Bungie has delayed a number of key improvements set to hit Destiny 2.

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Destiny 2's updated new feature roadmap.

Long-awaited features such as exotic repetition reduction, nightfall unique rewards and companion vendor viewing were all due to go live next week as part of the 1.1.3 update. These three features will now be released on 27th March as part of the 1.1.4 update.

Exotic weapon and armour sandbox changes were due to go live on 27th March, but have now been pushed back to May.

Nightfall unique rewards were supposed to go live next week alongside Nightfall scoring, but were delayed to give Bungie's artists more time to make them really sing.

"With today's update we've moved a few items out to later releases - this is because we are trying to ensure each feature we add hits a sufficiently high quality bar," Bungie's Christopher Barrett explained in a post on Bungie.net.

"So while we really wanted to get nightfall strike unique weapons into your hands next week to coincide with nightfall scoring, it's more important that each of those rewards live up to the difficulty it will take to earn them. They have to be super cool, so we're giving the artists extra time to make sure they are... super cool."

Overnight Bungie issued a new roadmap, and conspicuous by its absence is mod system improvements, perhaps the most anticipated tweak announced for the game among Destiny 2's playerbase. Barrett insisted mod system improvements are still planned, but won't be available when 1.2.0 is released in May.

However, Barrett did say the rumble competitive multiplayer game mode will join 6v6 Iron Banner and mayhem in Destiny 2's new rotating weekly Crucible playlist when update 1.1.4 comes out on 27th March. Doubles is also set for a return, although there's no release date for that game mode yet.

"There's lots more we're eager to talk about in the coming weeks," Barrett concluded. "We promise to be as transparent as possible and keep you updated as we go. We hope you're along for the ride."

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