In the newest This Week at Bungie weblog publish, the aforementioned Bungie revealed some juicy statistics concerning the state of the Destiny franchise. In Destiny’s lifetime, for the reason that first game launched seven years in the past, the 2 video games within the collection have had over 187 million distinctive gamers who’ve collectively performed 9.8 billion hours of the game. For reference, 10 billion hours equates to “about 1,100,000 years,” which is a fairly staggeringly excessive quantity.
187 million gamers is an awfully excessive quantity for any game or collection to boast. For comparability, the free-to-play Call of Duty Warzone—arguably some of the in style franchises on the earth—(*10*).
Those two numbers collectively reveal a median playtime for any participant of about 53 hours. Many longtime Destiny gamers have stats far exceeding that, nonetheless. For instance, my very own Destiny 2 stats present me with a playtime of 3158 hours (which I’ll be including to later tonight), with a further 1259 hours logged in Destiny 1, for a complete of 4417 hours within the collection. That’s greater than 83 instances the common.
Given the averages, Bungie ought to be capable to proudly boast 10 billion hours performed someday throughout the subsequent two months on the most, and certain in a lot much less time given the current recognition surge that Destiny 2 has loved. Recent statistics show concurrent player counts only increasing with each new season during the last yr.
These stats come alongside some celebration at monumental numbers for the Trials of Osiris rework that came about final weekend. Destiny 2’s top-tier aggressive PvP mode, Trials had suffered in the past, however current modifications and a renewed concentrate on the PvP expertise made this previous weekend some of the populated Trials weekends ever.
- 750k gamers performed Trials – greater than we’ve seen for the reason that early days of Destiny 2. Not solely that, 120k of these had been first-time-ever gamers, and one other 470k hadn’t performed not too long ago.
- 237k gamers went flawless, with 105K gamers going flawless for the primary time ever!
- An common of 30% of energetic gamers performed Trials every day this weekend, topping out at over 32% on Saturday. No day prior had ever gone above 21%.
- Over 2.8M hours of Trials had been performed this weekend, eclipsing the very best prior single week whole by a whopping 600K hours!
They additionally included a graph of the final yr and a half of Trials (for the reason that mode was reintroduced in March 2020), to point out simply what an enormous leap this weekend was.
The massive numbers listed here are the brand new and lapsed gamers that Trials introduced on this final weekend. Still, Bungie is making further tweaks to the mode to make sure that everybody’s expertise is enjoyable and rewarding. Notably, some specialised skill-based matchmaking will kick in and assist gamers who’re occurring dropping streaks the place their matches are blowouts and so they aren’t successful a single spherical. Bungie guarantees you may’t simply tank your rank to ensure straightforward matches although. Start successful matches, and also you’ll be kicked proper again into the usual matchmaking pool.
There may even be modifications to attempt to match Flawless gamers collectively extra usually, and a change to the matchmaking display in order that gamers can’t see in the event that they’ve matched with solo gamers or groups.
Bungie is getting ready to launch the next major Destiny 2 expansion, The Witch Queen, early subsequent yr, utilizing the subsequent sixth months to construct a strong basis for the modifications which can be incoming. The Witch Queen ought to have a renewed concentrate on PvP basically, with new maps and modes incoming, and this Trials revamp to get extra gamers enjoying has been a serious piece of that puzzle.
With spectacular numbers throughout, Bungie has definitively proven that Destiny 2 isn’t going wherever because it continues to develop, boasting numbers that any unbiased developer must be happy with, significantly after breaking away from one of the video game industry’s biggest publishers. In truth, we all know that Bungie has plans to proceed Destiny 2 at the least via The Final Shape enlargement, anticipated to launch in early 2024, possible with a full yr of content material past that. Bungie even teases extra to come back after that conclusion of the Light and Darkness Saga.
How many hours have you ever contributed in the direction of the entire lifetime hours in Destiny? Are you considered one of 187 million Guardians?