Destiny's Crucible and Sandbox modes will receive special attention in next month's patch, according to a blog.
"Sandbox and Crucible designers have been investigating and updating the competitive ecosystem, and I am proud to say that we are getting very close," said Bungie senior designer Josh Hamrick of February's 188.8.131.52 patch. "Through experimentation and near daily battles to the (digital) death, we have begun to home in on a set of changes that we believe freshens things up."
While Hamrick did not go into detail on those changes, he did provide the five goals around which Destiny designers are rallying.
- Promote alternatives and counters to Shotguns
- Align potency of Primary Weapons with surgical changes
- File down a couple of issues from each class
- Fix some issues with a sampler platter of Exotics
- Supporting adjustments to Special Ammunition
Destiny players expect Bungie to focus on refinement. Rise of Iron was the last major expansion for the original game; focus within the company has shifted to Destiny 2, rumored to release on PC as well as on Xbox One and PS4.