[Update] Destiny Update Accidentally Impacts Some Exotic Weapons

by Mike Futter on Nov 17, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Update: Are you familiar with the law of unintended consequences? If you have an exotic weapon, you may be soon.

Bungie is reporting that there have been some unintended changes to some exotic weapons (users report that Thorn is among those that has suffered a downgrade). More information will be coming in the weekly update on Thursday. Furthermore, if you're looking for the patch on Xbox One, sit tight. It hasn't been distributed yet. 

Original Story:

Bungie has detailed the extensive changes now available in Destiny via update 1.0.3. Now, you won’t need to delete one of those pesky exotic bounties to make room for those you can actually complete quickly. Slots have been doubled with ten now available.

The patch also fixes some vendor problems, adds preview options for shaders and emblems, and makes sure that motes and coins earned when your inventory is full go to the postmaster. Seven Crucible maps have received fixes, including for exploits that saw players going outside the playable zones.

The HUD got a few bits of polish, namely improvements to readability on recharge timers and (finally) explanations of the skulls in the navigation mode screen. The biggest change to the game comes in the form of a new audio chat channel.

Bungie has implemented a mechanism for players to chat with the entire team, even those that have joined up via matchmaking. You can read our more extensive coverage of the new audio options here and check out the full patch notes on Bungie’s website.

[Source: Bungie]


Our Take
This is a hefty update that adds spit and polish to the game, patching holes in multiplayer maps and fixing up some of the nagging bugs. Bungie is gearing up for the release of the first expansion in just a few weeks, and part of that is cleaning up the existing detritus littering the base game.