This Week at Bungie - 9/3/20

Sep 3, 2020 - Cozmo_BNG

This week at Bungie, it’s time to go get your titles. 

We are well into the final week of Solstice of Heroes. Finish upgrading your armor before the event ends with the weekly reset on September 8. If you still need time to finish any of the objectives required to unlock the white glows, you can continue to knock those out even after the event is over. 

Last week, we began to serve up new information on Stasis, starting with a new trailer. This week, we dug deeper into the Warlock Shadebinder and Titan Behemoth subclasses. There’s lots of good info in there about how Stasis is going to shake up combat in Destiny this fall. You may be wondering “What about Hunters?” Don’t worry - we are saving the best for last and you can read more about the Hunter Revenant subclass on September 8. 

[Editor’s Note: Hey, Guardians. DeeJ here. Hunters may be last but they are not the best. We all know that all Guardians are created equal, assuming they are Warlocks.]

Triumphs Evolved 

A few weeks ago, we shared more details about the Destiny Content Vault (DCV). We mentioned that you should start finishing off any Triumphs associated with content that is going into the Vault, but we didn’t go into details on how Seals and Titles would be affected. Separate from the DCV, we have plans to rework Triumphs all up and the Destiny Dev Team is here to share what they have planned.  

Destiny Dev Team: Hello Destiny Community! We’re sure you've a ton of questions about Triumphs, particularity what happens to Triumphs once the content associated with them goes into the Destiny Content Vault. We’re updating how Triumphs will work going forward and want to walk you through how everything will look starting on November 10.  

First, the goals! 
  • Provide pursuits for all players. 
  • Provide seasonal pursuits that match each Season of Destiny. 
  • Provide destination pursuits for each new destination in Destiny. 
  • Ensure everyone can show off their accomplishments. 
  • Make all Triumphs have a score. 
  • Make sure it's clear what happens when content goes into the DCV. 

Hopefully this write-up will answer your questions and lead to more discussion going forward. 

An Evolving World 

We touched on this subject the last time we talked to you about Triumphs. It's critical to us that there are challenging Triumphs each Season and that only the most dedicated among you earn them all and hit the max score. (Here's looking at you, iLulu.) At the same time, it's also important that even the freshest Kinderguardian has the same chance to climb that mountain, no matter when they join the Destiny Community. Given, of course, that they put in the time and dedication for the content available to them.  

For Shadowkeep and the base Destiny 2 experience, we tried to do this by combing through each Triumph individually, looking to see if it was still achievable, and then taking the score away from any Triumph that could no longer be earned. While it achieved most of our goals, it didn't give you the ability to plan your attack to earn absolutely everything you wanted to and there wasn’t a good predictor on when things would go away.   

For us to hit our goals, we knew that we needed to make some changes with how we are delivering Triumphs to players. 

An Evolving Set of Triumphs for an Evolving World 

What are we going to do? 
  • Reorganize Triumphs to make them more compatible with our evolving world. 
      • Create a Career Score that that represents the totality of what you've done in Destiny 2. 
      • Create an Active Score, for the things that can be done now in the live game. 
      • Focus our generic Triumphs into a leaner lifetime set, that covers the basics of being a Guardian. 
      • Organize the rest of Triumphs around Seasons and destinations. 
      • Track the history of what you've done as Legacy Triumphs. 
  • Beyond Light will include a set of Triumphs that targets this year's destination, Europa. 
      • These Triumphs all have score. 
      • They include the content on the destination (story missions, strike, raid, Lost Sectors, and, yes, even some secrets). 
  • There will be a Set of Triumphs that targets Season 12's content. 
      • The Triumphs will all have score. 
      • We like the pattern of rewarding Seasonal currency for completing these Triumphs, and will continue to do so. 
      • These Triumphs will stick around for as long as the Seasonal content does. 
      • While active, seasonal Triumph score will still contribute to your active score. 
      • When the Seasonal content is no longer available, the Seasonal set moves under Legacy Triumphs. 
          • They no longer contribute to your Active Score
          • They will still contribute to your Career Score
  • The Lifetime set will be about teaching players all the things you can do in Destiny. 
      • These will mostly target new players as they join our ranks.  
      • They will focus on helping players explore Destiny's sandbox and game modes. 
      • If new systems are added to the game, this pool will grow. 

