We’re all still mourning the loss of Destiny’s epic loot cave, but at least we have something to be happy about.
While the loot cave was disappearing, Bungie also took the time to improve voice chat. The team is working on a patch to allow players to opt-in on voice chat during “matchmade activities.”
Here’s the full text from Bungie’s notes:
Our vision for Destiny is that all players, even matchmade players in the Crucible, Strikes, the Tower or public spaces, be able to communicate with one another in a way that promotes positive socialization. Voice communication is the easy answer, but existing voice paradigms, including those in our own Halo games, have not done enough to protect players from abusive griefing from a minority of players.
Destiny’s near-term solution will be to allow players to opt-in to voice communication during matchmade activities. Work on this feature was underway at launch and should be rolled out this year in Strikes and the Crucible.
The team has about two months to get the patch out “this year,” though it’s likely we can expect to see it before the second rush of players hits at Christmas.