Welcome to the first weekly blog update of 2017!

We're so glad to see that your holiday travels have returned you safely to your battle stations. One by one, our own people have returned to their desks, rested and ready to tackle this new year. It’s time to resume our shared adventures in progress.

A lot has happened since the last time you hit F5 to refresh the Bungie Blog. Sparrows rocketed through boost gates in a sprint to cross the finish line. Zavala kept score as we blasted our way through some enhanced Strikes. Some of you might have even got your hands on a brand new Ice Breaker. If you missed out on The Dawning, it left some treats behind.

All the while, we’ve kept our ears pressed to the Internet. We’re always listening. We know that a new year brings new questions…

“What’s the next stop on our journey?”

“When do we learn about the future?”

For starters, you haven’t heard the last from the Live Team at Bungie. They’re hard at work on another content update that will give you new reasons to fight. Before renewed orders from the Vanguard arrive, there will be a batch of fixes for some issues you’ve been talking about.

In the meantime, there are skirmishes to fight – mostly against each other.

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Begins:Tuesday, January 17th, 10 AM Pacific Ends: Tuesday, January 24th, 1 AM Pacific

The game will be Clash!

Efrideet’s last call to arms was to play a ballgame charged with dangerous energy. While the sparks were flying in the game, there was a spirited conversation about Rift in our community - and many of you came around to embrace its charms. This time, we can dispense with the debate. A good, old-fashioned shooting match should appeal to anyone with a favorite exotic weapon.

As always, there will be loot.

Sidearms: Sidearms

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For the next few weeks, we’ll be inviting you to chase down some people of note in your community. Bungie Bounty Days will be your chance to earn that illusive emblem of luck and combat excellence. Every weekday, a new target will be designated.

For two hours, each mark will play Clash on the platform of their choosing. They will enter the wilds of the Crucible alone (no wrecking crews allowed). In each match, either their teammates or their opponents will emerge victorious. Each winner will be decorated with the Sign of Opposing Will.

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Bungie Bounty Days begin tomorrow, January 13th. Your target on the first day will be @Professorbroman. The hunt will begin at 1:00 PM Pacific and end at 3:00 PM Pacific. Each bounty will last for two hours.

Follow Bungie on Twitter for your target packages. Each new Bounty will be confirmed by us when the target of the day is done fighting. The final day will be February 10th. That’s four full weeks of carnage!

We’ll be watching to see who among you can claim the prize.

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Destiny Hotfix Following the launch of The Dawning, we have actively monitored reports of issues introduced with Destiny Update 2.5.0. The following issues will be addressed by Destiny Hotfix, which will become available at 9:30 AM Pacific on Tuesday January 17th, 2017.

  • Some Patrol missions in the Plaguelands are not reliably causing enemies to drop their respective objective items
  • Xûr’s “Curio” inventory varies on a weekly basis, due to a limitation of his inventory space
  • Weapon Stability on the Nova Mortis and Abbadon Exotic Machine Guns is inconsistent
  • Full Patch Notes will be made available alongside the release of this Hotfix.

    There you have it.

    This is how we’ll kick off 2017. A year is a long time. We’re just getting started.

    We love you for your tireless appetite to blow stuff up. Hold onto that with your pistol-gripping fists. As soon as we’re ready to make new promises (and not a second after) those details will flow downstream.

    Until that moment arrives, the heartbeat of the live game beats on.