Destiny Update & Hot Fix Unleash The Taken King & Year Two, Fix Issues

September 15, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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While downloading Destiny update 2.00 gave you 99% of the content required for The Taken King today, Bungie has released a small 100MB update today to fully enable the new content, while also issuing a hot fix to clean up issues with Collector’s Edition items.

Available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360, here’s the patch notes for the 100MB The Taken King update:

The Taken King

  • Oryx and his army has arrived
  • Meet them on Phobos, a moon of Mars
  • Requires The Taken King and a minimum character level of 25

General

  • Max Character Level Cap now increased to 40 (Requires The Taken King)
  • New Vanguard and Crucible bounties are now available at your local Bounty Tracker
  • Year One Moments of Triumph are now locked in history and cannot be progressed
  • VIP ‘Founders Fortune’ rewards will be distributed in the Tower (Requires The Taken King)
  • “Spark of Light” Level 25 Character Boost consumable is available at the Postmaster (Requires The Taken King)

Classes

  • Subclass quests for new subclasses are now available after the completion of The Coming War story mission (Requires The Taken King)

Activities

Patrols

  • Patrols now offer rewards once again

Daily Heroics

  • Required Level: 40
  • Requires The Taken King
  • These missions will include selections from Year One and Year Two

Vanguard Strike Playlists

  • Weekly Heroic Strike has been replaced by the Vanguard Heroic Strike Playlist.
  • Playing multiple Strikes without returning to orbit increases reward chances
  • All The Taken King and Updated Strikes now feature random encounter variation and may contain Taken combatants

There are now three Strike playlists:

Legacy Strike Playlist

  • Available to all players
  • Contains all Year One Strikes, including original Dust Palace and Undying Mind Strikes

Vanguard Strike Playlist

  • Requires The Taken King
  • Contains all new The Taken King Strikes, as well as 3 remixed Year One Strikes (Dust Palace, Undying Mind, and Cerberus Vae III)

Vanguard Heroic Strike Playlist

  • Requires The Taken King
  • Contains all new The Taken King Strikes, as well as 3 remixed Year One Strikes (Dust Palace, Undying Mind, and Cerberus Vae III)

Heroic Strikes earn bonus rewards on weekly completion:

  • Legendary Engram (1 time per character)
  • +10 Legendary Marks (3 times per account)

Nightfall

  • Required Level: 40
  • Requires The Taken King
  • Wiping in Darkness Zones no longer kicks player to orbit
  • Resurrection timer is now a 30-second cooldown (must be resurrected by teammates)

Crucible

Year Two Crucible is now in effect (Requires the Taken King):

  • Rift, Control, Clash, Skirmish, Salvage, Rumble, Elimination are now Year Two core playlists
  • When Trials of Osiris is active, Elimination will only be playable via Trials of Osiris playlist
  • Featured Daily and Weekly activities are now active

Year One Core Playlists now contains Classic 6v6, Classic 3v3 and Classic FFA playlists

Tower

Cryptarch

  • The Cryptarchs will now exchange Legendary Marks for Legendary Engrams
  • Available engrams will be randomly selected by each Cryptarch every Tuesday
  • Legendary Engrams no longer have a chance to produce simple Materials
  • Rare Armor Engrams have a chance to produce Artifacts instead of Armor

Banshee

  • Starting on Armsday (Wednesday), Banshee-44 will accept Orders for new Foundry Weapons to characters at Gunsmith Rank 1 or higher. Higher Ranks will allow placement of more orders per week

Speaker

  • Legendary Armor has been added to the Speaker’s inventory

Shaxx

  • PvP Quests are now provided to players (Required Level: 5)
  • Shaxx now carries a set of Weekly Crucible Bounties, with Nightfall equivalent rewards for completing all five in a week

Arcite

  • Arcite now carries a set of Weekly Crucible Weapon Bounties

Roni-9940

  • The Vanguard Quartermaster will now exchange old Class Armor Materials for new unified Armor Materials

Queen’s Wrath

  • Petra now has new bounties available in the reef upon completing a new quest
  • These bounties will also drop a Treasure Key the first time one is completed each week

Economy

  • Vanguard and Crucible Marks deprecate and are converted to Commendations (at a rate of 50:1)
  • Legendary Loot drop rates have been increased across all activities
  • Legendary Marks are now earnable by completing Daily Story Chapters, Weekly Heroic Strikes, Daily PVP
  • Activities, Weekly PVP Activities and Dismantling Year Two Legendary items
  • Strike rewards now drop from bosses instead of in the PGCR: Except for Sepiks Prime, who has been known to cleverly fly above water to deny victorious Guardians their rightfully earned spoils
  • Strikes reward tables now include items for all Armor and Weapon slots

Known Issues

  • Strike Legacy playlists are currently not providing rewards: This is a known issue and will be hotfixed as soon as possible

And here’s details on the item hot fix (2.0.0.2):

Fixed issues with Taken King Collector’s Edition items:

  • Armor awards can now be found in the correct portion of the Postmaster’s interface
  • Packages now produce the correct item even if opened by a different class

Players who might have been affected by this issue will be provided the correct armor piece

Bungie is also aware some people are having to re-download the 17GB update. If this happened to you, please let Community Manager DeeJ know on Twitter.

You can read more on The Taken King over here.

Did you pick up The Taken King today?

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