Destiny Weekly Update – September 3rd, 2015

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Hey there, Guardians. Welcome to the Destiny Weekly Update, an article where I wrap up a week’s worth of Destiny news in one easy place for your convenience. My name is Ian Campbell, and let’s jump straight into it.

The third and final ‘Taken King Reveal Stream’ was this week showcasing what we can expect from the new area within the Dreadnaught patrol zone, the Court of Oryx. You’ll essentially be able to summon bosses to fight and initiate your own public events within this zone with a group of up to 9 players. In the stream as well, we got to see our first real look and gameplay of the new heavy weapon class, the SWORDS. Also announced by Creative Director Luke Smith, was the release date for the newest raid coming with the expansion named, King’s Fall. We can hop right into this raid on September 18th, three days after launch, at 10AM Pacific Time. (YES!)

Provided to us by @MesaSean, we also do have exclusive gameplay of the Court of Oryx on our channel that you can watch here. Thanks, Mesa!

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Now on to the Bungie Update. Guardians, we are literally days away from Update 2.0—the biggest update to the Destiny player experience since, well…ever! The patch notes are as follows:

Character 
  • Character Level Cap for all players will be raised to 34
    • Level Cap for The Taken King will be 40
    • You will be able to level up by gaining XP alone
    • Character Level and Light are now separate statistics
    • Your Character Level will be grandfathered into your highest possible Light Level from all gear in your inventory and vault
  • Attack and Defense ratings for armor and weapons will be translated to the new systems – their power levels will be unchanged
  • Grimoire Score has been moved from the Character Nameplate and now displays in the Character Screen
Quests
  • A Quest Screen will be added to your Menu
  • Tracks all active Quests
  • Abandoned Quests can be recovered in the Hall of Guardians
  • Year One Activities have been converted to the Quest system
Bounties
  • Bounty slots will be increased to 16
  • Incomplete Year One Bounties will be auto-abandoned on 09/08 in preparation for launch of The Taken King
  • Incomplete Year One Exotic Bounties are auto-completed with their respective Vendors
  • Year One bounties issues by Eris will be retired
  • Reputation with Crota’s Bane can continue to be earned by completing Quests in The Taken King
Tower
  • Collections have been added to the Tower
    • Emblems/Shaders can be found near Eva Lavante
    • Ships can be found near Amanda Holliday
  • Exotic Armor and Weapon Blueprint added to the Tower
    • You will now have the Blueprint for all Exotics you own in your Collection
    • Report to the Vanguard in the Hall of Guardians
Inventory
  • Motes of Light will be used to grant XP to Weapons and Armor
  • Class-specific Armor materials will be deprecated in favor of a unified Armor Material
  • Vanguard Quartermaster, Roni-9940, will exchange old materials for armor material [Update: This change takes effect on 09/15] 
Weapons & Armor
  • Revised Sandbox balance will be in effect (previously mentioned before)
World
  • Fallen Wolf Hunt Patrols will retreat in anticipation of the arrival of Oryx in our solar system

That is a LOT of information and a lot to digest come this Tuesday. It is a bit sad to see the Wolves go, but I need to say…BRING IT ON, ORYX!

Also a couple of other things with Update 2.0:

  • You will be able to start earning reputation with Banshee-44, the Gunsmith, on the launch day of the Update 2.0. Start grinding that rep!
  • There will also be a special week-long event occurring before ‘The Taken King’ in the Crucible. You’ll actually be able to partake in the two new game modes and play on the EIGHT* new maps within the expansion for free EARLY. However, as stated, this is only a week long event so if you do not have ‘The Taken King’ purchased by launch, you will lose access to this maps and game modes. *One of the maps is a PS exclusive!
  • Vanguard/Crucible Marks will cease to exist and the ones you current possess will be transferred to Faction Reputation. [Update: This change takes effect on 9/15]
  • The Elder Cipher will no longer drop from Skolas, but instead the exotics earned from the quest chain will be a random drop within the PoE loot chest.
  • Finally, the Moments of Triumph event has been extended to September 14th, 2015 at 11:59PM PDT. Go get the last remaining Triumphs, Guardians!

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Alright, that does it for this Weekly Update. Guardians, we are mere days away. Only a select set of hours remain before the Update and we couldn’t be more excited. Please stay tuned to DestinyFollower for your latest and greatest news and entertainment before and after the launch. We love you!

As always, my name is Ian Campbell, and until next time…

My name is Ian and I am the Lead Writer here at the DestinyFollower branch of Follower Interactive. I write/produce weekly (sometimes daily) Destiny content. I began working at DestinyFollower as a script writer and editor in March of 2015. You can follow me over @IansLuck on Twitter.
  • Tony Rodriguez

    Cant wait cant wait cant wait

  • Tim Morrison

    What are weapon blueprints?