Destiny 2 News Roundup – Master Vow of the Disciple, Dungeon and Raid Rotator and Patch Notes Preview

Bungie was back this week with their This Week At Bungie update giving us news on Master Vow of the Disciple coming next week, Dungeon and Raid Rotators coming very soon, plus we have a patch coming out next week. Stay tuned for all the news, and let’s get to it.

Dungeons & Raids

Before diving into what’s next for activities like raids and dungeons, we did want to shout out that players can finally take Rhulk’s kicks to the face at an even higher ferocity because Master Vow of the Disciple is dropping next week. For the deets regarding the ramped-up difficulty, Guardians should know that the Power level is 1580 with a seasonal cap at +30. For those Challenge-hardy players, completing Challenges at Master difficulty will offer progress towards the raid Seal. Each encounter completed also has the chance to drop an Adept version of a given weapon for the raid.

It’s a neat way to up the ante a bit when taking on the more challenging aspects of Destiny 2. Master Vow of the Disciple drops next week on April 19, so make sure to knock out any levelling needed and get that gear in tip-top shape, because Master difficulty is never something to take lightly.

But wait, there’s more.

As players continue exploring the Throne World and uncover the true nature of the Witness’s influence, we’ve heard your desire for reasons to return to previously released raid and dungeon content loud and clear. One way we’re freshening up the raid and dungeon experience in Destiny 2 is by developing a new rotation of featured content that we think you’ll like starting in Season 17. This is designed to make raid and dungeon content a bit more enticing over the course of a Season, while also providing more ways to play when jumping into different activities with friends and clanmates.

Essentially, we’re breaking up our new Rotator system into Seasonal and Weekly categories so that players can have a little additional freshness when taking on the weekly hunt for power. Let’s start with our Seasonal rotation since this implementation is short and sweet.

Each Season, the newly released raid and dungeon will grant Pinnacle rewards for all encounters. As an example, in Season 17, Vow of the Disciple and the upcoming [REDACTED] dungeon. Outside of these, we’ll have a raid rotator and a dungeon rotator, each offering a Pinnacle reward once completed.

For those wondering about the weekly rotation, this particular inclusion will have a chance to feature all raids and dungeons not listed as the Seasonal rotation. Want to revisit the Vex in Garden of Salvation? Do it! Want to go toe-to-toe with Riven because you like to feel hungry for that wildly impressive (and stressful as all heck for players like me that are prone to panic) final encounter? Weird, but get on with yo’ brave and Light-driven self. Get that bread.

Rewards, what’s different there? For the weekly rotation, completing the final encounter in any of the chosen raids or dungeons will award a Pinnacle drop from a Weekly Challenge. For any raid or dungeon that offers a higher difficulty, such as Master Vault of Glass, that higher difficulty will also be available to select should players be itching for an additional challenge.

Oh, wait, you said you liked farming? We got you there too with the new rotator system. All lockouts on encounter rewards for Legendary gear are being removed, which means all Legendary drops in both raids and dungeons will be 100-per cent farmable if you so choose. Throw on some lo-fi music, grab a cosy beverage, and farm to your heart’s content. Or don’t, the choice is yours (which is the point!).

Patch Notes Preview

We are hitting that mid-season mark, which means it’s time to do a little housekeeping. We’re tackling a neat little failsafe for players when carrying objects for The Wellspring: Attack, some fine-tuning to Rhulk and his ilk in the Vow of the Disciple raid and taking on a few more Gambit changes to continue making Drifter proud.

We’ve got a small patch preview to share – nothing major, tempering those expectations now, but here are just some of the tweaks coming down the pipeline for Destiny 2 that you can look forward to before they go live later this month on April 19:

THE WELLSPRING: ATTACK:
Fixed an issue that could cause teams to incorrectly wipe during a Master Wellspring when an objective is completed with only a few seconds left on the timer.
Added a failsafe so that carriable objects in both the ritual and boss phases of a Wellspring won’t spawn out of bounds.

