is readying updates to both the Companion mobile app and its website that will make them decidedly more useful when you're away from home. An April 4th update to Companion for Android and iOS will bring back the 3D models available in the original Destiny era. You can not only see what your Guardian looks like with equipped gear, but explore your weapons, vehicles and ghosts. It's helpful for bragging rights with your friends, of course, but it also gives you a better reason to dig through your equipment when you aren't playing.

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The studio is readying updates to both the Companion mobile app and its website that will make them decidedly more. Bungie only just released Destiny 2 ‘s “Go Fast” update , but it’s already set to talk about its next releases — and this time, the most important moves are outside the game itself.

Bungie only just released Destiny 2 's "Go Fast" update , but it's already set to talk about its next releases -- and this time, the most important moves. The studio is readying updates to both the Companion mobile app and its website that will make them decidedly more useful when you’re away

Further improvements will also make life much easier if you prefer to fight in fireteams. Betas for iOS and the web (Android is in the pipeline) will let you create fireteams in your clan, and make them private if you prefer. You can send PSN and Xbox Live fireteam invitations from inside the app, and even set phone-native calendar reminders to make sure everyone is on time for that giant raid. Other mobile update also show all available vendors, what they're selling and their potential rewards.

No, Bungie hasn't forgotten about Destiny 2 itself. Its next large patch (1.2.0) is still due in May, and there are now hints of its plans to make exotic weapons more useful. The Sturm and Drang weapon combo, for instance, will be much more powerful. Kill enough with Drang and its Sturm counterpart's excess rounds will deliver 80 percent damage -- you'll be very dangerous if you're regularly swapping between the two guns. As with the "Go Fast" upgrade, the May release is aimed at winning back players convinced that D2 lost some of the original game's thrills.

Oculus' mobile VR now supports paid add-ons for apps .
Downloadable extras are a staple of the gaming world on PCs, phones and consoles, but not in VR. With Oculus' devices, you've either had to buy another app or hope the creator would be kind enough to throw in thew new content for free. Not anymore: Oculus has introduced beta support for paid DLC in the mobile store serving both its stand-alone Go headset and Samsung's Gear VR. If a game developer wants to expand the story, for example, they can ask you to pay a small amount instead of charging for a wholly separate app.

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