New Destiny Update Now Live, Focuses on the Crota’s End Raid

As promised, Bungie pushed a new update live for Destiny today, this time in the form of a hot fix ( Despite it being just a hot fix, “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.”

Focusing on the Crota’s End Raid, as well as weapons, arenas, and rewards for other activities, here’s what you can expect with today’s update:

Activity Rewards

  • Fixed an issue with Ascendant Materials no longer being a possible reward for Daily gold-tier public events
  • In addition to other potential rewards, Weekly Nightfall Strikes can now award 9 or more Strange Coins



  • Added to the rotation for Control, Clash, and Iron Banner playlists: The Anomaly, Asylum, The Burning Shrine

Iron Banner

  • Starts 1am PST, Tuesday, January 13th
  • Playlist weapon drops: Level 32 Sniper Rifle, Level 32 Auto Rifle
  • Gain event standing to earn Legendary gear: Level 32 Hand Cannon, Level 32 Rocket Launcher, Level 32 Gauntlets, Level 31 Boots


  • On the Sniper Rifle, Black Hammer, the Hive Breaker upgrade has been disabled until it is fixed to play nicely with the White Nail upgrade


Vault of Glass

  • Exotic weapon drops (though still very infrequent) are now Level 32

Crota’s End


  • Treasure chests now contain Radiant Materials
  • The existing Pit treasure chest reward has moved to killing Ir Yut, the Deathsinger

Pit Encounter

  • Pillars of Light no longer launch players into the air when they explode

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
  • The Deathsinger now has a chance to drop Exotic weapons and armor, class pieces, and Radiant materials

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

Are you going to be playing in the Iron Banner this week?

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