Future 2’s PvP neighborhood has been up in arms for months. Between rampant dishonest within the pinnacle Trials of Osiris recreation mode and their frustration at a scarcity of latest maps, gamers centered on the Crucible have felt ignored for fairly a while. However forward of Bungie’s Future 2 showcase on Aug. 24 — which can showcase season 15 and subsequent yr’s Witch Queen growth — assistant recreation director Joe Blackburn took to Twitter to announce some deliberate PvP enhancements.
First, Blackburn revealed that Trials of Osiris is getting a revamp in season 15, which begins later this month. He didn’t go into element on what this revamp will enhance, however promised gamers will get extra data within the showcase on Aug. 24. Blackburn doesn’t point out anti-cheat wherever in his thread, so it’s unclear if the dishonest difficulty will play into the corporate’s upcoming announcement.
Based on Blackburn, Bungie spent the previous yr working to construct its group for the expressed objective of making extra Future, and PvP gamers ought to begin to see the fruit of their labor in 2022. Ideally for Blackburn, PvP gamers ought to be capable of predict when the following new map or mode will come into the sport, slightly than counting the times for the reason that final new addition. Subsequent yr will characteristic new and returning maps and modes to assist breathe life again into the Crucible.
After we upgraded our engine with Past Gentle it means we needed to hand port all of our Future 2 maps and modes. So, whereas it could appear from the surface like we’re simply pushing a button there’s a big elevate from the group to get extra of this content material again in rotation.
— Joe Blackburn (@joegoroth) August 4, 2021
In an effort to get new-ish toys into gamers’ fingers shortly, Bungie will unvault two Crucible maps in season 16. These shall be maps that went away final yr in Future 2: Past Gentle, when Bungie shifted the sport’s engine. Due to that technical enchancment, getting them again into the sport takes extra work than gamers may anticipate.
The next season, season 17, will characteristic Future 2’s first new map in years. Blackburn hinted that it’ll happen in one in all Future’s new places, which suggests both Europa from Past Gentle or no matter the brand new location is for Witch Queen — seemingly Previous Chicago. Season 18 will characteristic a reprised map from the unique Future, however one which’s by no means made the leap to Future 2. These varieties additions will hopefully proceed via Future 2’s life.
Along with maps, the Crucible group is trying into Rift — the unique Future’s beloved Seize the Flag-type mode. Due to the brand new tempo of Future 2, it’s unclear if Rift will really translate one-to-one from the unique recreation, so Blackburn isn’t capable of assure its return to the sequence. The Future 2 Crucible group can also be engaged on different new modes exterior of Rift, however Blackburn wouldn’t provide any particulars but.
Blackburn adopted up his assortment of PvP tweets with a quick tweet about Gambit. The group will begin engaged on new maps quickly, however the present focus is on play-testing some bigger adjustments forward of season 16.
Most of those adjustments are fairly far out, and gamers might want to wait months — seemingly till the Witch Queen growth subsequent yr — to see any completely different maps within the Crucible rotation. However PvP gamers appear happy that Bungie is even acknowledging their existence. With the showcase coming later this month and a revamp for Trials of Osiris within the subsequent season, all completely different sorts of Future 2 gamers ought to have some hope for the longer term.