Some of the endgame content in Destiny 2 is unplayable without Curse of Osiris

Destiny 2’s first DLC, Curse of Osiris dropped this week, and a lot of players are enjoying the new and refreshed content that comes with it. But, if you didn’t buy the expansion, you might find that you now have fewer activities to partake in.

With the release of Curse of Osiris came an increase in the level cap from 20 – 25, and the Power-Level increased to 330 from 300. This also raised the recommended level of some of the harder and most rewarding activities such as the Nightfall Strike and the Raid. Both their recommended levels increased by 10, but their Prestige versions, which is the much harder versions of both activities, have been increased to the level cap of 330, which means it is now impossible to do to those while still playing vanilla Destiny 2. This also means you won’t be able to get the Platinum trophy, or 100% your achievement score for the game if you haven’t done the Prestige version of anything yet.

Something that made a return to Destiny 2 is the weekly Heroic Strike Playlist, but once again, it’s locked behind the DLC, since strikes from Curse of Osiris are included in the mix. On the Crucible side, things are a bit more split up, as players can still access the original Quick Play or Competitive playlists. There is a new option however, which is exclusive to those who’ve bought Curse of Osiris.

I do love playing Destiny 2, but it seems a bit crappy that the new expansion, which costs R299 locally, keeps being dangled like a carrot in front of you if you haven’t bought it. It’s also a bit disappointing that certain activities and modes, that were available in the original version of the game, is now locked behind a pay gate of sorts.

Bungie and a lot of other developers and publishers are tip-toeing on eggshells at the moment after some backlash came at EA for their horrible and exploitative practices, so it will be interesting to see how the Destiny community will react.

Source: Polygon

  • MonsterCheddar

    Yep, that is a dick move by Bungie. But also, most people have probably done everything there is to do before the expansion.

    But still, very dickish move.

  • Smuroh

    This is why i stopped playing the first Destiny and why i wont be getting into the second one, this is pretty much on par with loot boxes.

  • VampyreSquirrel

    I’m still debating getting the Expansion pass. Quite a few people complaining about the length of the story in the first DLC/Expansion.

    • Small Charlie

      I haven’t had a lot of time to play yet, and are still playing it, but I don’t think the story is really what people worry about most. Yes, it is nice to have a good story campaign, but it’s not the reason we stick around after that. It will depend on what’s on offer in the end game, and that is ultimately what people want.

      • The mercury map is so small it takes less than a minute to run from one side to another (also no shrike capabilities) the story content is 2 hours long. The new exotics are terrible except one that made crucible unplayable unless you have one yourself. I have not done the new raid but everything else is just not worth it.

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