This week at Bungie, we talk about Rhulk finding his chill and a new way to enjoy raids and dungeons.
It really is almost mid-April already, huh? As the weeks continue to feel like they fly by in a rush for summer, we’re excited to show off even more changes coming to Destiny 2 while we continue working on what the future means for our favorite space-faring heroes. In the next few weeks, we’ll be diving through some weapon sandbox changes and other topics of interest. One of the changes that we are ready to talk about now, however, is a new Rotator system for some of the more challenging activities in-game; particularly, raids and dungeons.
Ready to kick off another weekly TWABtastic celebration? Let’s dive right into it then, shall we?
Kind of like Dungeons & Dragons, if you squint one eye and close the other.
Before diving into what’s next for activities like raids and dungeons, we did want to shout out that players can finally take Rhulk’s kicks to the face at an even higher ferocity, because Master Vow of the Disciple is dropping next week. For the deets regarding the ramped up difficulty, Guardians should know that the Power level is 1580 with a seasonal cap at +30. For those Challenge-hardy players, completing Challenges at Master difficulty will offer progress towards the raid Seal. Each encounter completed also has the chance to drop an Adept version of a given weapon for the raid.
It’s a neat way to up the ante a bit when taking on the more challenging aspects of Destiny 2. Master Vow of the Disciple drops next week on April 19, so make sure to knock out any leveling needed and get that gear in tip-top shape, because Master difficulty is never something to take lightly.
But wait, there’s more.
As players continue exploring the Throne World and uncover the true nature of the Witness’s influence, we’ve heard your desire for reasons to return to previously released raid and dungeon content loud and clear. One way we’re freshening up the raid and dungeon experience in Destiny 2 is by developing a new rotation of featured content that we think you’ll like starting in Season 17. This is designed to make raid and dungeon content a bit more enticing over the course of a Season, while also providing more ways to play when jumping into different activities with friends and clanmates.
Essentially, we’re breaking up our new Rotator system into Seasonal and Weekly categories so that players can have a little additional freshness when taking on the weekly hunt for power. Let’s start with our Seasonal rotation, since this implementation is short and sweet.
Each Season, the newly released raid and dungeon will grant Pinnacle rewards for all encounters. As an example, in Season 17, Vow of the Disciple and the upcoming [REDACTED] dungeon. Outside of these, we'll have a raid rotator and a dungeon rotator, each offering a Pinnacle reward once completed.
For those wondering about the weekly rotation, this particular inclusion will have a chance to feature all raids and dungeons not listed as the Seasonal rotation. Want to revisit the Vex in Garden of Salvation? Do it! Want to go toe-to-toe with Riven because you like to feel hungry for that wildly impressive (and stressful as all heck for players like me that are prone to panic) final encounter? Weird, but get on with yo’ brave and Light-driven self. Get that bread.
Rewards, what’s different there? For the weekly rotation, completing the final encounter in any of the chosen raids or dungeons will award a Pinnacle drop from a Weekly Challenge. For any raid or dungeon that offers a higher difficulty, such as Master Vault of Glass, that higher difficulty will also be available to select should players be itching for an additional challenge.
Oh, wait, you said you liked farming? We got you there too with the new rotator system. All lockouts on encounter rewards for Legendary gear are being removed, which means all Legendary drops in both raids and dungeons will be 100-percent farmable if you so choose. Throw on some lo-fi music, grab a cozy beverage, and farm to your heart’s content. Or don’t, the choice is yours (which is the point!).
We are hitting that mid-season mark, which means it’s time to do a little housekeeping. We’re tackling a neat little failsafe for players when carrying objects for The Wellspring: Attack, some fine-tuning to Rhulk and his ilk in the Vow of the Disciple raid and taking on a few more Gambit changes to continue making Drifter proud.
We’ve got a small patch preview to share – nothing major, tempering those expectations now, but here are just some of the tweaks coming down the pipeline for Destiny 2 that you can look forward to before they go live later this month on April 19:
The Wellspring: Attack:
- Fixed an issue that could cause teams to incorrectly wipe during a Master Wellspring when an objective is completed with only a few seconds left on the timer.
