Destiny’s The Dark Below Raid Receives a Hot Fix

With the release of Destiny’s latest expansion, The Dark Below, there have been a few issues affecting the content, especially in the Crota’s End raid, along with weapons, arenas, and rewards for other activities.  Bungie has released a patch to address these issues.

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The patch notes are as follows:

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

PVP

Maps

  • 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
    • Level 32 Sniper Rifle
    • Level 32 Auto Rifle
  • Gain event standing to earn Legendary gear
    • Level 32 Hand Cannon
    • Level 32 Rocket Launcher
    • Level 32 Gauntlets
    • Level 31 Chest

Weapons

  • 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

Raids

Vault of Glass

  • Exotic weapon drops (though still very infrequent) are now Level 32

Crota’s End

  • Rewards
    • 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

Destiny’s: The Dark Below released on December 9, 2014 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360.  Check out our review for The Dark Below here.

My Opinion:

I appreciate Bungie being very active with Destiny, fixing it as needed.  I just recently fired Destiny back up again and loving every minute of it.  


Patrick Garrity an Associate Writer for MONG and a Jersey native who loves video games and enjoys the industry.  He loves rum and wants to be a pirate one day. Follow him on Twitter.

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