Destiny 2 Pre-Patch Preview: Milestone Fixes, Increased Damage, and More

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Earlier today, we've covered several areas of improvement for the MMO from Bungie, Destiny 2. From shader concerns, to a more rewarding raiding experience - it looks like the team is hard at work on delivering their promise of more transparency.

With a ton of reworks planned for the raiding system, there are other in-game aspects being addressed as well. In addition to the Armor Masterworks and other changes planned, a few tweaks to Prometheus Lens are on the way, as well as a few issues regarding the social spaces, milestone mishaps, and more. Here's everything included in the Bungie patch preview:

  • Prometheus Lens
    • Flame Refraction perk now generates ammo instead of pulling from reserves
    • Increased base damage
  • Fixed an issue where new characters created after the release of Curse of Osiris were not receiving the Flashpoint milestone
  • Players in social spaces, like the Tower, receive a notification when their Lost and Found at the Postmaster is full
  • Heroic strike completions now have a greater chance of granting Exotic rewards
  • Mercury challenges are now available during adventures
  • Fixed an issue where Curse of Osiris strikes were not properly granting Clan Engrams when featured as a Nightfall activity
  • Fixed an issue where Challenges were not appearing within Quickplay
  • Increased the dismantle timer for Masterwork Cores

The patch will officially be going live on January 30th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC players. In addition to the above fixes planned, Bungie also hinted at volume 2 of their free online web comic coming soon, as well, so stay tuned!

For the update schedule:

Monday, January 29, 2018

Destiny services will undergo backend maintenance. No downtime is expected. Maintenance will begin at 10 AM PST (1800 UTC) and is expected to conclude at 12 PM PST (2000 UTC).

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Destiny services will be brought offline for maintenance. Destiny Update 1.1.2 will also become available upon maintenance completion. Please see below for the timeline of the maintenance window.

  • 8 AM Pacific - 1600 UTC
    • Destiny server maintenance is schedules to begin
    • Players may no longer sign in to Destiny services
  • 9 AM Pacific - 1700 UTC
    • Players still in Destiny 2 activities will be returned to the title screen
  • 12 PM Pacific - 2000 UTC
    • Destiny server maintenance is scheduled to conclude
    • Destiny 2 Update 1.1.2 will be available to download and install
    • Iron Banner will begin as soon as maintenance concludes
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Destiny services will undergo backend maintenance. No downtime is expected. Maintenance will begin at 12 PM PST (2000 UTC) and is expected to conclude at 2 PM PST (2200 UTC).