Bungie: 'Nope' to private matches in Destiny's April patch

Destiny's next patch will include several updates, but don't expect private matches to be among them.


What do Destiny players want? Private matches! When do they want them? Immediately, if not sooner!

Well, too bad. Community manager Dave Dague confirmed in a tweet that private matches are not in the pipe for Destiny's impending April update, due next Tuesday, the 12th. "Nope," Dague replied to a fan asking if the next Destiny live stream would include information regarding the in-demand feature. "We'll talk about Weapon balance, the future of Warlocks, and changes to rewards and gameplay in the Crucible."

Dague made no mention of custom games, which rank up there with private matches on the list of things Destiny players want most. It's possible Bungie plans to keep these and other features in their back pocket until the next planned update for the game, due this fall, or look ahead to the sequel slated for 2017.

Still, there's plenty to look forward to when the patch drops. Expects new gear, alterations to the Prison of Elders endgame activity, and various quality-of-life elements such as rewards and drop rates.

Expect to get more details on what the update holds in store when Bungie hosts its weekly stream tomorrow, Wednesday.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at davidlcraddock.com and @davidlcraddock.

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    April 5, 2016 2:55 PM

    David Craddock posted a new article, Bungie: 'Nope' to private matches in Destiny's April patch

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      April 5, 2016 6:55 PM

      Fuck you bungie. The only reason I was gonna come back :( oh well time for cooler games.

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        April 5, 2016 7:00 PM

        If you had been paying attention you would already know that private matches are not coming to this game. Maybe we will see them in Destiny 2, but only if they are building the game for competitive play. They already said that the Destiny sandbox shouldn't be taken seriously and that private matches aren't worth the invested time and money.

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          April 6, 2016 7:54 AM

          Yes I've already heard that from the head sandbox guy. I remember watching some pro halo players get pissed off because of that and think the guy was a joke.

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      April 6, 2016 8:58 AM

      I am saying this right now, they probably won't have private matches until Destiny 2