Destiny Update 1.2.0 Going Live on All Platforms, Full Patch Notes Revealed

May 15, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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Following a bit of a delay, Bungie announced that Destiny update 1.2.0 is going live today on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.

Since the update was already released and this is just the activation, they say, “Players will be required to log in to Destiny again after returning to the title screen to install the patch. You should not be removed from any activities you are currently in.”

Here’s the full list of patch notes for Destiny update 1.2.0:

Weapons

  • Fixed an issue in which Vex Mythoclast was not respawning with primary ammunition
  • Fixed an issue with the Hive Disruptor perk, which now appears in the Black Hammer perk set again
  • Fixed an issue in which the Phantom Gift and White Nail perks would become interrupted when non-precision damage occurred from other perks: Bonus damage from other perks (e.g., Explosive Rounds, Hive Disruptor) no longer interrupts the count; Three precision hits within the time window will trigger the intended refund bonus
  • Fixed an issue in which the Hive Disruptor perk did not work correctly with sustained damage events (auto rifles, pulse, etc.): Oracle Disruptor perk now triggers more often; Hive Disruptor perk now triggers more often, but does less damage per event

PvP

  • Salvage: Moved the first Relic to more consistently appear in a centralized position on the map
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to wait an excessively long time to respawn

Tower

  • Faction reward packages will no longer produce Shards
  • The Speaker will now exchange Ascendant and Radiant Materials for Glimmer and Motes of Light
  • Xûr will now exchange Strange Coins for Motes of Light
  • Commendations are no longer required to purchase gear
  • Commendations can now be converted to receive +250 gains in Vanguard, Crucible, or Faction reputation
  • Note: Etheric Light will not be made available for ascending gear until the release of House of Wolves

User Interface

  • Vendor Interaction Panel has been updated to support Quest chains
  • Vendor Interaction Panel now has better animations and fewer popping issues
  • Number of buffs that can be displayed on the Character screen has been increased
  • Inventory item stacks that have reached their highest possible count will now display gold numbers along with an alert in the tooltip that maximum quantities have been acquired 

Audio

  • Added improved feedback for players who take damage from energy weapons

Companion

  • Fixed an issue in which the Mercury Grimoire card was not being awarded
  • Retroactively awarded the Mercury Grimoire card to players who have found the “Mercury Memory Fragment” Dead Ghost
  • Vendor items, damage types, and perks will now be visible on Bungie.net and the Mobile App

Technical

  • Addressed a crash on Xbox One that was induced when too many explosions/projectiles were generated
  • Fixed an issue that affected the network quality user interface: Indicators will no longer display persistently bad (“red”) quality after a user’s connection recovers from a temporary quality issue; The quality indicators should now always correctly reflect a user’s live connection quality

Important Addendums

  • We have discovered that Legendary Engrams will drop in 1.2.0 that the Cryptarchs will not recognize
  • Hold on to all newly-acquired purple Engrams until May 19th to benefit from their upgraded decryption skillset

Bungie added on Twitter, “PRO TIP: Hold on to your @legendaryengram until May 19. Until then, @TheCryptarch has no idea what to do with them.”

As a reminder, House of Wolves launches next week on May 19.

[Source: Bungie (1), (2)]

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