Unfortunately for Bungie, it appears that the Season of Defiance conclusion for Destiny 2 has failed to excite the game’s user base. After the yearly Lightfall DLC let gamers down with a lackluster narrative hook and sloppy execution of key elements, many players opted for the more promising ongoing seasonal offers.
Some players may have been let down by the Season’s final objective since they had hoped that Destiny 2’s Defiance would continue Lightfall and keep the plot moving ahead. Players have turned to the official Destiny subreddit to discuss the game’s climactic clash with Defiance following the downtime caused by the mid-season balancing patch.
The Season of Defiance has been viewed as filler by many Destiny 2 players. With hundreds of upvotes and a great number of other users expressing this view, a Reddit thread made by VectorTheSpecter is currently one of the most popular subjects on the largest Destiny subreddit.
The last mission is entertaining and features a good variety of enemies to fight, but it fails to build on the season’s most significant plot point: the loss of a beloved Vanguard character. Players find the task unsatisfying due, in part, to the fact that the current Cabal Shadow Legion commander is killed off-screen by Devrim.
While there have been whispers that Bungie is using Destiny 2: Lightfall to pad out the release of the Final Shape DLC, the Season of Defiance has mostly evaded such criticism. Even still, it appears that Bungie missed the mark on a number of fronts this time around, with a sizeable portion of the community believing that the final mission did not deliver.
Things that have been simply hinted at in Season of Defiance lore are, of course, likely to be revealed in the future. One crucial plot point that has been overlooked is the motivation for the Shadow Legion’s kidnappings of innocent bystanders. Something may be cooking behind the scenes in Destiny 2, given the game’s iconic Cabal backstory.
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The launch of Bungie’s Destiny 2 cutscene archive YouTube channel is a great addition to the Season of Defiance. Newcomers to the game will have an easier time joining the action thanks to this channel, which provides a comprehensive overview of the seasonal story’s development over the past few years. Of course, it’s not perfect, but it’s better than before.
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