Thu. May 19th, 2022

Abandoned is not the first and probably not the last Fate 2 extension being deleted. But judging by tomorrow’s reactions, fans are not ready to let Cayde-6’s farewell go so easily.

The move was announced overnight in Australian time, with Bungie confirming that Tangled Shore and Abandoned expansion would be vaulted when The Witch Queen coming out next February. We do not want to say goodbye to all of Tangled Shore’s characters or content, which is good because it would have completely meant losing one your things that do not occur elsewhere. The Warden of Nothing strike will still remain, as will The Dreaming City, Scorn, Proving Grounds strike and Battlegrounds activities.

It’s important that Spider’s material exchange ability – where you can swap legendary shards for various space flowers and items you need to buy ascending shards or exotic from the vault – is transferred to Master Rahool in the tower.

So what exactly is cut? Well, the story part where Cayde-6 dies. (But hey, at least we still get Exodus Crash, one of Destiny’s worst strikes.)

The weird thing about the process is how Bungie has chosen to divide it all into different pieces, rather than just cutting them all. Abandoned content completely. For example, one of the best handguns in the game comes from Abandoned: Ace of spades.

So it’s interesting to see it as part of this Abandoned cull, there’s also a new bit of DLC coming from December 7th, when Abandoned content will be free to play. If you have already bought Abandoned, you will automatically receive the package and all its exotic substances.

From December 7, the Forsaken Pack will be available for purchase and will include access to the Last Wish raid and the Shattered Throne dungeon as well as access to all Forsaken Exotics. The Forsaken Pack also includes three Forsaken Ciphers that can be used to instantly unlock your choice of Forsaken Exotics (not including raid and dungeon Exotics) via the exotic kiosk in the tower. Everyone who has previously purchased Forsaken automatically owns the new Forsaken Pack and receives the three Forsaken Ciphers directly in their inventory. If you already have each Forsaken Exotic weapon, these ciphers will be converted to Ascendant Shards.

This part will really only affect those who have come in Fate 2 from Xbox Game Pass, where there is a higher offer of new Fate 2 players who have not stuck to the game for 15 seasons. And yet still for all the players who go on that journey – Abandoned‘s story is still one of the best beats Fate have. It was confident it revitalized the game after a rocky launch. It was huge – no other expansion has been as massive as Abandoned ever since, and probably will be, because Bungie is now independent and does not have the same access to support studies as it once did.

But most importantly for many with Abandoned: The players paid good money for it.

Some players have accepted the change – if not necessarily welcome – because vaulting right now is part of the fabric of how Fate 2 working. (However, not everyone buys that argument, especially with games like Warframe which are constantly adding extensions.) But in return, there have been calls for Bungie to revise how Fate 2 presents its history, especially to new players.

Is automatically dropped into Cosmodrome at startup Enjoy lightfor example or running 15 lost sectors in Shadow hold is not much of a story introduction.

Alternatively, some have suggested what most people think: if the technical debt in Fate 2 is so large that sunset paid content is the only viable option developers have, maybe there should be a Fate 3 it is better built from the ground up to support the current live service model.

Considering we’m already in the 15th season of Fate 2, and it’s been four years since the MMO shooter was launched, the next generation’s only successor in 2023 or 2024 makes a lot of sense.

Alternatively: given it COD fans are more than happy with War zone and new releases of a total of 200 GB or more – and then there is Flight Simulator and it’s a huge footprint on PC or console as more world updates, aircraft and livieries are added – maybe fatter updates aren’t that bad.

“I’d rather have a 300GB game with lots of content and stuff to do, rather than have a 100GB game with content that I paid to know will disappear within the next few years,” I thought. a user on Fate sub-reddit.

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