- Added a failsafe so that carriable objects in both the ritual and boss phases of a Wellspring won’t spawn out of bounds.
Altar of Reflection:
- Fixed an issue where players could not complete the Evidence Board Quest Report: ALTAR-REFLECT due to Altar of Reflection not showing up properly.
- More like Altar of Re-Appearance.
Vow of the Disciple Raid:
- Fixed an issue where Rhulk would suddenly become shy and no longer transition back to his initial phase properly, effectively blocking progress.
- Fixed an issue where the Caretaker’s dynamic health threshold UI would not consistently display for all players.
Trials of Osiris:
- Fixed an issue where players were not receiving the expected rewards on post-Flawless wins.
- Virtual keyboard support is now available for console text chat.
- Improvements have been made to make text chat messages more legible.
- Added a System Message text field that is italicized to display system text.
- Local chat now has an orange tint to it for differentiation, no longer the white color.
- Clearer chat color distinction for in-game colorblind settings.
- Added a consumable item that allows viewing of Element counts.
- This can be acquired through the Relic Conduit.
- It is not a limited item, you can discard and reacquire it anytime.
- Players with all 25 artifact mods unlocked can still reset the artifact for no additional Glimmer cost.
- Once all 25 artifact mods are unlocked, resets from that point on are free.
- Fixed an issue where Devour would sometimes grant less buff time if multiple targets were killed in quick succession.
- Added aim assist targeting to enemy Axion Bolt secondary projectiles to help players hit bolts that are chasing both themselves and fellow allies.
The upcoming patch will also tackle notable stability issues and crash fixes, Xûr’s wonky stats for his wares, and Rahool’s Destination Materials for sale will resume rotating at reset.
These are just some of the tweaks players can expect when these, and other patch note items, go live on April 19.
Moth Man and his Moth Plan.
It’s that time of week again, time for our handy dandy Player Support Team to bestow upon us their mighty wisdom in the mightiest of mighty fashions. Or, at the very least, an easy-to-read breakdown of known issues and recent changes you should be aware of.
Plus, they’re just really cool (but I may be biased).
Anyway, this is their report.
Known Issues List | Help Forums | Bungie Help Twitter
Xbox PC Game Pass
As of April 11, 2022, Destiny 2 and its expansions (the Forsaken Pack, Shadowkeep, and Beyond Light) left the Xbox Game Pass for PC in the Microsoft Store. Players who were accessing the Destiny 2 DLCs through the Xbox PC Game Pass will need to purchase them to maintain access to the expansions.
"Too many Messages"
As of April 14, 2022, changes to in-game text chat have been implemented, effectively adjusting a recent change that caused players to run into a "too many messages" alert earlier than expected. This has been corrected to allow for more time to use in-game communication, which will help allow for fireteam messages to run more efficiently, especially during instances like the Vow of the Disciple raid where multiple callouts are necessary.
Next Tuesday, April 19, Destiny 2 Update 4.0.1 will be released. View our Destiny Server and Update Status page for maintenance times, as well as the timeline below:
- 9 AM PDT (1600 UTC): Destiny 2 maintenance begins.
- 9:45 AM (1645 UTC): Destiny 2 is brought offline.
- 10 AM (1700 UTC): Destiny 2 Update 4.0.1 will begin rolling out across all platforms and regions.
- 11 AM (1800 UTC): Destiny 2 maintenance completes.
Below is a list of known issues that are scheduled to be resolved with Update 4.0.1:
- The Synaptic Fanatic Triumph doesn't trigger on all characters.
- The Lucent Executioners in the Throne World are not rotating daily and have been stuck in the Florescent Canal, blocking the Ascendant Bounty Hunter Triumph.
- The Combo Tracker and Wombo Tracker Ghost mods do not track Throne World chests.
- The newness sheen on gear persists permanently.
- The seasonal curated shotgun, Reckless Endangerment, can't be reacquired from Collections after dismantling.
- The Warlock Devour timer isn't consistent when killing multiple enemies over killing a single enemy.
