The Bungie Help Twitter account reveals that a new patch is set to launch for Destiny starting around 10am PST, which may correct the recent heavy ammo glitch.
Thanks to the April Update, Destiny has seen a renewed surge of activity in response to the new weekly Sterling Treasure drops, an updated Prison of Elders, and a number of important changes to how the game functions as a whole. While the experience has been fairly smooth since the large update arrived last month, players have recently run into a major glitch which also caused the popular Iron Banner and Trials of Osiris events to be cancelled until a fix could be released. It appears that wait may be coming to a close as early as today.
In a Tweet put out by the Bungie Support team, a new patch is set to release later today at 10am PST, which may prompt players to logout and then back in to start the download. This Tweet aligns fairly well with what the main Bungie Twitter account put out yesterday, indicating that the developer was preparing news to update players on the ongoing work to correct recent issues that caused the Trials of Osiris and Iron Banner to be postponed.
At 10:00 AM PST on Wednesday May 25th, Destiny players may be asked to login again upon returning to orbit to download a patch.— Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) May 25, 2016
While the Bungie Help account didn’t specify what the patch entailed, many are speculating it will finally put an end to the recent heavy ammo glitch. Bungie has promised an update once the patch goes live, which will more than likely reveal what is being changed and updated behind the scenes.
Many are hopeful that once Bungie does patch out the heavy ammo glitch, they’ll also reinstate or, at the very least, give a new time frame for the return of both Trials of Osiris and Iron Banner – which were supposed to be live this past weekend. Stay tuned to Game Rant for the details on when Trials of Osiris and Iron Banner will return, as well as when this heavy ammo exploit has been fixed for good.
Similar to a game-breaking bug like the Infinite Shadowshot glitch, this heavy ammo issue grants a significant advantage to players equipped with weapons that use the perks Cocoon and Clown Cartridge. Essentially, the player spawns into the Crucible, and cycles between a weapon with the Cocoon perk and a heavy weapon with Clown Cartridge. Doing this causes Clown Cartridge to proc, giving the player a 20% chance that the heavy weapon magazine loads with bonus rounds. As a result, players are capable of generating their own heavy ammo instead of waiting for the cool down timers on specific ammo boxes around the map.
Ultimately, are you happy Bungie delayed these popular PvP events in order to take care of the glitch? Have you seen anyone exploit this issue in the Crucible? Let us know in the comments.
Source: Bungie Help Twitter