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This Week At Bungie – 11/01/2018

This week at Bungie, we sent you out on a quest.

As trick-or-treaters take stock of their sweet loot in real life, our own Festival of the Lost is entering its final stage. If you have yet to earn the mask that has eluded you, or still need to get your 600 Power Horror Story, you have until Tuesday, November 6. To close out the festivities, Amanda has a final quest. Over the next three weeks, she will unleash you in pursuit of those who killed Master Ives, the less-hated of the Cryptarchs. Each week offers up a new step in the quest, along with a powerful reward.

Happy hunting.


Getting Granular with Masterwork Armor


 
There have been some questions on how damage resistance works when Masterworking armor. In an effort to better explain some mechanics in the game where tooltips fall short, we are going to dive into some specifics. To explain the maths that goes into protecting your Guardian from incoming Arc barrages, Sandbox Tester Ryan Hammond will approach the chalkboard. 

Ryan: Hello everyone. Here is a brief rundown on how Masterworking your armor increases your damage resistance from both all incoming elemental damage from combatants and all damage during your Super. 

Masterwork Armor Breakdown:
  • Three families of Masterwork perks: Arc, Solar, and Void
  • Each family of perks has five tiers
  • Each Legendary armor item has a Masterwork perk, randomly assigned, allowing each player to potentially build up 25 cumulative tiers of Masterworks for a given damage type
  • Each tier bestows the following effects:
      • +1% damage resistance against any combatant attack carrying the specified damage type (not player attacks)
      • +1% damage resistance against any attack while the Guardian is in Super
  • Super damage resistance stacks regardless of family disparity; for example, if a player has tier 12 Arc and tier 3 Void, they have a cumulative additional 15% damage resistance while in Super, but only 12% damage resistance vs. Arc combatant damage and 3% vs. Void combatant damage
  • The in-Super damage resistance stacks multiplicatively with the innate damage resistance of a Super

Keep in mind that while your Masterwork Super damage resistance stacks with the base damage resistance of your Supers, you will never be 100% invulnerable to attacks. Lastly, differences in power levels between the Guardian and combatants, no matter how minor it may seem, play a large role in determining incoming damage, with Damage Resistances modifying that damage further. I hope this helps explain a little better what is going on under the hood. 

When we see you asking the unanswered questions, we’ll continue to use this space to seek out the answers from the people who know the facts.


Unmasking the Winners


Yesterday, the streets in our town were crowded with people on the prowl, dressed as their inner heroes or villains. On the internet, we saw the same thing. The Festival of the Lost Costume Contest was a parade of passion and creativity. Here is a recap of the winners who paraded past the followers of our official Twitter account. Each winner will receive the special emblem that we reserve for those with an artistic eye.



The winners!

Refer Your Friends


With the weekly reset, we launched a new Refer-a-Friend program. It’s a great way to earn some new teammates and some fresh loot at the same time. The mission is simple: Introduce your friends to Forsaken and show them the ropes of the world where you’ve become the legend. You’ll earn some cool rewards along the way. Here is a look at what two Guardians are capable of when they work together.



For more information on how to refer your friends, visit this helpful resource. If you need more assistance with making the magic happen, your other friends on our Player Support team are standing by to assist you. 


How Can We Help?


 

Something awry? Player Support is on the case. This is their report. 

The Lost Cryptarch

We have observed reports from players who were unable to receive the Lost Cryptarch quest because their Pursuits inventory was full at the time they accepted the quest from Amanda Holliday.

Players who have not yet picked up this quest should ensure they have an open slot in their Pursuits inventory prior to speaking with Amanda Holliday. For players who have already been affected and are unable to begin this quest, we are pursuing a hotfix to resolve this issue.

Refer-a-Friend

As mentioned above, we launched Refer-a-Friend for Destiny 2: Forsaken. Players who previously played Destiny 2: Forsaken can now invite non-Forsaken players for to unlock Refer-a-Friend-themed rewards. 

To participate in Refer-a-Friend, players must:

  • Own base Destiny 2 and Destiny 2: Forsaken on the participating platform account (PS4, Xbox One, Battle.net)
  • Have an applicable platform membership (PS+, Xbox Live) to join fireteams and participate in matchmade activities
  • Have an appropriately linked bungie.net account

Additionally, effective immediately, all players who purchase Destiny 2: Forsaken between October 16 and November 6 have an extended referral period to be invited as new players. After November 6, only players who have purchased and played Destiny 2: Forsaken for fewer than seven days may be invited as a new player referee.

For more information on Refer-a-Friend for Destiny 2: Forsaken, players should visit bungie.net/referafriend.

Destiny 2: Forsaken Known Issues

In addition to the items listed above, Destiny Player Support is tracking the latest issues reported by players on the #Help forum. Provided below is a brief overview of the latest known issues in Destiny 2: Forsaken.

  • Harbinger's Echo: We are investigating an issue where the Harbinger’s Echo Exotic Sparrow is not unlocking for some eligible players.
  • Hawthorne’s Weekly Challenge: Players who do not redeem their engram for Hawthorne’s Weekly Clan reward until after the following weekly reset will not be able to earn another engram for that week. Players will have to wait until the following weekly reset to get out of this state.
  • Tree of Probabilities: We are investigating an issue with point thresholds for the Tree of Probabilities strike.
  • Warden's Law and Fourth Time's the Charm: We are investigating an issue with the Fourth Time's the Charm perk for the Warden's Law not activating correctly.
  • Xbox One X Crashes: We are investigating an issue Xbox One X players may encounter a crash while in the Haunted Forest, receiving an "insufficient ventilation" error. Players who encounter this issue should play the Firewalled version of the Haunted Forest which disables matchmaking.
  • 150 RPM Scout Rifles: We are investigating an issue where 150 RPM Scout Rifles may not fire at their intended rate.

For the latest known issues as soon as they are available, players should visit the following known issues threads: Destiny 2: Forsaken, Festival of the Lost, and PC known issues.


Scary Movies


Welcome to Movie of the Week. This is where we show you our favorite community created videos. Here is what caught our eye this week. 

Movie of the Week: Spooky Church


Honorable Mention: Your Chaperone Has Arrived


Want to see your video here? Submit your video to the Creations page. If you win, we will send you a special emblem to show off to your friends. 



Since the release of Destiny 2: Forsaken, we’ve been on the hunt for feedback. Whether it be a request to improve your quality of life or conversations over the viability of an Exotic Fusion Rifle in the Crucible, we want to hear your thoughts.

We’ll be posting a few of threads to both bungie.net and the community run Destiny subreddit to gather your feedback. While we’ve been consistently gathering your feedback and giving it to the team, we feel this is a good way to get eyes on a lot of great feedback now that we are eight weeks into Forsaken.

These first feedback posts that we’re hosting will be general. Tell us how you’re feeling overall. No specific topic or agenda. We plan to keep posting these threads to gather more targeted feedback through the end of the year, and beyond.

Hope everyone has a happy Festival of the Lost.

<3 Cozmo



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