Published: Tue, November 28, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Cory Rios

Destiny 2 gets a free trial starting tomorrow

Destiny 2 gets a free trial starting tomorrow

Discovering that a hidden cooldown system was consuming up to 95% of any XP gained in a short time, fans weren't exactly happy with the hard work of a grind being rewarded with a hefty tax on their progress.

Look, I understand the intent of the system: Keep the game balanced and avoid players abusing any stages (ala Destiny 1's Warmind level which could power-level a character easily thanks to hordes of Thralls) for quick experience gains.

For anyone interested in checking out the Destiny 2 free trial, simply download it on your PS4 or Xbox One's online store, or on PC through Blizzard's online service If only it was that easy. So every 5000 XP they would gain a chunk and then started to notice this chunk was getting smaller....and smaller....and smaller. Caught with its hand in the Pop-Tarts jar, Bungie didn't exactly fess up, but rather said that the system was "not performing the way we'd like it to", and that it had therefore made a decision to switch it off. Bungie has "seen community discussion" surrounding this system and after reviewing its data, the developer will be switching this system off.

For example, the amount of experience points would scale up when playing Crucible competitive matches or the Leviathan Raid, which it said were "longer or fixed duration activities".

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Trial players will also be able to join Clans, earn Clan XP, and complete available activities as part of a fireteam. Today, we'd like to describe what's going on under the hood, and talk about what you can expect going forward when it comes to earning XP in Destiny 2. Over the course of the next week, we will be watching and reviewing XP game data to ensure that these changes meet our expectations, as well as yours.

Perfect. This is one thing I have to give Bungie kudos for. There have been a few updates since the game's launch, and there are more to come.

For a second time in as many days, Destiny's community felt wrong-footed.

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