Bungie: Destiny 2 beta has been very helpful for our development team
As you probably know, today, on 21 July, all players of PS4 and Xbox One will be able to download the beta of Destiny 2 who will take a look at the content offered by Bungie until the deadline for July 24. The size of the Destiny 2 beta is 15GB for PS4 and 12.8GB for Xbox One.
Now let’s talk about Destiny 2 beta thanks to the interesting statements released by Bungie on its official website and, according to the report, the development team called the test version extremely helpful for delivering a finished title on the day of its release.
Here are the words of the Producer Jared Berbach:
“The Beta has been amazingly helpful for our development team. The analogy I always give is that the Beta is the plow on the front of the train that blasts all the snow off the tracks to clear our path. We had many updates to the original, but Destiny 2 is a brand new game using brand new technology in order to deliver an awesome experience. This new technology needs a lot of testing. This testing ultimately helps us validate that our new server model is working as we thought it would, and at the quality and scale, we had hoped. It helps us evaluate our new tech advancements, including enhancements you’ll understand more fully when you play the full game. Ultimately, it paves the way for us to have a much smoother launch.”
The lead designer Rob Engeln also gave interesting statements, specifically regarding balancing and, in addition to confirming the usefulness of the beta phase, Engeln spoke of the PvE component:
“The PVE game tuning has changed pretty significantly since the Beta build was deployed. The nature of a Beta of this scale requires that it’s based off a build of the game that is now months old. So, in many cases, your feedback is helping us validate changes that were previously made based on internal feedback and playtesting. For example, we too felt that ammo (especially power ammo) was too scarce in PvE. In addition to retuning the drop rates, we built a system that guarantees power ammo drops for you and your Fireteam from certain enemies, giving power weapons a more reliable and predictable role in your arsenal. Other areas where we’ve made significant tuning changes include grenade effectiveness in PvE, Boss vitality, and weapon damage against non-player combatants.”
Destiny 2 will release on September 6 for PS4 and Xbox One, the PC version will be available from October 24th.