(Sharp eyes will notice that we've moved Medals, Catalysts, and Lore off into their own sections, but more on that later.)  

You keep saying 'Legacy Triumphs.' What is that? 

  • For this year: 
      • In game, we'll remember your total Triumph score and display it on the updated Triumphs screen. 
      • In game, we'll remember every Triumph that contributed to a Seal and display them under Legacy Triumphs. 
      • In game, we'll let you browse through the Seals under Legacy Triumphs. 
      • You'll be able to equip the Titles you've earned going forward. 
      • We'll have a demonstration set targeting the Leviathan that shows how this works. 
  • We've stored the completion state of every Triumph you've finished (or not) even for Triumphs no longer displayed in game. Work is ongoing to flesh out the categories those Triumphs live in.  
      • Going forward, when content moves to the Destiny Content Vault, Triumph sets that are no longer earnable will become Legacy Triumphs. 
  • Legacy Triumphs will contribute to your Career Score, but not your Active Score. 

What about the things that can still be earned after November 10?  

  • We'll break out the Luna, Dreaming City, Tangled Shore, EDZ, and Nessus Triumphs into their own destination sets, and keep them available and contributing to your Active Triumph score. 
  • We'll move your progress into any Triumph that still exists. 
  • In some cases, we've reduced the size of the Triumph sets to make this easier to understand for new players (Gambit, Crucible, Vanguard).  
  • In other cases, we've increased the size of the set and added rewards (Lifetime set). 

Does this mean some Seals may no longer be earnable? 

Yes. With a bunch of content going into the DCV, there are Seals and their corresponding Titles that will no longer be earnable when Beyond Light is released. 

  • Earnable in Beyond Light: 
      • Crucible - Unbroken 
      • Gambit - Dredgen 
      • Flawless - Flawless 
      • Conqueror - Conqueror 
      • Shadowkeep - Harbinger 
      • Garden of Salvation - Enlightened  
      • The Dreaming City - Cursebreaker 
      • The Last Wish - Rivensbane 
      • Beyond Light - [redacted] 
      • Season 12 - [redacted]
      • [redacted] 
  • Moved to Legacy in Beyond Light (and no longer earnable): 
      • A Shadow Rises - Shadow 
      • Reckoner - Reckoner 
      • Black Armory - Blacksmith 
      • Destinations - Wayfarer 
      • Lore - Chronicler 
      • Season 5 through Season 11 titles 

What were you saying about medals, catalysts, and lore moving? 

  • Medals and catalysts will now have their own sections to make them more visible and easier to keep track of.  
  • Lore will also have its own section and a brand-new UI to show off the book covers and improve the reading experience.  
  • All lore up through Season of Arrivals  will be available to all players. The game will still show how many of the pages you earned, but everyone will be able to read everything now.
      •  So if you want to see X out of X pages earned - go earn any missing lore pages before the end of the season as well. 
  • New lore will be unlocked through Triumphs going forward and eventually made available to everyone when they become Legacy Triumphs. 

Well, there you go. We know it's a lot to absorb, but we think this moves us much closer to our goals of providing interesting and compelling pursuits Season over Season and year over year, while letting everyone participate. Please share any questions or feedback you have on the new Triumph plan in all the usual places.  

Iron Banner 

Lord Saladin returns to the Tower once again next week, encouraging Guardians to  don their most powerful gear and show their might. Powerful rewards await for all who enter Iron Banner. 

