Since then, the title has introduced their first piece of downloadable content, Curse of Osiris.
It's the nature of living games and MMOs to have to deal with power creep as they add new content and increase player levels, but most of the time the doesn't include locking players out of content that they previously had access to. Prestige versions of these playlists were created to be an end-game difficulty to test a player's absolute limits in exchange for rare and legendary quality loot. It's a trace rifle that shoots laser beams and can melt any other player in less than two seconds. But the Prestige variants of both activities require players to be at the power cap, and it's now impossible to reach that cap unless you buy Curse of Osiris.
Activision and Bungie have just released the Curse of Osiris DLC for Destiny 2. The heroic playlist offers better loot with the trade off of not knowing which firestrike the player will be participating in.
Before the Curse of Osiris DLC, players were able to do the prestige Raid (hard mode raid), Nightfall (end-game strike with modifiers) and Trials (end-game PvP) on a weekly basis for rewards.
Here's hoping it gets fixed quickly, as it is super overpowered and will definitely be causing frustration for players in the Crucible.
Bungie has yet to make an official statement on the matter.