Game developer Bungie reveals its implementation of a secret fix for a pre-existing Super Ability exploit in Destiny before fans could catch on to its existence.
After having dealt with the discovery of the now-infamous heavy ammo glitch in its sci-fi shooter, Destiny, the developers at Bungie have been diligently on the lookout for any suspicious bugs or errors in the action-MMO’s coding. Interestingly enough, during the course of successfully bringing the game’s Iron Banner event back with its Hot Fix 184.108.40.206, the studio also came across a Super Ability exploit and was able to patch it before any of the title’s players were able to take advantage of it.
Although Bungie didn’t reveal which of Destiny‘s Guardian subclasses would have been able to utilize the exploit, the game’s developers did give a hearty thanks to those fans who found the problem and privately forwarded it to the studio. Perhaps as an even greater nod of appreciation, however, Bungie could offer these honest and discreet players with free personalized swag all their own for saving the company the headache of having to deal with an upset community while fixing the problem at the same time.
While many fans will certainly be gracious that Destiny won’t have other would-be Guardians nearly going god-mode with a Super Ability exploit, it’s a wonder why Bungie mentioned the fix in the first place. After all, since the glitch wasn’t common knowledge, the studio could have simply patched the problem and gone on about its way. Perhaps developers thought to mention it in order to stir up some lively debate in the community as to which subclass could have wreaked the most havoc with the exploit.
Whatever the case may be as to why Bungie decided to openly share the news of its fix for the now-defunct Super Ability exploit, it’s not as if rectifying the issue will make Destiny devoid of any bugs in the future. With the game being an action-MMO, it needs to be updated on a near-constant basis, which translates to the occasional oversight like the aforementioned exploits, or even the glitch that allowed fans to farm treasure chests forever.
At any rate, with fans’ interests in Destiny having waned recently (perhaps due to the explosion of some excellent new releases in the past month), the rumor of the Rise of Iron expansion has definitely piqued Guardians’ curiosity. Whether or not it will be able to sustain them until its official reveal prior to the speculative Fall release, though, is another notion entirely.
What do you think about Bungie surreptitiously patching the Super Ability exploit before anyone could find out about to it? Were you aware of the exploit before it got fixed? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Destiny is out now and is available for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.