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This Week At Bungie – 2/18/2021

This week at Bungie, we intercepted a distress signal.  

Strange things are afoot. Guardians have discovered a distress signal and Commander Zavala has ordered that the source be investigated. A mysterious derelict ship lurks in the abyss of space. Terrifying sounds of the unknown ring from within. What puzzles and treasures await? Find out for yourself by starting the mission from inside the Arms Dealer strike – this week’s Nightfall: The Ordeal. 

We don’t want to spoil anything and do recommend going into the new Presage Exotic mission without reading up on what horrors await but did want to give anyone who is curious the sneakiest of peeks. 

If you did happen to get sidetracked during your Arms Dealer Nightfall, it’s worth looping back to earn this week’s featured weapon. We are hearing good things about Palindrome which was a popular Hand Cannon from the Destiny 1 era.  

That’s not all that went live this week. A new Battleground has opened on the Cosmodrome with more huge engagements that will pit heavily outnumbered fireteams up against large waves of enemies who have entrenched themselves in defensive positions. Don’t forget to pick up a few of those Cosmodrome bounties before you start taking out the Cabal, one by one. 

Iron Banner

Next week, Lord Saladin will return to the Tower for the first time in Season of the Chosen. He brings with him Iron Banner bounties that will grant you pinnacle drops. This Season will have The Time-Worn Spire and Multimach CCX returning from the first year of Destiny 2 with random rolls for the first time. 

There will also be a new perk called Iron Reach that can roll on these two weapons. Iron Reach will massively increase range with the tradeoff of decreased stability. Try it out and let us know what you think! 

The Iron Will armor set also returns, updated to accept new Combat Style mods. 

Equip your most powerful gear and ready your favorite weapons. And remember, capture those zones.  

Iron Banner and bonus Valor begins at 9 AM on February 23, running through 9 AM on March 2. 



It’s time now to turn things over to the experts on our Player Support Team who are tracking any known issues and when their fixes are going live.  

This is their report. 


We are currently investigating an issue causing the Pinnacle reward for Presage to drop as a Powerful reward instead. This issue will be resolved in a future update. 


Earlier today, February 18, all content guides, error code articles, troubleshooting pages, and other Help Center content previously hosted on was migrated to a new service. The help center URL is still and old links to existing help articles should continue to work and will redirect to the new Help Center’s URLs.  

This new version of the Help Center has some player-facing navigational and visual upgrades but will otherwise contain the same support content in all of our currently supported languages on This migration will not affect the #Help Forum. 

Migrating a Help Center is a complex task and we thank all of the teams that have helped us, especially the and Localization teams. If you notice any broken links, untranslated sections (excluding Contact Forms), or other oddities or issues while using the new Help Center site, please report them to our #Companion Forum.  


Last week, the following Exotic ornaments were removed from the Eververse store due to an issue causing them to display the incorrect Exotic armor piece that they apply to: 

    • The Titan Fourteenth Anamnesis ornament for the Helm of Saint-14.
    • The Warlock Caduceus ornament for Ophidian Aspect.
    • The Hunter Mantle of Remembrance ornament for Shinobu’s Vow.

We are currently working on providing Silver refunds to players who purchased these ornaments in Season of the Chosen and were affected by the issue. We will provide more information when it becomes available. 


We are currently investigating an issue resulting in some players to not receive their Bright Dust rewards from completing the Weekly Challenges for Gambit, Crucible, and Vanguard. Players affected by this issue will be granted the Bright Dust they should have earned in a future update.  


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

  • Several new items are missing Lore tabs. 
  • Players may experience crashes in the Jetsam of Saturn, Archer’s Line, and EDZ Outskirts. 
  • The Chosen Destruction Focused Umbral Engrams cannot be used to focus Umbral Engrams once completed.  
  • The Anti-Barrier Scout Rifle mod behaves inconsistently with certain scout rifles. 
  • Player benefiting modifiers in the Battlegrounds playlist are not granting correct bonuses. 
  • Ticuu's Divination catalyst quest does not progress with explosion kills from the weapon. 
  • There is no indication of the weekly challenge available at the H.E.L.M. 
  • Players may receive an Online Privileges pop-up if they attempt to load into Battleground: Hailstone with a fireteam member who has not yet completed the Beyond Light introductory mission. 
  • Players are only able to reset their Valor and Infamy ranks a limited number of times. 
  • The Good Company gilded Triumph may not count progress if players are killed. 
  • The door in the Hollowed Lair strike sometimes doesn’t open, resulting in players having to abort the strike. 

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 on our Help Forum

Movie Time


It’s time for another MOTW. This is your chance to show off your movie-making skills and put together a Destiny related video to show off to the community. We pick a few winners and send them a cool emblem. It really is that simple. Here are a few of our favorites from this week. 

Movie of the Week: A Guardian's Journey

Movie of the Week: Flawless Save!

If you see your video above, congratulations! Please make sure you have your profile in the description of the video so we can get you your emblem.  

Void Yeet and Greet

And now it’s time for the art. Stationary art. Much like the moving images from above, we also like to feature the beautiful, crafted images that sit still and let you soak it all in. All of these pieces are created by artists in our community and this our chance to highlight a few of our favorites each week. 

Art of the Week: Enemy has Invaded 
Art of the Week: Void Team

It’s a short TWAB this week, but you have Battlegrounds to conquer and spooky ships to explore so I didn’t want to take up any more of your time. We’re glad to see you are enjoying Season of the Chosen so far, and there's definitely more coming. Next week, the last Battleground will go live on Nessus and the salad man himself will return to the Tower. 

As always, please keep the feedback coming. It’s invaluable to hear all of the things you are enjoying about this Season so we can lean into creating more of them in the future, as well as the things you dislike so we can improve on them as well. 

Now go solve a mystery in the dead of space. But when you board that ship, whatever you do, don't let your light go out. 

Have fun, be brave. 

<3 Cozmo 

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