Destiny 2: Bungie Removing Gambit Activity, Scout Rifles Buff Incoming

It’s been a while since Luke Smith teased his State of the Game (Director’s Cut) blog-post coming. Well, just recently, Bungie released the Director’s Cut Part 1 blog-post on their website. It basically revolves around the Annual Pass of Destiny 2: Forsaken (Black Armory, Season of the Drifter and Season of Opulence). Luke Smith teased that Bungie will be removing One of the Gambit Activities from Destiny 2.

Destiny 2 – Bye Bye Gambit (Prime or Classic)

Destiny 2 Gambit

As we all know, Bungie can’t add content to Destiny 2 indefinitely. Eventually, they need to release a brand-new game (Destiny 3, perhaps) or remove some content from Destiny 2 to make space for the upcoming new content. Well, Luke Smith (in his blog-post) did mention that in future, Bungie will be removing one of the Gambit Activities from Destiny 2. It could either be Gambit Classic or Gambit Prime. Here’s what he said:

“In the future, we’re going to have to make a choice: Which Gambit is the Highlander of Gambits. Prime or Classic. This isn’t just about removing stuff from Destiny 2 — but the game cannot grow infinitely forever –it’s about focusing refinements and evolutions to the Gambit ecosystem. We think Gambit is sweet and deserves more ongoing support and we want to ultimately focus that support on whichever mode ends up being the Highlander. There can be only one. “

We understand the point and is not wrong at all. If we take a look at Destiny 2’s current size, it’s 87 GB on PC. And with Shadowkeep, the size is expected to get bumped to 165 GB. So, they do need to cut out some content, otherwise, Destiny 2 would be the only game you’re going to have on your PC or Console (due to the massive storage size).

Scout Rifles Getting Buffed in Shadowkeep

Destiny 2 Gambit

Along with all that, Luke Smith also said that Scout Rifles are finally getting some Love this time (for real). He said:

“There are more changes coming in Shadowkeep (buffs to things like Scout Rifles, nerfs to mechanics that circumvent the ammo economy, refactoring of the way damage stacking rules work) — we’re gonna talk about it in the next episode. “

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep will be hitting PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, on October 1, 2019, and later in November on Google Stadia.