In a new weekly post called “This Week at Bungie”, Community manager David “DeeJ” Dague talked about several new multiplayer updates that fans can expect. From new concepts, to tweaking all favorites, all is broken down in the post, which you can read in full here. Here are the highlights:
Special Ammo Inbound
Perhaps this has happened to you before:
You’re about to begin what you hope will be an epic fight in the Crucible. Your Fireteam materializes on the surface of your favorite map in a haze of luminous energy. The leader of your Fireteam plants a flag in the opening pose-down (maybe it’s even you), while you contemplate your favorite choke-point to set up shop. The match begins, and you’re on the run. You sprint down a lane that leads to that sweet spot where you always teach a clinic on how to kick some ass.
How will the February Update change the Special Ammo economy in the Crucible?
Derek: After the update, players will start certain matches without Special Ammo. Once the match has begun, those green Special crates will behave in the same ways you’re used to (although you may be looking for them a bit more).
What motivated the new ammo economy?
Derek: The PvP team wanted to increase the use of Primary weapons, especially at match-start. Sniper rifles and shotguns, in particular, inspire great happiness or sadness depending on which end of the weapon you find yourself. We wanted to somewhat delay that gratification (and sadification).