This Week at Bungie – 2/24/2022 > News
This week at Bungie, we’re taking a deep breath and are feeling very grateful to our neighborhood.
The Witch Queen is now out and Guardians all all over the world are charging into the following chapter of the Future universe. For essentially the most half, queues have been comparatively short-lived, bugs have been restricted (knock on wooden), and good occasions may very well be seen from a mile away as we watched reactions from these in the neighborhood dive in feet-first into Savathûn’s Throne World for the very first time. From the thrill over the Legendary Mode marketing campaign to exploring the unimaginable potential of making one’s personal perfected arsenal, there may be extra to the start of this subsequent step into the Future-verse than many have been anticipating. And that’s not even diving into the post-campaign goodness like much more quests after you’re completed crushing Hive Ghosts along with your naked arms (a second of silence, please).
To say that the group is proud could be a large understatement, nevertheless it wouldn’t imply something with out you. Due to that, we simply wished to say an enormous ‘ol “thanks” to each single Future 2 participant on the market. Whether or not you’re an outdated vet like us or a Blueberry simply diving in to see why everyone seems to be screaming, “ah, worm!” you’re what makes this recreation what it’s at this time, and also you push us to maintain difficult what it means to be a Guardian. Right here’s to you, and we will’t wait to see what you all consider what’s subsequent. You suppose you understand, however you don’t have any concept.
I’m not crying, it’s simply raining particularly on my face. Shifting on…
Only a Style
With out giving freely an excessive amount of, there’s a lot to do in The Witch Queen and in Season of the Risen: Weapon crafting and shaping that artillery, new Unique quests on prime of a brand-new marketing campaign full of horrors, challenges, and journey round each bend and twists that may make your coronary heart damage. Yeah, you’re going to be busy.
From the newly cemented-yet-unsteady alliance with Caiatl and her Cabal towards the Lucent Brood to the brand new three-player PsiOps Battlegrounds actions, the Season of Relaxation (get it, as a result of Season of the Misplaced lasted six months; we bought jokes) is within the rearview mirror and it’s time to don these Lion Rampants and do some harm. Oh, and did we point out that the brand new Void 3.0 adjustments are dwell and free for all gamers? As a result of they’re and to not sound biased or something, however the revamped subclass is fairly darn nifty. With all of this new energy at your fingertips, it’s clear we have got some work to do, Guardians. Give them every a spin as you leap into the PsiOps Battlegrounds for the primary time, and don’t neglect to set free your most epic battle cry when doing so.
Be a ‘Gentle’ in Actual Life by Doing Some Good
Why simply be a Gentle in-game when there may be a lot good to be completed in the actual world? Our annual Game2Give charity occasion is again once more, and now we have fairly just a few surprises up our proverbial sleeves by way of prizes that we’ll have in retailer. And now we have an enormous wheel to get our interior Starhorse on, however extra on that in a bit. For the lowdown on the newest charity initiative with the Bungie Basis, the group has supplied the next particulars beneath.
Our hearts are with our associates and households which might be affected by the devastating occasions in Ukraine. To assist, we shall be donating 100% of the proceeds of the primary 48 hours of our Game2Give drive to humanitarian help efforts in response to the continued battle.
For any Guardians in search of methods to assist, you may donate on to the next organizations:
Here’s what you may anticipate for the week forward:
Game2Give, half two, is upon us! Between February 24 and March 2, your assist will propel the Bungie Basis’s charitable work throughout our three pillars: kids’s well being and wellbeing, humanitarian help, and inclusion, variety, and fairness efforts. We’re so humbled by the generosity of the Bungie neighborhood to this point, which has raised $1.6 million. Assist us attain our aim of $2 million, which is able to crush our earlier marketing campaign document.For those who haven’t but had the possibility, we invite you to enroll to host your individual Future 2 fundraising stream between February 24 and March 1. Or you may observe our packed lineup of featured streams enjoying all through the week. Now we have some superior prizes for you all at numerous fundraising milestones, together with the coveted Metagalactic Bloom emblem for many who elevate $2,500 or extra. Test them out!
