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PostSubject: Destiny Spring 2016 Update   Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:08 am

2.2.0 - The One about the April Update.

Oryx may have been defeated but many Taken remain and the denizens of the Reef are seeking revenge for their loss. Travel to Vestian Outpost in the Reef to speak with Variks about rumors of a new Taken threat. Test yourself against new challenges within the Prison of Elders.

Light
Legendary and Exotic drops from many sources now attempt to drop with Attack or Defense greater than your current character light level
The following activities and items have been adjusted to include 335 Light items:
Prison of Elders Passage Challenge Ticket
Crucible Weekly
Court of Oryx Tier 3 Artifacts
Trials of Osiris
Iron Banner
Unique Items from the Vanguard Heroic Strike Playlist
Exotic Engrams
King's Fall Heroic
The following activities and items have been adjusted to include 330 Light items:
Weekly Nightfall Strike
Faction Packages
Trials Bounties
The following activities and items have these changes:
King's Fall Normal will drop up to 320 Light items
Prison of Elders Level 41 drops up to 320 Light items
Legendary Engrams max Light increased to 310
Rare Engrams max Light increased to 310
Rare Items (dropped from remaining activities) max Light increased to 310
Infusion will now grant 100% of the Light from the infused item


Activities
Prison of Elders
New! Prison of Elders Challenge Activity: Challenge of the Elders (Recommended Light 320)
Elder's Sigil Passage Tickets can be picked up directly from Variks
Prison of Elders Weekly Bounties have been added and can be picked up from Variks
New! Added Level 41 Prison of Elders playlist (Recommended Light 260)
Prison of Elders now has a Level 41 difficulty available, this version has a chance at having Taken enemies
Combatants within the Prison of Elders will now provide credit towards applicable Vanguard bounty requirements
Keys are no longer required to open the Prison of Elders chest
Keys can now be used directly from inventory to provide House of Judgement faction reputation
Variks' inventory has been updated
Tokens of Flight, Identity, and Judgement are no longer needed to purchase items
Tokens can still be used directly from player's inventory to provide House of Judgement faction reputation
Armor & Weapon Cores are no longer needed to purchase items and can now be used directly from player's inventory to provide House of Judgement faction

PvE Activities
Increased Special Ammo drop rate in all PVE activities to offset the reduced Inventory for Shotguns and Sniper Rifles

Strikes
Added the following Strikes:
New! "Blighted Chalice" strike is now available in the normal & heroic strike playlists
The "Winter's Run" strike now has a Taken variant available in the normal & heroic strike playlists
Reputation gains have been increased for completing Strikes

Weekly Nightfall
Increased Activity Level of Weekly Nightfall Strike (Recommended 320)
Eververse drops will no longer replace the normal Nightfall rewards but will be an additional reward when received

King's Fall
Increased the drop rate of armor and weapons inside the King's Fall raid for both Normal and Heroic difficulties

Patrols
Reputation gains have been increased for completing Patrol objectives


Classes
For a detailed review of class changes in 2.2.0, watch our live preview.

General
The player's Resurrection mechanic has been adjusted:
Reduced the radius of Resurrection interaction prompt to 1.5 meters (was 2 meters)
Increased the base time to Resurrect by 0.25 seconds
Overshield has been adjusted so that it takes precision damage modifiers (previously it did not)
Reduced Resurrection time bonuses from exotic armor (Crest of Alpha Lupi, Light Beyond Nemesis) to 30% (was 40%)
Added additional frames of invincibility at the end of the Resurrection animation to make the handoff from locked state to movement more consistent
Players can now highlight (R-Stick Click) player ghosts, allowing a user to inspect & target emotes at a downed player's ghost

Hunter
Nightstalker
Fixed an issue where summoning the Ghost while evading would interrupt Shadestep

