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‘Destiny’ 2.4.1 Patch Update Details and Notes

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The newest patch for Destiny has released upon the world and with it come some rather significant changes to the light leveling system that’s in place. However, while the patch is officially on consoles it will not go live until 5 pm EST this evening when the Heroic version of the Wrath of the Machine raid goes live. This is to ensure that more players can participate and allows for any last minute grinding of engrams.

What’s most important about this patch is that the light level drops for activities such as Strikes, Nightfalls, and the Crucible have all increased as well and will drop higher level gear. This marks the first time Bungie is allowing activities such as Strikes to drop high level gear and will ensure everyone has an easier chance of hitting the 385 mark.

There have also been some general bug fixes and the removal of items, specifically any Festival of the Lost consumables. This can only mean that Bungie is preparing to launch their Halloween inspired event once more and want to make sure everyone is on an even playing field. You also can now reclaim all of your Festival of the Lost masks and the originally class specific shaders people received with Destiny: The Taken King are now available to all classes.

Here are the 2.4.1 patch notes:


General

  • Horn Relays from Sparrow Racing League are no longer used to upgrade Rare Quality Horns
    • These items can be discarded
    • All players will receive 15 Silver Dust as compensation for this change to Horn Relays
  • Fixed an issue where Rare Special Weapon Engrams would sometimes decrypt into Legendary Primary Weapons
  • Gjallar Horn will no longer dismantle into a Horn Relay
  • Fixed an issue where Agonarch Runes were not charging due to the same Taken Major spawning in the Dreadnaught Patrol
  • Fixed an issue where the Consumed Ghost Shell did not properly display its spines
  • Fixed an issue where Comitatus was not dropping properly from Faction Packages for players who own Kondratyuk’s Escape
  • Fixed an issue where some players were not receiving SIVA Key Fragments from Raid bosses in Wrath of the Machine
    • 1 SIVA Key Fragment will now drop from Normal Mode bosses
    • 2 SIVA Key Fragments will now drop from Heroic Mode bosses
    • SIVA Key Fragments will drop on each boss kill even if players have already completed the Raid that week
  • Several items from 2015 events have been removed:
    • Flimsy Masks
    • Gifts of the Lost
    • Fruit Motes, Glimmer Chew, Salty Engram, Sour Engram, Sugary Engram, Chocolate Strange Coins, Void Fizz
    • Paper Scraps
    • Crumpled Masks
    • Rare Quality Sparrow Horns
  • Paper Glue from Festival of the Lost 2015 now shards into 1 Silver Dust
  • A new Holiday Collection is now available to allow you to reclaim your Festival of the Lost Masks
  • The Sparrow Collection will now allow you to reclaim your Legendary Sparrow Horns
  • Crucible Emblems have been split into two new categories: Crucible and Trials of Osiris
  • The Shaders Iris Germanica, Mercurial Dawn, Surfbreaker, Nebula Glow, Sulfur Burnish, and Electric Aquarius can now be used and seen in the Shader Collection by all three Classes
  • Fixed issue in which two instances of Apotheosis Veil Helmet would appear in the Exotic Armor Collection

Light Level and In-Game Economy

  • Fixed an issue where the Trespasser did not require an Exotic Shard to Infuse
  • All changes to increase Light above 385 will take effect upon the release of Heroic Mode for Wrath of the Machine
  • The SIVA Strike Playlist will now drop rewards up to 365 Light
  • The Heroic SIVA Strike Playlist will now drop rewards up to 385 Light
  • Archon’s Forge can now drop rewards up to 385 Light
  • Archon’s Forge can now drop Ghosts and Artifacts up to 400 Light
  • Trials of Osiris, Iron Banner, Crucible, and Strike Hoards will now provide drops up to 400 Light
  • Wrath of the Machine, Trials of Osiris, and Iron Banner will now attempt to reward higher Light items on average
  • Vanguard, Crucible, and Faction packages will now provide drops up to 390 Light
  • Increased chance of Artifacts from Crota’s Bane Reputation Packages
  • Increased chance of Ghosts from New Monarchy, Dead Orbit, Future War Cult, Vanguard, and Crucible Reputation Packages
  • Rare Engrams will now decrypt up to 365 Light
  • Legendary Engrams will now decrypt up to 385 Light
  • Exotic Engrams will now decrypt up to 400 Light

Armor and Weapons

  • Fixed an issue that caused Firefly to activate many, many more times than intended causing a crash
  • The following Exotic Armor no longer require Rise of Iron and can be acquired through Exotic Engrams:
    • Astrocyte Verse (Warlock Helm)
    • Ophidium Aspect (Warlock Gauntlets)
    • Thagomizers (Titan Gauntlets)
  • Adjusted the Rapid Cooldown perk on the Fr0st-EE5 Hunter Exotic Legs to no longer interfere with the base cooldown provided by stats

UI

  • Fixed an issue with the Roster previews for the following Emblems:
    • Memories of Iron
    • Shield of the City
  • Eververse sections for Emotes now displayed as Emotes I and Emotes II
  • Fixed an issue where the Taken War Heroic Strikes Playlist tooltip incorrectly displayed +10 Legendary Marks as a reward
  • Fixed an issue where the Weekly Heroic Strike node was not updating with the Weekly Reset
  • Fixed an issue where the Heroic SIVA Crisis Playlist was not counting towards the “Take a Strike” Record in the Rise of Iron Record Book

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