Destiny 2's Solstice 2023 event doesn't seem to have had the effect Bungie was likely hoping for, as the community hasn't missed a beat criticizing how the developer is handling the game at this time. A growing sense of apathy about Destiny appears to be spreading that was only doubled down upon by some of Bungie's recent decisions, and the new event is simply not helping.

Though there's certainly merit in playing Destiny 2's Solstice of 2023, especially for those who want to collect new armor pieces and other cosmetic goodies, a significant portion of the community is apparently struggling to find reasons to log back into the game, even as its yearly celebration event rages on. The effect this is having on some players is not positive at all, with several opting to skip seasonal content and choosing instead to wait for next year's Final Shape DLC.

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After the Lightfall DLC came out to largely mixed responses, Bungie's Destiny 2 seems to have experienced a bit of a downturn in how happy players are with the direction the game is taking. This has resulted in a surprisingly negative reaction to the game's latest Solstice event, with many players voicing their thoughts on the matter. Some have been miffed enough to call Solstice 2023 "another L" for Bungie, in fact.

Forbes' Paul Tassi has gone into more detail on the why of this latest negativity, explaining that it may have something to do with previous years' engaging Destiny 2 European Aerial Zone activity being replaced by a far simpler and less interesting Bonfire Bash. According to Tassi, the only real reason most players will engage with this year's Solstice will be to farm the new armor sets. Cosmetically minded players will, however, be annoyed that all the new shaders are locked behind microtransactions once again.

Even Destiny 2's new Crowning Duologue rocket launcher is a bit of a mixed bag, with perks that don't mesh with one another all that well. The problems with Solstice 2023 are multifold, then, and the community hasn't missed out on the opportunity to criticize Bungie for what is, in many players' eyes, a bit of a failure.

Another issue that's been reverberating through the community is that Bungie is pulling back on Destiny 2 communication due to harassment being directed at some of the studio's developers. The community shouldn't expect to hear much from Bungie on this front "for the foreseeable future," which isn't doing the game any real favors at this point.

Destiny 2 is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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Source: Forbes