Newest Destiny Update Goes Live Next Week, Hard Mode for Crota’s End Nearly Finished

January 9, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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As part of the latest Bungie Weekly Update, the Destiny developers confirmed that a new patch for the game is on its way and will be ready as early as Tuesday, January 13.

We’ll post full details about the update once it officially goes live, but for now, here’s a preview of what’s changing:

Crota’s End – Updates

  • The existing Pit treasure chest reward moved to killing Ir Yut, the Deathsinger.  She has a chance to drop Exotic weapons and armor, class pieces, and Radiant materials.
  • The Pit treasure chest will now contain Radiant Materials.

Pit Encounter

  • Removed the physics impulse caused by exploding lanterns.

Bridge Encounter

  • Players will now be required to cross the bridge in order to complete the bridge encounter.
  • Players will now be required to wait for the bridge to be completed prior to crossing with the sword.

Deathsinger Encounter

  • Fixed a rare case where the Shriekers would not spawn, preventing players from reaching the Deathsinger.

Crota Encounter

  • Two Swordbearers will no longer spawn at the same time at the outset of the encounter.
  • Crota will now recover from his kneeling state after a player quits.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to remove the “Presence of Crota” using a Radiance Warlock’s Fireborn ability.
  • Fixed a bug that made the Oversoul appear destroyed to some players in a Fireteam when it was actually still active.

Vault of Glass – Updates

  • Exotic weapon drops in the Vault of Glass are now Level 32.

Crucible – Updates

  • Asylum, The Anomaly, and The Burning Shrine maps will be added to existing Clash and Control playlist rotation.
  • Iron Banner will return, with updated rewards, running from January 13 through January 19.

One thing that won’t be included in next week’s update is hard mode for Crota’s End. The wait shouldn’t be too long for it though, as it’s in the “final few stages of deployment,” with Bungie adding, “You’ll need to learn a new trick or two, but given your past performances, we’re pretty sure plenty of you will find a way to come out on top and earn some shiny new trophies to take with you on your next adventure.”

Are you going to tackle hard mode in Crota’s End once it goes live and add to the over one million times Crota’s been ended?

[Source: Bungie]