Future 2’s Telesto occasion was complicated, in accordance with some gamers who had greater expectations for Bungie’s shock in-game/IRL crossover. Some Guardians discovered the occasion, which concerned the often-broken weapon taking pictures weird patterns earlier than gaining sentience and taking up the Future Twitter account, underwhelming in comparison with the size of previous Future occasions. Guardians who have been excited a couple of large-scale neighborhood exercise as a substitute discovered themselves with a free emblem code and an alternate firing mode for the weapon within the in style FPS sport.
Future 2 has held a number of main large-scale neighborhood occasions, a few of which brought about some gamers to work across the clock to attempt to make sense of the puzzles as they appeared within the sport. These embody Niobe Labs, which might have unlocked a secret Black Armory facility (gamers struggled to finish the puzzle, so Bungie opened it earlier than the neighborhood discovered the answer), and the Corridors of Time, which stored gamers busy for days wandering infinite rooms and symbols.
When Telesto started exhibiting uncommon graphics inside the sport, some gamers acquired excited concerning the prospect of a giant occasion. Even journalist Paul Tassi, who usually covers Future 2 content material, appeared ready for the opportunity of a significant neighborhood exercise.
Telesto’s ‘takeover’ of the Bungie Twitter account, through which the weapon appeared to have gained sentience and began to speak immediately with followers, solely fueled gamers’ expectations.
Nevertheless, Bungie neighborhood staff member Cosmo dashed these expectations when he shared that there have been no puzzles to unravel, an announcement reiterated within the staff’s This Week at Bungie weekly abstract.
Finally, the hype resulted in a free emblem, which gamers can redeem with the code 9LX-7YC-6TX on the Bungie Code Redemption webpage.
YouTuber Aztecross, who devoted vital time to determining whether or not there have been codes within the weapon patterns on each his stream and a YouTube video, tweeted a gif in response to the logo code that mentioned, “Is that it?”
Equally, Future 2 streamer JOverrated tweeted a different gif that includes a dissatisfied face and the textual content “was all of it for an emblem.”
Whereas the occasion was all in good enjoyable, and the logo is kind of distinctive, some followers have been dissatisfied there isn’t one thing extra to the tease. A number of took to Reddit to elucidate that their points aren’t with the small, sudden occasion, however that the dearth of payoff added to their frustrations with the general season itself.
“I feel it was simply the frustration of the season, the [Festival of the Lost], blended with the hope of the neighborhood that there’ll lastly be a secret occasion once more. I can solely think about that some thought the joke went too far,” shared Redditor redoxly. The remark has greater than 600 upvotes.
Others felt as if the takeover set excessive expectations however then served as solely a promotion for a Telesto-themed t-shirt within the Bungie retailer. This grievance comes on the heels of complaints that the sport’s latest Competition of the Misplaced occasion card additionally amounted to a ploy for Bungie to press gamers for cash.
On the entire, the sport is reportedly experiencing lower-than-expected participant counts throughout the board. Gamers have expressed dissatisfaction with the sport’s repetitive seasonal content material and its annual Competition of the Misplaced occasion, which had a number of bugs and points upon launch.
Even the main Arc 3.0 overhaul wasn’t sufficient for some gamers, following Photo voltaic 3.0 and Void 3.0 reworks within the earlier seasons. Season 19, which begins on Dec. 6, is anticipated to deliver reworks to not less than 25 of the sport’s Unique weapons, and a few suspect this was a teaser for what Guardians can anticipate with the weapon overhauls.
Regardless, the sentiment stays that some gamers had greater expectations for the occasion. Past its historical past of neighborhood occasions, Future 2 is understood for secrets and techniques and puzzles in raids and different in-game actions, which may take even essentially the most elite fireteams hours to unravel. Sadly, such a historical past of serious in-game surprises led gamers to have greater expectations for what was basically a sensible joke.
Hopefully, a comparatively gradual season means Bungie is solely getting ready to attract the previous couple of seasons’ storylines collectively in Season 19 as a precursor to the forthcoming Lightfall DLC, which launches in Feb. 2023. Regardless, it might be thrilling to see extra Easter eggs and surprises within the house sport someday quickly.