Destiny 2 saw its full release in 2017 and instantly became a major hit for Bungie. While Destiny was good, Destiny 2 was what turned the fortunes around for Bungie. However, now that the game is more than half a decade old, there’s just one too many questions that both new and old players want answers to. The first one is of course, about Destiny 3, but that’s a topic for another time. The second one, however, pertains to Destiny 2’s health, as in how well the game is faring in terms of player numbers and all.
Over time, every single multiplayer title goes through major changes. Some receive positive feedback from the community, while others can even lead to a massive player exodus. Destiny 2 too has gone through such changes and has somehow managed to not only survive but thrive too. But with a new year come new worries. And once again, we will be shining a light on this recurring question: Is Destiny 2 dead now?
Is Destiny 2 Dead now (2024)
No, Destiny 2 is indeed well and alive and will be in the upcoming year. Although the community is fairly disappointed with the way Bungie has been running the game for a while, players’ numbers are still healthy. In fact, if you just take a look at the game’s Steam version, you will find that average player numbers have always stayed above 30k at any given time. And like we stated earlier, this is just for the Steam version only. The console numbers, while not public, must be close to it too.
However, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine over at Bungie. The recent Lightfall expansion, which was released back in February 2023, was met with mixed reviews from both critics and fans of the game. Much of the criticism was hurled at the story, which the players felt was very uninspired and weak. The only saving grace in Lightfall was the Strand. Following the release of the Witch Queen expansion, players had hoped that the next one would be just like that. But instead, what they got was utter disappointment. And now, with The Final Shape getting delayed, the player sentiment around the game is not really good at all.
Then there’s also the Sony acquisition. Now that Bungie is under the Sony Interactive Entertainment umbrella, players are hoping that they will see some changes at the company, especially related to Destiny 2, since it’s what essentially generates almost all the revenue for them.
Once The Final Shape releases, we can’t really say what’s going to happen with Destiny 2. Lightfall was so bad that player engagement dropped massively, and even revenue goals were missed by a whopping 45%. If The Final Shape turns out like that, then who knows what Bungie or Sony will do? Moreover, Bungie happens to be a major player in Sony’s live-service push. The upcoming extraction shooter, Marathon, was announced in May 2023 and is expected to arrive sometime in 2025. And the studio is also working on a new IP called Matter. All this to say that the upcoming expansion for Destiny 2 needs to be really good; otherwise, developmental priorities might just shift to something else. A new IP, or even Destiny 3. Who knows!! But for now, Destiny 2 is nowhere near the point of imminent doom.
And that’s all we have on this topic. Additionally, if you want to know how to get the Kingslayer title in the game, check out this guide. To get more guides and information on Destiny 2, keep following DigiStatement. Also, read: Destiny 2 Lightfall Texture Not Loading Issue: How to fix it