Destiny Update Today is a Hot Fix, Brings Improvements to Nightfall Rewards



Confirming that it’s a hot fix, Bungie fully detailed Destiny update


Nightstalker Hunter

  • Temporarily removed the extra shots from Quiver to avoid unlimited Shadowshots
  • This is a temporary fix, and the node will be restored in a fixed state in an upcoming patch


Daily Heroic Story

  • Removed deprecated Quest requirements from “Siege of the Warmind”
  • Removed deprecated Quest requirements from “The Wakening”

Weekly Nightfall Strike

  • Increased the base level of Nightfall Legendary rewards by 10 Attack/Defense
  • Increased the chance of Legendary rewards by 10% (from 50% to 60%)
  • Increased the number of Strange Coins or Three of Coins awards
  • Ghosts have been added to the Legendary reward loot table
  • Legendary Engrams no longer drop from Nightfall Strike boss kills: They will continue to drop their unique Legendary items
  • Removed Antiquated Runes from the loot tables

King’s Fall

  • King’s Fall Hard Mode will be available at 10am PT on 10/23
  • Recommended Light is 310
  • King’s Fall Hard Mode has the following changes: King’s Fall Hard Mode rewards will drop up to 320 Light; Oryx in Hard Mode will guarantee a Raid item drop each week, without requiring Moldering Shards; Oryx in Normal mode will still require Moldering Shards; Moldering Shards can drop in King’s Fall Hard Mode, but only if a character hasn’t cleared King’s Fall Normal for the week


Weekly Crucible Bounty

  • Increased base level of Weekly Crucible Bounty Legendary rewards by 10 Attack
  • Increased number of Strange Coins awarded
  • Ghosts have been added to the Legendary reward loot table

Original Story:

At 10am PT/1pm ET, Bungie will be releasing a new Destiny update on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 that will require you to login again after returning to orbit.

“Pardon our dust! We are pushing a patch live today,” Bungie says on their website. “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.”

If you’re playing Destiny on PS4, system software 3.10 went live today, meaning you’ll have to wait until that download is finished before accessing the game.

We’re still waiting for full patch notes from Bungie, but we do know it will improve the underwhelming Nightfall Rewards:

Improvements to Nightfall rewards are coming [this] morning. To benefit this week, don’t play it until the patch deploys at around 10AM.

Judging from a recent tweet by Bungie, today’s update will just be a hot fix, rather than a full-blown patch.

With the King’s Fall Raid: Hard Mode going live later this week, Bungie posted a lengthy support page for people who played through the weekly events multiple times and stopped receiving rewards.

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

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