Bungie details some of the content in the next major game update for Destiny, which will prepare the game for the upcoming fall expansion, Rise of Iron.
It is officially the month of Rise of Iron, Destiny's next major expansion. With less than 20 days to go, Bungie is starting to prepare its game world for the changes and content that will come in Rise of Iron. The first major step of that plan is Update 2.4.0.
Destiny servers will be taken down for maintenance on September 8 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Pacific. After the maintenance has been completed, Update 2.4.0 will be available for download. Most of the update will be prep work, but there are a few notable things that will change.
First, players' clan tags will no longer be visible in the game after Update 2.4.0. Bungie will be turning off clan features in Destiny as the developer readies the implementation of Clan Rosters in Rise of Iron. Clan tags will not return to players' nameplates until Bungie restores clan functionality, which could be as late as when Rise of Iron launches. Fans will still be members of their clans, and will be able to use the clan pages on Bungie.net, but clan tags in Destiny itself will be unavailable.
Destiny Update 2.4.0 will also bring some changes to Sterling Treasure. Sterling Treasure was added in the April Update, providing players with armor, Chroma, and other items by random drop. Each week players could earn three Sterling Treasure boxes have been available per week - one from the Postmaster, another from the Level 41 variant of Prison of Elders, and one from playing a match in the featured weekly Crucible playlist. Outside of the free routes, Sterling Treasure is also available from the Eververse Trading Company.
After 2.4.0, players will only be able to earn one Sterling Treasure box per week by completing the Level 41 Prison of Elders. The item is being removed from all other activities as well as from Eververse. Sterling Treasure will be replaced in Rise of Iron with Radiant Treasure, which will drop ornaments and a new currency called Silver Dust.
Bungie is likely to have other minor fixes in Update 2.4.0, but those will be detailed further in Patch Notes on the day the update goes live.
As usual, fans should expect for Destiny to be down for eight hours on September 8. Bungie.net and the Destiny Companion app functionality will be limited. That extends to any third party apps or extensions that use the Destiny API, such as Destiny Item Manager or Ishtar Commander.
Destiny: Rise of Iron launches September 20 for PS4 and Xbox One.