Destiny Updates Launch Released Patch Notes

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


Desyiny power leveling will provide more help.


  • 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 Chest


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


Vault of Glass

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

Crota’s End


  • 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.