Hot Fix 1.12.15

Published on: Jan 12, 2015 @ 12:49

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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



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

Gain event standing to earn Legendary gear


  • 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
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  • Mike

    There goes that stinky cheese.

    • Mezi-Crochet

      Good think… It’ll we be easier to find a group who want to beat Cropta without the cheese!

      • Mike

        I remember everyone having such a hard time with Atheon and wanting to cheddar cheese him to death all the time. Now since they ‘fixed’ everything everyone seems to be pretty on the ball when it comes to killing him legit. Never really had too hard of a time killing Scrota legit. The hard part is getting everyone to coordinate perfectly.

        • Mezi-Crochet

          Exactly and with the glitch, nobody was down to do it legit!

  • Man, that would be VERY nice if we had the lvl 32 legendary weapons at Vault of Glass, more than the exotic ones, once we have the chance to upgrade them from Xûr… 🙁 I would love to upgrade my Fatebringer hand cannon.

    • Mezi-Crochet

      Won’t happen! new raid, new dlc= new weapons and news stats. That’s how it goes even if it’s hard to admit than soon my Vision of Confluence will be unuseful soon 🙁

      • Unfortunately it’s true. 🙁

      • Godin Intaki

        Technically, it’ll still be very useful for the VoG

    • BAMozzy69 .

      I totally agree although saying that – even at 300 attack, the Primaries in particular are much better than the new 331 legendaries. My main primaries are still the VoG weapons – at least until they release the CE Hard Raid and its Primaries – really want the Necrochasm – just need a Crux of Crota!

      • Christian

        Exactly. When you think about it, 31 less damage is not much. VoG weapons and Pre-Expansion legendaries are still very formidable and do compete with the new stuff. They never got less effective, at the end of the day, we still play the same missions and strikes, so it’s not a huge bother.

        • Morgan Needham

          Yea there definelty not less effective except for the fact that all strikes are now level 30

          • Christian

            It’s still quite a minimal difference. I’ve still had no issue using a 274 suros. on it. My 331 thorn isn’t prominently better, so it’s not to bad, really. Being a LV 31 boosts your damage by a percentage anyway, so it makes up for it quite a lot. (a 31 About 30% more against lv 30s vs only -10% damage off old weapons).

  • DrMayor.

    i am happy for the changes . But really the gauntlets and boots again ?

    • Mezi-Crochet

      Gautlets 32 Though… just need to know how to upgrade them… If it’s with ascendant Shard… I’ll play IB

  • Mezi-Crochet

    A lot of players will have to learn how to beat the Queens! 😀

  • Abstract

    Fix the ammo bug already!

  • dstripedape

    Crucible really needed those maps for 360 players, if i reach level 5 IB i can get to 32?

    • BAMozzy69 .

      Nope! you can buy level 32 gauntlets and use an Exotic Helm, boots or chest piece but you still need2 other items at Level 32 to reach this level

      • dstripedape

        I have all 33 light for all my gear and have exotic chest piece but still at 3, what am i missing?

        • Robert

          You need all pieces to have 36 light to be 32.

        • BAMozzy69 .

          you need 4 x light level 36 to reach level 32

          120 Light is Level 30 (4×30=120)
          132 Light is Level 31
          144 Light is Level 32 (4×36=144)

          IB Gauntlets will have Light level 36 and I assume your exotic Chest is 36 too. However your Boots and Helm (unless CE Raid items) can only reach Light 33 so therefore you will be 6 Light short of level 32

          • dstripedape

            Yeah, I’ve had helm and boots from VoG but they wouldn’t let me get to 32 either because VoG was for 30

  • BAMozzy69 .

