Bungie was back this week with their regular This Week At Bungie update, although a few news items came out after that which are quite important namely the nerf to the Vex Mythoclast coming in December and also the fix to the Candy and Spectral Pages exploit found Festival of the Lost. Today I’m going to round up all the latest news, so let’s get to it.
VEX MYTHOCLAST NERF
DMG said on Twitter
“Re: Mythoclast feeling a bit ‘hot’. Team is looking at toning down Mytho in the December patch. Goal isn’t to nerf into the ground, but some tuning is felt to be in order. Once we have more info, we’ll let y’all know.”
Vex Mythoclast has been super strong since the start of Season of the Lost, especially given the improvements to fusions this season. Vex is seen as a little too strong, so is getting a nerf in the December patch. I still don’t have mine, but I look forward to getting it a few days before the patch.
CANDY & PAGES EXPLOIT FIXED
“A change has been deployed to limit Spectral Pages and Candy rewards in Wrathborn Hunts, Expunge missions, and the Lake of Shadows Nightfall. The Nightfall change will be reverted next Tuesday at reset.”
This is essentially a cheese to get plenty of pages and candy, and Bungie have now limited their drop rate on Expunge, Wrathborn Hunts and the Nightfall. Back to doing regular old activities I guess!
THIS WEEK AT BUNGIE 14th OCTOBER 2021
This week at Bungie, we celebrate Festival of the Lost 2021.
It’s officially the spookiest time of year and we have begun our celebration of fright-filled fun with our annual celebration and remembrance of those we’ve lost. This year we kicked things off with a rawr.
Yeah, #TeamDino is the hottest costume this year, but that’s not all we’ve got up our sleeves. If you’re up for a scary fun activity, check out the new Haunted Sectors playlist. There are spooky stories, exploding pumpkin heads, and loot galore. Don’t forget about getting lots and lots of candy now that you have extra-long sweet tooths… teeth? Go check out our Festival of the Lost page for more details.
If you haven’t got to join in on the festivities yet, there are a ton of treats waiting on you! Eva Levante is in the Tower with bounties, a quest, and some silly masks.
Finishing the opening quest will reward you with the Jurassic Green Pulse Rifle.
Fans of Lincoln Green are going to want to grab this Pulse Rifle. We’ve been hearing good things about it from the community so far. The Jurassic Green also rolls with Tunnel Vision and Dragonfly, or Killing Wind and Multi-Killclip. If you want to pack a little more punch when mowing down your foes in the Crucible, keep an eye out for High-Cal rounds. You have the next three weeks to find the roll you want, and maybe even pick up a few Horror Story or Braytech Werewolf Auto Rifles along the way. 450 RPM Auto Rifles have had a buff since the last time you could get your hands on these, so there’s no better time to snag one. One more thing, if you get a good roll with Adrenaline Junkie, you may want to hang on to it— we have a relevant change coming up in a few months. More details on that in the future.
We have a few slick cosmetic rewards for you to earn as well. Completing Festival of the Lost Triumphs will net you the new Headless Hues Shader, the Beheaded Home Emblem, and the Headless Horsepower Exotic Sparrow. It may be covered in cobwebs, but it still runs fine!
[Editor’s Note: Jeez, it seems everyone’s losing their heads lately…]
Oh, and did we mention the Tower is looking as terrifying as ever? There are decorations galore and a creepy accompanying soundtrack to feast your eyes and ears on.
UPPING THE DIFFICULTY
As many have you have already discovered, there is a new difficult option for Shattered Realm. You can pump up the power level requirements and tackle some truly worthy foes. It can get pretty frightening in there, so maybe bring some friends with you. The chests are dropping high-stat gear so it’s certainly worth your while.
Next week, our six-player activity is also getting a new difficulty. Astral Alignment is about to become a little more spicy. The recommended power is 1320 and there are going to be additional modifiers each day to keep things interesting. Loadouts are locked so pick your weapons wisely. Also failing to complete or wiping as a team sends you back to orbit so like… don’t die.
Legendary Astral Alignment Modifiers
Weekly Taken rotating modifiers
Denial (Taken Vandals summon their shields significantly more often).
Epitaph (Taken combatants generate blight geysers when defeated).
Empath (Enhanced radar, take increased damage from melee).
Champions: Overload and Unstoppable
So, what do you get for overcoming these extra challenges besides bragging rights? There will be an extra bonus chest waiting for you at the end. That is three total for everyone keeping score at home. And if you haven’t secured the Catalyst for Ager’s Scepter yet, these extra chests are more likely to hold one.
LOST AND FOUND
Earlier this week, we released Update 3.3.1 that included Festival of the Lost and a laundry list of additional changes to the game. We missed a few changes in the patch notes and wanted to set the record straight here.
Fixed an issue with Hawkmoon’s Paracausal Shot not getting bonus damage.
Note that the temporary fix for this means that you will once again lose the buff if you pull out your Ghost on the final round. This will be fixed in a future update.
Fixed an issue where the Firing Line perk was not giving the intended 20% damage buff.
Fixed an issue with the new Monte Carlo ornament Western Front causing the weapon to have increased recoil.
Fixed the Eriana’s Vow ornament Bound by Oath so that it shows the First Glance perk status correctly.
Fixed an issue where all Igniting Touch detonations counted as melee damage.
Sorry for the mix-up, we will try to make sure notes don’t fall through the cracks next time.
SPIDER SPARROW MY BELOVED
Now we pass the mic over to Player Support for a quick update on known issues.
This is their report.
CROSS SAVE CONTACT FORM DEPRECATION
As of October 13, the Cross Save contact form has been deprecated and will no longer be accepting new tickets. We have updated our Cross Save Guide with more information and troubleshooting steps to help players get started with Cross Save, and we encourage players to take a look prior to setting up Cross Save to their accounts for the first time.
XBOX AND BLOCKED PLAYERS
When Update 3.3.1 was released, some Xbox players may have noticed an increase in the number of blocked players that were appearing for them in their Roster listings. This is a result of a fix we implemented in this release that wasn’t previously respecting Xbox privacy settings for Cross Play.
Xbox players who are seeing an increase of blocked players who wish to remove the block must:
Navigate to Settings > General
Online Safety & Family
Privacy & Online Safety
View Details and Customize
Communication and Multiplayer
Set “You can join cross-network play” to “Allow”
Set “You can communicate outside of Xbox with voice & text” to “Everybody”
Additionally, players who want to take advantage of LFG features can change their “Other can communicate with voice, text, or invites” settings.
DESTINY 2 ON MICROSOFT STORE AND XBOX APP FOR PC
Earlier this week, Destiny 2 officially launched on the Microsoft Store and Xbox App for PC. Players can learn more on how to access Destiny 2 from this platform and set up Cross Save for existing characters via our Destiny 2 Microsoft Store and Xbox App for PC Guide.