As Guardian Games Approaches, Bungie Discusses Destiny 2’s Class Population Differences And Upcoming Festivities

As Guardian Games Approaches, Bungie Discusses Destiny 2’s Class Population Differences And Upcoming Festivities
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On April 21st, Destiny 2 will begin the aptly-named Guardian Games, wherein the three classes of the title – Titans, Hunters, and Warlocks – will compete to see which class is superior to the others. This good-natured event will include a good number of events to prove supremacy, earning rewards along the way as you do so.

Of course, the player-base was quick to point out a bit of an issue: How are players supposed to see which class reigns supreme when there’s such an unbalanced spread of players playing each class?

“We fully acknowledge that class populations are a little lopsided,” Bungie writes in their announcement. “Hunters are so fabulous with their capes that there are indeed more of them than Warlocks or Titans. To help offset this (so Hunters don’t steal the show every day), medals will be weighted slightly per class to maintain an even playing field.”

That weighting won’t be too drastic, though. Bungie states that they aren’t altering the numbers so heavily so as to force another class to win, and that Hunters could still easily win despite the difference in weighting if they put in the effort. It may even still be easier, given that there are so many more of them, but it won’t be an assured win as it would be without the weighting.

It’s a heavy difference, though. Finding exact numbers is difficult, but as far as popularity in Crucible goes, has Nightstalker, a subclass of Hunter, the most popular by far. In fact, the three classes for Hunter – Nightstalker, Gunslighter, and Arcstrider – are first, second, and fourth most popular both on console and PC.

Again, that’s just for the popular Crucible game mode, but it translates to much of the titles as a whole. Hunters have been dominant since the release of Destiny 2, which doesn’t really pose too much of a problem as there isn’t a drastic difference between the classes outside of a few class-specific skills.

At the end of it all, the Hunter population isn’t going to stop Titans or Warlocks from claiming victory in the Guardian Games. The weighting system that Bungie is implementing should be enough to make it so that the victor goes to whichever class deserves it instead of whichever class turned out with the most numbers. If you want to make sure your class wins, whether you’re a Hunter or not, make sure you’re participating in the Guardian Games to help your class get some rewards!