Hotfix – 10/14/2014 (Vex Mythoclast Nerf)

Published on: Oct 13, 2014 @ 18:45

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Highlights:

  • Auto Rifles base damage decreased by 2%
  • In-air accuracy on Hand Cannons has been increased
  • Scout Rifles base damage increased by 6%
  • Decreased damage for Shotguns at max range by 20%
  • Vex Mythoclast base damage reduced by 34%
  • Templar exploit fixed

Summary

The most recent hotfix (1.0.2.2) for Destiny goes live on October 14th. This hotfix includes a number of changes to weapon balance across archetypes (e.g., lowering Auto Rifle effectiveness and increasing Scout Rifle damage output), specific weapons (Vex Mythoclast and Pocket Infinity) and includes a number of fixes to issues with the Templar encounter in the Vault of Glass.

We’re still working on a larger update which will address under-performing Exotics and overall class balance. 

General

  • Fixed a bug where the Valkyrie-O5X Ship was the same as the Aurora Lance

Classes

Titan

  • Unbreakable: Fixed an issue with the perk granting more agility than intended

Warlock

  • Brimstone: Perk can now activate if player is airborne

Weapons

General

  • Fixed some issues related to quick weapon swapping

Auto Rifles

  • Base Damage decreased by 2%
  • Reduced Precision Damage multiplier from 1.50 -> 1.25 (head shot bonus)
  • Stability decreased by 4% – 17% (driven by stat value)

Hand Cannons

  • In-air accuracy now increased

Scout Rifles

  • Base damage increased by 6%
  • Damage vs. Combatants increased by 6% – 25% (based on tier)
  • Improved target acquisition, plus additional recoil tuning.

Shotguns

  • Decreased base damage at maximum range (falloff) by 20%
  • Shot Package Perk now has a slightly wider cone of fire
  • The Rangefinder and Shot Package perks are now mutually exclusive

Exotic Weapons

Vex Mythoclast

  • Base Damage decreased by 34%
  • Increased Precision Damage multiplier from 1.25 -> 1.50 (headshot bonus)

Pocket Infinity

  • Enhanced Battery Perk has now been replaced with the Speed Reload Perk

Perks

  • Metal Detector: Fixed a bug that prevents this perk from actually providing additional ammo
  • Lightweight: Fixed a bug that allowed additional agility to apply even when a weapon was stowed

Activities

Strikes

  • Engram rewards from strikes now appear in the post-game Activity Summary

Raid – Vault of Glass

Templar Encounter 

  • Kill volume added to sniper platforms to prevent players from sitting on top of them
  • Relic is now removed and respawned if the holder leaves the playable area

Destinations

  • The Fallen have also retreated from their hold over the Rocket Yard to discuss a new takeover plan
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