Patch Notes (Weapon Balance)

Published on: Feb 25, 2015 @ 12:07

These patch notes can also be found on Bungie.net

There was a known bug introduced in 1.1.1 that caused the Vex Mythoclast to spawn with less ammo in the magazine and reserves in PvP.

Weapons

For a detailed review of weapon changes, head over to Destiny Weapon Tuning.

General

  • Fixed an issue in which armor with perks that increase ammunition carrying capacity resulted in ammunition loss upon respawn
  • Decreased over-penetration value for weapons with armor piercing perks
  • Fixed an issue where items from the PS3/360 Destiny demo were using old power values. They have been adjusted to regular levels
  • Song of Ir Yût‘s tooltip now advertises the correct magazine size
  • Shoot to Loot: Two-second cooldown added to perk to prevent extra ammunition gains while ammunition bricks despawn
  • Dark Breaker perk will now correctly damage Hive Shriekers
  • Snap Discharge will now increase attack speed as per the description
  • Thunderer perk now has priority on the 4th Horseman tooltip
  • Full Auto: Fixed issues in which the weapon perk stopped working while the trigger was being held down

Auto Rifles

  • Reduced base damage of Auto Rifles by 2.5%
  • Reduced effective range values

Pulse Rifles

  • Increased base damage of Pulse Rifles by 9.7%

Hand Cannons

  • Slightly reduced effective range
  • Slightly reduced initial accuracy

Fusion Rifles

  • Widened blast pattern on a Fusion Rifle burst cone
  • Reduced starting ammunition in PVP

Shotguns

  • Increased damage against all non-Guardian combatants by 2x (100% increase)
  • Reduced high-end range values
  • Damage falloff starts sooner
  • Reduced starting ammunition in PVP

Activities

Strikes

  • Weekly Heroic Strike now is a matchmade activity
  • Strikes will be less likely to repeat in Matchmaking rotations for full Fireteams

PVP

General

  • Players will now unlock all playlists (Control, Clash, Rumble, Skirmish) simultaneously when unlocking the Crucible.
  • Added a new notification when Crucible modes unlock
  • Crucible maps will be less likely to repeat in Matchmaking rotations for full Fireteams
  • Guardians no longer drop heavy ammunition when killed in PvP
  • Guardians now drop much less special ammunition when killed in PvP
  • Completed matches will now award gear with the proper power level
  • Fixed a bug where there was no audio playing for the bullet that kills them

Event: Iron Banner

  • Iron Banner playlist now contains smaller maps in rotation
  • “Focused Aggression” Bounty can now be completed with headshots from Pulse Rifles, Scout Rifles, and Hand Cannons

Items

  • Fixed an issue in which Xur did not carry exotic engrams in inventory on certain dates
  • Crota’s End completion emblem will now be sent to the Postmaster when player inventory is full
  • Ammunition consumables will now work if used when player inventory is full
  • Fixed issues that prevented qualifying players who had deleted their characters from claiming the Tumbler Sparrow from Tess Everis in Tower

User Interface

  • Character inventory screen now displays faction reputation and weekly mark counters
  • Players in public spaces will no longer see voice notifications when a player in a matchmade fireteam enter
  • Players will now see improved notifications when teammates join and depart Team and Fireteam chat channels

Grimoire

  • Combined Arms Grimoire cards will now unlock when completing a Clash or Control game
  • House of Wolves card will now unlock upon the start of Ishtar Collective story mission
  • Guardian Abilities card will be granted when a player enters orbit
  • Siege Dancers card will be granted upon the start of the Dust Palace Strike
  • Completing Crota’s End now adds to the Raid Introduction Grimoire card’s Completed statistic
  • Ir Yut grimoire card will now unlock appropriately
  • Siege of the Warmind card will now unlock appropriately

Fixed Grimoire scores for the following cards:

  • Omnigul, Will of Crota
  • Ir Yut, the Deathsinger
  • Crota, Son of Oryx
  • The Wakening
  • The Will of Crota
  • Crotas End
  • Ascendant Sword
  • Pantheon
  • Skyshock
  • The Cauldron
  • Might of Crota
  • Ghost Fragment: Rasputin
  • Ghost Fragment: Rasputin 2
  • Ghost Fragment: Hive 4

Technical

  • DLC and Patch systems have been improved
  • Xbox One upsell from trial version to full version no longer makes you leave the game
  • Improved networking resilience to packet reordering
  • Networking improvements for certain routers
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