Bungie announced via their latest blog posting that Destiny will be taken offline for a few hours for maintenance. The patch, 18.104.22.168, will introduce numerous fixes to existing issues including one of the biggest: QuickScoping.
Quickscoping, in case you weren’t aware, allows a player to swiftly switch to the scope of, say, a sniper rifle and fire immediately. The short range disadvantage of a weapon such as that is taken away and, well, the results can be devastating. There are other fixes going live as well.
- Added more data logging for matchmaking systems
- Improved connectivity failure handling to reduce beaver (Kick To Orbit events) KTOs
- Improved logging of player disconnections
- Internal tools fixes to speed up our release process
- Fixes to the roster system to allow us to tune the frequency of roster updates on Xbox One
Server Side Fixes:
- Security fixes
- Server performance improvements
- Fixes to reduce the frequency of some KTOs (Kick To Orbit events)
- Better logging to help diagnose connectivity problems
- Fixes to some Centipede errors that were exclusive to specific player characters
The bug fixes and latency improvements aside this patch Tuesday for Destiny will also bring about the Iron Banner PVP event (October 7-14). Iron Banner, unlike the regular Crucible PVP mode, will not feature the same sort of balancing. You’ll need to be max level, geared out and ready to go if you choose to join in. Good luck out there.