    I am not overly bothered that the Iron Banner is returning – if anything I am disappointed. We haven’t seen a return of any PvE event like the Queens Wrath and yet its only been a few weeks since the last IB. I doubt I will be participating as the rewards are not worth the frustration. The only CE Raid gauntlets I don’t own are for my Hunter but I own every other piece and have 2 level 36 gauntlets as well.
    The VoG change is still pointless to me as I have every Exotic weapon likely to drop at level 32 anyway – unless they have updated the Vex of course.
    Its no surprise that they have fixed Crotas End Raid – good job I know how to and have completed it properly – will be running it again tomorrow after the reset to (hopefully) get the remaining armour I don’t have (just Gauntlets for my Hunter and chest and helm for my Titan) and Light of the Abyss as well as trying to get more shards/energy to upgrade it all.

    • chris


      • Rom3

        Lol I was thinking the same thing haha

  • Robert

    What does this mean? Does it mean the treasure chest after the bridge is gone? Or is this a different treasure chest.
    The existing Pit treasure chest reward has moved to killing Ir Yut, the Deathsinger

    • BAMozzy69 .

      The first chest (in the area with the Lamps) used to give some good rewards including a chance of Exotics. These rewards are now moved to the end of the Deathsinger phase which used to give nothing. That chest (referred to here as the the Pit treasure chest) will no longer give Exotics but will now give Radiant materials only. Both treasure chests, this and the one after the bridge will give the same type of reward (Radiant materials) and both remain.
      Effectively what they are doing is adding an extra reward in at the Deathsinger stage and making both loot chests the same in terms of what they reward.

  • Murat Ozcan

    so now we can get 18 strange coins on 1 character?

    • BAMozzy69 .

      I have had more than that in a week on a single character with Public events, ‘lucky’ loot and cryptarch rewards. I have had 5 Strange coins before now from the Nightfall as well a 9 and 11 – All this update has done is make the minimum strange coin reward at 9 for a Nightfall but that doesn’t mean it will always be Strange Coins…

      • Octus

        I’m really glad they addressed this issue. Getting five coins at the end of a nightfall felt like a kick in the balls.

  • True Radiant Free

    Why did the Hive Disruptor perk for the Black Hammer get removed? Was there a problem with it? I never encountered anything.

  • Olivier Droppert

    Ok so at least not less then 9 coins from Nightfall anymore, but even though you also get the boost buff from it, getting 9 coins feels so stupid because weekly hard mode strike also gives 9 coins (at highest level)

    • Christian

      I think it’s pretty cool. Every Exotic I’ve had from the nightfall has been a dupe. I’d so much rather get some coins to go towards something I actually want. I got 18 coins from a nightfall a few months ago. That really set me ahead. Much better than any exotic (Except Icebreaker and Gjallarhorn, of course)

    • Robert

      I don’t even know what to do with my coins. I have almost 200 at this point. I only buy things I’m gonna actually use.

  • kidmac13

    Anyone else have issues with heavy ammo synthesis not giving ammo, and hopes this gets fixed or is it just me?

    • Petr Švancara

      I have the same problem, they can’t even fix this from beginning, because it’s happening from beginning, atleast for me and few other players. It’s really embarrassing.
      – Halogen cz

      • kidmac13

        its ridiculous. I’m just wasting glimmer, and strange coins.

  • Petr Švancara

    Activity rewards hmm? Bungie are still traying to fix those kind of bugs? Eh, I’m not get any reward from Daily until now? That’s shit! I’m not get more than 5 Strange Coins from previous Weekly Strikes? And now, it’s about 9 Strange Coins again? why these bullshit changes? Instead of let the game be as it is, they are still trying to fuck it even more or what? This game is just bigger and bigger disappointment. Say what you want, I have my own reasons for saying this. Things that work should never be changed.
    – Halogen cz

  • Petr Švancara

    Another NitC is weapon that my girlfriend have, this weapon is bugged too. When you hold it equiped in your hands, it doesn’t show properly the logo of the Vanguard. You see that logo only when you look at this weapon from inventory or when you have it on your back. Fix it you assholes!
    – Halogen cz

  • Petr Švancara

    Another NitC is weapon that my girlfriend have, this weapon is bugged too. When you hold it equiped in your hands, it doesn’t show properly the logo of the Vanguard. You see that logo only when you look at this weapon from inventory or when you have it on your back. Fix it you assholes. .
    – Halogen cz