With today’s Destiny 2 maintenance hitting an issue that thankfully was resolved fast, some might not know that there was also a Destiny 2 update today. Note that this is a hotfix via server-side, which means players won’t get a prompt to download a patch.
Destiny 2 update today hotfix 126.96.36.199 changelog (via Bungie):
- Fixed an issue where claiming a Seasonal Artifact during a locked loadout activity could block access to the Artifact
While that’s the only thing in Bungie’s official patch notes for the Destiny 2 update today, there’s also another big change that snuck its way in but this one is for the PvP portion. Long story short, the hotfix also reduced the amount of Heavy ammo in Control, Clash and Supremacy.
Here’s Bungie’s take on it (via Bungie forums):
Control will now have heavy ammo spawn in at 45 seconds and then every 120 seconds. It was spawning in at 45 seconds and then every 60 seconds.
Clash and Supremacy will now have heavy ammo spawn in at 60 seconds and then every 120 seconds. It was spawning in at 15 seconds and then every 60 seconds.
We don’t have server-side settings to change up the new 3v3 Survival mode but do plan to make the following changes in an update later this month.
Survival will soon have heavy ammo spawn in at 60 seconds and then again 60 seconds later just as the tiebreaker objective spawns. It is currently spawning in at 30 seconds and then every 60 seconds. The amount of heavy ammo granted will be reduced to match the amounts in Elimination and the 6v6 modes. We saw a lot of feedback about making heavy one round or being removed but wanted to make sure there was still an incentive for players to maintain map control and not camp at the edge of the map once they have a life advantage. We will continue to monitor feedback on these changes.
Make sure to check out this week’s Destiny 2 Weekly Reset list of rewards and challenges.