Login

Destiny 2 - Upcoming HotFix Detailed


Bungie has announced that they will release an update for Destiny 2 this week that addresses some of the concerns players have had since the last update. Here are the details:

  • The Prestige Leviathan Raid will be brought back down to Power 300, and its rewards will drop down to match the new Power Level. All players will regain access to the Prestige Raid.
  • Trials of The Nine will only require Curse of Osiris when it features a Curse of Osiris map. For all other weeks, it will be available to all players.
  • The Prestige Nightfall will remain a pinnacle activity, at the new 330 Power cap.    
  • Normal Nightfall will only require Curse of Osiris when it features a Curse of Osiris map. For all other weeks it will be available to all players.
  • Time limited events – Iron Banner, Faction Rally, and The Dawning, will be made available to all players.

This is a good start, but a lot more needs to change if they want to fix Destiny 2.

Destiny 2 - Xur's Inventory For This Week


You can find Xur on the EDZ near Winding Cove with the following items in stock:

  • Prometheus Lens [Exotic trace rifle] – 29LS
  • The Dragon’s Shadow [Hunter chest armour] – 23LS
  • MK. 44 Stand Asides [Titan leg armour] – 23LS
  • Nezarec’s Sin [Warlock helmet] – 29LS

Bungie to fix Destiny 2's Platinum trophy


With the release of Destiny 2's most recent piece of DLC, players found that the platinum trophy for the game was now only available to those who purchased the expansion. Luckily, Bungie has stated that they are working on a solution. 

Here is their full statement:

"We are aware that there are some Destiny 2 Trophies and Achievements that have become unavailable to players who have not purchased Curse of Osiris. We are committed to fixing this issue, and are currently investigating a solution. Please stay tuned for more updates on this topic as progress is made."

I wonder if they intend to fix all the other problems with Destiny 2?

Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris Review Roundup

I'll be sure to add more as we get them in


Destructoid:

A DLC that as is, is up there with House of Wolves as the worst Destiny add-on to date. It's a stop-gap solution meant to spackle some of the game's cracks, and the real coat of paint hasn't quite come yet. Destiny 2 is still a fantastic shooter at heart, Bungie just hasn't figured out how to actually incorporate all of the Frankensteined MMO parts.

Twinfinite:

My only small concern with the story is that Curse of Osiris feels very isolated from everything else that has happened so far in Destiny.

Gamesradar:

Enigmatic, visually stunning, but so far a bit lacking in substance.

COGconnected:

As you work your way toward the new level cap of 25 and power level of 330-335 (depending on mods), there’s a decent amount of new content to experience. Sure, Mercury’s small and the strikes are a letdown, but between the world building, new gear, and gameplay features such as new Crucible maps and Raid Lairs, there’s a fair amount of fun to be had in Curse of Osiris.

Destiny 2 - December Update Now Available


Here are the patch notes!

ABILITIES

General

  • Increased the damage dealt to bosses from Super abilities
  • Adjusted the output of the Recovery stat so that characters with the lowest Recovery totals will start regenerating slightly faster

Grenades

  • Reduced Pulse Grenade damage slightly and toned down the intensity of camera shake and controller rumble associated with each pulse
  • Reduced the recharge rate of additional grenade charges beyond the first
  • Normalized the recharge rate of Arcbolt and Firebolt Grenades to match the other grenade archetypes
  • Increased damage inflicted to combatants by Flashbang Grenade, Magnetic Grenade, Suppressor Grenade, Incendiary Grenade, Fusion Grenade, Skip Grenade, Flux Grenade, Arcbolt Grenade, Swarm Grenade, Tripmine Grenade, Storm Grenade, Firebolt Grenade, Axion Bolt, and Scatter Grenade.

Titan

  • Fixed an issue allowing the Titan’s Rally Barricade ability to generate infinite ammo for certain weapon types
  • Fixed an issue allowing players to chain Fist of Havoc abilities indefinitely
  • Decreased the distance traveled in the air with the shoulder charge ability when it is executed without a target
  • Increased the number of solar hammers that can be thrown during the duration of the Hammer of Sol Super ability
  • Extended the timer for the Hammer Strike’s weaken debuff by 1 second and corrected an issue that was causing the visual effects not to represent the duration properly
  • The Sunspot health regeneration buff now lingers for 3 seconds after moving through a Sunspot
  • Tempered Metal and Sol Invictus no longer trigger off combatant solar shield detonation kills

 Hunter

  • Arcstrider dodge now briefly breaks tracking
  • The base duration of Golden Gun is now the same for both paths
  • Shadowshot now suppresses targets immediately on a direct hit
  • Shadowshot no longer tethers dropships
  • Increased the amount of time available to fire arrows while using the Moebius Quiver upgrade of the Shadowshot Super ability

 Warlock

  • Explosive rounds no longer receive bonus damage from Empowering rift
  • The Heat Rises perk no longer triggers on destructible objects 
  • Updated the Devour perk description to correctly indicate that the ability is triggered on kills
  • The Nova Bomb created by the Cataclysm upgrade maintains its initial speed for longer before slowing down    

    Click here to read the rest of the story...

Destiny 2 Server Maintenance Set For Tomorrow


Destiny 2 - Xur's Inventory For This Week


You can find Xur near Winding Cove on the EDZ with the following items in stock:

  • Sweet Business, auto rifle : 29 Legendary Shards
  • Lucky Raspberry, Hunter chest : 23 Legendary Shards
  • Synthoceps, Titan gauntlets : 23 Legendary Shards
  • Skull of Dire Ahamkara, Warlock helmet : 23 Legendary Shards

Bungie Discusses The State Of Destiny 2


After a significant outcry from fans of Destiny 2, Bungie has finally decided to comment on the state of the game, and what they are going to do to fix it in the future. Their plans are extensive, so I will leave those details at the source link for those that want to check them out, and put the foreword from Bungie below. 

With Destiny 2’s console and PC launches behind us, we want to take some time to talk with you about Destiny 2 – specifically where it’s at today, and where it’s going. Our team has been reading feedback and working on updates to improve the game. We’ve also been reading some tough criticism about our lack of communication, and we agree we need to be more open. 

Going forward, Destiny 2’s post-launch game systems, features, and updates are being designed specifically to focus on and support players who want Destiny to be their hobby – the game they return to, and a game where friendships are made. We want Destiny to be a game that fits into your life, providing you with reasons to log in and play with your friends, clans, and families. We want Destiny to be a world you want to be a part of.

A month ago, we published a list of improvements on the blog. Today, we’re going to revisit that list and update its status, and share some of the work the team is readying for December, January, and beyond.

We know it’s frustrating when there isn’t enough of a dialog with the development team. You have our commitment that we’re going to do a better job going forward.


Destiny 2 Free Trial Now Available For Download


You can find the download page at the source link below!