This week, Bungie launched the Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack for Destiny 2. It’s a celebratory pack of content that adds some new gameplay elements to Destiny 2 as well as a host of new gear to collect and earn. I jumped into it because I’ve been a Destiny player since the Alpha days of Destiny 1. However, I’ve fallen off the bandwagon as of late. I expected this DLC to reinvigorate me, but it’s just reminded me of why I moved on from Destiny 2 in the first place. It’s packed with too much content, and feels like it’s forcing you to get it all as fast as possible because otherwise it might disappear.
I love Destiny 2, don’t get me wrong, but I’m just a bit sick of it. I think that’s fine, because this game has a huge fan base and those people are happy with it. I don’t want it to change for me, I just don’t enjoy what the game has morphed into. Suddenly you have to play every week or you miss out on something vital. That’s not why I play games. I play them to escape, and I like taking breaks. I can jump in and out of other multiplayer games without feeling as though I’m missing out, and I hate that feeling in Destiny 2.
This 30th Anniversary Pack has loads going on that’s fun. It’s got some great callbacks to Destiny 1, and those are the things I love. However, it’s not a good DLC in terms of what Destiny 2 has had in the past. In fact, I think it’s pretty dreadful. Most of the DLC that Destiny 2 got in the early days had a story and added somethign meaningful. All this pack adds is a bit of a joke in terms of story, and there’s just laods of stuff that feels like the developers want to be funny, but they don’t have the right sense of humour. At least for me. I’m trulyimpressed with what Bungie has done over the years, and I love that they made this pack to help players celebrate, I am well and truly done with the game though, and I think that’s okay.