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02 Dec

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As promised in this week’s TWAB, we’ve got the artist behind those spiffy new Arbalest Exotic ornaments that are now up for community voting in the spotlight as our latest Community Focus. Here is where we, as a community, can learn a little more about a fellow Guardian and their journey into the world of Destiny and the ever-expansive universe of art.  
From Halo to Destiny 2, from aspiring artist to working alongside the studio behind some of their favorite games—meet the creator behind the art: StellarStateLogic! 
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01 Dec

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Now that we’re back from Shanksgiving, we’ve got a few more things we need to wrap up before the new year ahead. Not only are we talking about our latest adventure into unknown lands, this time channeling incredible characters from one of Ubisoft’s most iconic franchises, we’ve also got a sneak peek at even more weapon tuning ahead, a fresh look at some new gear, and the community weapon ornament voting has begun with a special sit-down with the artist herself to talk about the process coming later this week.  

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18 Nov

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Howdy howdy! I don’t know why I started with that. That was weird, but welcome back to an all-new Community Focus where we feature different Guardians from the Destiny 2 community and chat game-age whilst learning more about their own journeys out in the real world. This week, we’re featuring an incredible streamer that offers her community chill vibes, a safe place to hang, and a genuinely good time hanging out there in the great unknown (or, you know, just the game itself) with space magic.  
Meet Liv, but you may know her as LockandLoadLiv. 
Thanks so much for hanging out with us today, Liv! Let's just dive right in and introduce you to the rest of the Destiny 2 community. So, who the heck are ya, and how did you get your start becoming a Guardian?  

Hiya! I’m Liv, but for my content creation, I go by LockandLoadLiv. You might also know me as the girl who has an unhealthy obsession with the Crow or the gi...
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03 Nov

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This week at Bungie, we have a little chat about Guardian abilities and the next step of evolution. With a little side of candy, naturally. It is the last week of Festival of the Lost, after all. 
  This week, we’re diving deeper into what’s next for abilities with the arrival of Season 19 next month. It’s good to reflect sometimes, but it’s also important to not stay in the past. So come with us on a nifty little journey, if you will, into the world of abilities and where they've been, where they are now, and where they're going in the near future. We’re also teasing a new dungeon that’s ready to rock for next Season, a message to our console players, and another shot at shaping the next weekend of Trials of Osiris.  
But before we dive into what’s going on in the world of Destiny, we did want to take a moment to talk about recent events. Both the crowd crush in Seoul, South Korea, and the terrible bridge collapse in Morbi, India, resulted in tragedy and loss ... Read more

20 Oct

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This week at Bungie, we are getting spooky, babyyyy. 
Every day is Halloween if you’re brave enough. Or obsessed enough. OK, that’s enough judgment. We can feel it from over here. Yeesh. As we were saying, the spooky season is officially in Season, which means it’s time to dust off those chicken masks and get out there to take on some haunted activities with Festival of the Lost. But why leave dress-up to just our Guardians when we can have a little fun in real life too? More on that in a bit, but we also have a heads up about what’s leaving the weapons pool in the coming weeks and more on how you can put those tucked-away cosplay ideas to good use. Since the last two TWABs had some beefier info, this one is going to be lighter so Guardians can just get in there and give Space Grandma all of the love she deserves without delay. And Saint-14. Please give Saint-14 some treats. He deserves them...   Anyway, let’s kick things off with Festival of the Lost, shall ... Read more

14 Oct

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If you couldn’t already tell, we adore a solid lore video from Guardians! There are so many incredible content creators out there pouring their hearts out to share their love of Destiny 2 lore and its infinite potential. Among them is our latest Community Focus! 
Meet PsalmLab: content creator, storyteller, and all-around kind human being. He’s an incredible Guardian, always showing others by example exactly what it means to be brave enough to be kind and your true, authentic self. From phenomenal lore breakdowns to the occasional tin foil hat theory, let’s jump right into chatting with our latest Guardian taking the stage.  
First things first: How the heck are you? Go ahead and tell us a little bit about yourself and what you bring to the Destiny 2 community!  
PsalmLab: Hello! My name is Psalm Lab, also known as Smart (yes, it’s my real name). I am a narrative writer and YouTuber. I dedicate a lot of my time to cr...
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06 Oct

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This week at Bungie, we’re talking about some upcoming material changes, diving deep into some player-submitted questions with our Weapons Team, and addressing some of the misinformation floating around regarding recent account bans.  
What’s that? That's the sound of some excitable changes on the horizon, but we need to get there first. So, “what about the here and now?” you may be wondering... Glad you did that. The wondering parts. For the immediate future, we’re able to share a closer look at upcoming economic changes coming to Destiny 2 for Season 19 next week. With bigger, more core changes around the corner, there are a few areas that the team is tightening up to prepare. But before we offer a small taste of what’s to come, we want to take a moment and talk about the recent account bans. It’s a sensitive issue, and we want to be transparent and ensure that the information you have is correct.  

