Destiny Update 2.1.1 Today Adds Crimson Days Event & More, Here’s the Patch Notes


The Destiny update is now available on all platforms, with Bungie revealing the full list of patch notes:

New Event: Crimson Days

Grab a partner to celebrate Crimson Days from February 9th, 10AM PST to February 16th, 1AM PST

Grab Quests

  • Go talk with Lord Shaxx in the Tower to receive the quest “Crimson Bonds”  – Players must be at least Level 40 to be eligible to obtain this quest

Play Crimson Doubles – 2v2 PvP Event Playlist: Crimson Doubles

  • Requires Pre-made Fireteam of 2
  • In Crimson Doubles, “Heartbroken” buff is applied to you when your teammate is down that provides maxed stats and faster reload
  • Weekly Shaxx bounties have been replaced with special Crimson Doubles bounties for the duration of the event


  • Fixed an issue where some emote incidents would appear twice
  • Fixed a rare issue where the Refer-a-Friend buff was not being properly applied when joining an in-progress activity


  • Fixed an issue where an extra icon on the kiosk was appearing for players who acquired MIDA Multi-Tool exotic weapon for both Year One and Year Two
  • Fixed an issue with Hakke pulse rifle damage scaling to bring them back in line with other pulse rifles


  • Fixed the icon for Titan class item Mark of a Kellslayer
  • Fixed an issue where the icon for the Hunter artifact Unerring Compass was missing on PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360


  • Fixed an issue where the Vienna Singer ship was not dropping at appropriate rates


  • Reduced the chance for ghost shells to be awarded from completing the weekly in favor of other rewards

Raid: King’s Fall

  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to become immune to the Totem room damage by using a sword’s block ability
  • Totems will now kill players under the totem after an extended period of time
  • Fixed an issue on the aura holder when exiting 3rd person, the camera forward would get reset back facing the direction of the players feet
  • Fixed an issue where the Ogres would teleport when they had issues path finding around previous dropped bombs



  • Bounties have been moved to the top of Shaxx’s vendor screen
  • Players now start without special ammo in all 3v3 modes
  • Fixed an issue where the quest step to “Complete a match with 6+ Auto Rifle kills” was not properly registering
  • The temporary fix applied previously has been removed once again to allow this quest to be turned in properly
  • Fixed an issue where the text display for Nova Bomb score bonuses was incorrect
  • Damage Referee has been enabled in the Control playlist for the Crucible


New Rotating Playlists

  • Freelance 3v3 featuring Skirmish, Salvage and Elimination – only accessible by solo players, no fireteams
  • Freelance 6v6 featuring Control, Clash and Rift – only accessible by solo players, no fireteams
  • Inferno 3v3 featuring Inferno Skirmish, Inferno Salvage and introducing Inferno Elimination!
  • Inferno 6v6 featuring Inferno Control and Inferno Clash

Iron Banner

  • Iron Banner returns on February 23rd, 10AM to February 29th, 1AM PST
  • Iron Banner armor pieces from Rank 5 packages will now be granted immediately, instead of appearing once you return to Orbit
  • Increased the base win rep amount by +20% (50 to 60)
  • Waypoints have been added to Lord Saladin when the Rank 3 and Rank 5 packages are available
  • Players can no longer recycle into Iron Banner matches after the event has ended

Trials of Osiris

  • Reduced the postgame wait time by 15 seconds
  • Adjusted loot tables to make rewards more consistent and less likely to have a non-payout match



  • Fixed an issue where some players are able to perch in an advantageous position on a giant tree root

The Timekeeper

  • Removed dynamic objects and moved overtime objective to help it play better in Elimination


  • Fixed an issue where Reputation was being awarded when dismantling the Future War cult ship “The Climb”  – Access to the ship via the kiosk has been re-enabled
  • Fixed an issue where the icon on Gunsmith vendor screen to display the correct reputation

Original Story:

Scheduled to go live at 10am PT/1pm ET today, Destiny update 2.1.1 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 will add the Crimson Days event, as well as Freelance playlists, changes to Special Ammo, a Damage Referee, and more.

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

Full patch notes for today’s update will be available shortly after 10am PT, so stay tuned for full details once they’re available.

In their latest Weekly Update, Bungie addressed an issue where some players may need to re-download all updates:

With each update, we encounter reports of players being required to re-download all update content in order to play Destiny once again, or general issues installing the most recent update. We’re aware that some consoles attempt to verify previously installed patches to ensure there are no issues with previously downloaded content. Do not cancel out of this verification, or you will be required to re-download all previous updates.

Please ensure that you have enough memory present on your console to accept the most recent patch. Additional information can be found within this Help Article. Additionally, if your download stalls for an extended amount of time, you may need to cancel your download and update manually.

Will you be participating in the Crimson Days event?

[Source: Bungie (1), (2), (3)]

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