Destiny Patch Detailed

By Joshua Rust, 1 year ago
Developer Bungie has done a pretty decent job at keeping their newest franchise Destiny fresh with new features and updates. Not to mention that they have future DLC in the works as well, which will be out December 9th. As with most games this massive, there are always problems, bugs, glitches that arise throughout the span of the game. Bungie is addressing some of these right now with a new patch.

Here is how Bungie describes the latest patch:
Today's patch includes the long-awaited arrival of Exotics weapon buffs, additional acquisition paths for destination upgrade materials, along with additional changes to exotic gear node upgrading in preparation for the soon-to-be-released expansion, The Dark Below. We're also correcting issues induced by our more recent update to the Raid.Here is the full list of patches and fixes:
Weapons

Exotics
Exotic Weapons are designed to look, feel, and sound overpowered. At the same time, they are not supposed to break the balance of the game. We hope these weapons challenge the way players think about their loadouts. Exotics will be a constant work in-progress!

General
-In preparation for the Dark Below, Exotic Armor and Weapons no longer require Ascendant Materials to upgrade
-The final upgrade node of all Exotic Gear will require an Exotic Shard
-Exotic Shards can be obtained by one of the following means:
-Dismantling unwanted Exotics
-Purchased from Xur for 7 Strange Coins
-Exotics now start at a higher base Attack value and have a narrowed upgrade range to compensate

Thorn
-Projectiles now briefly highlight targets on impact
-Mark of the Devourer DoT (damage-over-time) upgrade increased against PvE enemy targets
-Reload Speed increased
-Magazine Size increased
-Ammo inventory size increased
-Stability and Weapon Handling increased

Bad Juju
-Magazine Size increased to 8 bursts (was 5)
-Ammo inventory size increased
-String of Curses now also decreases the cooldown of your Super on kill
-Adjusted effects to not block first person reticle

Hard Light
-Stability increased
-Perfect Balance upgrade replaced by Fitted Stock (increases maximum possible weapon Stability)

Suros Regime
-Lowered total damage at the end of the mag on SUROS Regime upgrade to be more in line with the Glass Half Full perk on Legendary Auto Rifles

Monte Carlo
-Stability increased
-Range slightly decreased
-Monte Carlo Method upgrade now also has a chance to fully charge melee ability on kill

MIDA Multi-Tool
-MIDA rounds now have increased knockback against targets in both PvE and PvP

Hawkmoon
-Send It upgrade (which was redundant) replaced by Speed Reload

Red Death
-Rate of Fire increased slightly, but Burst Damage reduced to compensate

Plan C
-Weapon Handling speed increased
-Player Speed increased while Plan C is in hand

Pocket Infinity
-Speed Reload upgrade replaced by Extended Clip which allows the option to increase magazine size (5 bursts)

Vex Mythoclast
-Attack Power increased to 323 (from 300)
-Base Damage increased, fixing bug we introduced in previous patch
-Enhanced Battery upgrade by Extended Mag (this change still allows for a significant upgrade to Magazine Size, but less than before)

Invective
-Reload Speed increased significantly, auto fires slightly slower

Ice Breaker
-Send It upgrade replaced by Lightweight (which was redundant as Icebreaker already had maximum range)
-New effects for enemies killed by Ice Breaker upgrade

Patience and Time
-Snapshot upgrade replaced by Custom Optics (provides a lower zoom option)

Super Good Advice
-Stability increased

Truth
-Magazine Size increased to 3 (was 1)


Activities

Raid
-Fixed an issue we introduced in a previous patch, in which Atheon did not correctly send 3 players through the time gates
-Fixed an exploit where the Templar could be forced off its platform

Daily Heroic Story
-Destination Materials now drop from completing the Daily Heroic

Bounties
-Removed the ‘Relic Hunter’ Bounty
-Destination Materials now drop from completing the Daily Patrol Bounty


Vendors
-Reduced Cryptarch reputation gain from Engrams, but reputation reward packages now have an increased chance for Legendary Engrams
-Players will now be able to use Vanguard Marks and Crucible Marks to purchase Spinmetal, Relic Iron, Spirit Bloom, and Helium Filaments from the Vanguard and Crucible Quartermasters in the Tower
-Xur now sells a new material, Exotic Shards, to upgrade the final node of Exotics for 7 Strange Coins
-Faction Class Items (ex: FWC Cloak, Dead Orbit Mark, etc.) are now replaced by Faction Emblems in the rank-up reward packages from Faction Vendors


Technical
-Networking fixes, which should reduce the instance of the Bee family of KTOs
-Fixed an issue in which using Xbox One party chat induced a slower frame rate
The patch is live now and you will be prompted to update as soon as you boot up Destiny. Did Bungie fix the issues you were having? If not, what other problems are you experiencing?
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Joshua Rust
Written by Joshua Rust
Hello everyone! I joined the Newshound group of TrueAchievements back in June 2013. Gaming has always been a passion of mine, up until recently I was a huge score-whore but have recently slacked off a bit. Not to brag or anything, but I do hold the top position in TA Score among the Newshounds (much to Michelle's displeasure...lol). I'm always up for boosting some of the older multiplayer games, so if you need help I'll try to find time in my schedule to help out! I'm also a huge Marvel Comics fan and Moon Knight is my favorite character, period. Excelsior!