Matchmaking is coming to Destiny for Weekly Heroic Strikes as part of the next update. Bungie revealed the news on their official site last week. The move means that players will no longer have to rely on friends being online to tackle one of the hardest modes in the game and will instead be able to match up with random comrades to tackle the tough missions. It is a change that fans have asked for frequently, although most players will be disappointed to hear that a similar system is not being implemented for raids. As well as the change to the matchmaking system, another added feature will be the ability to check on your reputation score and marks for each faction from the menu at any time rather than having to go back to the Tower to check with individual vendors.
Bungie first released details about the update to Destiny earlier in the month, and it is set to bring a host of changes to the shooter. According to the developer, the update it still on to roll out by the end of the month, as the latest Weekly Update made it clear that the final touches were being made to the patch. The new update will take Destiny to version 1.1.1 and will make a variety of changes to gameplay as a result of player feedback and research carried out by the developer into playing habits.
While Bungie have stated that none of the tweaks will be groundbreaking, they will make significant changes to both PvP and PvE game modes and will include the altering of stats to certain weapons in an attempt to make the game more balanced. However, there has been little detail about fixes for loot drops and other glitches. Meanwhile, the studio also responded to recent rumors about the next expansion for Destiny known as the House of Wolves. Contrary to reports that it could release in March, Bungie have stated that it will not release until the second quarter of 2015.