Destiny 2 Patch Coming in Two Parts This Month

October 5, 2018Written by Gerard Howard III

Destiny 2 Patch

There are some big changes currently in development for Destiny 2 this month. Two separate, fully realized patches will be made available to players, the first on October 16, 2018, and the other on October 30th. The team behind the game’s Gambit mode wanted to first address some recent and vehement concerns regarding spawn rates of the Ascendant Primeval Servitor in the recent Forsaken expansion. Adjustments are being made to increase the frequency at which that enemy spawns. Load times for Gambit matchmaking are also being addressed, as well as changes in the amount of ammo being distributed in ammo crates. Below are the full lists of both patches occurring within the month:

Update 2.0.4- October 16, 2018

  • Added the ability to hover over Lost Sectors to see their name once a player has looted them
  • Players can now track up to three pursuits
  • Added Through Fire and Flood, Zenobia D, and Crooked Fang-4fr to the world Legendary pool— Edge Transit will have some company
  • Increasing Scout Rifle damage in PvE and against non-player enemies in Gambit
  • Fixed a bug where Prime Engrams were going straight to the Postmaster at the end of Crucible matches; they will now show alongside other end-of-match rewards
  • Added transmat effects to Collections, under the Flair category
    • Tracking for acquired transmat effects began with the launch of Forsaken on September 4; transmat effects gained (inventory or Postmaster), used, or dismantled after that date will be unlocked in Collections
    • Transmat effects are unlocked when added to player inventory, NOT when you gain ships that have them pre-socketed
  • We have identified a very rare issue where the Gambit invasion portal will not reactivate once used, and we are currently developing a fix
  • We are developing a fix for an issue where One Thousand Voices may cause loud screeching audio when fired while strafing or jumping

Update 2.0.5- October 30, 2018

  • Rebalancing functionality of Distribution/Dynamo perks, requiring players to be near opponents for Super energy benefits
  • Slightly increasing Sword damage in PvE to address player feedback
  • Slightly increasing Fusion Rifle damage in PvE
  • Increasing viability of Malfeasance in PvE and Gambit activities
  • Adjusting visibility of the Titan’s Banner Shield, making it easier for players to see through the effects
  • Adjusting Exotic rewards to help reduce the number of duplicate drops
    • Players may still receive duplicates, but there will be better chances for Forsaken exotics when receiving Exotic rewards
  • The chance for a Nightfall Unique Reward to drop will increase each time a Nightfall is completed without a unique drop
  • Adding Masterwork Cores as rewards for specific Spider “Wanted” bounties and general Scrapper bounties
  • Reducing the time for single-shader deletion from your inventory
  • We are developing a fix for an issues where a team will defeat the Ascendant Primeval Servitor, but the opposing team receives credit for the kill

What say you about these updates? Have some of your own concerns been addressed in these patches? Let us know in the comments!

[Source: Bungie]