RE: Account Bans, An Update from Our Security ...

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30 Sep

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If you listen closely, you can still hear the squeals of joy erupting out of me like a weird, terrified pterodactyl thing from chatting with our latest Community Focus. Meet Kasiapeia, an incredible artist that has made her mark in our community in a beautiful and inspiring way with her outstanding Destiny 2 art (with a healthy dose of hilarious memes sprinkled in). And she’s a Titan, so you know she’s a total badass.  
Sorry, can’t hear you, Hunters!  
Just kidding. But seriously, she’s got some incredible advice for blossoming artists, some sweet ideas on taking the whole fantasy element to a whole new level, and she talks raiding like a pro. Meet Kasiapeia!  
Thanks for chatting with us today, Kasiapeia! Let’s start off easy by telling the Destiny 2 community a little bit about yourself.  
Kasiapeia: Hello! My name is Kasiapeia, but everyone calls me Kas. I'm a game designer and professional artist by trade an...
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28 Sep

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The process of creating a video game that players can connect with is complicated. Like really complicated. You’ve got audio syncs, a thousand different story ideas, environment management, online connection support, localization, activities, sandbox balancing, and—well, you get the idea. There’s a lot that goes into what makes a game memorable, more than just the story you experience. But what if I told you that the stories you’ve experienced within some of your favorite games originally were planned differently? Or that the narrative you loved so much was actually content from a previous brainstorming session that didn’t originally make it into the game? What if I told you that this happens all the time in games?  

An excellent example of “the story you thought you knew” is Season of the Haunted, which was born from some old scrap notes created when planning an Exotic mission for the Beyond Light expansion called Presage. Season of the Haunted was one that tore... Read more

22 Sep

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This week at Bungie, we’ve got a light TWAB for you, but the teams are excited to share what they’ve been working on soon. Remember, TWABs are just one part of the conversation. A lighter TWAB is a good thing sometimes. It means heads are down and creativity is high! But before we dive into that, here’s what we’ve got for you this week.  
For this week’s TWAB-time, we aren’t talking like pirates anymore (sad), but we do have a nifty way for you to continue living that pirate fantasy with the Season of Plunde... Read more

16 Sep

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The mighty Friday is upon us, but before we all ride our Sparrows out into the sunset (or weekend, weekend works too), we have another nifty Community Focus to enjoy. This incredible artist has continuously brightened the Destiny 2 community with her beautiful takes on a universe filled with space magic, epic tales of victory and defeat, and those sweet, sweet emotes that really know how to steal the show. Whatever the topic, if it’s Destiny-related, she’s put her own spin on it.  
Meet Leyla Fida.  
Morning, Leyla! First off, let's dive right in with telling the community a little bit about yourself and your start in the Destiny community!  
I'm feeling heckin’ aweso—okay, okay, I'm calm, I swear! Ah! I am just so excited and honored to have this opportunity to talk art with you all! Hello everyone! My name is Leyla, but most people call me Lilly. I’m a 2D artist from the country that is most known for its cheese, tulips, bi...
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15 Sep

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This week at Bungie, we are riding high on the Eruption love, giving thanks for six-feet-tall jellybeans, and getting our gear ready for the Master King’s Fall raid.

Another week, another excuse to drop some truly Not Great™ jokes. Oh, and some info. We’ve got that too. While not every TWAB will have a ton of new info (that’s the nature of life, baby), this one does have some key dates, a closer look at another Destiny 2 crossover, and some important updates on known issues. But before we dive into all of that, we’ve got a quick update from our Product Security team.
Ready to go? Let's get into it. 

The Multiple Facets of Online Game Security 

Before we jump right into what else we’ve got going on this week, we wanted to take a moment to share more insight on recent activity around account bans. We’ve got the Bungie Product Security team here to chat about what’s on the horizon regarding account protection and maintaining a so... Read more

02 Sep

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Don’t mind me just getting back in the saddle of Community Focuses after a wild few weeks leading up to the Destiny 2 Showcase last month. And what a stellar person to kick things right back off with! Our latest Community Focus is all about a Guardian who has learned how to take everything life has thrown at him and turn it into a way to help those around him while also learning how to navigate a world with a kind heart and a compassionate mind. Meet Jaywalking Games, an advocate for accessibility, a champion for those like him who are neurodivergent, and he’s just an overall great dude (despite being a Hunter main).  

