Because of these changes, Bungie said the game will need a full reinstall when Beyond Light releases in November. The company said it understands this might be painful to read for those with slower or metered internet connections and said it’s sorry for that. Bungie is, however, attempting to mitigate that by opening up preloading for Beyond Light on the evening of Nov. 9, Pacific time, in order to give everyone at least 10 hours to download the update before it actually goes live.
“We hope to use these much faster builds to accomplish two things,” the blog post reads. “Help us ship mission-critical fixes faster when game-breaking bugs arise (and) reduce our overall ship pipeline depth, enabling us to work on Destiny releases closer to their ship dates so we can react to fresher information about what’s happening in the live game.”Bungie said an example of this would be with the game’s different seasons. It said that each season update had to be deep in production before the preceding season even launched, which prevented developers from reacting to the learnings of that preceding season. These tech improvements should give the team one to two more weeks of flexibility on a seasonal scale, helping the studio pivot to fixes more quickly in some cases, Bungie said.
Catch up on everything you need to know about the game’s upcoming update by reading our details on the Destiny 2 Beyond Light expansion and then read about the new element stasis coming to the game. After that, read up on everything heading to the Destiny Content Vault when Beyond Light launches.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.