In Bungie's latest weekly blog post, multiplayer design lead Lars Bakken explained that several adjustments were being made to Destiny 2's PvP game modes, known as the Crucible. Matchmaking will take longer in hopes that the games will be more balanced by skill levels. "Some of these learnings will be on display in the PC Beta".
This was a big change that came directly from your feedback during the console beta. These involve changes to matchmaking times and systems.
Destiny 2 will squash a number of bugs and glitches as well as make some changes to the game's weapons and abilities for the PC beta debuting later this month. They're also upping the Control winning score from 75 to 100. This change is created to give players more time to actually play and use their abilities, and paired with the trigger for the Mercy rule being pushed out will prevent too many abruptly short matches.
Meanwhile, how the new "Countdown" mode calculates skill has been tweaked.
Discovered later in the beta, a glitch allowed Warlocks to jump extremely high as well as shoot across the map at high speeds has been patched.
Infinite Supers are all well and good until someone loses an eye.
The time it takes to charge up Super Abilities has been reduced, as Bungie admitted that was an issue in the console beta.
PC beta players will also find warlocks now have the same melee range as all the other classes. "We agree it was taking a bit too long to cook up a Super". "Our PC friends will get a chance to experience a world with consistent base melee ranges", Hamrick said. That has been changed to make that longer cooldown more worth it with a damage buff against PvE enemies.
For starters, the fact that Destiny 2 dislikes overlays doesn't mean you can't check performance using an FPS counter - Destiny 2 has one built right into the PC client. Like the console beta, it didn't have much danger of ruining anything in the PC beta, but it's good to know that it has been fixed for the main game.
To help ensure that every player will have a fair shot at fun and glory in Destiny 2 on PC, we resist attempts by third-party applications to insert code into the game client.
TWEAKED: Increased Power Ammo drops in PvE This is something we had felt internally and have been slowly tuning up over the last several weeks.
Power Ammo will be found more regularly, and can also be farmed from yellow bar enemies. The beta will then open to everyone on Tuesday, August 29, and run through Thursday, August 31.
Sadly Destiny 2 on PC will be releasing after the PS4 and Xbox One versions, missing the September 6 release date given for the console versions.