King’s Fall Raid: Hard Mode Hits Destiny Next Week, Bungie Answers Iron Banner Lag & Nightfall Reward Questions

October 16, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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In Bungie’s latest Weekly Update for Destiny, they announced a change in release dates for a couple upcoming events, while also addressing questions surrounding the recent update 2.0.1 and supposed paid King’s Fall buffs.

First up, while Trials of Osiris was supposed to start today, a “particularity nasty bug that would undoubtedly conspire to create a less competitive return to form” has caused a delay. A new date wasn’t announced, but once the bug is fixed, Bungie will “make a formal announcement on when Trial of Osiris will begin again. We hope that most of you recognize the impact a limitless Nightstalker would have on the competitive landscape.”

Next up, the release of the King’s Fall Raid: Hard Mode was moved up by a week, so it’s now launching on Friday, October 23 at 10am PT/1pm ET. Details are scarce right now, but Bungie was able to say, “Recommended Light for Hard Mode is 300 – 320. The loot that will drop will be between 310 – 320.”

Looking at update 2.0.1, Bungie answered some important questions surrounding the latest Year Two changes:

Sunbreakers

They are looking at the data, but “it’s too early to dig in and make any promises.”

Iron Banner Rewards

Legendary items in Iron Banner won’t drop until you reach Rank 2 with Lord Saladin, and more will be available as you rank up further. “The premiere items we believe you’ll want to obtain are also available for purchase from Lord Saladin himself,” Bungie adds. “Subsequent Iron Banner events will include additional pieces of gear.”

Iron Banner Lag

You’ll be given a temporary restriction from all Crucible activity if you’re manipulating network traffic, or have a bad connection that unintentionally compromises the experience of other players. The first wave of restrictions went out yesterday, with more happening right now.

Bungie is starting small to make sure everything is calibrated, and will expand the restrictions over time, including handing out permanent bans to repeat offenders.

Expect this to extend to Trials of Osiris once it’s live.

Nightfall Rewards

A new Destiny update will go live as soon as next week to “deliver more frequent and more powerful Legendary rewards to the Nightfall loot tables.”

Datamined King’s Fall Consumables

Bungie says the files were actually uncovered well before the launch of Eververse Trading Company and were never intended to be sold for Silver.

“What you’re seeing are remnant files for Three of Coins or Moldering Shard like items that would have been available from Xûr. Ultimately, the team decided that they didn’t have a place in the game, and cut them from the experience. You’re seeing some dust and echoes from the cutting room floor.”

You can read the updated Iron Banner FAQ over here.

[Source: Bungie]