Destiny 2 Weekly Update - Return of Faction Rallies, Hotfix Plans, and More

The team behind Destiny 2 just released an extensive outline, which can be seen here, about what [...]


The team behind Destiny 2 just released an extensive outline, which can be seen here, about what their plans are for 2018 in the face of so much controversy surrounding the popular MMO. With Eververse accusations and player reporting that there is not much substance, the dev team is working hard to make good on their promise to do more than just listen, but to actually do something about those complaints. But with that huge reveal behind us, it's time for the more immediate in-game content and that's including in this week's update.

Faction Rallies returns and the hotfix plan has been updated - Below is the full list list of plans for this coming week in the online world of Destiny 2:

Faction Rallies


: Tuesday, January 16


: Tuesday, January 23

Pledge your loyalty. Do your faction's bidding. Earn rewards. Step forward and be counted. Season Two brings new armor ornaments you can earn, along with the base gear. Once the final tally is in, the winning faction gets a spiffy new piece of weaponry. For those of losing factions, the weapons are still for sale - but they will cost you!

(Photo: Future War Cult Auto Rifle)
(Photo: New Monarchy Auto Rifle)
(Photo: Dead Orbit Auto Rifle)

Hotfix Plans

Destiny Hotfix

In preparation for the return of Faction Rallies, Hotfix will be deployed on Tuesday, January 16 2018, to fully remove Curse of Osiris requirements from Seasonal Content.

  • 8:00 AM PST -1600 UTC
    • Destiny 2 server maintenance is schedule to begin
    • Players will no longer be able to log in to Destiny 2
  • 9:00 AM PST - 1700 UTC
    • Players still in Destiny 2 activities will be returned to the title screen
  • 12:00 PM PST - 2000 UTC
    • Destiny 2 server maintenance is scheduled to end
Faction Rallies Participation Requirements
  • Characters can participate in the Faction Rallies event if they meet the following requirements:
  • Character Level 20
  • Completed the Red War campaign
  • Completed the Faction Rallies Introduction Milestone
  • Pledged to one of the three factions

At the end of the Faction Rallies event, the faction whose pledges acquired the most Faction Engrams will be declared the winner of the event. For the duration of the Victory Week that follows the Faction Rallies event, the vendor of the winning faction will have a Winner's Offering available for purchase.