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Destiny is getting microstransactions, but that’s not a bad thing

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There hasn’t been a single DLC for Destiny that wasn’t met with tons of controversy and criticism, which is why Bungie has decided to revamp the game’s entire DLC system in a way that it hopes will appease the hordes of (justifiably) angry gamers. Rather than selling overpriced expansion packs every few months, Bungie has decided to start giving out quests and missions for free in little batches. The company will also be implementing a series of microtransactions that will be purely cosmetic as a way to continue monetizing DLC without forcing players to pay for content that many of them feel should have been included in the game from the start. 

Destiny is getting microtransactions, sources tell us. Don’t freak out too much, though: We hear this paid DLC will be limited to cosmetic items like emotes and sparrow skins. And the developers at Bungie will be doling out free story content every few months until next fall. This is all part of a new plan that could start as early as this month, according to two people familiar with Destiny‘s development. Rather than sell big expansion packs like they did last year, Bungie is planning on giving out quests and missions for free, sources say. This will likely involve big drops every few months until the fall of 2016 but could also include trickles of smaller stuff throughout the year. That means the game’s next paid expansion will be Destiny 2 in the fall of 2016, as has been known for a while now. That will be $US60. You may remember a marketing slide from earlier this year that discussed a two-year roadmap for Destiny. Turns out that slide is out of date — instead of selling two big packs of downloadable content over the next year, Bungie is going with cosmetic microtransactions and free content. It’s likely we’ll hear more about Bungie’s plans soon. Stay tuned.

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Connor Livingston Connor Livingston is a tech blogger who will be launching his own site soon, Lythyum. He lives in Oceanside, California, and has never surfed in his life. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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