Bungie Weekly Update - 03/05/2015
This week at Bungie, we shifted our gaze to what’s next for Destiny.
After a lot of looking forward, Update 1.1.1 has become a reality – a version number in the lower left corner of your login screen. We hope you’re enjoying the latest and greatest. Of course, we’re not done. We have something new to look forward to.
There’s always another evolution in the pipeline, and just like the last update, we plan on unpacking the next one in detail before you download any of it to your drive.
Buzzing the Tower
Imagine if you will that Updates to Destiny are like the Guardians landing in the Tower. As one swoops in and descends below the deck, the next is already in orbit, on approach, just waiting for clearance to land their ship. Now that 1.1.1 has been tucked in below decks, we can line up the next “release candidate” for final approach.
Don’t get too anxious, now. Traveling through hyperspace ain’t like dusting crops. Without precise calculations, we could fly right through a star or bounce too close to a supernova. That'd end our trip real quick…
We’re still weeks away.
But, before the House of Wolves begins its own descent through the stratosphere with precious cargo in tow, you can expect another Destiny Update to come in for a landing.
“What’s in the box!?” you demand. The work of an air-traffic controller is never done.
I’m going to monitor their flight plan for one more week. Now’s not the time to put an ETA on arrivals. Right this minute, the best I can do is to make promises about future information.
“Awwww, man! Are these updates about to become useless again?”
I’m pretty confident that the weeks to come will play host to a very interesting conversation.
- We’ll start rolling out exactly what’s being loaded up for 1.1.2
- You’ll meet the people doing a lot of the work to bring updates to Destiny
This week exists in a space between updates… an update within a series of updates. Even an air-traffic controller gets a coffee break. Watch the skies, because we have more birds inbound for you to enjoy.
To the MOON!
We’ve had a ton of fun with these Ride Alongs on Twitch. If you haven’t aimed your browser at one yet, you’re missing out on guided tours of the warzones you know, led by the artists who built them. You can find them up on YouTube if you want to get caught up on the series.
Next up, we’re headed to the Moon. World Artist Sam Jones will be on hand to show us the seeds of the Lunar colony. TerraMantis will be along for the ride to lend his unique expertise about the stories that pockmark the surface of Earth’s closest neighbor.
Follow us on Twitch, and tune in tomorrow at 4:00 PM Pacific.
Keeping millions of players online and shooting aliens (or each other) in the face takes a team effort. The Destiny Operations Center is the nerve center for the people at Bungie who serve the community. Every week, you can expect a sitrep from them right here.
After Update 1.1.1, reports came in that statistics for the 4th Horseman did not match our patch notes. The current rate of fire, magazine size, and stability for this weapon were incorrectly modified and we are actively working on a fix.Last week, we announced an update to the Destiny Companion that enabled you to equip or vault your items on Bungie.net and the mobile application. With that update came an increase in WEASEL errors that were triggered when transferring items while playing Destiny. This issue has been addressed and fewer players should encounter this error when transferring items. Additionally, we have heard reports that players are losing items when transferring items using the Companion app. While we investigate this issue, please be sure to check all Inventories amongst your characters, and to use caution when transferring items during mission countdown timers and load-ins for maps.Lastly, we are aware of an issue where players cannot see their Xbox characters on their Bungie.net profile or Companion app. If you are encountering this issue, please report your experience in this thread. If you’re encountering an issue where you cannot see your Xbox One friends list, that is a separate issue we are investigating. Please check our Help article on this issue here.
The Help forum is always there for you. And so are we (along with a team of community volunteers). We Guardians need to stick together.
Rated A for Awesome
Let’s dim the lights to see who shines brightest in the dark.
WINNER: "Pick yourself up and dust yourself off."
HONORABLE MENTION: “Do not kill him. Melee only guys.”
HONORABLE MENTION: Ever danced with a Warlock in the pale moonlight?
HONORABLE MENTION: Fun with Nova Bombs!
“I could make a better movie than that,” you say. Prove it. Tag it on Twitter with #DestinyMOTW.
Or just play the game. That’s good with us, too. See you in the Tower. And remember, Guardians, any landing you can walk away from is a good one.