Destiny 2's Older Subclasses Could Get Upgraded In The Future
Stasis class has got it going on.
Compared to other subclasses in Destiny 2, Beyond Light's new Stasis subclass is a different set of powers altogether. Focused on manipulating the battlefield and creating a more defined role for each Guardian class, Stasis can be further customized through the use of Fragments and Aspects. This results in the Solar, Arc, and Void subclasses feeling more antiquated in comparison, but Bungie is examining if it can bring the new customization options to these older classes.
"We only want to have one central system for Supers," Destiny 2 game director Luke Smith explained to Polygon. The refinement of the Stasis subclass and other possible Darkness powers takes priority for now though, but "on a long enough timeline," the evolution of the original classes is something that Smith is passionate about looking at in the future.
"I can totally imagine [it] in 'Luke Fantasyland.' You know, all the Supers using the same system, that sounds awesome. But also the Supers that we have in the game would be an edited list. It would be something that's edited toward more identity than what we have today. The classes [Hunter, Warlock, and Titan] are kind of homogenous."
The endgame would be to create more distinct identities for each Guardian class through the use of Supers, striking a balance that would make each class a valuable part of a team and more vital. The catch here is that to do just that, Bungie would have to look at sacrificing some Supers so that each Guardian archetype could play on equal footing. An example of this would involve keeping a Warlock's Nova Bomb super but cutting the Nova warp ability from the game since it appears to mostly be used in PvP activities.
According to Smith, that would eventually result in "class jealousy" and prompt players to experiment with other Guardian classes. Smith isn't certain if such a drastic change will happen, and even if it gets approved it may be years away.
Destiny 2's latest patch has gone live, restoring the Warlock Exotic armor Vesper of Radius and fixing several other bugs. The annual festive Dawning event is also live, so be sure to check out our guide to Dawning recipes and how to give cookies to Riven.