A brand new Destiny 2 patch has hit both Xbox One and PS4. This patch brings a number of bug fixes, gameplay balancing changes, and also introduces a new legendary weapon via the recent factions feature.
Let's start with the juicy stuff first, shall we? Patch 188.8.131.52 introduces a brand new legendary weapon that is now available as a reward for those that took part in the faction gameplay last week.
The Faction Rallies event allowed players to join one of three factions to earn points for that faction and earn rewards. It was explained that the faction with the most points at the end of the week was to be given access to a legendary weapon related to that faction.
Now that the event is over, the winning faction, Dead Orbit, has their scout rifle available in-game. All players can purchase the scout rifle for 50,000 glimmers. However, those in the Dead Orbit faction will be able to pick it up for just 1,000.
The new Destiny 2 patch also brings a number of new bug fixes and changes to the game, including some changes to the maps in Crucible. An overview of the Crucible changes can be seen below.
- Added invisible physics and kill volumes to keep players inside the intended playable area on the following maps:
- Altar of Flame
- Emperor's Respite
- Legion's Gulch
- The Dead Cliffs
- Added invisible physics to all stairs in The Dead Cliffs to allow grenades to bounce properly.
- Adjusted spawning system values to reduce the frequency of players respawning into dangerous situations on all maps.