Destiny Not Getting Raid Matchmaking Anytime Soon, Bungie Says

Bungie is thinking about how to add challenging content to other parts of the game.

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Destiny will not get a raid matchmaking feature anytime soon, Bungie has confirmed.

"I think looking at the LFG [looking for game] - style mechanics is something we absolutely want to do," lead designer Luke Smith told Game Informer in an interview. "We would love to get to a place someday where you can advertise your intent to people. Where you can say 'I want to do this. Are you looking to do this with me?' But we have absolutely no plans to do raid matchmaking at this time."

Smith said that Bungie has noticed that the game's community is attracted to the type of complex, challenging content that the raids offer, but that rather than commit to adding raid matchmaking (which would presumably allow more people to complete them), it's thinking about how to create the same kind of content in other activities.

"I think that's the challenge. It's not how do we change the raid-design philosophy to allow for matchmaking," Smith said.

Back in October, Bungie community manager David "DeeJ" Dague said the developer was thinking about raid matchmaking, but seemed unsure. "We’re having conversations about how Matchmaking might support the more challenging activities in Destiny," he said. "It's a start."

The Dark Below expansion for Destiny is coming next week, and Bungie is already confident that it will "change the experience of playing Destiny for all."

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