Altrux Pura Mk1 Unique Ship**
$35+ USD: Hello-5 Coronary heart Unique Multiplayer Emote**
$20+ USD: Arc Propellant Emblem
$10+ USD: Gentle Keeper Emblem
*All in-game digital incentives shall be redeemable through donors’ Bungie.internet ID and can seem in Future 2’s Collections instantly following redemption.
We’ll be wrapping up the occasion on March 2 with our personal stream, and also you don’t wish to miss it! From 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. PT, you’ll have an opportunity to not solely see some enjoyable thirtieth anniversary gameplay from a number of the Future 2 devs, but in addition have an opportunity to win some unimaginable donor incentives, that may solely be accessible on our stream, awarded through our six-foot-tall prize wheel, that may solely be accessible on our stream. Tune into the present on Bungie’s Twitch channel for all of the motion.
- $10 – Gentle Keepers emblem.
- $20 – Arc Propellant emblem.
- $35 – Hello-5 Coronary heart Unique emote.
- $50 – Altrus Pura Mk1 Unique ship.
- $100 – Choose a participant to inverse controls for a match.
- $200 – Spin the Prize Wheel!
- $500 – Dramatic lore studying.
- $1000 – Named shout out in a future TWAB.
- $5000 – First gamers from the neighborhood to tour Bungie’s new studio when it’s completed… ultimately. Studio tour for a three-player fireteam (Restricted to first 5 donors, journey/lodging not included).
- 5K – Launch 4k TWAB header early.
- 10K – Voice actor lore studying from Brandon (Crow).
- 20K – Voice actor lore studying from Morla (Eris).
- 30K – 30 gamers in chat get a thirtieth Anniversary pack.
- 40K – 40 gamers in chat get TWQ Digital Deluxe Version.
- 50K – Reveal “The place TWAB?” T-Shirt.
And you should definitely observe us on our social channels for all the newest data all through the marketing campaign, discovered beneath:
Thanks all for being the Gentle Keepers our world wants!
The Bungie Basis
Participant Assist Report
Whereas many have been heads down on The Witch Queen, our Participant Assist Group has been working exhausting behind the scenes to make the expertise as fluid as doable. As with every huge launch of a web based recreation, there have been just a few hiccups alongside the best way. Here’s a breakdown of identified points that arose with the launch of the newest Future 2 enlargement.
That is their report.
PC PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION APPS
We’re investigating experiences the place some PC efficiency optimization apps for graphics playing cards and fan pace management are inflicting Future 2 to crash. Gamers encountering points are inspired to totally exit out of those functions earlier than launching the sport.
PLAYSTATION 4 BOAR ERROR
PLAYSTATION 4 CRASHES
OSTEO STRIGA AND PREORDER ITEMS
Gamers who bought The Witch Queen Digital Deluxe Version can purchase the Osteo Striga Unique SMG after the completion of The Witch Queen marketing campaign.
Preorder particular rewards may be acquired from Rahool within the Tower upon login.
In mission three, The Ghosts, of The Witch Queen marketing campaign, there may be an occasion main as much as the boss the place gamers will encounter darkish, enclosed areas. With swarms of enemies pairing with the short flashes of fight, this will pose a particular danger for these with photosensitivity, or those who dwell in a family with somebody that does. The group is conscious of this and is at the moment investigating what the following steps is perhaps.
Within the meantime, listed below are some suggestions which will assist these with photosensitivity points:
- Sit at the very least two toes away from the display, when doable.
- Attempt to maintain your gaming space well-lit to scale back the influence of flashing lights as the only real focus.
- Dim your display’s brightness.
- Put money into a monitor/TV display that provides an Eye-Saver Mode. It will eradicate blue gentle, which has helped folks with crimson and white flashing.
- Some displays supply glare guards and flicker-free settings.
- Blue gentle filtering glasses are additionally beneath assessment to assist and are one thing a number of members of our group use when diving in themselves.