Iron Banner and Bonus Valor 
Begins: 10 AM PDT on September 8 
Ends: 10 AM PDT on September 15 

Just in case you have recently joined us or just need a refresher, Iron Banner is a weeklong Crucible event with a specialized version of Control. If you can capture all three zones you will create a Power Play, allowing for your team to hunt your enemies who will be locked out from capturing zones for a period. Here is a look at some of the weapons and armor available to earn during the event. 

Better, Faster, Transfer 

Have you ever been trying to pull a specific weapon from your vault in the middle of a strike and had to wait precious seconds for it to trasmat into your inventory? With the latest improvements transferring items with the companion app or third-party apps is now roughly 10x faster than before! If you don’t know what I’m talking about, go download the Destiny 2 Companion App on the App Store or Google Play Store.  

For those of you who are curious about the technical underpinnings, the BNet team has refactored the way that key components of the API flow are processed on the backend and removed affinization requirements from API features. This allowed a new approach to load-balancing and accommodating a major behavior change in Chrome where v84+ installs no longer respected same-site cookies. Transfer Item is the first function to be revised to take advantage of this. Look forward to significant new features from the API team as part of this work. 

Title Bout 

Player Support has an entire library of helpful documents they continue to maintain to keep you informed.  

This is their report.  

UPDATE 2.9.2 

On Tuesday, September 8, Update 2.9.2 will be available to players. Below is a timeline of Destiny 2 maintenance for Update 2.9.2: 

  • 9 AM PDT (1600 UTC): Destiny 2 service maintenance begins. 
  • 9:45 AM PDT (1645 UTC): Destiny 2 is taken offline on all platforms.  
  • 10 AM PDT (1700 UTC): Destiny 2 Update 2.9.2 begins rolling out across all platforms and regions. Players will be able to log back into Destiny 2 at 10:01 AM PDT. 
  • 10:01 AM PDT (1701 UTC): Destiny 2 is back online on all platforms. 
  • 12 PM PDT (1900 UTC): Destiny 2 service maintenance concludes. 

For future release timelines when they are available, players should visit our Destiny Server and Update Status help article. For live updates as this maintenance occurs, players should follow @BungieHelp on Twitter or monitor our support feed at


With the start of Year 4 on November 10,  certain Seals and their associated Titles will no longer be available to earn. Players will need to be sure to unlock and equip the following Titles before this date to guarantee that the completions are recorded on their accounts: 

A Shadow Rises - Shadow 
Reckoner - Reckoner 
Black Armory - Blacksmith 
Destinations - Wayfarer 
Lore - Chronicler 
Arrivals – Forerunner 

For more info on Legacy Titles and Seals players should view our Year 4 Triumphs Update Help article. 


Players impacted by the Week 2 Solstice of Heroes bounties issue were granted their missing Bright Dust on Monday, August 31. However, there was a delay in the accompanying in-game message for many players. Players who see this message will have already had their missing Bright Dust added to their account. 


While we continue investigating various known issues, here is a list of the latest issues that were reported to us in our #Help Forum

  • Player can’t type Korean Hangul characters into the game chat. 
  • The Light and Dark Solstice weekly bounty says it requires elemental final blows in Gambit, when it actually requires elemental final blows against opposing Guardians in Gambit. 
  • The Omega Mechanos Hunter Mask is missing its gold accents. 

For a full list of emergent issues in Destiny 2, players can review our Known Issues article. Players who observe other issues should report them to our #Help forum


Liquid Butter Faucet 


It’s time for Movie of the Week. This is your chance to show off. Big plays, musical prowess, shot-for-shot remakes of famous films, the choices are endless. Just create a cool video and post it where we can see it. These Guardians did. 

Movie of The Week: Encounter 

Honorable Mention: Legacy 

Remember to post a link to your profile in your video’s description if you won. We will send out a special emblem as a reward.

Have you finished your Majestic and Magnificent sets yet? You still have a few days to wrap up and Solstice of Heroes related tasks before the summer event comes to a close. I got my purple glows on because I’m almost always rocking Nightstalker. That may change soon because that Revenant subclass is looking hot... err... cold. 

<3 Cozmo
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