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Destiny Update Fixes Popular Raid Cheat and Adds Level 32 Weapon Drops to Vault of Glass

by Kyle Hanson

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Bungie has issued the first Destiny patch of the new year, and it looks like a big one. Full of bug fixes and balancing, the hotfix looks to largely focus on the game’s Raids. A few of the more popular “cheats” for Crota’s End have been patched out, along with some other bug fixes. The big change for Vault of Glass is the addition of Level 32 weapon drops, which should make high level players interested in playing the older Raid once again. Along with these come various random fixes, so check out the full list below to see everything that has changed:

Activity Rewards

  • Fixed an issue with Ascendant Materials no longer being a possible reward for Daily gold-tier public events
  • In addition to other potential rewards, Weekly Nightfall Strikes can now award 9 or more Strange Coins

PVP

Maps

  • Added to the rotation for Control, Clash, and Iron Banner* playlists:
    • The Anomaly
    • Asylum
    • The Burning Shrine

Iron Banner

  • Starts 1AM PST, Tuesday, January 13th
  • Playlist weapon drops
    • Level 32 Sniper Rifle
    • Level 32 Auto Rifle
  • Gain event standing to earn Legendary gear
    • Level 32 Hand Cannon
    • Level 32 Rocket Launcher
    • Level 32 Gauntlets
    • Level 31 Boots

Weapons

  • On the Sniper Rifle, Black Hammer, the Hive Breaker upgrade has been disabled until it is fixed to play nicely with the White Nail upgrade

Raids

Vault of Glass

  • Exotic weapon drops (though still very infrequent) are now Level 32

Crota’s End

  • Rewards
    • Treasure chests now contain Radiant Materials
    • The existing Pit treasure chest reward has moved to killing Ir Yut, the Deathsinger
  • Pit Encounter
    • Pillars of Light no longer launch players into the air when they explode
  • Bridge Encounter
    • Players will now be required to cross the bridge in order to complete the bridge encounter
    • Players will now be required to wait for the bridge to be completed prior to crossing with the sword
  • Deathsinger Encounter
    • Fixed a rare case where the Shriekers would not spawn, preventing players from reaching the Deathsinger
    • The Deathsinger now has a chance to drop Exotic weapons and armor, class pieces, and Radiant materials
  • Crota Encounter
    • Two Swordbearers will no longer spawn at the same time at the outset of the encounter
    • Crota will now recover from his kneeling state after a player quits
    • Fixed a bug that allowed players to remove the “Presence of Crota” using a Radiance Warlock’s Fireborn ability
    • Fixed a bug that made the Oversoul appear destroyed to some players in a Fireteam when it was actually still active

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