Despite the criticism surrounding the Lightfall DLC that came out earlier this year, Destiny 2 appears to be doing extremely well on PC. While many players felt that the previous Witch Queen DLC offered far more content than its successor, this didn’t seem to affect the game’s real-world performance on PC.
Soon after the release of the new DLC, community members declared that Destiny 2: Lightfall had fallen short of the Witch Queen. Many reviewers and reviewers have voiced the sentiment that Bungie’s flagship isn’t looking good. Now that the dust has settled, however, not everything is as crisp and clean as it first appeared.
According to the Steam charts, Destiny 2 is doing extremely well on PC, beating its Witch Queen record by a considerable margin. Specifically, the Reddit user found that the average number of Destiny 2 players in March marked some of the game’s best stats on the platform, with a peak 30 days after the launch of the Witch Queen DLC easily surpassing PC player numbers.
This isn’t necessarily as serious as it might seem at first, and it’s worth pointing out. While there are still big issues with Destiny 2: Lightfall, most of them revolve around the main narrative and storytelling of the DLC, neither of which plays a significant role in Destiny 2’s core gameplay loop. Players felt that Lightfall ended up being more replayable than Witch Queen, with more compelling game mechanics extending its lifespan.
Reddit user MNneck explained that while they enjoyed Witch Queen’s main campaign, they found the post-campaign content available in Lightfall and its subsequent seasonal developments ended up grabbing more of their attention. MNneck attributes this to Lightfall’s many quality-of-life improvements and the introduction of Strand subclasses, making them more likely to engage in their daily Destiny 2 activities than would otherwise be the case.
Destiny 2’s post-Lightfall run has been stellar on PC, despite all the criticism the DLC received upon release. While its current numbers haven’t surpassed Destiny 2’s popularity during its Shadowkeep era, when it was first free to play and before its first round of content sundown, it certainly doesn’t seem to be affected by player retention Quality issues due to Lightfall’s main narrative.
Destiny 2 is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.