Problem #1: Strikes Are Kind of Worthless, While Easier Content Gives Things Away
Destiny 2 is a great game, and our review reflects that. But it’s far from a perfect game, and there are a lot of ways to make Destiny 2 even better than it currently is. We’ve identified six major problems and offer up ways to make them right. To kick things off, let’s talk about Strikes. Right now Strikes are kind of the forgotten game mode in Destiny 2.
What Destiny 2 has done with their public areas is amazing. Exploring Destiny 2’s locales is actually enjoyable whether you’re alone or with friends. There’s a ton to do, and everything rewards you properly. Some might even argue too much. Heroic Public Events, which for the most part is a simple event to complete provided you have at least one buddy, has a fairly decent chance of rewarding you with an exotic engram.
We’re not suggesting that be nerfed though. Rather Strikes need to brought up to be worthwhile for the time invested. There are a lot of ways to accomplish this. The best way though would be to bring the Vanguard Strike buff and let it really amplify the rewards you get for sticking with your team and running through the playlist. Let it double, triple, or even quadruple your glimmer for each strike you complete. Same could go with Vanguard tokens and your chances of getting a legendary/exotic engram.
Even if Heroic Public Events pound for pound give you a better chance of exotics considering the time it takes to complete them, buffing strikes to be a valuable way to simultaneously farm glimmer and tokens quicker than Heroic Public Events while still also having a decent chance at getting exotics would at least let it be worthwhile enough to consider, especially when you get bored of running publics.