Bungie launches update 2.1.1 for Destiny which includes the new Crimson Days event in the Tower, adds new Eververse items, freelance PvP playlists, and a number of bug fixes.
The first major update for Destiny in 2016 has finally arrived in the form of update 2.1.1. also known as “the one with Crimson Days,” an event that many will draw parallels to the previous Festival of the Lost event. Crimson Days primarily takes place in the newly updated Tower, allowing players to partake in new quests, earn new event specific bounties, and earn Crimson Days themed loot such as shaders and Ghost shells as well.
A major element to this event is a new 2v2 mode called Crimson Doubles where a fire team of two players goes up against another pair of players in an elimination style match. If one teammate goes down, the other living member will gain a buff called Broken Heart, which essentially boosts recovery speed and weapon draw rate. One thing to note here is that this mode does not have matchmaking enabled so players will need to be forming fire teams before jumping in.
Outside of the new Crimson Days content in the Tower, the Crucible has received a fair number of changes as well with arguably the biggest piece being new 3v3 and 6v6 mixed mode Freelance playlists aimed at lone wolf players. Essentially, these playlists were added to foster an even playing field for players as pre-made fire teams are not allowed. Special ammo is also getting a major tweak as players participating in the smaller 3v3 modes will no longer spawn with it in their inventory. Everyone will now need to fight over the ammo in the chests that spawn in periodically during a match.
Lastly, a number of frustrating bugs and glitches have also been patched including the infamous ogre teleporting glitch during the Challenge mode of the King’s Fall raid. Various rewards have also been tweaked reducing the chance of Ghost shells dropping as a Nightfall quest reward and increasing the potential for the rare Vienna Singer ship to be rewarded to players. The full list of changes and updates can be found here.
It’ll be interesting to see how the Destiny community takes to this Crimson Days event as the fan base has been fairly vocal about the content dry spell the game is stuck in at the moment. Continued promises and hints point to something major coming after February, but without much else to go on, players have started to become disillusioned and leaving the game. The situation has become so alarming that Bungie has recently resorted to sending out surveys asking players to rate their recent experiences and to leave comments for the developer.
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