Y’know That Third Subclass Slot in Destiny? Bungie Explains Why it’s There

Y’know That Third Subclass Slot in Destiny? Bungie Explains Why it’s There

Currently, you can only use two subclasses for any of the three different classes featured in Destiny , even though there is a vacant third subclass slot–its inclusion of which has yet to be utilised in-game.

In a recent interview with Game Informer when discussing the game’s forthcoming expansion, The Dark Below , Destiny’s lead designer, Tyson Green, provided an explanation as to why there’s a third subclass slot for the game’s classes, and clarified what it’s for.

As it turns out, the third subclass slot is to one day facilitate the means to save a loadout for a particular class, in case you would have the desire to switch between gear and weapons depending on the circumstances. He also disclaimed that he couldn’t say anything about new subclasses.

The reason why there’s that third subclass slot there, is that some people may recall that we used to have a mechanism for sealing a build and locking your choices in, which would give your build a boost. The game would let you make another copy of that build. That’s what the slot is there for, ” Green told Game Informer.

When you needed to make a copy of your arc titan build because you just locked the other one, we had to make room for that. So that’s why the third slot is there. It shouldn’t be read as a tacit promise, but the fact that subclasses are swappable should make players excited about the future.

Before, subclasses–then called “focuses”–followed a similar function of allowing the play to lock a particular build; players could have had multiple copies of the same focus, but have them all be slightly different in some way.

For the moment, the third subclass slot is just a relic to an earlier version of Destiny , but it seems as though Bungie is looking to put this third slot to good to at some point in the future.

We’ll bring you more news on Destiny should further information reach our ears.

[ Source(s): Game Informer ]

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