Warlock
Voidwalker
Melee: Energy Drain
Increased grenade recharge bonus scalar (by +100%)
Reduced grenade recharge duration to 2 seconds (was 5 seconds)
Reduced bonus recharge provided by mastery (i.e. The Hunger) to 2 seconds (was 6 seconds)
Life Steal: Now triggers when damaging an enemy with Energy Drain
Soul Rip: Now triggers when damaging an enemy with Energy Drain
Passives
Embrace the Void: Now triggers the energy drain effect and restores a significant portion of health when killing an enemy

Sunsinger
Melee: Scorch
Flame Shield: Now increases the cooldown of Scorch (by +33%)
Flame Shield: No longer maximizes player armor for its duration
Flame Shield: Removed + 1 Armor stat
Solar Wind: Now reduces the cooldown of Scorch (by +66%)
Solar Wind: Added +1 Recovery stat
Brimstone: Now reduces the cooldown of Scorch (by +66%)
Brimstone: Explosion damage increased (by +86%)
Super: Radiance
Increased grenade energy regen by 1-3 grenades (depending on discipline)
Song of Flame: Increased allies' grenade regen (by +60%)
Fireborn: Reduced Radiance duration when Fireborn is active (-28%)
Passives
Sunburst: Now guarantees an Orb of Light on kill

Stormcaller
Melee: Thunderstrike
Rising Storm: Now immediately awards a flat amount of super, grenade and melee energy (instead of boosting regen based on intellect, discipline and strength over time)
Super: Stormtrance
Landfall: Damage reduced (by -17%)
Landfall: No longer blinds nearby players
Passives
Pulsewave: Added +1 Recovery stat
Feedback: Removed +1 Armor stat
Transcendence: Reduced bonus time in Stormtrance (by -17%)
Transcendence: No longer removes the cost of actively throwing Arc lightning
Electrostatic Mind: Increased the damage nearby enemies take when Stormtrance is active (by +100%)
Electrostatic Mind: Reduced the super recharge bonus when near allies (by -25%)

Weapons
For a detailed review of weapon changes in 2.2.0, read the full Update Preview.

Auto Rifles
Increased damage per bullet of low Rate-of-Fire Auto Rifles, like Suros Regime, An Answering Chord, Anguish of Drystan (by +2.3%)
Reduced damage per bullet of high Rate-of-Fire Auto Rifles, like Doctrine of Passing, Arminius-D (by -2.5%)
Improvement to hip fire accuracy

Pulse Rifles
Increased damage per bullet of low Rate-of-Fire Pulse Rifles, like The Messenger, Spare Change, Lyudmila-D (by +3%)

Hand Cannons
Increased Hand Cannon inventory ammo
Adjusted Hand Cannon ammo stats so that initial spawn and respawn ammo are consistent

Shotguns
Reduced the total Ammo Inventory for all Shotguns by roughly 5-7 rounds (exact amount depends on a given weapon’s Magazine and Inventory stats)
See Crucible Section

Snipers
Reduced the total Ammo Inventory for all Sniper Rifles by roughly 5-7 rounds (exact amount depends on a given weapon’s Magazine and Inventory stats)
See Crucible Section
Increased base zoom distance on the lowest Zoom scopes
Medium to long range scopes remain untouched
Added 2 frames of zoom time to sniper zoom
Reduced Snapshot perk's zoom time benefit to 20% benefit (was 30%)
Reduced Stability across all Sniper Rifle stats so that re-acquiring a target after firing requires more care
Zen Moment: Removed perk from all Rare and Uncommon Sniper Rifles

Fusion Rifles
Increased Stability base stat (40% recoil reduction); this means that lower stability Fusion Rifles will get affected more than higher stability rifles
Fixed bug where some outlying fusion rifle scopes had unintended increased zoom that was removed in Year Two.

