What’s New in Destiny 2 Update – Answered

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You might have noticed that Destiny 2 went down for a bit of maintenance this week, and while we were all away from our Guardians, Bungie went ahead and fixed a few issues throughout the game. Here’s a rundown of everything new in Destiny 2 update!

Everything Included in the Destiny 2 Update Patch Notes

While certainly not the most content-rich update of all time, it does fix a few issues many players were complaining about online. There are also a handful of quality-of-life tweaks that I can’t wait to completely forget were added to the game, but I still enjoy them!



  • Fixed an issue where the incorrect expansion was required for the Trials of Osiris playlist.
  • Fixed an issue where Trace Rifles had an incorrect amount of ammo at the start of a match.


  • An Epilogue option is now available in the difficulty selection menu for Excision where players can rewatch the Excision end cinematics without replaying the activity.
  • Fixed an issue where players could matchmake into the campaign narrative version of Liminality after the final boss encounter.


  • Fixed an issue where it was possible to earn double Exotic class items.


  • Fixed an issue where Cooperative Focus Missions were not unlocking correctly.


  • Removed surges from raids and dungeons and added the equivalent damage buff to all subclass and Kinetic damage types.


  • Fixed an issue where Piston Hammer charges were being reset daily instead of adding a charge.
    • Note: This fix was applied in a mid-week update shortly after



  • Fixed an issue where Storm Grenade was receiving 40% more energy than intended from perks that grant instant percentage chunk energy such as Devour or armor mods.


  • Fixed an issue where Precious Scars could trigger from final blows with Kinetic weapons instead of Solar weapons on a Solar subclass.


  • Fixed an issue where Riposte would only drop as a fixed weapon roll after completing your placement matches.
    • Updated the fixed weapon roll to drop with the perk Desperate Measures instead of Golden Tricorn.
    • In a future update, instances with Golden Tricorn will be updated to Desperate Measures.
  • Fixed an issue where Sword Wolfpack Round hits could activate the Relentless Strikes Sword perk.


  • Fixed an issue where the New Light quest “On the Offensive” required completion of a Vanguard Ops bounty.
  • Fixed an issue where a player was unable to dismantle Dyadic Prism after obtaining Ergo Sum on an alternate character.
  • Fixed an issue where collecting Encryption Bits with a full inventory would block a player from acquiring Khvostov 7G-0X.


  • Replaced Ritual Pathfinder Gambit nodes with a general node on some cards. There should now always be a path that can be completed through PvE-only or PvP-only.
  • Fixed an issue where Ritual Pathfinder objectives involving banking motes did not track correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where resetting the Pale Heart Pathfinder would reduce the number of Ergo Sum drops available without providing the item if the player had not yet unlocked Ergo Sum.
  • Fixed an issue where the Urban Parkour objective in the Pale Heart Pathfinder did not update once the Stitching activity was complete in the Lost City Outskirts.


  • Fixed an issue where players could sometimes be killed shortly after using The Final Slice finisher.
  • Fixed an issue where all players would not see the same results when rolling the D&D Emote, Natural 20.


  • Fixed an issue where VFX for the Prismatic class screens could cause an overheating issue on Xbox consoles.


  • Fixed an issue where the Rank 16 reputation reward for Ghost had an incorrect shader reward.
    • Players who already received this reward will keep it and be automatically granted the updated shader reward upon log in.
  • Fixed an issue where a Bungie Reward Director Dialog image was not properly scaled.

How to Download the New Destiny 2 Update

If you play Destiny 2 on a console, close out of the game and restart your system. Once you power back on, the game should automatically queue up the update and download it in the background. Just to be safe, check your downloads page!

On Steam, locate Destiny 2 in your Game Library, and then right-click to navigate to ‘Properties’ and ‘Installed Files.’ From there, check the game’s file integrity to force the update. Of course, it should automatically appear in your download queue, so check there first!

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