Destiny Update Balances Weapons, Closes Rocket Yard Loot Cave (Update 3)

October 14, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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Update 3:

YouTube user Jonty Alphaville uploaded the following video today, which features a pile of bones that give you the option to disturb the remains. By doing so, you’ll hear the words “a million deaths are not enough for Master Rahool.” Since Master Rahool is the Cryptarch of the Tower, this is Bungie’s way of poking fun at the loot caves.

Update 2:

Update (9am PT):

Bungie has said the update will go live soon, and you’ll need to log in again after returning to the title screen:

Original Story:

Going live today, hotfix 1.0.2.2 for Destiny on all platforms balances weapon classes and specific weapons, fixes a few bugs with the Titan and Warlock classes, closes the Rocket Yard loot cave, and more.

Here’s the full list of changes in this latest hotfix:

General

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

Classes

Titan

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

Warlock

  • Brimstone: Perk can now activate if player is airborne

Weapons

General

  • 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.

Shotguns

  • 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

Perks

  • 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

Activities

Strikes

  • 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

Destinations

  • The Fallen have also retreated from their hold over the Rocket Yard to discuss a new takeover plan

Next up for Destiny, Bungie says they’re working on a larger update to address “under-performing Exotics and overall class balance.”

[Source: Bungie, GameZone]