Sidearms
Fixed an issue where ammo persisted through deaths when switching Secondary weapons

Machine Guns
Fixed an issue where players were able to get a free magazine of Machine Gun ammo from ammo crates
Reduced the total Ammo Inventory for all Machine Guns (exact amount depends on a given weapon’s magazine, rate of fire, and inventory stats)

Swords
Fixed an issue with the sword guard ability that prevented it from blocking incoming damage correctly
Fixed an issue where the damage element would disappear from the HUD for swords after summoning the Ghost
Sword Heavy attacks now have improved damage networking

Exotic/Legendary Weapons
All King's Fall Primary Weapons
Increased reload speed on all King's Fall Raid primary weapons

Anguish of Drystan
Increased Stability base stat (by +12%)

Black Spindle
Fixed a bug with barrel upgrades where Field Choke and CQB Ballistics did not upgrade correctly
Increased Optics base stat to reflect global Optics changes

Dreg's Promise
Projectiles now track based on Aim Down Sights target lock. This plays similar in functionality to the "Tracking" Rocket Launcher perk with faster lock time but no audio "beeps"
Increased projectile Tracking strength
Reduced Rate-of-Fire base stat to compensate for increased Tracking
Reduced Damage (by -40%) to compensate for increased Tracking
Reduced Damage falloff to match Sidearm range

Hakke Sniper Rifle
Replaced Zen Moment perk on Legendary Hakke Sniper Rifle for Performance Bonus perk

Hawkmoon
Fixed an issue where the tooltip incorrectly displayed Holding Aces twice
Increased Range base stat (by +10)

Hereafter
Increased Optics base stat to reflect global Optics changes

Icebreaker
Increased Optics scope zoom (to +6x)
Reduced Handling base stat to the lowest value for Sniper Rifles
Reduced Target Acquisition base (by -25%)
Fixed an issue where ammo persisted through deaths when switching Secondary weapons

Last Word
Removed bonus damage applied from The Last Word perk

Lord of Wolves
Reduced ammo inventory to reflect base Shotgun ammo changes

MIDA Multi-Tool
Removed high caliber rounds from intrinsic behavior

Omolon Sniper Rifle
Replaced Zen Moment perk on Legendary Omolon Sniper Rifle for Battle Runner perk

Patience & Time
Increased Optics base stat to reflect global Optics changes

Queenbreaker's Bow
Reduced ammo inventory to reflect base Sniper ammo changes

Quillim's Terminus
Reduced Ammo inventory base stat (by -15)
Reduced Stability base stat (by -9)

Stillpiercer
Increased Optics base stat to reflect global Optics changes

Suros Regime
Increased Range bonus granted by Focus Fire perk to 45 Range
Spinning Up now activates (4 shots) later in the magazine

Telesto
Fixed an issue where projectiles did not correctly attach and detonate against Ward of Dawn
Projectiles will now correctly attach to friendly bipeds and detonate, but will not cause damage to friendly targets

The Chaperone
Fixed an issue in which precision damage was clamped and not scaling up to the intended amount
Precision damage now correctly scales when The Roadborn perk is active

Thorn
Reduced Thorn DoT to 4 ticks (was 6)
Reduced the amount of damage players receive per tick in Crucible (by -50%)
Reduced severity of poison screen effects for the victim to preserve combat effectiveness while poisoned

Vex Mythoclast
Reduced Damage base stat to compensate for improved Stability (by -13%)

1000 Yard Stare
Reduced Ammo inventory base stat

Perks
Eye of the Storm: Improved feedback on reticle to better see perk activation/de-activation
Icarus: Increased the inaccuracy reduction provided by the perk to 75% reduction (was 66%)
Aggressive Ballistics: Reduced Stability stat to -20 (was -10)
The First Curse: Fixed an exploit where the perk could be kept active indefinitely by refilling the magazine using Sealed Ahamkara Grasps
Rescue Mag: Fixed an issue where the perk triggered on stowed weapons. Perk now only activates when the weapon is in hand
Fixed an issue with some weapon perks that use kill count that prevented them from being extended or deactivated correctly in the Crucible


