For the past week Destiny 2 player feel that the longer they play, the less XP they gets even though they do the same activity. Throughout the day more and more players complain about the same thing. This triggers players to unravel the causes of the slow XP. After the test, it is true that the players get less exp. Here are the conclusions obtained from Reddit user EnergiserX.
“There is a hidden scaling factor that ramps up as you earn XP more quickly.
The scaling factor will increase at least to the point where you’re only really earning 4% of what you should.
Public Events will only ever earn you 50% of what they say, as the end of event XP alone is enough to trigger a 50% scaling factor.
To get one thing clear: There is no cap to XP. You can keep earning XP as fast as you want, and you will always be making progress towards that next bright engram. You will just face dramatically diminishing returns the faster you go.”
The test results triggered various reactions from the Destiny 2 community. Seeing this, Destiny Dev Team responded and confirmed the discovery of the players. Here’s the full statement:
“We’ve seen community discussion around XP gain in Destiny. After reviewing our data, we agree that the system is not performing the way we’d like it to. Today, we’d like to describe what’s going on under the hood, and talk about what you can expect going forward when it comes to earning XP in Destiny 2.
Currently, XP will scale up when playing longer or fixed duration activities like Crucible competitive multiplayer matches and the Leviathan Raid, and XP will scale down when playing activities that can be quickly, repeatedly chained, like grinding Public Events. We are not happy with the results, and we’ve heard the same from the community.
Effective immediately, we are deactivating this system.
As a result, players will see XP earn rates change for all activities across the board, but with all values being displayed consistently in the user interface. Over the course of the next week, we will be watching and reviewing XP game data to ensure that these changes meet our expectations, as well as yours. Any additional updates to this system will be communicated to you via our official channels.”
The statement managed to reduce anger from the community. Some are still pissed off, but the majority of players are happy with the statement. It shows that Bungie is quick to respond and willing to listen to the community.