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This is the news you've all been waiting for! This news posts covers details on the upcoming April Update. Either continue reading here or read it at Bungie.net
This week at Bungie we set a date.
Destiny Update 2.2.0 will deploy on April 12th, 2016.
From here onward, we’ll refer to it as the “April Update.” As promised, it will have something for every type of Guardian. Here are some of the highlights to look forward to:
New PVE Challenges
New and Updated Gear New Quest featuring the Blighted Chalice Strike
Increased Max Light and Rewards
Sandbox and Crucible Updates
If you have Destiny: The Taken King, the April Update is included with your purchase. When the time comes, download the update and you’ll be good to go.
For the next three Wednesdays, we’ll be providing more details on Twitch. Join us as we introduce you to some of the designers and artists to chat with them about what they’ve packed into the update. If you want to be part of the live conversation, bookmark our channel, and mark your calendar for these streams:
April Update Preview: New Things to Do Wednesday, March 23rd – 11AM Pacific
April Update Preview: New Things to Earn Wednesday, March 30th – 11AM Pacific
April Update Preview: Sandbox and Crucible Updates Wednesday, April 6th – 11AM Pacific
As always, there will be some fun to be had outside of Twitch, but we’d love for you to join us in real time.
For the Vanguard
If you’ve already been tuning into our streams, you know that we recently began welcoming subscribers (or “Vanguards” as we chose to nickname them) into the fold. The money we receive from our generous community benefits the Bungie Foundation, enabling us to support many wonderful and uplifting charitable organizations.
Now, membership has its privileges. Next time we put on a show, our subscribers will find these Twitch emotes available for use in chat:
Disclaimer: These are not to be confused with Destiny emotes. They do not work in-game. You cannot acquire them from Tess. The only path to this form of glory is to subscribe on Twitch.
res·o·lute – adjective: admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.
Did you miss the Bungie Bounty with Clan REZO?
We won some matches. We lost some matches. In orbit, the fun-loving conversation was all about the tactical alliances that walk and talk more like families over time. We also served up a preview of a new way for you to emerge as a leader of your Clan.
That’s a first look at the new Clan Leaderboards that will appear on Bungie.net as part of the April Update. The data is placeholder, so REZO will find out who their actual in-game leaders are once the deployment is complete. Discovering a sense of belonging with an awesome crew is one thing. Becoming an alpha among your peers is like reaching the top of your own personal pyramid.
Of course, when we take steps to enhance your social ecosystem, we run the risk of kicking the status quo squarely in the face. This is the first time we’ve been able to reflect Clan stats on Bungie.net. For that to work, about 200 Clans will encounter some minor housekeeping. If your Clan includes more than 100 people across two platforms (i.e. PlayStation Network and Xbox Live), you’ll see your members broken out across two rosters in your existing private group. The older of the two Clans will need to be given a new unique name. In my case, the Gunslingers would become “Gunslingers PSN” and “Gunslingers XBL,” or something similar. You’ll be able to make the change in a way that suits your style. Also, if you’re the Founder of a Clan of which you’re not a member, you’ll be asked to choose a Captain to lead that Clan as a member of your staff.
If you’ll be affected in either way, you’ll receive a private message from me on Bungie.net. The only thing you need to do in advance of the update is sit tight until April 12th. We’ll do all the heavy lifting for you.
With more gear to earn in your near future, you’ll need better tools to manage your wealth. Destiny Player Support has some helpful hints that extend beyond the game. This is their report.
DPS: Available through the Bungie.net Gear Manager and Destiny Companion App for Android, players may easily transfer gear from Guardian to Guardian. With a click or screen tap, items may be transferred from Guardian to Guardian without first moving them to the Vault.
Over the last week, we’ve seen few reports from players believing something may have gone wrong when attempting to transfer gear, as it wasn’t received by the desired Guardian. When attempting to transfer gear between Guardians, players must have at least one space available within the Vault and the desired Guardian’s inventory. Without proper inventory space, items may only be transferred to the Vault.
Additional information regarding the Guardian to Guardian transfer feature may be found within this Help Article.
See you next Wednesday. With news. About the game! You know we’ll have a good time then.
Wondering what's been happening in the world of Bungie/Destiny this week? Read on or click here.
"This week at Bungie we introduced you to our Audio Team on Twitch.
At the top of the show, we issued a general warning: This stream will not feature news about content updates. Those shows are in the pipeline. If you love games enough to wonder how they get made, stick around.
Before we fired up the orchestra, we unveiled our new partnership with Twitch. Bungie Foundation Manager Christine Edwards was on hand to talk about how subscribers (we dub you “Vanguards”) will help us make the real world a better place. Then we debuted a brand new Bungie ViDoc about the people who create The Sounds of Destiny. Here it is again if you missed it, or if you want to watch it again (and again and again) in HD.
What followed was a panel discussion about voice acting. Audio Director C Paul Johnson and Creative Story Lead CJ Cowan repped the Bungie angle. Special guests Morla Gorrondona and Kirsten Potter stepped out from behind their characters to tell their own stories.
Since it's "Audio Week" at Bungie, help yourself to some Destiny Soundtracks at a discount. The Bungie Store will be your dealer.
Join us on Twitch to see who can beat us at our own game.
What? - Bungie Bounty – Rift
When? -Monday, March 14th -11am – 1pm Pacific
Console? -Playstation 4 only
Senior Designer Steve Dolan will join us from the Live Team to swap notes on Clan culture with one of the more notorious teams in the Destiny community. Cozmo will be our designated trigger-man from the Community Team. And me? I’ll be in the rear with the gear, mixing it up in chat. The standard dare applies, of course: Kick our asses, win one of these.