Armor
General
The following Year 1 Armor Exotics have been converted for Year 2:
ACD/0 Feedback Fence
The Glasshouse
Eternal Warrior
Khepri's Sting
Lucky Raspberry
ATS/8 ARACHNID
Sunbreakers
Purifier Robes

Exotic/Legendary Armor
Increased the tracking amount of the Scatter Grenade when wearing the Nothing Manacles
Reduced the Golden Gun upkeep penalty for Achlyophage Symbiote
Reduced bonus Ammo Inventory granted by Machine Gun Ammo Armor Perk (by -33%)

Crucible
General
The following changes have been made to address the abundance of special and heavy weapon kills in the Crucible. We will be continuing to monitor usage in both PVE and PVP.
Players begin games with Special ammo.
Swapping between Special weapons during Crucible matches now no longer retains ammo between weapons.
Ammo spawn conditions have been changed for all modes except Elimination and Mayhem:
Special ammo spawns after 3 minutes, then respawns every 2 minutes (each crate has its own timer)
Heavy ammo spawns after 5 minutes, only once per match
Reduced the total Ammo Inventory for all Sniper Rifles by roughly 5-7 rounds (exact amount depends on a given weapon’s Magazine and Inventory stats)
Reduced the total Ammo Inventory for all Shotguns by roughly 5-7 rounds (exact amount depends on a given weapon’s Magazine and Inventory stats)
Reduced the amount of ammo granted by Crucible-specific Heavy Ammo bricks to grant 0.375 of inventory (was 0.5)
This change affects all Machine Guns and only a handful of Rocket Launchers (Truth is one of the affected Rocket Launchers).
Reduced bonus Ammo Inventory granted by Machine Gun Ammo Armor Perk (by -33%)
Increase Special Ammo drop rate in all PVE activities to offset the reduced Inventory for Shotguns and Sniper Rifles
Sparrow, Pike, and Interceptor kills will now report unique score values instead of the generic "Vehicle Kill"
The "Ace" Elimination medal now requires wiping the enemy team in 20 seconds or less
Year 1 Shaders have been added back into the list of possible rewards for completing Crucible matches
Increased Legendary item drop rate for completing Crucible matches
Increased Reputation gains completing Crucible matches

Quests & Bounties
Fixed an issue where players were incorrectly receiving credit for the quest "Draw From the Void" outside of the Crucible
Fixed an issue where some score-based quests and bounties were not progressing properly at the end of a match
The Crucible bounty "Trial Run" will no longer appear for players who are below level 40, as they cannot compete in Trials of Osiris

Playlists

Control
Maps added: Asylum, Firebase Delphi, The Anomaly, The Burning Shrine, and The Cauldron
Maps removed: Bastion, First Light, and Skyshock

Elimination
Revive timers now start at 7 seconds and increase by 7 seconds each time players are revived

Inferno Rumble
Reduced score to win from 2000 to 1500

Mayhem Rumble
Reduced score to win from 35000 to 25000
Fixed an issue where the Playlist tooltip indicated an incorrect Fireteam size requirement

Iron Banner
Lord Saladin's inventory has been updated with items at Ranks 3-5, some with re-rolled perks
Rank package rewards have been adjusted:
Increased Rank 3 package Artifact to 320 Light
Increased Rank 5 package Ghost to 320 Light
Rank 5 packages can now reward items from the current event
Iron Banner Armor and Weapons can now be earned at Rank 0 at the end-of-activity
Removed Legendary Engrams from the possible end-of-activity rewards list, creating a greater chance to receive Iron Banner specific items
"Iron Domination" daily bounty now requires completing a match with a personal score of 1500 instead of winning a match with 2500
"Iron Versatility" bounty now only requires 7 Heavy Weapon kills to complete
Fixed an issue where players below Rank 5 could roll a reward they were ineligible for, resulting in no reward being given
Fixed an issue where the Iron Banner ship was missing a part of its frame

