In Other News

Published on: Oct 25, 2014 @ 6:59

“In Other News” is a segment we post usually once a week, which lets you all know about some miscellaneous Destiny news or information that isn’t quite ‘news-worthy’ enough to warrant an entire article by itself. To see the previous In Other News article, click here.

Destiny Ringtones

Reddit user RandyDelorean created a bunch of Destiny themed ringtones/text tones/alarm tones.

  1. Destiny Theme Song
  2. “Guardian, eyes up guardian!”
  3. Two Ghost tones
  4. Two Sparrow tones
  5. Vault Engram Tone
  6. Engram Decrypt Tone
  7. Postmaster Message Collection Tone
  8. Postmaster “Checking, Checking, Checking” Tone
  9. Level Up Tone

All tones in this pack are .m4r files – download them here.

Weekly Update Recap

What do you think about these changes? Solid improvements?


  • You will be able to reach level 30 via Iron Banner armor.
  • The weapon types available will go from two to four, divided between drops on match victory, and purchase from Lord Saladin in the Tower.


  • The value of Bounties has been bumped up and are more inclusive.

Reforging (New Feature)

  • Lord Saladin will offer players the option of Reforging any Iron Banner weapon for 1 Mote of Light. This will re-roll all of the upgrades, but will also reset any progression.

Tempered (New Feature)

  • In the next Iron Banner, you will still have the Rank achieved in the last, but the Iron Banner ranks have been increased to 5.
  • Reputation will eventually turn into an ‘Event Standing model’ where ranks are reset.

2 Man VoG

It wasn’t easy, but sc Furball and sc Slayerage managed to complete the entire raid in only an hour!

Giveaway #2

We’re going to be making an entire article about our next giveaway when we’re ready to announce it, but I wanted to let you guys know about it ahead of time.

Our current giveaway will end on 10/31 and the winners will be announced on that day as well. Soon after, we’ll announce our next giveaway which will be 7x bigger and better!

We truly appreciate all of the support you give us by sharing our content, and this is the least we can do to say thank you.

NFL Shaders

Custom shaders would be cool right? Well Reddit user 10fttall took it upon himself to create shaders that had each of the NFL team’s colors

HD Backgrounds

If you’re looking for some more backgrounds, Reddit user TwilightGap took 100+ amazing HUDless screenshots, which you can view/download in this Imgur album.


“If there is beauty in destruction, why not also in its delivery?”

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3D Weapon Printing

Ever wanted your very own Thunderlord? Now you can print one!*

*Electricity and experimental induction core not included.

The Conduit F3 fusion rifle has also been printed, and is available for download.


Check out if you’d like to talk to others about Destiny in a friendly and welcoming community! :)


  • Christian Jimenez

    Why aren’t custom shaders a thing to begin with? The game needs more customization in general

    • Raxs

      Because the immediation of complete customisation would get pretty boring pretty quickly. If you could make custom shaders that is instantly one less thing to do in Destiny. Finding the right colours is half of the fun. In future I hope they make it a bit easier to find specifically stylised shaders and don’t add any customization with it until much, much later on. I do feel I still want more from shaders in general, but I don’t want to have it all just yet.

      • BuckshotGeorge

        That’s a great way to think about things. Too many people have complained about Destiny simply because they don’t get everything they want right away.

        • Raxs

          Thanks. Whenever I see something in a game a don’t fully side with I just think about it from the developers’ point of view. Because usually, the reason they do it is to better us in the long run.

  • Javed Hodge

    just a thought, i dont know what you guys havent showed us armor wise yet but i find the lvl 20 legendary gear for titans very ugly and i choose not to wear my legendary leg piece unless im doing a nightfall or so, the iron banner leg and helmet set for titan is the only good titan set by far ive seen please lean a little bit more to the smoother look that the rough blade coming out your legs and cyclopes helmets

    • Raxs

      I’ve seen a good few Titan bits of gear that look similar to Iron Banners. Sharp and Polished is what I assume you want by your descriptions. Plenty of that I have seen. There is some I really dislike but some I love. Nothing the less there is a good mix of styles for each class, you just need to find what you like best. Try checking out the Faction traders.

      • Javed Hodge

        yh thats exactly the type of gear i meant but, faction gear cant get you to level 30 and the gear that can am not interested in getting cause i cant love the game if i dont love my character but its different strokes for different folks am sure alot of others like it

        • Raxs

          Oh, I get what you mean. Lots of new Raid armour will be released before long (: Fallen and Hive sets will be released with DLCs. I don’t love the current armour, but I don’t mind waiting for new stuff. Iron banner armour will get you to LV 30 soon too,

  • Raxs

    I really appreciate the changes in Iron banner. I definitely think they took the right direction with it generally. Only a few things to smooth out. I am eagerly waiting for the next Special event because I do agree that there is not loads to do right now other than Dailies and Weeklies.

  • Jack Morrow

    I honestly believe that you shouldn’t be able to achieve level 30 through PvP gear. PvP players don’t need light whereas PvE players require light to do higher level content. While the iron banner does have level scaling I doubt level 29 vs lvl 30 will make that big of a difference. I feel that this also ruins the value and achievement for us current level 30s who had to do the raid over and over again to get the gear required to make it to 30(not even counting the shards we had to farm). While it depends on how difficult the gear itself is to get I think that even if you lose 100 iron banner matches you could still get it with the medallion system. On that note I think Iron Banner shouldn’t reward the losers. The spirit of Iron Banner is that only the strong survive and the weak are crushed and I feel like adding medallions will reward losers and winners which just seems against the spirit of the iron banner. This may also create a problem with AFKers who go AFK and collect their medals. In summation, while I am less than pleased with this I know that bungie has numerous ways to make the gear difficult to obtain an I hope that even with medallions achieving rank 5 will still be mind numbingly difficult.

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  • delta 6655

    im glad they are working on the iron banner, i wish the bountys for it could be compleated in reg crucible. or if the game mode would change from control. i like a little varity