GameGorgon: The Destiny 2 XP Scaling Story
Destiny 2 was either caught in a huge scandal regarding XP scaling, or, some guy found a pretty huge bug. Either way, EnergiserX deserves a pat on the back for his work in making XP gains in Destiny 2 more transparent and understandable. Do you guy think this was innocent, or is this all a huge cover up?! Let us know in the comments below!
- Redditor EnergiserX went out on a mission to record XP
- Energiser saw that the max of 80,000 XP worked out to 360 pixels which, meaning each pixel is around 222.8 XP
- Recorded 3 different styles of game play and noticed the drastic XP difference between them
- TLDR; If you earn XP slow, the ingame display is correct. If you play normally, the game drops some XP (~ 50%). If you power-grind XP the game will drop most of your XP (in testing, I managed to lose ~95% of the XP during an ‘enemies moving against each other’ event)
- Destiny came out and posted this
- “We’ve seen community discussion around XP gain in Destiny. After reviewing our data, we agree that the system is not performing the way we’d like it to. Today, we’d like to describe what’s going on under the hood, and talk about what you can expect going forward when it comes to earning XP in Destiny 2. Currently, XP will scale up when playing longer or fixed duration activities like Crucible competitive multiplayer matches and the Leviathan Raid, and XP will scale down when playing activities that can be quickly, repeatedly chained, like grinding Public Events. We are not happy with the results, and we’ve heard the same from the community. Effective immediately, we are deactivating this system. As a result, players will see XP earn rates change for all activities across the board, but with all values being displayed consistently in the user interface. Over the course of the next week, we will be watching and reviewing XP game data to ensure that these changes meet our expectations, as well as yours. Any additional updates to this system will be communicated to you via our official channels.“
- Luke Smith, game director at Bungie, also posted on twitter that they will be doing a live stream talking about the December updates and community feedback
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