Destiny – “The Dawning” Update Now Live, Patch Notes Inside

With the holiday season almost upon us, the good folks over at Bungie have decided to spread the holiday joy in the latest update to hit Destiny, “The Dawning”. Which features the return of the highly requested Sparrow Racing League and a few new additions as well such as Strike scoring.

In addition to the return of SRL and a new themed Tower, here’s some of the changes that Bungie implemented that you can read in the patch notes below:

General

  • New Quests are available in the Tower from Eva Levante, Amanda Holliday, and Commander Zavala
  • A new Record Book is available offering new rewards for the Winter season
  • Fixed an issue where some players did not receive the Student of History Trophy/Achievement or Sigil of the Young Wolf Emblem for attuning all of the Rise of Iron Artifacts
  • Fixed an issue where some players were unable to complete the Echoes of the Past Quest

Activities

  • Sparrow Racing has returned
    • 2 new racetracks have been added to the 2 returning from last year
    • Bounties and Quests are available from Amanda Holliday
    • SRL License Quest progress has been reset and new rewards have been added
    • Circuit racing gear obtained from the SRL License Quest now has Light and can be infused
    • SRL Reputation has been reset to Rank 0
    • Players can obtain an SRL helmet from Amanda Holliday at Rank 3 (1 per character)
    • Players can obtain a Treasures of the Dawning from Amanda Holliday at Rank 5 (1 per character, max 3 per account)
    • SRL Racing Suits earned from SRL matches have Light and can be infused
    • SRL can be launched via the Weekly Featured playlist in the director
    • Crucible bounties and Jolly Holliday Quest can no longer be completed in Sparrow Racing
  • Strikes in the SIVA Crisis Playlist, SIVA Crisis Heroic Playlist, and weekly Nightfall now award Medals and feature team scoring!
    • Acquire new Bounties from Zavala and the Bounty Tracker to complete in any Scored Strike
  • 3 Strikes have been reprised: The Nexus, Shadow Thief, and Will of Crota
  • SIVA Crisis and SIVA Crisis Heroic Playlists now include all platform-available Strikes
  • Dead Guardians are now automatically respawned at the end of Strikes
  • Fixed an issue with pathfinding that caused enemies to not properly exit their spawn locations
    • This prevents enemies in the Will of Crota Strike from getting stuck in their doorways
  • Reduced Burn effects on incoming damage done to Guardians
    • Outgoing damage by Guardians is unchanged
  • Fixed an issue in Fallen S.A.B.E.R. where the Ultra Shank teleported after it’s entrance performance
  • Fixed an issue where Strike Streak was not applying in the SIVA Crisis Heroic Playlist correctly
  • Fixed an issue where the Hoard Chest on Echo Chamber could become stuck behind an invisible barrier
  • Increased time for presenting Archon’s Forge offerings to the encounter starting from 5 to 10 seconds
  • Iron Lord Bounties requiring Archon’s Forge completions now influence the type of Forge offerings that drop
    • Forge offerings will be more likely to drop with the combatant type to match the Iron Lord bounties in the player’s inventory
  • Reduced Shields for Bosses in Perfected Shank offerings

Collections

  • The Circuit and Momentum SRL racing gear sets have been added to the Holiday Collection for players who have earned these items
    • Circuit and Momentum Racing gear obtained from the Collection has Light and can be infused
    • Class items have Light and Perks and require Legendary Marks to purchase
  • Ghost Ghost and Deviled Ghost have been added to the Holiday Collection for players who have obtained these items
    • Players can pay Legendary Marks to re-purchase these items with random stats and Perks
  • Two new Emotes, “Proposal” and “Whoa There”, can now be withdrawn by everyone from the Emote Collection

