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This Week At Bungie – 7/08/2021

This week at Bungie, we set a date.  

No, we aren’t getting married, but we did send out a save the date. Mark down August 24 in your novelty paper calendars that you bought from that mall kiosk. Or maybe save a reminder in your phone if you have abandoned physical calendars altogether. We are looking forward to sharing more with you about the future of Destiny 2. See you then. 

Back to the present. A new update went live this week and Solstice of Heroes has kicked off. Guardians are buzzing around the European Aerial Zone chasing after chests and upgrading their armor as we speak. That’s not all, Vault of Glass Master difficulty also became available this week for all players. You can get a rundown of what to expect from last week’s TWAB.  

Special Day

Bungie Day was yesterday because... seven. We kicked off a new charity initiative with some cool incentives, showed off some new merchandise from the Bungie Store, put out a call for you to share your #BungieMemories and #BungieDayArt with us on social, and gave out a new Spicy Ramen emblem to everyone! Everything is still available now, go check out the full article for the details

We mentioned that we had a new Community Artist Series go live on Bungie Day. This is where we partner with creators to offer merchandise featuring their awesome artwork. We asked our new round of artists to share a little about their work.  

Ian Pesty 

Ian: As a kid growing up in the 80’s and a fan of Synthwave music, I’ve really enjoyed the Retrowave-inspired visuals of Season of the Splicer. I was eager to contribute to this wave of art and wanted to reflect these influences in my artwork. 

With this piece I focused on Mithrax, his complex retro-cyber Splicer design and palette is an ideal match for the style and level of detail I like to work in. The neon cyan-blue from the graphics and blades coupled with the hot purple-pink of his electronics are a perfect fit for this aesthetic. 

Wielding a pair of charged Shock Blades, he echoes his salute from the “Enemy of my Enemy” mission, whilst the background elements are based upon his message terminal graphics and the Expunge mission.  

Katarzyna Dąbek-Chmiel

Art Title: “E” 

Katarzyna: Hello there, you may know me online as Kathi Langley or Kitusiova. As I say sometimes, I am a graphic designer by day, a poor gamer by evening, and a digital painter by night. While I have used all the possible arts media, from oil paintings to detailed pencil drawings and collages, going digital allows me to include whole artistic variety and gives freedom of experimenting. I fell for Destiny even before I could play it, as I love this special mix that reaches far beyond a simple space opera. I fell for the artistic quality of the game itself, for its vision which is very, very inspiring.

Jen Whaley 

Jen: My name is Jen Whaley, known online as Jennwhale! While I typically focus on a darker, more realistic style for my art, as reflected in my last CAS feature, I also love creating cutesy/kawaii artwork as well. When Bungie reached out with this second opportunity and allowed me to choose the subject matter, the Fallen babies were the perfect fit to showcase my kawaii side! I never would have imagined Bungie would find my art and enjoy it enough to invite me to participate twice! I am so very appreciative of the love this passionate community has.  

Big thanks to the community artists. You can preorder their merch here!  

Speaking of art, we have a couple of extra little Bungie Day gifts for you. A day late, but who says we can only give you things on Bungie Day? We know you like decorating your phones and desktops so we made a couple of wallpapers for you. Enjoy! 

It's a Bungie-ful Day in the Neighborhood  


When updates are inbound or issues arise, our team of experts on Player Support are always there monitoring the situation and giving you updates from @BungieHelp.  

This is their report. 


With the launch of Update 3.2.1 players found that all previously redeemed Triumphs from Season 13 and Season 14 needed to be re-redeemed. This was the result of a fix for an issue that caused Season 14 Triumphs to incorrectly share Triumph Scores with Season 13 Triumphs.  

As a result of this fix players may notice a slight decrease in their Season 13 Triumph score due to their scores being recalculated correctly. 

Additionally, we are currently investigating players being unable to re-redeem the Catalyst Competitor and One Fell Strike Triumphs. 


With the launch of Season 15 on August 24, Vanguard reputation ranks will be updated and no longer require the use of Vanguard Tokens.  

Due to this, Vanguard Tokens will be deprecated at the launch of the Season. Players should turn in their Vanguard Tokens to Zavala to receive rewards this Season before August 24 when their Tokens expire. 


While we continue investigating various known issues, here is a list of the latest issues that were reported to us in our #Help Forum: 
  • Renewed Solstice armor displays the Season of the Splicer icon instead of the Solstice icon. 
  • The Light and Dark Weekly Solstice bounty for Gambit will only gain progress from elemental final blows on Guardians. 
  • The Prismatic Taken event UI may overlap other objective UI when players have multiple buffs active. 
  • Prismatic Orbs do not contribute to total Elemental Orbs collected by players. 
  • 2018 Solstice armor set glows may be less intense on certain portions of the armor. 
  • Pieces of the Filigree of Light shell disappear when rotating the Ghost shell in the inventory preview. 
  • We are currently investigating reports of Solstice Key Fragments and Solstice packages being removed from player inventories. 
  • The Repeatable Solstice Bounties do not display their Bright Dust reward when viewed in Eva’s inventory. Completing these Repeatable Bounties will still award ten Bright Dust each. 
  • The Baby Fallen emote will appear at the very end of player emote inventories. 
  • Players are receiving the Plug One.1 Fusion Rifle instead of the Uzume RR4 Sniper Rifle as a Nightfall completion reward. 
  • Subtitles do not appear during new Mithrax announcement dialogues.  
  • Subtitles do not appear when interacting with the House of Light banner in the Eliksni Quarter. 
  • The Ludomaniacal emblem does not unlock after players reset their Infamy rank three times. Player may be able to get around this by claiming an Exotic engram from Drifter’s inventory. 
  • The Unstoppable Schwarzschild Condensor mod costs 5,000 Glimmer to apply instead of the usual 500. 
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

Special Screening 


Every single week we share our favorite community videos with you. Ok, maybe we take a few weeks off around the holidays, but other than that its non-stop movies all the time. Are you prepared? Here are this week’s winners.  

Movie of the Week: Cooking show 

Movie of the Week: Don’t Interrupt Art 

If you won, great job! Just place a link to your profile in the description of the video and we will send you a special emblem.  


Think we're done celebrating our community artists? Hardly! Earlier this week we put out a call for anyone and everyone who is creative to submit art using #BungieDayArt for something we are working on for the future. That doesn’t mean we will stop featuring art we see every week here on the TWAB though. Here are our favorites this week! 

Art of the Week: Lunch Break 

Art of the Week: A Golden Amputation

Congratulation if you were picked. Please drop a reply to your winning post with a link to your profile so we can send you your emblem. 

A short week and Bungie Day made for a slim TWAB, but don’t worry, we have a lot to talk about over the next few months. We called our shot on 8/24 and hope you will join us. We will have an update on exactly what time to tune in closer to and, for all our international friends, we usually like to start in the morning Pacific time.

Enjoy Solstice of Heroes, grab that armor. We’ll see you next week! 

<3 Cozmo 
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