World-design lead of Destiny, Steve Cotton, has revealed that Bungie has been thinking about raid matchmaking “a lot.”

In an interview with GameCentral, Cotton was asked about the vetting process of listening to fan suggestions. “We are absolutely listening, and we’re absolutely thinking about stuff, and we are also absolutely prioritizing the things that we want to do,” Cotton said.

“So we’ve prioritized, in a lot of cases, giving players new adventures and new experiences. And then things like private matches, this is the right time to bring that into the game. So, I think it’s just about us trying to make the things that we think are the most impactful for each release. And constantly looking at stuff that people are talking about,” he continued.

He was then asked if matchmaking for raids was still a possibility. “We’ve been thinking about that [matchmaking] a lot,” Cotton responded.

It appears that Bungie is open to the idea of raid matchmaking, but have decided to focus on other priorities in adding content for Rise of Iron. Whether or not we’ll see the addition of match making soon after the release of the expansion is yet to be determined.

Destiny: Rise of Iron will release September 20, 2016 for Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Destiny – The Collection releases the same day and includes Expansion I and II, The Taken King, and Rise of Iron.


  • Jo Dub

    Hello Bungie;
    I know this isn’t your article but I’m on a mission to get the word out. This mission is so important because you don’t seem to respond in your support forums, or elsewhere in terms of permanently fixing this game for the more devoted players–which baffles me. The question is simple, when will you ban players that use network manipulation to win their games? There is UDP Unicorn, LagSwitching, etc. all designed to help the best players hand out beatdowns to the rest of us? Remember Halo? You used to do Banhammers. Now with the same/similar networking code in Destiny you have created a monster for us in the competitive areas. Except we’re in the worst spot; we live with and deal with terrible network lag that gives the advantage to laggers. Just tell us truthfully, will you ever truly fix the problem or will you pander forever to the most crafty cheaters?

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