Ready to learn more about our latest Community Focus? Let’s get into it! 
How ya doing today, Jay? Thanks for chatting with us! Before we dive right in, go ahead and tell folks a little bit about you and how the heck you got your start in the Destiny community. 
Jay: Hi, Liana, Master of the Dad Joke! I'...
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01 Sep

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This week at Bungie, we enjoyed a weekend of watching Guardians take on the Taken King once more and we’re now back at it with a matchmaking update and more pirate puns.  
Watching you all take on King’s Fall this past week has been incredible. For many, this was a welcome return bringing with it feel-good nostalgia with a challenge-y twist. For others, this was their first shot at experiencing a part of Destiny's history for themselves. Regardless of where you fall on that spectrum of players, there’s one thing that we can all agree on: jumping puzzles are the bane of our existence, and if those hilarious (and often failed, in my case) attempts aren’t a fireteam bonding moment, we don’t know what is.  
  For this week’s TWABtastic adventure, we’ve got some behind-the-scenes data about recent matchmaking changes, a new Expedition location to loot for booty while putting that best pirate foot forward, World First celebrations, and a few other things outside of D... Read more

18 Aug

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This week at Bungie, we’re talking Season 18 mods, Arc 3.0, and some additional save the dates.  
Not too much longer before our grand Showcase, Guardians, and believe me when I say that we cannot wait to show you all what’s next. It’ll be a fun time for all, but... August 23 isn’t quite here yet, so we’ve got some juicy morsels for you to mull over in the meantime. How does talking about Season 18 mods, more Showcase details, and a closer look at the next subclass rework sound to you? Sounds good? Great, let’s get into it.  

Arc 3.0 Brings All The Jolts To The Yard

As you may have already seen, we shared our first real look at what the next subclass revamp will look like with Arc 3.0, but just in case you missed it, you can catch up on all that sparky goodness ... Read more

12 Aug

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Whether you are looking for somebody to share some sweet new build ideas with or are just want some general tips regarding the ever-evolving world of Destiny 2, our latest Community Focus is here to bring the heat and their help to any Guardian trying to up their game. That’s right, folks, we have finally got Aztecross here for what many of his community members have said is a “long-overdue” highlight. Which... fair, but there is always more than enough love to go around, right?   
Right.  
But for now? We’ve got that spotlight-love on the man himself to talk a little bit more about his Bungie journey and his path to becoming the creator he is today. So, without further ado, let’s get it into it. 
One thing to note is that we’re going to be playing with how we write these Community Focus blogs over the next few months, trying different styles as seen in today’s feature. Let us know what you think as we experiment!  
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04 Aug

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This week at Bungie, we’re prepping for our big Showcase event later this month, detailed in an earlier TWAB. We’re also working with the community for a nifty new Exotic, detailing what’s next for Iron Banner in Season 18, announcing Rift coming back to regular Crucible, and giving one last call for that glowy glamour goodness with the Solstice event that’s nearing its end. 
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21 Jul

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This week at Bungie, we’re talking Solstice loot, Gunsmith reputation changes, and—finally—we'd like to invite you to save a special date.  

Before we go all-in on the latest TWAB, we want to share a small statement following recent events, particularly regarding instances of harassment within our community. Our aim is to foster a healthy, inclusive, and kind community. While there is a lot of conversation happening about online harassment, we want to take this opportunity to remind folks as we have done in the past, do not attempt to harass, attack, or pile onto anyone that Bungie is engaged in litigation with. The best way to support this community is by being a positive example of that kindness and inclusivity that is at the heart of what it means to be a Guardian.  
For this week’s TWAB, we’re sharing some details about a specific August date that you will want to pay attention to. We’re also checking out some awesome Solstice rewards for players to... Read more

15 Jul

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Content creator, designer, voice-over artist?! Is there anything our latest Community Focus can’t do? Probably. Nobody is perfect, but just like those who have come before him, he exemplifies what it means to live authentically and with a kind heart, and what he brings to the Destiny 2 community is beautiful. Art, laughs, and just an overall good time. Meet Ahnubyss, a content creator that understands that honesty doesn’t have to be brutal, content creation doesn’t mean you have to change who you are, and getting silly is a no-brainer if it means making those around him smile more. 
Let’s get into it!  
Thanks for joining us today, Ahnubyss! Before we jump right into it, go ahead and tell us a little bit more about yourself.  
Hey! My name is Jeremiah, but I go by Ahnubyss for my content and on social media. I dabble in a few things—I love to learn new things, but no matter what I do, the same theme is always there: creation. Though...
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07 Jul

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Back in May, we revealed our official Cosplay Cosmodrome, an epic undertaking that showed off just how talented our amazing community truly is. We were thrilled to partner with talented cosplayers worldwide to bring Savathûn to life in terrifying detail. Through the power of cosplay, each creator took to the task beautifully, showcasing their talent in a way that has our jaws on the floor. Watching the progress unfold on each of their socials has been a delight and we are ecstatic to share the glorious final product of their efforts with the Destiny 2 communi... Read more