THE CLEAVER EMBLEM GRANT
We are currently working to grant The Cleaver emblem to players who completed the Vow of the Disciple raid during the Contest Mode extension. Players who qualified for the emblem can expect to receive it during the week of April 19.
There are some lingering issues about players not getting emails, even when going through the troubleshooting steps we have listed here. The team is still looking into the issue and are actively tackling the problem head on.
We will provide an update on the next steps for emails as soon as we are able.
For a full list of emergent issues in Destiny 2, players can review our Known Issues article. Players who observe other issues should report them to our #Help forum.
Stop us if you've heard this one.
Movies, you love to see ‘em, right? One fan-made clip I just had to include because Hunters are taking up all the conversation with their sweet Void 3.0 makeover, so I gotta do my part to give my Titans some time to shine. What better way to do that than with an awesome freestyle? Other than punching random objects and throwing a shield around like you’re some kind of purple Captain America.
The next video is a meme video of biblical proportions (I’ve got jokes, you’ll see what I mean when you watch it).
Movie of the Week: Freestyles with a Titan
Freestyles with the titan in destiny 2! pic.twitter.com/8OccH5pERv— Uhmaayyze (@uhmaayyze) April 12, 2022
Movie of the Week: Biblically Accurate Destiny 2 Ghost (warning for mild language)
We can’t forget about art now, can we? Oh, nay nay, so let’s jump right in with a few of our favorite pieces from the week, including some friendly competition amongst the Team Mech and Team Monster folks.
Art of the Week: Team Mech
A little late but I think it was a little obvious what side I was going to pull for in Bungie's little Mechs vs Monsters poll (the helmet and chest on the cyclops titan is killer tho)
print: https://t.co/vXhx1M3MDb#TeamMechs #Destiny2 #Destiny2Art #AOTW #destinythegame pic.twitter.com/b5aoa5r3dd
— DMoserArts (@ArtsMoser) April 13, 2022
Art of the Week: Team Monster
I am nothing if not fair (and may have a soft spot for Godzilla). #TeamMonster here's your poster!#Destiny2art #Destiny2 #AOTW #bnpr @A_dmg04 @Cozmo23 pic.twitter.com/rqnQeX1B3i
— KainLonginus (@KainLonginus) April 8, 2022
We can’t just let competition have all the fun, so you know what time it is? It’s b-b-b-bonus round time! This art comes to you from Leyla and puts a leggy spin on a classic piece of art:
Art of the Week: The Creation of the Disciple
-- The creation of The Disciple --
In collaboration with the wonderful @atmosfioric
Lineart, background and lighting; Me
Coloring, amazing shading and after effects; @atmosfioric
-----#Destiny2Art #AOTW pic.twitter.com/d2Kn641b2D
— Leyla🌸 commissions open (@Leylafida) April 13, 2022
As always, keep those creative juices flowing and don’t forget to tag us in your amazing Destiny 2 art and movie submissions with #Destiny2Art, #AOTW, and #MOTW.
One last thing before we let y’all go! We’ve got monsters, we’ve got mechs, but who was the ultimate winner? Recently, we shared a poll that players could partake in deciding what sort of armor ornament would be at the ready when Festival of the Lost rolls around later this year. Monsters were up for grabs for the second year in a row, but it looks like the Mech design was what truly captured Guardian hearts around the globe. Let’s break it down: Team Mech won by a hair, taking up 52% of the votes, but don’t count out Team Monster, because they came in like a wrecking ball at 48% of the votes.
As we rapidly approach the next part of the story as Season of the Risen continues, we’re excited to reveal what’s next for our Guardians and their corresponding shenanigans. Keep it tuned in here to our weekly TWABs for more info on what’s coming down the pipeline, including more weapon changes, a new Gambit Labs, and more.
Until next time, stay kind, drink lots of water, and go out there and do some good in the world this week. Catch you on the flip side, Guardians!
