Destiny Update 1.1.1 Will Bring Matchmaking to the Weekly Heroic Strike

February 20, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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Still optimistic about releasing update 1.1.1 by the end of this month, Destiny developer Bungie revealed another change included as part of the upcoming patch – making the Weekly Heroic Strike a matchmade activity.

Design Lead M.E. Chung explained why they’re implementing this change:

We wanted the Weekly Heroics to be a challenge that pushed you and your buddies, but what we observed was that these strikes don’t demand the same cooperation of a cohesive pre-made group. The overwhelming community response was such that many players didn’t have the numbers on their friends list to experience the activity on a weekly basis.

As this applies to all levels, you won’t be able to solo the Weekly Heroic after the update goes live.

After saying this won’t affect the Nightfall, Chung talked about Raid matchmaking, which still isn’t happening, but they are “keenly aware of the issue:”

We think good Raid sessions rely on groups of communicative players who are invested in each other, but we know that it’s challenging for many players to find groups for Raids and Nightfall today. We are thinking hard about how we can help make that an easier experience in future releases.

Here’s a quick look at some of the other additions with update 1.1.1:

  • Xûr will stop forgetting to bring his Exotic engrams when he visits us from… wherever Xûr is from.
  • Iron Banner will work as previously promised, with a greater variety of maps in rotation as well as a couple of new Bounties that give you more control over which weapon you can use to complete them – and we were hoping that one would have arrived before the current event.
  • Strikes and Crucible Maps will be less likely to repeat themselves when you stay in a matchmaking playlist with your Fireteam.
  • Grimoire Cards will drop when you expect them to.

There’s still more details to be revealed about update 1.1.1, so stay tuned for more information as it arrives.

Are you excited for matchmaking in the Weekly Heroic?

[Source: Bungie]