Trials of Osiris
Fixed an issue in which weapons in the Lighthouse chest did not have the appropriate equip requirement of being Level 40
"His Eye Upon You" bounty may now be repeated daily with easier requirements:
Reduced the match completion requirements to 7 matches (was 10 matches)
Reduced the Fireteam kills requirements to 50 kills (was 75 kills)

Maps
Cathedral of Dusk
Adjusted Rift spawn settings to push players closer to the front line and reduce the frequency of spawning at the far back of the map

Crossroads
Fixed an issue where players could get stuck out of environment if they fell off behind capture point "B"
Fixed an exploit where players could hide in a spot outside of the normal play area

Frontier
Fixed an issue where players could get stuck on concrete sacks near capture point "B"
Fixed an exploit where players could reach an unintended advantageous position

Memento
Adjusted Rift spark location for better balance

Pantheon
Adjusted Rift spawn settings to push players closer to the front line and reduce the frequency of spawning at the far back of the map


Items
General
An additional page of Vault Space has been added to all accounts, bringing the capacity counts up to 108 weapon, 108 armor, and 72 miscellaneous slots
Mystery Bags can now be previewed before opening to look at the list of potential contents
Year 1 ships have been added to the Crucible & Vanguard Reputation rank up packages
Reputation Buffs have been added to Vanguard, Crucible, and House of Judgement Reputation rank up packages
Abandoned Quest Kiosk has been added to the Reef
12 new Eververse Emotes have been updated to new Spring 2016 Season (northern hemisphere)
Winter Season Emotes have been moved into a Winter 2015 Emote Mystery Bag
Fixed an issue in which Crimson Days ghosts could not be previewed
Fixed an issue in which Raid ghosts could not be previewed

Sterling Treasures
Players are guaranteed to receive up to three Sterling Treasures per account by doing these actions after the weekly reset:
Logging a character into the game
Completing the Level 41 Prison of Elders
Completing a match in the weekly featured Crucible playlist
Items found Inside:
Taken Gear (Vanity)
Chroma
Reputation Buffs

Chroma
Chroma allows players to customize illumination (White, Yellow, Blue, and Red) on special items
Chroma can be applied to many armor sets:
"Spektar" Armor Set can be found within the Sterling Treasure boxes
These specialized sets can be found in the Crucible/Vanguard reputation packages:
"Spektar Pandion" Titan Superior Gear
"Spektar Aspriet" Hunter Superior Gear
"Spektar Haliaetus" Warlock Superior Gear
These specialized sets can be found in their respective reputation packages:
"Spektar Heliopause" Dead Orbit Gear
"Spektar Infinite" Future War Cult Gear
"Spektar Kallipolis" New Monarchy Gear
Chroma can applied to many weapons:
These Fallen weapons can be found in House of Judgement reputation packages:
"Hand of Judgement" Scout Rifle
"Stolen Pride" Hand Cannon
"Crow's Eye" Sidearm
"Soulstealer's Claw" Auto Rifle
"Aegis of the Reef" Pulse Rifle
These Queens Faction weapons can be found in Prison of Elders:
"Final Duty" Pulse Rifle
"Her Revenge" Hand Cannon
"Her Memory" Auto Rifle"
"Lethe Noblesse" Scout Rifle
"Queens Choice" Sidearm
"Techeun Rage" Fusion Rifle
"Her Champion" Shotgun
"Her Fury" Sniper Rifle
"The Nightmare" Rocket Launcher
"Bane of the Taken" Machine Gun

UI
Players can now adjust their HUD transparency level from the Settings menu
Roster UI now sorts friends who are signed into a character above players who have not selected a character yet

Technical
Fixed a potential crash when using the Graviton Forfeit exotic helmet
Fixed a possible out of memory crash during King's Fall raid for PlayStation 3

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PostSubject: Re: Destiny Spring 2016 Update   Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:55 pm

I will be back, after i've consumed some souls

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