Bungie was back this week with their latest news dump including an early-season nerf for Lorentz Driver, we’ve got bug updates (and Season of the Lost did start off a little more buggy than usual) plus the latest hotfix patch notes.
Without delay let’s jump into the news from 2nd September 2021.
This week at Bungie, we travel through the Ley Lines.
Another week, another TWAB. The last four have been mega Godzilla sized TWABs leading up to Season of the Lost and the big Destiny 2 Showcase we had last week. Expect the next few to be a little lighter since the new Season is live and the game is doing all the talking.
Week two of Season of the Lost is now underway. Spoiler alert! There is a new boss awaiting you in the Astral Alignment activity and a new area to visit in the Shattered Realm. The queen of lies herself, Savathûn, is encased in her crystal sleeping bag but still whispering in your ear when you visit. She made her case at the start of the Season. Was it convincing? Did you buy it? Maybe just a little?
A LITTLE TOO HOT
We have a quick update on some weapon fixes that went out this morning through a rapid turnaround to address community feedback. Here is the Weapons Design Team to tell you more.
Weapons Design Team:
Typically, when we make an Exotic, we start from the position that its gameplay fantasy should work in all game modes, and then dial it back from there as needed. Lorentz Driver’s core fantasy is receiving bounties, hunting them down and collecting your reward, and the target markers are key to this, so we opted to keep them at launch and see how it played in the wild. It turns out that a change is definitely needed, so we’ve removed the target markers from players to remove the free info you get in PvP for having the weapon equipped while preserving the weapon’s fantasy in PvE.
IRON BANNER WEAPONS:
All Iron Banner weapons from Season of Arrivals onwards have been able to use the new Iron Banner perks. These perks were left out of the two brand-new Season of the Lost Iron Banner weapons, so we’ve picked one perk that we feel works well on each of them and added it in the second trait column.
Early in the Season there are always a few bugs left to squash. Our Player Support Team are on the lookout for reports and working to make sure they’re on our lists of known issues.
This is their report.
Destiny 2 Hotfix 126.96.36.199 went live earlier today. Below are some issues that have been resolved.
The Withering Heat artifact mod will correctly describe the mod’s perks.
The Lucky Pants Exotic Hunter leg armor’s elemental affinity will be able to be changed.
Shaders will be able to be applied to the Radiant Dance Machines, No Backup Plans, and Nothing Manacles Exotics and to the newest Iron Banner armor sets.
The Illuminus Grasps Hunter arms ornament with subclass glow will be available for Armor Synthesis.
Progression toward the Tracing the Stars quest will now count if players pick up Atlas Skews before they pick up the quest, or if they pick up Skews on another character.
The Lucidity pre-order emblem from The Witch Queen can now be reclaimed from the Collections tab.
While we continue investigating various known issues, here is a list of the latest issues that were reported to us in our #Help Forum.
We have issued a server-side fix to resolve an issue where Tier 3 Focused Umbral Engrams had no weekly limit.
The Decrypting the Darkness quest cannot be obtained from the Umbral Decoder, and access to it and the Prismatic Recaster cannot be unlocked.
The barriers surrounding the Scorch Cannons in the Fallen Walker public event repel anything near them, preventing Heroic completions of the event.
The Dawn Chorus Exotic Warlock helmet no longer extends burn damage on enemies.
Due to an issue where Titans could unintentionally do large amounts of damage with their throwing hammers, we have temporarily disabled the Wormgod Caress Exotic Titan gauntlets.
Due to an issue that allows Hunters to dodge an unintended amount of times in a row, we have temporarily disabled the Radiant Dance Machines Exotic Hunter pants in Gambit and all PvP activities.
The Red War Collections badge became unfinished with the redistribution of the Exodus Down armor. This does not affect any previously earned titles that required the completion of this badge.
The Wicked Overgrowth Iron Banner shader is not obtainable.
