The February update in "Destiny" comes with a new event called "Crimson Days." Bungie

A continuous improvement of “Destiny” has always been on the list of developer Bungie. Before January ends, there will be another update, this time targeting the Crucible and its matchmaking mechanics.

“Our designers and engineers are always exploring measures that can be taken to improve the Player-versus-Player combat experience for everyone,” said Community Manager “DeeJ” Dague over at the official Bungie website. “The goal has always been to cultivate an arena in which every Guardian can find quality matches against worthy opponents with good connections.”

The new matchmaking mechanic has been improved, and Bungie is setting it up in time with the Iron Banner Rift event. The goal of the matchmaking changes is to reduce the lag experienced by “Destiny” players.

As such, Guardians who will be playing the Iron Banner Rift event will be the first ones to experience the changes. Bungie is also expecting feedback from players, so if everything goes well, it will be deploying the changes in other Crucible playlists slowly.

For “Destiny” fans who may have been alarmed by floating reports of a new system of microtransactions coming to the game, developer Bungie and publisher Activision have already cleared the rumours. Speaking to Game Informer, Activision confirmed that there are no plans to charge for purple ammo packs in “Destiny.”

Previous reports came from VG 247, which had an anonymous source who was reportedly familiar with “Destiny.” Bungie had already stated before that even though it was introducing microtransactions into the game, it does not plan to include any items or features that will propel players forward.

Currently, the only microtransactions involve Silver, which is the currency in “Destiny.” The only things that can be bought with Silver are aesthetics-related items, like emotes, which do not contribute to any gameplay advances.

This is likely to be great news for fans. Though it should also be noted that emotes are becoming popular among “Destiny” players, especially after the game introduced a couple of interesting emotes during its last event, the Festival of the Lost.

February will bring in a new “Destiny” event dubbed as the Crimson Days. Similar to the Festival of the Lost, this is another event that Bungie has planned out for its players instead of DLC updates.

"Destiny" Crimson Days (Credit: YouTube/MoreConsole)