Although Destiny 2 launched with very few issues that doesn’t mean there are not areas where the sequel can improve. Bungie has been regularly issuing hotfixes and holding maintenance periods to further tweak Destiny 2 and ensure that every player has a smooth experience. Next week, there will be yet another maintenance and a new hot fix deployed.
This next Destiny 2 hotfix has a few highly anticipated tweaks, one of which should please those players that regularly run the Leviathan raid. Although Bungie cannot fix the Emperor’s Seal exotic quest to work correctly – i.e. tally the correct number of seals for each encounter – the studio does have a solution. After next week, every encounter will still award 1 seal, but completion of the quest will only require 10 seals instead of 100.
Bungie is also fixing a problem that most players didn’t even realize was a problem, and thought was simply working as intended. If you’ve ever collected a Raid or Trials of the Nine clan engram from Hawthorne, you know that they drop at 10 power. At first, it seemed like this was purposeful, since it didn’t give players that completed the raid an increase in power, but did reward them with loot.
However, it turns out that the items should be scaling with players’ power levels and Bungie will be fixing that next week. So now there is even more incentive to join a clan, if you haven’t already.
Other fixes on the way include a fix for the Veteran’s Transmat effect when deleting characters and a frustrating bug that prevents teams from progressing after the Gauntlet section of the Leviathan raid. Full details of the hotfix are below:
- Fixed an issue in which players could lose access to the Veteran’s Transmat Effect by deleting characters
- Fixed an issue in which clan engrams would grant Trials of the Nine and raid rewards at only 10 Power
- Fixed an issue in which progress for the Exotic Quest Step “His Highness’s Seal” was not incrementing properly
- Quest progress will still increment by 1, but the Quest Step now only requires 10 Seals to be collected
- Fixed an issue in which raid milestones would not show for some players after the weekly reset (This didn’t affect any raid rewards)
- Fixed issues in which players could enter a state where they are continuously killed or unable to resurrect if encounter complete and failure events occurred simultaneously
Destiny 2’s maintenance will begin on October 3rd at 8am PT and is expected to last until 12pm. Last week’s maintenance was extended by a few hours so it’s best to anticipate a similar situation here. If it means a smoother experience overall then the extra down time will surely be worth it.
Destiny 2 is out now for PS4 and Xbox One. The PC version releases on October 24th.