The Proving Grounds strike doesn’t appear for players on Nessus if they didn’t unlock it before Season of the Lost.
The Promethium Spur Exotic Warlock leg armor now seems to require a Solar weapon to create healing and empowering rifts, which can only be created one time.
Error code POTATO may be appearing more frequently for PC players because Steam doesn’t recognize the installation folder.
The K1 Crew Quarters Legend Lost Sector on the Moon says Void burn in the director and totem, but has Arc burn in the activity.
The Share the Glass emblem can’t be acquired from Bungie Rewards. This issue will be resolved on September 7.
DESTINY 2 HOTFIX 188.8.131.52
Fixed an issue where the Ether Collection encounter could soft lock when all Ether Wisps were destroyed.
Fixed an issue where objects could be removed when players left the activity while carrying them, which would soft lock the activity.
Vault of Glass
Fixed an issue where Atheon would sometimes summon an invisible barrier to block Guardians from entering the Vault of Glass.
Fixed an issue where the “pre-order” text string for 30th Anniversary wrapped and overlapped the title in Japanese, Polish, and Russian.
Other localization fixes for Japanese and Polish. Russian will be fixed in Hotfix 184.108.40.206.
Fixed an issue where the description of Top Tree Dawnblade mentioned “Sliding” instead of “Gliding” in German.
Fixed an issue where some players could not discard Solstice key fragments.
Players who may have remaining Solstice key fragments can now dismantle the entire stack from their inventory screen.
Incoming and outgoing Bungie friends toasts no longer play before character selection.
Fixed an issue where some Roster screens would not consistently indicate when you have blocked a player on your Bungie Friends list.
GAMEPLAY AND INVESTMENT
Fixed an issue preventing players from changing the armor energy type of Lucky Pants.
Actually changed the cost of Global Reach to three energy.
Fixed an issue causing the Fire and Ice artifact mod to spawn fewer Wells than intended.
Fixed an issue that prevented Season 15 Iron Banner armor sets and the new Exotic armor pieces from taking shaders.
Corrected the insertion cost of the Linear Fusion Rifle Targeting mod in the artifact to be 500 Glimmer like other mods.
Fixed an issue causing the 2021 Solstice Eververse Hunter arms ornaments to not be visible in the list of ornaments.
Fixed an issue causing the new Shards of Galanor Exotic armor ornament to improperly display colors.
Fixed an issue causing Radiant Dance Machines to trigger armor mods and Stasis Fragments more often than intended.
Fixed an issue causing the Fusion Rifle Scavenger artifact mod to use old perks, allowing players to gain Heavy ammo when picking up Special ammo bricks.
Fixed an issue where Promethium Spur would not spawn additional combination Rifts after the first one.
Lorentz Driver will no longer apply a navpoint to players in the Crucible that are selected as targets.
Targeted players will still have the red glow on their biped and will still drop telemetry patterns when killed.
This change does not affect the targeting behavior for PvE combatants.
Added Iron Banner perks into the possible trait rolls for Peacebond and Forge’s Pledge.
Peacebond can now roll Iron Reach.
Forge’s Pledge can roll Iron Grip.
Fixed an issue where specific Stasis crystals were dealing an additional instance of detonation damage against players.
Cross Play voice chat enabled
Some communication privacy settings are still not working as intended for Xbox players
Xbox players will still hear voice and receive invites from anyone even if privacy settings are set to “friends” or “in-game friends”.
Xbox players will still hear voice from non-Xbox players even if “You can communicate outside of Xbox with voice & text” is set to “blocked”.
Xbox players will still be able to hear other Xbox players in Fireteam Chat or Team Chat even if that player is on their mute list.
The Witch Queen Pre-Order Incentive
Fixed an issue where the “Lucidity” Witch Queen pre-order emblem was not showing up in players’ emblem collections.
It should automatically appear in the collection for all players who have pre-ordered now.
That’s it for the latest news, let me know what you think in the comments.