Chris: One of the primary goals for the Destiny Companion is to help you prepare for battle. If you use your Vault to share items between multiple characters, we felt that this is a must-have feature to get you ready to play.
Here are a few scenarios in which we think you’ll find this handy:
- You and your buddies are finally all online at the same time about to tackle the Nightfall. That one player in your Fireteam realizes there’s a Solar Burn this week, and wants to retrieve their Ice Breaker from another character. No more waiting… tell him to grab a nearby browser.
- You’re on the bus and want to manage gear between a couple characters. Use the app to move stuff around and jump right into the action as soon as you get home.
- Oops, you’re halfway through the Daily Story Mission and realize you need that Fusion Rifle with Void. No worries, it’s just a couple clicks away.
- You’re standing in front of Xûr and you’re two coins short. Your Hunter just completed the Weekly Heroic Strike and he has the extra coinage you need. Tap, Tap, Purchase.
- You just unlocked that upgrade node and need just one more Shard… you get the idea.
Chris: We read a lot of reviews and feedback. Allowing transfer of gear to/from your vault has been one of the most requested features. Plus, as players of the game, we’re pretty excited about vaulting from the Companion.
Chris: On www.bungie.net, Android phone, or iOS device, go to an item in your inventory and bring up the item detail screen. There are two options available (Equip and Move to Vault). Remember, Equip from Companion works only when you’re not playing Destiny in a combat space. With Vault transfer, there is no such restriction. You can interact with your vault whenever or wherever - even in combat.
Hit Move to Vault to transfer an item to your vault. Conversely, when viewing an item in your Vault there’s a button that says Take from Vault. Doing so will move the item to the character currently in focus on the app. If you’re transferring an item that has a quantity (like materials) you’ll get a prompt that asks “How many?” If you just need a couple, there’s no need to take the whole stack. Just get what you need.
Chris: Nope. Interacting with the Vault there doesn’t provide item management. It’s simply a list of what’s currently in your Vault. We’ll alleviate that confusion in a future release. To manage items, use the Vault tab and screen in accessed via the Legend.
What’s the most important change you’re making?Leif: Inferno is a game mode coming to the Crucible on March 3rd.We’re starting with Inferno Control, a PVP experience that’s more about basic gunplay and achieving more with less. PvP modes should give you the opportunity to flex new gameplay muscles you didn’t know you had.
Leif: We’re removing the Tracker that warns you of nearby opponents. We’re hoping this change will provoke players to rely even more on certain skills like map knowledge, teamwork, good positioning, successfully flanking opponents, using jumps to set up ambushes, catching audio cues like footsteps, and using friendly nameplate UI as clues toward enemy position. Lack of Tracker should also indirectly reduce the effectiveness of Supers and Heavies, and make the mode more about basic gunplay.Here are some of the changes that will make that a reality:
- No Tracker
- Players have no “radar” in the top left corner of their HUD
- Super Good Advice: Please, please check your corners, Guardians
- Simplified Scoring
- We’ve removed as many scoring events as possible
- The mode is much more about getting kills and playing the core objective
- Fast objective capture
- Without the Tracker, players are much more vulnerable when interacting with objectives because it gives away their position
- Speeding up capture time keeps the risk/reward for trying to capture an objective more fair
- Less Heavy Ammo
- There’s only one set of Heavy crates per match and dead players don’t drop purple bricks
- With no Tracker, it’s much easier to flank an aggressive opponent that’s pushing for kills because they have Heavy
- Expect players to play more conservatively with Heavy ammo to try and get more bang for buck out of it
Leif: Inferno uses a mix of old and new maps, but we’ve pulled out a few maps that are so big that players may struggle to find fights.Here’s what you’ll find in the rotation:
- The Anomaly
- Firebase Delphi
- Twilight Gap
- Rusted Lands
- Shores of Time
- Blind Watch
- The Burning Shrine
- The Cauldron
Update 1.1.1 is live. With it came a fix for the Xbox One re-downloading update issue. If you’re still experiencing this issue after updating Destiny, please follow the troubleshooting guide linked above, or post in the #Help forum.We also implemented a fix for qualifying players who had deleted their characters and were unable to claim the EV-30 Tumbler Sparrow. Players who experienced this issue can now claim the Sparrow from Tess Everis at Special Orders. If you were one of the players who qualify and you still are unable to receive your Sparrow, please let BungieHelp know by posting in the #Help forum. We’re on the lookout for any unresolved cases. As a note, please ensure you check all characters for the Sparrow before posting in the #Help forum.