Bungie announces dates for Destiny’s next Iron Banner, plans for weekly studio livestreams
Normally, this is the point every Friday where I feed you many Destiny fans with the news-fruits of Bungie’s weekly updates, which makes it rather awkward for me to say that this very day I don’t really have anything really fruitful to give you.
That’s no mere hyperbole. The biggest new Destiny-related announcement I have to go on that I haven't already touched upon is that we’re getting Destiny-themed Mega Bloks. Kid you not.
This drought of content afflicting Bungie’s shooter has gotten to the point where it’s starting to affect the news-flow, but thankfully Bungie are working to rectify that. Amid their behind-the-scenes planning for the fabled Promised Land of new content, the developer folks announced that they’re setting up a new livestreaming studio in order to give you Twitch-going fans something a little more substantial every week.
“Most streams will be casual hangouts – Ride Alongs, Bungie Bounties, that sort of thing. Some will be game reveals.” community manager David “DeeJ” Dague wrote. “The cadence will help us keep in touch with you, and vice versa. We’ll introduce you to the people who make your games and delve into their creative process. We’ll expose you to new things we’re making.”
And when they have nothing new to show, Bungie will host streams featuring community manager Chris “Cozmo” Shannon and special guests tackling raids with players who’ve never taken on the final bosses. According to Dague, all of this will begin in March. “Here’s something to look forward to real soon.”
For the time being, Guardians will be able to kill time waiting for new Destiny content, and new Destiny news, with the next Iron Banner. The event will last from Tuesday, February 23, at 10:00 PM PT to March 1 at 1:00 AM PT, and the mode will be Clash. Furthermore, Bungie may or may not deploy some of the matchmaking tweaks that have been added to Control over the last week. Time will tell on that front.
That’s all for now, readers. Against all odds, I’ve managed to conjure up a full-size Destiny article using nothing but the promise of news, an update on something players already know about and barely any babble from yours truly. That’s ace journalism. I should totally get a prize for it.
Do you guys agree that … wait, I don’t know if I want your honest opinion this time. Just leave your written applause for my skill in the comment section and we’ll leave it at that.
A writer, journalist, and aspiring storyteller, Peter Grimm has been gaming since the days of the Nintendo 64, and reporting on the goings-on in the World of Gaming since late 2011. His base of writing operations is located within the void between Here and There, or so he would have you think.
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