Destiny: Rise of Iron Update Detailed, Tapir Errors Resolved, Level 40 Boost DLC Is $30

Following the launch of Destiny: Rise of Iron earlier today, the servers suffered some issues on all platforms, forcing Bungie to implement a Queue that saw players waiting in line to play the new expansion. Thankfully, as of 7am PT/10am ET, Bungie has resolved the sign in issues resulting in Tapir errors:

Issues that were preventing players from signing into Destiny resulting in Tapir errors have been resolved on all platforms.

As detailed on Bungie’s website, here’s everything that changed with today’s Destiny: Rise of Iron update on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One:


  • Rise of Iron campaign unlocked
  • Requires Destiny: Rise of Iron and minimum Character Level 40
  • Max Light increased to 385
  • New Vanguard & Crucible Bounties are now available
  • Year 2 Moments of Triumph will end at 10:00am PDT on 9/20/16 and cannot be progressed


Daily Heroics

  • Will now include selections from Year 1, Year 2, and Year 3
  • Increase Light to 350

Vanguard Strike Playlists

  • Vanguard Playlist is now called The Taken War Strike Playlist but is otherwise unchanged
  • The SIVA Crisis Playlist consists of Taken King and Rise of Iron Strikes at 320 Light
  • The Taken War Heroic Strike Playlist is available for players who have not purchased Rise of Iron and is accessible in the Vanguard Strike Playlist page: No longer rewards Vanguard Marks

The SIVA Crisis Heroic Strike Playlist is now available to players who have purchased Rise of Iron

  • This Playlist replaces the Taken War Heroic Playlist in the Vanguard Strike Playlist
  • This Playlist is also the Weekly Heroic Strike featured Playlist
  • Recommended 350 Light


  • Requires Rise of Iron
  • Recommended 360 Light



  • Normal Strikes will now grant rewards up to 340 Light
  • Heroic Strikes will now grant rewards up to 365 Light
  • Strike-specific Skeleton Keys now drop in the Nightfall Strike and the SIVA Crisis Heroic and Taken War Strike Playlists: Skeleton Keys allow you to open Strike Hoards to guarantee a Strike-unique reward
  • Strike unique rewards will now drop up to 385 Light
  • Nightfall will now reward the player with Ghosts less often so other rewards will drop more often
  • Players can receive one free Radiant Treasure per account through their first Heroic Strike Playlist completion per week
  • Variks will now grant Weapons and Armor for Challenge of the Elders scorecard completions up to 365 Light


  • Fixed an issue where, after enough kills were accumulated, players would never see Uncommon item drops again: This resulted in players being starved of weapon and armor materials; Uncommon drops will be in addition to, not in place of, Rare and Legendary drops
  • Rare and Legendary Engrams will now attempt to give you rewards equal to or higher than your current Light
  • Rare Engrams can now decode up to 340 Light
  • Legendary Engrams can now decode up to 365 Light: Legendary Engram Light value will slow from their fast progress at 350, up to 365; Within that range, Engrams will grant the player something with higher Light about half the time
  • Exotic Engrams can now decode up to 385 Light


Private Matches

  • Rise of Iron Maps and Modes are now available (Requires Destiny: Rise of Iron)


  • Supremacy, Clash, Control, Rift, Skirmish, Rumble are now core Playlists
  • Elimination will be available every day of the week until Trials of Osiris returns on 9/30
  • Rise of Iron Crucible Maps Floating Gardens, Last Exit, Skyline, Icarus (PS Exclusive) added to core playlists with strong weightings to feature them (these will normalize over the course of a few weeks)
  • The Taken King Crucible maps added to Classic playlists (These are now free for anyone who owns the base game)
  • Rotating featured playlists updated to include Rumble Supremacy, Inferno Supremacy, Salvage, and Combined Arms


Core playlists now reward a new collection of Crucible Legendary Weapons:

  • Hex Caster ARC
  • 77 Wizard
  • Ill Will
  • Unending Deluge III
  • Hopscotch Pilgrim
  • Steel Oracle Z-11
  • Cryptic Dragon
  • Matador 64
  • 20/20 AMR7

Classic playlists now reward the Year 2 collection of Crucible Legendary Weapons

  • Red Spectre
  • Eyasluna
  • In Times of Need
  • Split Shifter Pro
  • The Revelator
  • The Ash Factory
  • Party Crasher +1
  • Spare Change.25
  • NL Shadow 701X

Crucible Class Items added to the Crucible Legendary loot pool

Crucible Legendary drop rates slightly increased

Quests and Bounties

  • New Supremacy Quest is available from Lord Shaxx
  • New Supremacy Bounties are now available when Supremacy is the daily featured playlist
  • Shaxx Weekly Bounty design has changed and now features a single multi-objective Bounty for a specific featured 6v6 mode
  • Daily Crucible Bounty availability updated for Rise of Iron

You can learn more about the changes over here.

A Level 40 Character Boost is included inside Destiny: The Collection. For everyone else, you can level up by playing Destiny or by purchasing a $29.99/£24.99 piece of DLC from the PlayStation Store (North America, Europe) for each class. Here’s what each Level 40 Pack includes, using the Warlock boost as an example:

This consumable pack contains a Level 40 boost for one Warlock, a Subclass Boost, and Telemetries. This one-time boost will be available at the Postmaster and can be consumed through the inventory menu. This item is nonrefundable. Requires full version of Destiny to use.

In addition to announcing that Rise of Iron set a record for most pre-orders from a Destiny expansion, Activision also revealed that The Wrath of the Machine Raid will go live at 10am PT/1pm ET on Friday, September 23.

Will you be playing Rise of Iron today?

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