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
- And more…
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:
[Editor’s Note: Be gentle with my face. They made me do it.]
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.
The chat window on our channel is always…lively. This should make things even more interesting.
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.
Prepare to Gear Up
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.
If you’d like to read all the Help articles, you’ll find them at help.bungie.net.
This guy is your champion. He might take you on a Raid. He might make you famous.
Cozmo: If you haven’t visited our Creations page you’re missing out. There is a ton of great art there. We even featured one of the artist who frequently shares his Destiny art in a Community Focus. Pretty pictures aren’t the only thing found there. It’s also stocked full of videos that are just waiting to be watched. Every week we pick a few to feature here and send the creators a cool emblem to wear.
Movie of the Week: 12 swords.
Honorable Mention: Destiny dating.
Honorable Mention: Suncharge shoulder slayer.
See you next Wednesday. With news. About the game!
You know we’ll have a good time then.