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.