Bungie are back from the holiday break with more updates for Destiny as well as some non-conformist Christmas Cheer.
Posted January 9, the Bungie newsletter has revealed some interesting tidbits regarding the recently released raid “Crota’s End”. The team over at Bungie are currently putting the finishing touches on ‘Hard mode’ for the raid and will spoil the release date as soon as they come up with one. No further information on ‘Crota Hard mode’ was given other than the hint of more trophies and new strategies.
Despite Crota’s End not being completed fully yet, they had more to share with Destiny fans. The next update patch to be deployed on Tuesday, January 13, will alter both Crota and Vault of Glass.
For Crota’s End, the existing ‘Pit treasure chest’ reward has moved to killing Ir Yut, the Deathsinger. She has a chance to drop exotic weapons and armor, as well as class pieces and radiant materials. The Pit treasure chest will now contain radiant materials, and for the Pit encounter, the physics impulse caused by the lanterns exploding was removed. The Bridge encounter will now require players to cross the bridge in order to complete it, and players will no longer be able cross the bridge with the Sword until it’s been completed.
The Deathsinger encounter previously had a glitch where the Shriekers would not spawn, preventing players from reaching her. This has now been fixed. The Crota encounter also had some fixes implemented, and the two Swordbearers will no longer spawn in the same time frame at the start of the encounter. Crota will now recover from his kneeling state if a player quits, discouraging ragequits. A bug that allowed players to remove the Prescence of Crota debuff using the warlock’s Radiance ability has been fixed, and they also fixed a bug that caused the Oversoul to appear destroyed to players when it was actually active.
Vault of Glass updates are inbound as well, with exotic weapon drops now being level 32. For the Crucible, Asylum, the Anomaly and the Burning Shrine will be added into existing Clash and Control playlists. The Iron Banner event is also due to return for those who missed it, with updated rewards running from Jan 13–19. More details will be released next week.
Because Bungie have never been the “cool kids”, they opted to avoid the Christmas season, deciding instead to wait till after. Players will receive a gift from Bungie. For some, it may be a Legendary weapon, and for others, they may just immediately become Glimmer and weapon parts. Regardless, whether it’s something you can use or a lump of coal as it were, Bungie sends their best regards.
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