Destiny 2 cover
Destiny 2 screenshot
PC PS4 XONE PS5 Series X Stadia Steam Epic
Genre: Shooter, Role-playing (RPG), Adventure

Destiny 2

This Week At Bungie – 11/17/2022

This week at Bungie, we’re talking Crucible.

Welcome to another TWAB, Guardians. Time is flying by, and we’re once again on the doorstep of another Destiny 2 Season. We can’t believe we’re saying this, but we’re already over halfway through November, which means we’re just a few weeks away from Season of [REDACTED]. This week, we’ll be running through a few fun topics with you all.


  • In the immediate timeframe, it’s Trans Awareness Week!
  • We have some wonderful words from the Trans@Bungie Inclusion Club.

  • Next week, we’re kicking off the Eliksni Quarter community event.
  • While Spider has a sweet space, we think it’s time to make some improvements for our friends.
  • We also have some news on narrative bug fixes, and a few changes to Scallywag Seal requirements.

  • We have a short and sweet update from our Game Security Team.
  • We’ve introduced a few new detection methods to help keep things cleaner.

  • Next Season, we’re kicking off our Crucible updates.
  • There’s quite a bit to talk through, so we provided a TL;DR at the start of that section if you’re in a hurry.


I’ll be honest with you, we’re trying to keep this TWAB under six thousand words. (Spoiler alert: we didn't.) It’s always fun to have chonky blog articles, but they can be a bit rough to trim on our weekly communications timeline —sometimes there’s just a lot of news. If you want to carve out some time to deep dive, this might end up being a 30+ minute read.

Keep in mind we’re taking next week off from our TWAB cycle for Thanksgiving here in the states, so after this read, we won’t be seeing you again in a TWAB until December 1.

Hit the jump for the full TWAB.

Destiny 2 Hotfix 6.2.5.4

Activities

Seasonal

  • Fixed an issue where players were not able to acquire Scallywag Seal due to being blocked by the Semaphore Signals Triumph. The Semaphore Signals Triumph is no longer needed for Scallywag Seal.
    • Players can still unlock the Semaphore Signals Triumph for Triumph score and hear that sweet, sweet narrative radio content by proceeding on their Sails of the Shipstealer quest.
      • If players have a character that has finished the quest but are blocked by this issue, they must progress on characters that have not yet finished the quest.
      • For maximum efficiency in unlocking radio content, we don’t advise progressing on this quest on multiple characters.

Beware: only one radio entry can be played per-visit to Eliksni Quarter. If players have made significant progress through the Sails of the Shipstealer quest such that they have multiple radio entries available, they will need to go to orbit and return to Eliksni Quarter between each radio usage.

  • Dialogs in Ketchcrash and Expedition will now respect a character's progress through the Seasonal narrative and play contextually appropriate lines.

Destiny 2 Hotfix 6.2.5.4

Activities

Seasonal

  • Fixed an issue where players were not able to acquire Scallywag Seal due to being blocked by the Semaphore Signals Triumph. The Semaphore Signals Triumph is no longer needed for Scallywag Seal.
    • Players can still unlock the Semaphore Signals Triumph for Triumph score and hear that sweet, sweet narrative radio content by proceeding on their Sails of the Shipstealer quest.
      • If players have a character that has finished the quest but are blocked by this issue, they must progress on characters that have not yet finished the quest.
      • For maximum efficiency in unlocking radio content, we don’t advise progressing on this quest on multiple characters.

Beware: only one radio entry can be played per-visit to Eliksni Quarter. If players have made significant progress through the Sails of the Shipstealer quest such that they have multiple radio entries available, they will need to go to orbit and return to Eliksni Quarter between each radio usage.

  • Dialogs in Ketchcrash and Expedition will now respect a character's progress through the Seasonal narrative and play contextually appropriate lines.

Telesto’s Week At Bungie – 11/10/2022

Telesto’s... [cough, cough, clears throat] We mean, this week at Bungie, we’ve got Iron Banner changes to discuss.

Last week we went over the changes coming to abilities in the next Season. This week we are hanging out with a few final notes to answer some community questions and sharing some changes to Iron Banner. Read the rest of the blog here.

Destiny 2 Hotfix 6.2.5.3

Gameplay and Investment

Armor

    • Fixed an issue were certain shaders applied textures incorrectly to some pieces of the Festival of the Lost mech-themed armor ornaments.

