Destiny 2: Still a Hot Ticket, Despite the Drama
Hey, you! Yeah, you, the one who’s neck-deep in the Destiny 2 drama. Let’s take a step back and chill for a moment, alright? Sure, the game’s got issues – repetitive seasons, PvP getting the cold shoulder, those pesky microtransactions, and dungeon keys that won’t drop. We hear ya. Everyone’s a bit cheesed off right now. But let’s see the bigger picture, shall we?
So, Destiny 2 has been around for a good six years now – practically ancient in the gaming world. And yet, it’s still pulling in solid numbers, even in these so-called “down” times.
Remember when Lightfall launched back in February 2023 and despite all the flak, it shattered the all-time Steam record with a whopping 316,000 players during launch week? And then the following month, March 2023, it brought in the highest average players since Destiny 2 first landed on Steam in October 2019. Those were some chaotic times, huh?
Numbers Don’t Lie: D2 Still Packs a Punch
Fast forward to the last 30 days in Destiny 2 drama, smack in the middle of this Destiny season. We’re clocking an average player count of 56,000 on Steam with peaks hitting 87,000. Not exactly earth-shattering, but we’re far from hitting rock bottom.
Now, there’s a chance we could see a dip by the end of this season, but let’s be real – that’s normal for a game that’s been around as long as Destiny 2. Plus, let’s not forget it just set all-time records a couple of months back with Lightfall’s launch, Destiny 2’s fifth expansion.
We don’t have the exact numbers for console players, but it’s a good bet the trends are similar. Despite the community grumbles (and yeah, some are legit), we’re not seeing a mass exodus of players. If numbers drop by the end of this season, I’d say we can thank Diablo 4 for much of that. With its first season launching in two weeks, it’s another “looter” game that Destiny 2 hasn’t had to compete with before. Sure, you can argue they’re different leagues, but my Twitch feed full of Destiny streamers now playing Diablo 4 says otherwise.
Destiny 2 Drama Matters?
So, why does all this number-crunching matter? Because it shows that Destiny 2, despite its flaws, is still a big player in the gaming world. While Bungie does listen to feedback and works on fixing issues, the numbers don’t paint a doomsday scenario. Destiny 2 is way bigger than its subreddit rants or Twitter hot takes suggest.
Sure, there’s work to be done and we’re all hoping Bungie steps up its game instead of losing more of its crew to Marathon. But for now, things aren’t as bleak as they seem for Destiny 2. So let’s keep our heads up, Guardians!
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