"I should go,”
Bungie Is Supporting Destiny 2 For The Long Haul, And There's No Room For Destiny 3. Furthermore, it's important to note that Bungie has already stated that there are no plans for Destiny 3 at the moment, and it's unclear if they have any plans for future releases beyond Destiny 2.Is Bungie still working on Destiny 2? ›
Bungie still has its hands full with Destiny 2 right now, but 2023 is still set to be a pretty big year for the renowned developer. Bursting onto the scene in 1994 with Marathon, Bungie has actually been around much longer than some might expect.Is Bungie done with Destiny? ›
Destiny 2 Lightfall will not be the last expansion as Bungie has already confirmed the arrival of the next chapter. Temporarily entitled The Final Shape, the eighth expansion will be released in 2024 and will apparently serve as the conclusion for the The Light and Darkness Saga.Why can't i change my Bungie name? ›
It's most likely because Bungie's filter is blocking the name you want. Try using another name, but make sure it doesn't violate the code of conduct.Can Cayde 6 come back? ›
Death apparently is not the end for Cayde-6, the beloved Exo Hunter of Destiny 2, voiced by Firefly and Castle star Nathan Fillion. Bungie revealed Wednesday at Sony's PlayStation Showcase that Cayde will return, somehow, for the next Destiny 2 expansion, The Final Shape.Is there going to be a Cayde 7? ›
There will be no Cayde-7, even if Cayde is somehow brought back. > Destiny 2 - Lore | Forums | Bungie.net.Are Bungie bans permanent? ›
Bungie reserves the right to permanently ban Destiny accounts or player hardware that have been confirmed as repeat offenders. Activity bans or restrictions may be escalated to device bans after multiple confirmed offenses.How many years will Destiny 2 be supported? ›
If reporting surrounding Bungie and the Destiny franchise is accurate, Destiny 2 will continue to be robustly supported into 2025.When Destiny 2 will end? ›
Year 5 of Destiny 2 will end on February 27, 2023. Need to finish up your Risen, Reaper, Scallywag, or Seraph title?Why was Forsaken removed? ›
Over the past few years, Bungie has removed a number of paid DLCs — making them no longer playable to anyone — because the game grew to a point where it was difficult to implement new content. The Red War campaign, Warmind, Curse of Osiris, and Forsaken were all placed into the Destiny Content Vault as a result.
5. Does Bungie still own Halo? Nope. Although Bungie created the Halo franchise and made the first handful of games, rights to the franchise still belong to Microsoft.Is Shadowkeep going away? ›
No Expansions Are Being Vaulted in Lightfall
Thankfully, expansions from Shadowkeep on are going to stick around, with all of their story content, quests, and areas remaining accessible.
Any Bungie Name that violates these policies or our Code of Conduct will be changed to "Guardian[Random Number]" and players may face an in-game ban. Changes performed by Bungie may consume a player's unused name change.How many times can you change your Destiny 2 name? ›
All Destiny 2 players are able to change their Bungie Name exactly one time. While some users may be used to changing their names repeatedly, Bungie has now locked each player's name to what it appeared as last. Thankfully, everyone can change their Bungie Name one time.Does it cost money to change your Bungie name? ›
You can change your name currently, with no cost.Who is Cayde's daughter? ›
Ana Bray is Cayde's daughter.Who replaced Cayde? ›
Fillion did not reprise his role as Cayde-6 for Forsaken, and was replaced by Nolan North for the expansion.Who is Cayde-6 ace? ›
Ace is Cayde-6's son who he mostly forgot about after becoming an Exo. Little is known about Ace other than that Cayde, unable to contact his family after he sold himself to Clovis Bray's Exo Program, kept a journal which he addressed to Ace. Cayde also named his prized hand cannon, the Ace of Spades, after him.Did Cayde-6 actually have a son? ›
Cayde's Letter Fragments in Destiny 2 reveal that Cayde had a wife and a son whom he nicknamed "Ace", he threw his life away from gambling, and that his only means of escape was to sell himself to Clovis Bray's Exo program. Unable to contact his family, he kept a journal which he addressed to Ace.Who was before Cayde-6? ›
Andal Brask was the former Hunter Vanguard before Cayde-6 took the post.
