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Bungie is finally trying to help Destiny players find partners

Will it work better than all the LFG sites out there already?

Samit Sarkar (he/him) is Polygon’s deputy managing editor. He has more than 15 years of experience covering video games, movies, television, and technology.

Bungie is redoubling its efforts to bring Destiny players together, linking the game's existing Recruitment forum with its mobile companion app in a way that could actually be useful, the studio announced yesterday.

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Destiny is at its best when played with other people, but many of its popular and high-level activities don't support matchmaking — and that's by design, Bungie has reiterated time and again. In the absence of in-game matchmaking features or any kind of worthwhile service provided by Bungie, a cottage industry of LFG ("looking for group") websites sprang up within weeks of Destiny's launch in September 2014.

"The #Recruitment forum is always there for you to solicit allies, but it's traditionally been a chaotic wall of potential Fireteams," Bungie admitted.

Bungie is working on an update for Destiny's companion app that will enhance the functionality of the Recruitment forum. Players looking for fireteams, or vice versa, will be able to get an at-a-glance look at invitations as well as their activity, availability and platform. The list can be filtered by those options as well. If you can't find anything suitable, you can start your own forum topic right from the app.

"Every user of these features will have a profile linked to an active Guardian in good standing," said Bungie.

The update will bring these features to the Recruitment forum as well as personal clan forums, for players who are in clans. Bungie said it plans to release the update next week.

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