Weapon Balance

Linear Fusion Rifles
    • General
        • Increased the flinch received from player damage.
            • Flinch magnitude from players has been increased to 4x that of Sniper Rifles to make up for the lower zoom and higher aim assist.
        • Increased the flinch settle time by 60%.
            • This change is the same as the one recently applied to Sniper Rifles.
        • Significantly reduced the flinch received from non-player combatants damage by 80%.
    • Arbalest and Lorentz Driver
        • Reduced the aim assist cones by 35%.

General

    • Fixed an issue where the Intended Authority Seasonal Challenge showed inaccurate rewards.
        • The Psychic Warfare emblem was the right reward and it's now stated as such.

Destiny 2 Hotfix 6.2.5.3

Gameplay and Investment

Armor

    • Fixed an issue were certain shaders applied textures incorrectly to some pieces of the Festival of the Lost mech-themed armor ornaments.

Weapon Balance

Linear Fusion Rifles
    • General
        • Increased the flinch received from player damage.
            • Flinch magnitude from players has been increased to 4x that of Sniper Rifles to make up for the lower zoom and higher aim assist.
        • Increased the flinch settle time by 60%.
            • This change is the same as the one recently applied to Sniper Rifles.
        • Significantly reduced the flinch received from non-player combatants damage by 80%.
    • Arbalest and Lorentz Driver
        • Reduced the aim assist cones by 35%.

General

    • Fixed an issue where the Intended Authority Seasonal Challenge showed inaccurate rewards.
        • The Psychic Warfare emblem was the right reward and it's now stated as such.

This Week at Bungie - 11/03/2022

This week at Bungie, we have a little chat about Guardian abilities and the next step of evolution. With a little side of candy, naturally. It is the last week of Festival of the Lost, after all.

This week, we’re diving deeper into what’s next for abilities with the arrival of Season 19 next month. It’s good to reflect sometimes, but it’s also important to not stay in the past. So come with us on a nifty little journey, if you will, into the world of abilities and where they've been, where they are now, and where they're going in the near future. We’re also teasing a new dungeon that’s ready to rock for next Season, a message to our console players, and another shot at shaping the next weekend of Trials of Osiris.

Read more about abilities, current console states, and more with the full TWAB here.

Destiny 2 Hotfix 6.2.5.2

Activities

Raids and Dungeons

  • Fixed an issue where dungeon solo flawless Triumphs had the incorrect description.
    • Now clarifies that players need to do it in a single activity session (Note: This has always been the behavior for all flawless related Triumphs, but it wasn't explicitly mentioned in these Triumph until now)

Gameplay and Investment

Weapons

  • Fixed an issue where Lord of Wolves was increasing ability damage in addition to its own.
  • Fixed an issue where the extra 20% bonus to aim assist fall off was not removed from Rangefinder.

Eververse

  • Fixed an issue where Angel's Gleam and Flower Child shaders had incorrect sources listed in Collections.

Destiny 2 Hotfix 6.2.5.2

Activities

Raids and Dungeons

  • Fixed an issue where dungeon solo flawless Triumphs had the incorrect description.
    • Now clarifies that players need to do it in a single activity session (Note: This has always been the behavior for all flawless related Triumphs, but it wasn't explicitly mentioned in these Triumph until now)

Gameplay and Investment

Weapons

  • Fixed an issue where Lord of Wolves was increasing ability damage in addition to its own.
  • Fixed an issue where the extra 20% bonus to aim assist fall off was not removed from Rangefinder.

Eververse

  • Fixed an issue where Angel's Gleam and Flower Child shaders had incorrect sources listed in Collections.

This Week at Bungie - 10/27/2022

BOO!



Did I scare you? Doubtful, as I’ve tried this trick in a TWAB before.

Happy Festival of the Lost, Guardians. As tradition, we’ll start with a quick recap of what’s going on in the wild. Headless Ones are roaming Lost Sectors on the hunt for Ghosts, but you’ve already taken up the task of cleaning house. Between a Voltshot roll on the Legendary Mechabre Sniper Rifle or some spicy perks on previous FOTL weapons (Kill Clip BrayTech Werewolf, anyone?), there’s some fun loot to earn, too! We’ve already seen a few gilded Ghost Writers in the Tower, and we can only hope they’re sharing some of the candy they’ve been earning. We’ve also been running some fun fashion and art contests for players. Towards the end of this article, you’ll see a few awesome creations from our players.

So, what’s on deck for the TWAB this week? Crafting's on the mind. We have some fun news on deck for next Season in the Deep Stone Crypt, and we’re looking at some long-term goals that the team is planning to execute for Lightfall. We’ll also be discussing some important information around Stadia and Cross Save, followed by Bungie Bounties and a Prime Rewards refresh.

Let’s get to it! Follow the jump for the full article.