Destiny 2 Removes Diminishing Returns from XP Gain

Bungie is removing the Diminishing Returns from XP Gain due to community complaints immediately.

We’ve seen community discussion around XP gain in Destiny. After reviewing our data, we agree that the system is not performing the way we’d like it to. Today, we’d like to describe what’s going on under the hood, and talk about what you can expect going forward when it comes to earning XP in Destiny 2.

Currently, XP will scale up when playing longer or fixed duration activities like Crucible competitive multiplayer matches and the Leviathan Raid, and XP will scale down when playing activities that can be quickly, repeatedly chained, like grinding Public Events. We are not happy with the results, and we’ve heard the same from the community.

Effective immediately, we are deactivating this system.

As a result, players will see XP earn rates change for all activities across the board, but with all values being displayed consistently in the user interface. Over the course of the next week, we will be watching and reviewing XP game data to ensure that these changes meet our expectations, as well as yours. Any additional updates to this system will be communicated to you via our official channels.


  • Jalen Dmello

    So they got caught in the act of hiding it and decided to change it when players found out.
    Oh boy………….. Activision

    • Kubrickian

      I’ll always have a soft spot for the company of Atari exiles who made Pitfall.

  • Lithari

    Now it rewards you more for doing crappy pvp and the raid, which i have never done and likely never will since i do not know anyone to do the thing with.

    • Jalen Dmello

      That’s not all, they doubled the exp needed to get the engram. I can’t support bungie on this. It was going pretty fine from a casual’s perspective. This could have been handled much better

  • D2 IS A massive disappointment. Super shallow game with almost no content whatsoever

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