It’s not going to be easy this time. Rumor has it that REZO is assembling a wrecking crew. Tune in to see who wins. If you’re a Clan leader, or someone who has always wondered what all the hype is about, our conversation between matches will be all about the cooperative phenomenon that turns gamers into teammates – and so much more.
You can set your watch by the steady cadence of service provided by Destiny Player Support. Here they are again to tell you what’s up.
This coming Sunday, March 13th, several countries around the world will be adopting Daylight Saving Time. What does this mean for the Destiny Community?
- Daily and Weekly Activity and Vendor Resets will be taking place at 2:00 AM Pacific (9:00 AM UTC) - Crucible Events such as Trials of Osiris or Iron Banner will still begin at 10:00 AM Pacific (5:00 PM UTC), when available - Even Xûr will be adopting this time change (His will is not of his own)
If you need assistance converting these to your local time, take a peek at this helpful thread.
Additionally, we’ve seen an increase in reports that some players are encountering issues when attempting to complete the Refer-a-Friend Linking process. If you have recently purchased a physical edition of Destiny: The Taken King, ensure that you have redeemed the Taken King Expansion code present within the game case. Without redeeming this code under your personal PlayStation Network or Xbox Live account, you will not be able to complete your Refer-a-Friend Link or access Taken King content. Additional information may be found within the Refer-a-Friend FAQ on help.bungie.net.
What's been happening in the world of Bungie this week? Read on to find out!
On Wednesday 2nd March 2016, Bungie live streamed a Ride A Long event in the Dreadnaught. Did you miss this? Don't worry, Bungie uploaded the event here!
"Now that we’ve taken in the sights of Oryx’s domain, we’re planning to delve deeper into how we created the sounds.
And, to point out the elephant in the room (and the salt in our chat window), we know we’re on the hook to tell you more about the next things we’ll do to infuse your PvE lifestyle with new challenges. Those shows are being planned, too. Hang in there and we’ll create some renewed urgency to discharge your favorite weapon in the direction of some aliens. They've got it coming."
Next up on Twitch..
"On March 10th, you’ll meet the guys who created everything from the gunfire to the haunting themes that heralded the arrival of Oryx in our solar system in Destiny: The Taken King.
We’ll kick off the show with a never-before-seen Bungie ViDocR that will tell the story of the team that induces ringing in your ears. On the other side of the video, we’ll sit with Audio Director C Paul Johnson and Story Lead CJ Cowan to talk about how we punctuate your adventures with sound.
Watch this space for more exact details for when the show will go live.
Tune in and turn it up!"
"If you’ve played Control or Iron Banner in the past week or so, you’ve sampled the newest search criteria. Our goal for matchmaking continues to be fostering a competitive ecosystem that works for everyone. First and foremost, that means we attempt to find matches with the lowest latency (read: lag) possible. As a secondary concern, we want to insulate players at each extreme of the skill curve from each other. That said, we do not prioritize skill over latency under any circumstances. The newest settings are more aggressive about keeping latency low than we’ve ever had in Destiny. Regardless of the playlist you prefer, you should be seeing high-quality matches.
Starting on Tuesday, March 8th, every Guardian who plays Destiny will download and install Hot Fix 188.8.131.52. It’ll be a vehicle that will deliver the newest matchmaking settings to every playlist in the Crucible. Damage Referee will also be applied across the board to help us mitigate the effects that low-quality connections have on combat.
This doesn’t set anything in stone. In fact, it will even give our team better tools to deploy changes like this in the future.
As always, we’ll want to hear what you have to say about your battles in the Crucible. We’d expect nothing less!"
Always Monitoring. Always Serving.
"This last week, we closely monitored the #Help forums to ensure players were seeing improvements to Crucible matchmaking quality after the implementation of the most recent Matchmaking Updates.
We’ve encountered reports of players experiencing Baboon and Weasel errors frequently when attempting to play Destiny with multiple consoles connected to the same network. To alleviate these issues and ensure the strongest connection quality when playing Destiny, please see the UPnP/Port Forwarding/NAT Type page of the Network Troubleshooting Guide.
We are also aware of an issue where the Iron Camelot Gauntlets are not displaying properly in First-person. For future updates on the investigation, be sure to see the Iron Banner FAQ.
On Bungie.net, our last site update introduced an unintentional bug. As a result, users who do not have a Guardian with player history linked to their account are temporarily blocked from posting in their private groups. This is an issue we intend to fix in the next website update, scheduled to deploy in two weeks. In the meantime, private group access does not seem to be blocked using our mobile application.
Finally, we would like to address that some Ships, Shaders, and Emblems visible in the Item Collections are not currently obtainable in-game. For a full list of the items impacted, and future updates, please see this Help Article."
"See you next week. I’ll be flanked by our Audio Team on Twitch. Should be a lively talk, so I hope you'll be there."
This Wednesday, Bungie are heading back to the Dreadnaught, and they're bringing a world artist and an activity designer along for the ride.
Their fireteam will embark on a walking architectural tour of the "inscrutable loot-filled fortress" that was the setting for your adventures in Destiny: The Taken King. Senior Artist Andrew Hopps will explain how they turned conceptual visions into playable space. Senior Designer Brian Frank will share some details for how they filled those spaces with danger and treasure worthy of heroes.
The Dreadnaught is a place of mystery and secrets. Join them as some of those secrets are revealed and they unravel the mysteries of how Bungie make the games you play.
When? *Wednesday, March 2nd 2016 *11AM Pacific (Click here to find out when this is in your timezone)