Vendors

  • Xûr
    • Xûr once again sells Exotic Shards
    • Xûr no longer sells Exotic Weapon Ornaments
    • Xûr now sells a larger stack of 10 Heavy Ammo synths
  • Eververse
    • Eververse has received a stock of new items
    • Treasures of the Dawning are now available and contain new Sparrows, Ornaments, Horns, Armor, and Consumables
    • Players can receive one free Treasures of the Dawning each week by completing their first weekly Heroic Strike
    • Completing a Dawning set from Treasures of the Dawning on one class will grant the “EV-53 Glimmergold” Sparrow and the “Sunglow” Shader
    • Nine new winter Emotes are available for sale for the winter season
    • Rise of Iron’s fall Emotes have been added to the direct purchase Emote rotation on Eververse Silver Dust Store
    • A new Silver Dust Store has been added to the Tower. It is a Collection that can be found in the Tower, between Eververse and the Postmaster
    • This Collection sells a selection of past season items for direct purchase for Silver Dust, including Exotic Weapon Ornaments
    • The Silver Dust cost to apply Exotic Weapon Ornaments has been removed.
    • Silver Dust has been removed from Radiant Treasures, but still may be obtained by dismantling Exotic Weapon Ornaments
  • Economy
    • The free weekly Radiant Treasure has been moved to the first weekly PVP match completion.
    • Characters who are level 40 will now automatically convert Uncommon Engrams(Green) to Weapon and Armor Materials on pickup
    • New Bounties are available from Petra to assist players in gaining Queen’s Wrath Reputation
    • Class items obtained from Queen’s Wrath packages now correctly display their stats
    • Fixed an issue where Year 3 Faction Class Items were not properly contributing to Faction specific Quests
    • Players can now purchase Wormspore from the Vanguard Quartermaster
    • Brother Vance now offers materials exchange for Passage Coins and Motes of Light
    • Skeleton Keys drop rates have been slightly increased  in the SIVA Crisis playlist, SIVA Crisis Heroic playlist, and weekly Nightfall.
    • Players will now receive a Skeleton Key for their first account Nightfall clear per week.
    • Subclass Quest class items can now be repurchased from the Speaker once earned.
    • Legendary Weapons obtained from the Gunsmith’s Rank 2 Quest can now be repurchased from the Gunsmith.

     

Crucible

  • Maps
    • Fixed an issue where players could become stuck in Vex geometry on The Burning Shrine

    Gametypes

    • Added ability for players to “wave off” heavy ammo if EVERYONE in the match does the ‘Wave’ Emote in the first 30 seconds of a round
    • Fixed an issue where the end-of-round countdown could play twice if the round tied in Elimination
    • Inferno Rift and Inferno Zone Control modes added to Private Matches
    • Supremacy score to win is now 120
    • Rumble Supremacy score to win is now 40
    • Supremacy Mercy spread is now 20-60, down from 30-90
    • Slight reduction of Super energy gain in Supremacy modes

    Playlists

    • Icarus has been removed from the Rift playlist

    Record Book

    • Fixed an issue where Supremacy mode variants were not counting towards Record Book completion

    Bounties

    • Iron Banner Bounty Iron Marathon now correctly awards 10 points for a win instead of 15
    • Iron Banner Bounty Iron Support no longer credits you with assists that any nearby player earns
    • Fixed an issue where the Highest Score Crucible Bounty did not work in Supremacy
    • Lord Shaxx no longer requires players to complete The Mountaintop before offering his Weekly Crucible Bounties

    Rewards

    • Increased the drop rate for Trials of Osiris vanity items
    • Fixed a issue where the Trials of Osiris Shader “The Devoted” was not obtainable
    • Increased the drop rate for Iron Banner vanity items and Artifacts
    • Completing a Daily Featured Crucible activity now rewards 3 Passage Coins (up from 1)
    • Completing a Weekly Featured Crucible activity now rewards 3 Passage Coins (up to 3 times per week)
    • Fixed an issue where the Crucible Sparrow S-39 Lightrider was not available through Crucible Reputation Packages
    • Added vanity items and Ghost Shells to Crucible PGCR drops:
    • Ghosts: Crimson Shell, Sugary Shell
    • Emblem: Crimson Crest
    • Shaders: Rosebright, Valentine
    • Added select Year 2 Crucible Legendary Weapons back to core PGCR drops:
    • Red Spectre
    • NL Shadow 701X
    • The Ash Factory
    • Eyasluna
    • Party Crasher +1

Are you looking forward to this update? If so, let us know in the comment section below.




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