The reasoning behind Cayde-6's name is that he has been rebooted six times. Each time an Exo is rebooted they lose a little more of their memories and have the numeric of their name go up one.Can Bungie restore a deleted character? ›
Whether due to accidental deletion or unauthorized account access, Bungie does not recover manually deleted characters or items, and does not replace in-game items that are lost or dismantled. Bungie does not provide the following services: Restoration of deleted characters.Why did Bungie give away Halo? ›
Bungie stepped away from Halo and its publisher, Microsoft, in 2007, in order to push forward in the industry rather than be tied to a franchise that had found success at the start of the century, according to community manager David "DeeJ" Dague.Could Bungie get Halo back? ›
As of February 2021, Bungie will be officially done with the Halo franchise once and for all. Bungie hasn't made a new Halo game since 2010's Halo: Reach.Is Lightfall the end? ›
Lightfall is not the end of Destiny 2.
There is one more expansion releasing in early 2024: The Final Shape. Bungie has also confirmed that the game will continue past the conclusion of the Light and Darkness saga.
There have thus far been five major expansions released for Destiny 2—Forsaken in September 2018, Shadowkeep in October 2019, Beyond Light in November 2020, The Witch Queen in February 2022, and Lightfall in February 2023.What is the Final Shape? ›
Destiny 2 The Final Shape is the final chapter in what Bungie refers to as the 'Light and Darkness Saga'. Destiny 2 may continue beyond it, but the current story will conclude with the next expansion. The Final Shape is getting a proper reveal later this year, and we have all the details on the game so far.Will Destiny end in 2024? ›
Is Destiny coming to an end? Lightfall is not the end of Destiny 2. There is one more expansion releasing in early 2024: The Final Shape. Bungie has also confirmed that the game will continue past the conclusion of the Light and Darkness saga.Is Destiny 2 worth playing 2023? ›
The double-edged sword of Destiny 2 is that most players will never run out of things to do in the game. This is great for a player who only wants one game to play and to put all of their effort into. But for those who have limited time or like to play other games, Destiny 2 is hard to keep up on.Is Destiny 2 Lightfall worth it? ›
At its core, Destiny 2 Lightfall is pretty good. It's a fun, solid experience that keeps you busy with plenty of things to do compared with previous expansions, but it's not without its flaws.
Bungie previously vaulted the original Red War campaign and the Curse of Osiris, Warmind, and Forsaken expansions. The company claimed this was due to limitations of the game engine and a desire to be more innovative with future adventures.Will Destiny 2 bring back old content? ›
Will Destiny 2 ever bring back vaulted content? The DCV contains all destinations and activities from both Destiny 1 and Destiny 2, with the potential for vaulted content to return to the game in the future. In August 2022, it was announced that Destiny 2 expansions would no longer be vaulted.Is Forsaken free 2023? ›
The Destiny 2: Forsaken campaign is free for all players until February 22, 2022, and can be started by visiting the Tangled Shore.Who owns Halo now? ›
Halo is a military science fiction media franchise, originally created and developed by Bungie and currently managed and developed by 343 Industries, part of Microsoft's Xbox Game Studios. The series launched in 2001 with the first-person shooter video game Halo: Combat Evolved and its tie-in novel, The Fall of Reach.Why did Xbox lose Bungie? ›
Bungie stepped away from Halo and its publisher, Microsoft, in 2007, in order to push forward in the industry rather than be tied to a franchise that had found success at the start of the century, according to community manager David "DeeJ" Dague.Did Microsoft lose Halo? ›
Microsoft Layoffs Include Gaming Units Behind Halo, Starfield - Bloomberg.Will duality go away with Lightfall? ›
Both Dungeons that were released during Year 5 (Duality and Spire of the Watcher) are not considered seasonal content, so they will not be removed from the game when Lightfall comes out.Can I still play Shadowkeep after Witch Queen? ›
This means that Shadowkeep, Beyond Light, The Witch Queen and future expansions will always stay playable. Seasonal content will enter the Destiny 2 Content Vault once a new Expansion launches.Will Destiny 2 stop vaulting? ›
In August 2022, it was announced that Destiny 2 expansions would no longer be vaulted.How long is a crucible ban? ›
Conversation. Getting some questions on the Quitter Penalty for Competitive Crucible- Players will be temporarily restricted (for 30 min) specifically from Competitive and Osiris Competitive playlists if they're habitual quitters. They will not be restricted from alt activities.
