This Week At Bungie – 7/5/2018
Cozmo: We’re heading down to Tampa for GuardianCon 2018. You've probably heard that Gambit will be playable at the show. It’s our pleasure to introduce the away team that will be inviting people to experience this brand new activity for Destiny.GuardianCon Away Team
The BrassBrittany Lichty, CaptainMatt Bianchi, LieutenantThe TechsScott Kankelborg, TwitchMasterJason Pate, Master of CeremoniesNathan Henderson, Data WhispererThe Gambit ExpertsRobbie Stevens, Senior DesignerPeter Sarrett, Senior Technical DesignerJared Berbach, ProducerThe Community TeamDylan Gafner, Skinny Jean ExpertChris Shannon, Yours TrulyGriffin Bennett, Combat CorrespondentThe Bungie StoreKatie Lennox, ProprietorChris Hausermann, Stock Boy
We’ll be in our booth, throwing all challengers into the arena we’ve created for the event. To close out Day One with a bang, we’re looking forward to hosting a Gambit Exhibition Tournament on the main stage. Don’t feel left out if you can’t attend the con—you’ll be able to watch the sparks fly on their live stream.
Gambit Exhibition TournamentJuly 13, 6 p.m. EDTGuardianCon Main Stage
Four teams featuring Bungie developers and some of your favorite content creators will compete across three matches. Alpha team will face off against Bravo team. Charlie team will face off against Delta team. The winners of each match will battle to the last in a final winner-take-all showdown. Color commentary will be provided by DrLupo and MTashed.These teams won’t be duking it out for a big payout. This is all in the spirit of charity and goodwill. All your donations during the stream will go to support St Jude’s. Bragging rights are on the line, though!The teams and enemies will be revealed as we take the stage. Line up or tune in to the GuardianCon stream to see which team has the most cunning risks for tactical gain.
This Whole World Is a Story
This entire month we're rolling out exclusive gameplay and interviews about Destiny 2's upcoming Forsaken expansion, which just might give fans what they've been waiting for. Learn more here: https://t.co/yftWOCkM2U pic.twitter.com/ZzTFv0dFMg— Game Informer (@gameinformer) July 3, 2018
Joe: Hey everybody,I just wanted to swing back around and give a quick update on some changes to the Prestige lair launch plan. Based on player feedback—and to ensure each World’s First race has a clean start—we’re changing the release times of each activity. Eater of Worlds will receive a one-hour delay to ensure players have ample time to download and install Destiny 2 Update 1.2.3 once it becomes available. Spire of Stars has been delayed 24 hours to offset the activity releases. The following times are when each activity will become available:
- Eater of Worlds Prestige, 11 a.m. PDT on July 17
- Spire of Stars Prestige, 10 a.m. PDT on July 18
I want to quickly reinforce that the Prestige raid lairs are much more about week-to-week variety and less about a singular pinnacle challenge, but we are still excited to have the chance to watch the best of the best in the community sprint to the finish on both of these activities.Dmg04 really wanted me to spill the beans on the Week One weapon loadout and modifier combination. I’m not that nice, but I’ll give you a couple clues. The first week’s modifier is brand new. It’s called Arsenal. It’s weird, and that’s all I’ll say about it. As far as the curated loadout goes, I can only give you a little advice about one slot:I’ve been looking out from my Time-Worn Spire and I feel an Autumn Wind blowing.
Kevin: Hey everyone,While some of us at Bungie are off on holiday to celebrate our country's independence, we wanted to make sure all Guardians in Destiny 2 had something to celebrate. Starting this Friday (7/6) at 10 a.m. PDT and lasting through the weekly reset, players may earn 3x Valor Rank gains in all Valor-supported playlists! If you want to nab that Exotic Ghost or are looking to finish your Crucible ornaments, this weekend is the time to throw down in the Crucible. We hope you have fun this weekend and maybe take a dip in the Mayhem playlist, where you can celebrate with your own brand of fireworks.
Trial by Fire
Free Trial Campaign AccessLast week, Destiny Player Support became aware of an issue where some players attempting to participate in the Destiny 2 Free Trial weekend were unable to progress their characters beyond level 8. Additionally, affected players were unable to progress the Red War campaign beyond the missions available on Titan.After investigating reports of this issue, we deployed a server-side fix which corrected this issue for all Free Trial players. All players participating in Destiny 2 Free Trial weekends moving forward should have complete access to Destiny 2 base game content for the duration of the promotional period.For more information on the Free Trial, players should visit our Destiny 2 Trial help article.Destiny 2 Known IssuesThe Destiny Player Support team is always on the lookout for the latest issues impacting players in Destiny 2. Players who encounter issues should take the following steps to determine whether or not their issue is known and tracked by the Destiny Player Support team:1. Search help.Bungie.net for localized help articles on issues archived since the launch of Destiny 2.2. Visit the Warmind Known Issues and PC Known Issues pinned threads for information on recently confirmed issues tracked by the DPS team.3. Players who are unable to find information regarding the issue which they are encountering should then post a report to the #Help forum.As always, including footage or imagery of reported issues encountered in game is the best way to make sure your issue is able to be promptly investigated for future updates.Bungie.net Account Creation and Companion FeaturesFor players who have yet to join us on bungie.net, we highly encourage you to join. A bungie.net profile is required to post on the #Help forums, and creating a bungie.net account grants access to Companion features such as item management, Clans rewards, and more.Players who encounter issues creating an account, or are attempting to recover a recently lost account, should visit our Bungie.net Profile help article.