- Strive to not play a recreation if you happen to’re in a state of utmost exhaustion.
- Remember to take breaks, typically.
- Take note of how you are feeling.
- For those who begin to really feel “off,” do not ignore that. Determine what triggered that change in feeling and take a second to step away.
- In excessive cases, you may also alternate masking one eye over the opposite and switching off periodically. That is particularly useful for focal epileptics.
- Strive to not play something if you find yourself dwelling alone, if doable.
- For those who dwell alone, have a plan in place with an in depth pal or neighbor must you need assistance.
- Mess around with in-game settings.
- For those who do have points with photosensitivity, speak to a medical skilled about what you are able to do to scale back cases.
- Disable motion-blur, if relevant.
- The Clast of its Personal decoration for Vex Mythoclast has a placeholder icon when seen in Collections.
- Colours seem duller or inverted when HDR is enabled.
- The Evening’s Chill shader is displaying incorrect textures when utilized to gear.
- The Overload Auto Rifle and SMG Artifact mods don’t disrupt the well being regeneration of Overload Champions after a stun.
- Hunters can’t cancel out of a Glaive melee combo through the use of their class means.
- Glaive melee kills don’t depend towards kill tracker progress and sure melee-triggered perks.
- Sure Ghost monitoring mods don’t show vacation spot materials or chest areas when within the Throne World.
- The Constellation Tracer ship, Successful Streak Sparrow, and the Vibrant Cycle shell don’t correctly show lights when sure shaders are utilized.
- Some gamers are unable to equip the MMXXI title.
- We’re investigating poor efficiency in sure UI screens.
- Gamers are unable to dismantle the Meditation quests even when all accessible Void Points have already been obtained.
- Marketing campaign mission progress might not correctly improve for all fireteam members.
- The Abyss Walker Eververse Hunter bundle preview picture shows the wrong cape.
- The proper cape may be seen by inspecting the bundle within the Eververse Retailer.
- The brand new merchandise sheen on some items of substances persists after inspection.
- Season 15 Pathfinder armor units aren’t accessible to equip as ornaments if beforehand unlocked through Armor Synthesis.
Who Is That?
Sam: Pleased TWABsday, Guardians! Eeeeek! We’re just a few days put up The Witch Queen launch and the artwork and flicks pouring in over the previous week alone have been so unimaginable. Thanks all for being right here;, we’re so excited for the longer term and we can’t wait to see what you create subsequent.
Film of the Week: Who’s that?
Film of the Week: Lance Reddick
However Is It Artwork?
Hippy: Hello, and wow. What per week, am I proper? Using that top of a brand new launch and digging deep into the lore just like the mad lad I fake to be in my head, it was a lot more durable than ordinary to select just some artwork items to showcase. We’re going to wish you guys to cease being so proficient, OK? Thanks. (Simply kidding, please don’t cease, we like it!) The primary showcase is one thing somewhat totally different. This time it’s an unofficial comedian drawn by one Guardian that brings the story of penguins and Gentle to life in a sweet-yet-heart-wrenching approach. Seize some unhappy tissues, as a result of that is nice. The second piece of artwork is a haunting tribute to the story of two queens and possibly it’s simply me, however I bought chills. Plus, it’s Moth Mother. Now we have to pay our respects.
Artwork of the Week: Your pal, Micah.
Artwork of the Week: The Witch Queen
Guardians Don’t Want Sleep (However We Do)
To say this week has been superb wouldn’t be doing it justice, however we’re simply getting began. Outdated enemies shall be conquered, new threats will reveal themselves, and we’ll all be working round with our stabby stabby homicide sticks (ahem, we imply Glaives) prepared for all of it.
Area Horse additionally says hello (nicely, neigh) as a result of he’s watching all of the insanity unfold from the security of Dares of Eternity. Weirdo.
Thanks once more from the underside of our hearts. Till subsequent week, go on the market and crush some Hive for us.
“I ought to go,”