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Destiny 2 will hit start hitting the reset button more often

Some activities will be refreshed more frequently this fall

Cayde-6 with guardian - Destiny 2 Forsaken Bungie/Activision
Ryan Gilliam (he/him) has worked at Polygon for nearly seven years. He primarily spends his time writing guides for massively popular games like Diablo 4 & Destiny 2.

Destiny 2 has been a checklist since it was released last year. Each week, players would open their milestones tab and complete a list of activities before logging off for the week. With Destiny 2: Forsaken, Bungie aims to change that up a bit and return to the more replayable ways of Destiny. One way this is changing is with a new, twice-weekly reset for some activities.

In Game Informer’s August cover story for Destiny 2: Forsaken, game directors Steve Cotton and Scott Taylor spoke a bit about returning to the hobby of Destiny. In an ideal world, players shouldn’t be able to run out of things to do in-game so easily and log off until the next reset.

To fix this, the team has overhauled the game’s Director, the in-game map and destination selector. The Director will now be a little more vague and have a much smaller focus on the Milestones each week. Instead, planets will blink when interesting events are occurring and there will be more daily content for players to tackle. One example the developers gave Game Informer was the return of the daily heroic missions.

But for players who never want to stop playing Destiny 2, the game will now offer more frequent resets. Starting with the launch of Forsaken, the game’s Crucible, Vanguard — meaning strikes and the Nightfall — Gambit, and the Flashpoint location will reset every four days instead of every seven. The raid and presumably other features — like Tess’ Eververse offerings — will remain on the Tuesday reset.

This means hardcore players will have more reasons to play more often, and casual players will see frequent variety in their activities. And no matter how the cycle falls, those with dedicated raid nights will be able to come back to the game and get new loot on a schedule each week.

While we’re still waiting on some details regarding Forsaken, the new Collections feature and the updated Director look to be returning the game to the collect-athon that Destiny was — a welcome change for many Destiny 2 players.

Destiny 2: Forsaken will be released for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One on Sept. 4.