Oh, hello there! I know, it’s been a while, much longer than usual since I last updated anything. Sorry for that, it’s not like me. Had a lot going on recently and to be honest, the unplanned mental break was kind of nice. Anyway, back to the writing and stories!
If you’ve been reading my stuff for any length of time, you may be quite familiar with my stance and semi-frustration with the Destiny franchise’s lack of matchmaking for some of the premium, end game content.
Granted, I’ll fully give credit to Bungie as they’ve gotten a lot better with the more recent additions like the Menagerie and other seasonal events, but for the standard content like Nightfalls, it remains just baffling. I’m part of a clan, but most of the members have migrated to PC or have simple stopped playing altogether, further deepening my issue.
As a majority solo player, it makes things harder on me to complete a lot of things. Even many useful items, exotic quests, and seals/titles/triumphs, are that much harder to achieve as they require me to participate in game modes that don’t support matchmaking. I know there are websites you can use, but I’ve always felt like the game shouldn’t force players to actually leave the game in order to organize and use in-game features.
Let’s be real, it’s just not ideal and is a bit of a hassle to try and coordinate.
If you’re like me and have grown frustrated, disappointed, or perhaps feeling a little of that FOMO, I may have a solution for you.
Credit again, where credit is due, Paul Tassi over on Forbes wrote an article a couple months ago about the Destiny 2 App, which has helped him in many ways related to group/matchmaking issues. Since The Tribute Hall, catching up on Annual Pass content, and Moments of Triumph have basically turned me into a Destiny 2 drone these days, I decided to give it a shot. I was shocked at how easy it was to use.
Essentially, the Destiny 2 App taps into your Bungie.net profile, so you’re able to see all of your character details such as your weekly challenge progression, triumphs, collections, gear, clans, and more. The biggest thing for me is under Fireteams, essentially a LFG listing that players can post for basically any activity in the game. Select the listing you want, and it shows the players currently added, their power level and class. Selecting Join Fireteam adds you to the virtual party and the host typically sends a group invite in game.
It’s incredibly easy to use and most of the time, you don’t need a microphone at all. I mean, if you plan on joining Competitive PvP squads or a Raid team, you’ll likely need one, but for most activities, players just seemingly want to get in and get out.
Thanks to the official app, I’ve been able to do so many things that I wouldn’t normally be able to. Outbreak Perfected, Whisper of the Worm, the challenging Thorn strike, completing the Truth quest, and even participating in many Nightfalls, Tier 3 Reckoning, and more.
This isn’t a paid advertisement or anything like that, no one has asked me to mention this in the slightest. In fact, I’m not even a big mobile app user in general. I wanted to bring awareness to this handy tool for those of you who may have been struggling like I was. It’s super easy to use and it really changed how I approached certain things for the better. With the Solstice of Heroes event coming up and a return to upgrading armor through various challenges, this app is certainly going to get a workout.