Thanks for playing, and keep sounding off. Update 2.0.1 is not the first time we’ve made changes to Destiny, and it’s guaranteed not to be the last. You’re a part of that process, so keep the conversation lively wherever you’re having it.“Sunbreakers?”Indeed, we hear you. We’re looking at the data, as well. It’s too early to dig in and make any promises. We’ll talk more soon, once we get a full picture.“Why am I not getting my Iron Banner rewards?”Iron Banner has been both a test of skill and your best gear, as well as a way to get a new set of gilded armor and weapons. Legendary items won’t drop until you reach Rank 2 with Lord Saladin, and the pool expands as you continue to climb the ranks.The premiere items we believe you’ll want to obtain are also available for purchase from Lord Saladin himself. Subsequent Iron Banner events will include additional pieces of gear.“What are you doing about the lag in Iron Banner?”If you’re manipulating network traffic, or if your connection is so bad that you’re unintentionally compromising the experience of other players, we’ll issue a temporary restriction from all Crucible activity. The first round of these restrictions went live yesterday. The second wave is happening as we speak. As always, we start small to ensure our tools are properly calibrated, and widen the net as we become more confident that we’re ensnaring the actual perpetrators of shenanigans. Fair Warning: We will also permanently ban repeat offenders!When Trials of Osiris is live, we’ll be utilizing the same policy and technology. Play nice, and please make use of our in-game reporting tools should you come across a player you believe needs some extra time and attention from our team.Our matchmaking engineers are also monitoring the overall health of the matchmaking pool writ large with an eye toward making improvements across the board. You’ll be hearing from that team about their progress in the weeks to come.“How about those Nightfall rewards?”There is another update inbound as soon as next week that will deliver more frequent and more powerful Legendary rewards to the Nightfall loot tables. We’ll save the specific numbers for the Patch Notes. And, of course, the best reality about the nature of those rewards will be found in your feedback.“Someone datamined files that prove Tess will be selling King’s Fall consumables! You said you wouldn’t do that! Why are you doing that!?”We’re not doing that. The files in question were actually first uncovered some time ago, well before the launch of Eververse Trading Company. They weren’t ever intended to be sold in exchange for Silver. What you’re seeing are remnant files for Three of Coins or Moldering Shard like items that would have been available from Xûr. Ultimately, the team decided that they didn’t have a place in the game, and cut them from the experience. You’re seeing some dust and echoes from the cutting room floor.Files that get datamined aren’t official sources of news, though we understand why they are intriguing.“Why did you change the economy for Strange Coins and Weapon Parts?”In Year 2, we took steps to streamline and simplify the economy for players, with hopes that providing more direct paths to gear and the stuff you needed to upgrade that gear would just be more satisfying across the board. Changes to economy of the game are made in the interest of preserving the value of the items in your inventory and ensuring that you have good uses for the things you’re saving.Weapon Parts, specifically, have been particularly vexing. Some players use a LOT of Parts, whereas others use almost none. Still, we are very aware that this is a choke point for some players, and further adjustments may be in order.In all cases, we're still watching our reports and listening to feedback, and we will continue to react to how things are going.
DPS: With the launch of the Eververse Trading Co., Destiny Player Support has dropped some updates on the Help front this week to better assist you:
- A new Guided Support has been created for all things Eververse and Silver. You can access this Guided Support anytime, anywhere by visting bungie.net/silver.
- #Eververse help forums have been created for those with questions or issues regarding Silver or Eververse items. Please don’t post Silver or Eververse related topics on the #Help forum. Consider the #Help forum the town from Footloose.
- We have created a Vital Information thread on the #Eververse forum to help track and communicate any and all updates Destiny Player Support may have.If you encounter any issues purchasing Silver or interacting with any Eververse items, visit bungie.net/silver for a wealth of knowledge. If you encounter a Silver or Eververse Item issue that isn’t covered, let us know using the new reporting tools found within the new Guided Support.Lastly, the return of Saladin to the Tower means Iron Banner is back on the Crucible menu. We’ve updated the Iron Banner FAQ to reflect the changes introduced for Year 2.
Cozmo: It’s not unusual to see amazing fan created films here. This week was no exception. Many of you have already taken advantage of your new emotes to create some hilarious moments. As always, our winners will be getting special emblems reserved only for the creator of the Movie of the Week (and Honorable Mentions). We have a lot of selections this week. They were just too good to leave out.