Destiny Update 2.0.1 Next Week Removes Shot Package From All Shotguns, Adds 18 New Emotes

Marking the first true update since the launch of The Taken King, Destiny update 2.0.1 launches next week (likely Tuesday) and will feature new inventory for Eververse Trading Company that includes 18 new emotes you can purchase with real-world money.

You’ll be able to buy those emotes using Silver, the new in-game currency, and Bungie will be giving some to all players:

In fact, if you’re a player of Destiny, you’ll have some Silver in your account when Eververse Trading opens their new shop. If you appear in the game between now and December, you’ll get even more Silver. Thanks for playing.

Additionally, update 2.0.1 will make some immediate sandbox changes, with Senior Designer Jon Weisnewski saying, “One piece of community feedback that has been unanimous is that the changes to Shotgun perks were not enough to curb their lethality at extreme ranges in the Crucible.” With Shot Package on almost every long-range Shotgun, he adds that it has redesigned the close-quarters combat experience, so Bungie will be dialing in the range going forward.

As Weisnewski explained, 2.0.1 will remove the Shot Package perk from all Shotguns:

Any shotgun with Shot Package (depending on the exact weapon) will now have Close and/or Personal, Crowd Control, or Knee Pads. This change has not negatively impacted our PVE playtests.

Even though Shot Package is going away right now, expect to continue seeing Shotguns used to great effect by Crucible warriors. Each Class allows for movement optimizations that let players quickly close gaps. Most PVP maps have great flank routes and tight spaces. Game modes like Control, Salvage, and Rift ask players to converge upon and fight over small spaces to win. With or without Shot Package, even our shortest range Shotguns will continue to be effective death dealers in the hands of a skilled Guardian. With Shot Package on a time-out, we can recalibrate the effective range and research a way to hopefully reintroduce the perk after some time at the work bench.

Bungie also revealed that the Destiny Companion app now has more than 7,777,777 users.

[Source: Bungie]