HACKING or CHEATING one of our games for any reason is prohibited and can lead to in-game restrictions or bans. Spreading or circulating guides for hacking or cheating are prohibited and will be removed. For more information, see our Destiny Account Restrictions and Banning Policies.Is it legal for Bungie to remove paid content? ›
You own a licence to play the game, not the game itself. Bungie has the right to remove all the content, or even remove the game altogether.Can name affect destiny? ›
So are our names our destiny? They undoubtedly have influence, but "destiny" is too strong a word. "Names only have a significant influence when that is the only thing you know about the person," says psychologist Dr. Martin Ford of George Mason University.Can you change your name 3 times? ›
Technically, you can change your name as many times as you want to. For example, if you got married and divorced five times, you could have 10 name changes associated with those.What if I accidentally change my Bungie name? ›
Hello, Unfortunately there is currently no way to change your name back to what it was, or change it again. The name change was a one-time use feature. [quote]Players may only update their Bungie Name one time. Bungie Names must adhere to our Code of Conduct or will be subject to moderation.Can you change your Bungie clan name? ›
But only clan leader is capable of changing the clan name, tag, and its region: Open the clan menu from the main clan screen; Find either a field with your clan name and tag or your clan region; Tap to edit and confirm.Can I change my Bungie name a second time? ›
No, everyone only gets one name change.Will Destiny 2 be the last Destiny game? ›
Revealed during the Witch Queen reveal, Bungie refers to The Final Shape as a “transformative moment”, rather than an ending for Destiny 2. In fact, the developer has confirmed that Destiny 2 will continue – likely removing the need for a third mainline game.Is Witch Queen Destiny 3? ›
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen is a major expansion for Destiny 2, a first-person shooter video game by Bungie.When did Destiny 3 release? ›
There have thus far been five major expansions released for Destiny 2—Forsaken in September 2018, Shadowkeep in October 2019, Beyond Light in November 2020, The Witch Queen in February 2022, and Lightfall in February 2023.How much longer will Destiny 2 be supported? ›
Destiny 2 will be supported until at least 2022, will be upgraded for Xbox Series X and PS5. Bungie has confirmed that Destiny 2 will have a long-term future, revealing expansion which will release in 2020, 2021 and 2022, confirming that the next generation of consoles will not herald the arrival of Destiny 3.Is Destiny 2 almost over? ›
Destiny 2 isn't going anywhere, of course. The Witch Queen expansion continues to receive seasonal support since its release in February. There are also reports of two more planned expansions for Destiny 2 before Matter's rumored 2025 release window.Who is the green girl in Destiny? ›
|Other name(s):||Crota's Bane Bane of the Swarm ERI-223 Moondust (The Drifter) Three Eyes (The Drifter) Two Eyes (The Drifter) Forgotten Blade (The Emissary)|
The mysterious "Exo Stranger" in the Destiny series who aided the Guardian in destroying the Black Heart, later helping them harness the power of Stasis. She was later revealed to be the granddaughter of the original Clovis Bray, and is stuck in a time-loop.
Lightfall will be Destiny 2's fifth major expansion when it launches in 2023. Destiny 2: Lightfall is the follow-up to The Witch Queen DLC expansion.Will Bungie stop vaulting content? ›
In August 2022, it was announced that Destiny 2 expansions would no longer be vaulted.Was Destiny 1 supposed to last 10 years? ›
It is the first game within the Destiny series that was originally part of the ten-year agreement between Bungie and Activision before their separation in 2019.Is Lightfall the last DLC? ›
A. No, Lightfall is not the final expansion for Destiny 2. Bungie is working on at least one more DLC, which will be released in 2024. The Final Shape, the 2024 DLC, was teased in August 2021.Does Lightfall include Witch Queen? ›
Will you get The Witch Queen if you buy Lightfall? Unfortunately, you will not get The Witch Queen if you buy Lightfall. You'll only be able to get and play the previous expansion if you purchase it by itself.