Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Latest Destiny Update

Bungie has again released a new patch which applies numerous tweaks the gameplay, along with closing a loot cave and removing a trick that grants easy progress in the Vault of Glass raid.  Bungie has also said that it is working on a future update that "will address under-performing Exotics and overall class balance". You can check out the full list below.


The most recent hotfix ( for Destiny goes live on October 14th. This hotfix includes a number of changes to weapon balance across archetypes (e.g., lowering Auto Rifle effectiveness and increasing Scout Rifle damage output), specific weapons (Vex Mythoclast and Pocket Infinity) and includes a number of fixes to issues with the Templar encounter in the Vault of Glass.

We're still working on a larger update which will address under-performing Exotics and overall class balance.


Fixed a bug where the Valkyrie-O5X Ship was the same as the Aurora Lance



Unbreakable: Fixed an issue with the perk granting more agility than intended

Brimstone: Perk can now activate if player is airborne



Fixed some issues related to quick weapon swapping

Auto Rifles
Base Damage decreased by 2%
Reduced Precision Damage multiplier from 1.50 -> 1.25 (head shot bonus)
Stability decreased by 4% - 17% (driven by stat value)

Hand Cannons
In-air accuracy now increased

Scout Rifles
Base damage increased by 6%
Damage vs. Combatants increased by 6% - 25% (based on tier)
Improved target acquisition, plus additional recoil tuning.


Decreased base damage at maximum range (falloff) by 20%
Shot Package Perk now has a slightly wider cone of fire
The Rangefinder and Shot Package perks are now mutually exclusive

Exotic Weapons

Vex Mythoclast
Base Damage decreased by 34%
Increased Precision Damage multiplier from 1.25 -> 1.50 (headshot bonus)

Pocket Infinity
Enhanced Battery Perk has now been replaced with the Speed Reload Perk
Metal Detector: Fixed a bug that prevents this perk from actually providing additional ammo
Lightweight: Fixed a bug that allowed additional agility to apply even when a weapon was stowed


Engram rewards from strikes now appear in the post-game Activity Summary

Raid - Vault of Glass

Templar Encounter
Kill volume added to sniper platforms to prevent players from sitting on top of them
Relic is now removed and respawned if the holder leaves the playable area
The Fallen have also retreated from their hold over the Rocket Yard to discuss a new takeover plan


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