ALTAR OF REFLECTION:
Fixed an issue where players could not complete the Evidence Board Quest Report: ALTAR-REFLECT due to Altar of Reflection not showing up properly.
More like Altar of Re-Appearance.

VOW OF THE DISCIPLE RAID:
Fixed an issue where Rhulk would suddenly become shy and no longer transition back to his initial phase properly, effectively blocking progress.
Fixed an issue where the Caretaker’s dynamic health threshold UI would not consistently display for all players.

TRIALS OF OSIRIS:
Fixed an issue where players were not receiving the expected rewards on post-Flawless wins.

TEXT CHAT:
Virtual keyboard support is now available for console text chat.
Improvements have been made to make text chat messages more legible.
Added a System Message text field that is italicized to display system text.
Local chat now has an orange tint to it for differentiation, no longer the white color.
Clearer chat color distinction for in-game colorblind settings.

WEAPON CRAFTING:
Added a consumable item that allows viewing of Element counts.
This can be acquired through the Relic Conduit.
It is not a limited item, you can discard and reacquire it anytime.

ARTIFACT:
Players with all 25 artifact mods unlocked can still reset the artifact for no additional Glimmer cost.
Once all 25 artifact mods are unlocked, resets from that point on are free.

ABILITIES:
Fixed an issue where Devour would sometimes grant less buff time if multiple targets were killed in quick succession.
Added aim assist targeting to enemy Axion Bolt secondary projectiles to help players hit bolts that are chasing both themselves and fellow allies.

The upcoming patch will also tackle notable stability issues and crash fixes, Xûr’s wonky stats for his wares, and Rahool’s Destination Materials for sale will resume rotating at reset.

These are just some of the tweaks players can expect when these, and other patch note items, go live on April 19.

XBOX PC GAME PASS

As of April 11, 2022, Destiny 2 and its expansions (the Forsaken Pack, Shadowkeep, and Beyond Light) left the Xbox Game Pass for PC in the Microsoft Store. Players who were accessing the Destiny 2 DLCs through the Xbox PC Game Pass will need to purchase them to maintain access to the expansions.

“TOO MANY MESSAGES”

As of April 14, 2022, changes to in-game text chat have been implemented, effectively adjusting a recent change that caused players to run into a “too many messages” alert earlier than expected. This has been corrected to allow for more time to use in-game communication, which will help allow for fireteam messages to run more efficiently, especially during instances like the Vow of the Disciple raid where multiple callouts are necessary.

UPDATE 4.0.1

Next Tuesday, April 19, Destiny 2 Update 4.0.1 will be released. View our Destiny Server and Update Status page for maintenance times, as well as the timeline below:

9 AM PDT (1600 UTC): Destiny 2 maintenance begins.
9:45 AM (1645 UTC): Destiny 2 is brought offline.
10 AM (1700 UTC): Destiny 2 Update 4.0.1 will begin rolling out across all platforms and regions.
11 AM (1800 UTC): Destiny 2 maintenance completes.

Below is a list of known issues that are scheduled to be resolved with Update 4.0.1:

  • The Synaptic Fanatic Triumph doesn’t trigger on all characters.
  • The Lucent Executioners in the Throne World are not rotating daily and have been stuck in the Florescent Canal, blocking the Ascendant Bounty Hunter Triumph.
  • The Combo Tracker and Wombo Tracker Ghost mods do not track Throne World chests.
  • The newness sheen on gear persists permanently.
  • The seasonal curated shotgun, Reckless Endangerment, can’t be reacquired from Collections after dismantling.
  • The Warlock Devour timer isn’t consistent when killing multiple enemies over killing a single enemy.

THE CLEAVER EMBLEM GRANT

We are currently working to grant The Cleaver emblem to players who completed the Vow of the Disciple raid during the Contest Mode extension. Players who qualified for the emblem can expect to receive it during the week of April 19.

MISSING EMAILS

There are some lingering issues about players not getting emails, even when going through the troubleshooting steps we have listed here. The team is still looking into the issue and are actively tackling the problem head on. We will provide an update on the next steps for emails as soon as we are able.