Destiny 2 will get skill-based matched making in Season 18, new raid launches in August

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Destiny 2 has been entertaining its gamers for almost 5 full years now, and massive adjustments are coming with Season 18. Now’s the time for skilled-based matchmaking in accordance with Bungie, and one other legacy raid is popping out of the vault.

The newest This Week At Bungie weblog submit breaks all of it down. “Loose skill-based matchmaking” will likely be added to the Control playlist when Season 18 kicks off, laying the groundwork for extra in Season 19. Generally talking, skill-based matchmaking is used to place collectively gamers of comparable ability ranges, measured by their in-game efficiency quite than an total rating — you’ll be able to spend quite a lot of time and attain a excessive stage with out really getting any higher at a game, in any case. “We’re striving towards a goal that all players can enter the Crucible and regularly get matches where they can feel competitive and have a reasonable chance of winning/competing,” Bungie explains. The studio doesn’t plan on bringing this sort of matchmaking to each Crucible playlist, however Survival is called as one other one that may implement the system.

The weblog submit additionally teases the following Destiny 2 raid, with an enormous redaction over the precise title — Bungie does need it to be a shock. That stated, we’ll know what the raid is a number of days earlier than it goes reside. It will likely be revealed on August 23 and playable three days afterward August 26. This isn’t a very new raid, however a remixed model of a earlier one, in the identical vein because the Vault of Glass return earlier this yr. Similarly, one other World First Race will kick off when the raid goes reside. Contest Mode will likely be enabled for twenty-four hours when the raid first launches, requiring a 1560 Power stage to take part.

August 23 may already be marked in your calendar. That’s as a result of it’s the day of the Destiny 2 Showcase 2022. The occasion will air on Twitch and YouTube and can contains numerous bulletins. Expect a have a look at Destiny 2’s subsequent growth, Lightfall.