As Destiny heads towards its one year anniversary, Bungie is planning on a massive overhaul before the next major expansion arrives. Starting with weapon balancing, the update also looks to streamline a number of aspects including bounty and quest chains.
While gamers continue to wait for the massive update coming prior to Destiny’s The Taken King expansion, Bungie released a smaller hot fix which corrects a number of issues and also affects a certain unique auto rifle which had previously stopped dropping for players.
Bungie has released a hot fix for Destiny which tweaks various aspects of the game including map rotation for a few PvP modes, background technical code, and also a few elements within the Tower. Players also now have the ability to turn their character when looking at armor within the inventory screen.
The big news for fans of Destiny may be the fact that the rare weapon drop, Husk of the Pit, has been updated. Prior to this fix, the weapon was actually disabled, preventing players from getting their hands on it at all. After this update, the drop rate has been increased by a whopping 150% making it much easier to acquire.
The full hot fix notes are as follows:
- Fixed an issue where “Packing Heat” achievement/trophy could not be unlocked by newly acquired Exotic weapons
- Fixed an issue where Husk of the Pit drops were disabled
- Drop rates for the Husk of the Pit from Blades of Crota have been increased by 150%
- Updated the House of Wolves Control playlist to include the following maps with a lower weight in the rotation:
- Rusted Lands
- Shores of Time
- Exodus Blue (Sony)
- Updated the House of Wolves Clash playlist to include the following maps with a lower weight in the rotation:
- Firebase Delphi
- Twilight Gap
- Blind Watch
- Exodus Blue (Sony)
- Inferno and Doubles playlists now have different tuning values for ammo crates
- Special Ammo initial spawn time and respawn intervals have been changed to 180 seconds
- Max of three Special Ammo crates will now be placed at one time
- Heavy Ammo crates now spawn only once per match at 300 seconds
- Tess Everis is temporarily leaving the Tower
- A Kiosk terminal can be found near Eva Levante in North Tower that contains Tess’ old inventory of special order items
- The Nepal Aid shader and emblem have been added to the game
- Redemption codes will soon be sent to the email used to place orders in the Bungie Store
- These items will be found at the kiosk mentioned above
- Fixed a potential crash when closing the vendor screen
- Fixed a very rare case where an account could blocked by a WEASEL error on sign on
- Fixed issues with suspend/resume handling on Xbox One
Curiously, this hotfix temporarily removes Tess Everis from the game. Seen within the Tower social space acting as the liaison for Special Orders, Bungie has gone and replaced her with a kiosk located near Eva Levante in the northern section of the Tower. There’s no word on why this is being done, but speculation has pointed to a variety of reasons from integrating her into the revamped story in The Taken King to Bungie trying to figure out what to do with her going forward.
Though somewhat minor, what do you think of the changes above? Are you going to miss Tess Everis or are you a fan of the new soulless and lifeless machine?
Destiny The Taken King arrives for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3 on September 15.