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Destiny 2 Servers Back Online To Prep For First Major Patch

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Destiny 2 servers are back online and Bungie is releasing details of a brand new major patch that they have set to roll out later on Tuesday.

The first major patch in a series of patches planned for release in the early part of 2018 will bring the game to version 1.1.2. Downtime began at 11 a.m. ET and is expected to last until 3 p.m. ET.

Bungie is off to a good start as maintenance completed ahead of schedule at around 1:35pm EST today.

Here is everything that is being rolled out in the new update, according to Bungie’s patch notes:

Destiny Update 1.1.2 – The one about Armor Masterworks

Armor Masterworks

  • Legendary Armor now has a chance to drop as a Masterwork
  • Any non-Masterwork armor may be upgraded to Masterwork for five Masterwork Cores and 20 Legendary Shards
    • Upgrading to Masterwork may rework the stat of the armor
  • Masterwork armor grants 3% damage resistance while players are in a Super state for each Masterwork armor piece equipped
  • Masterwork armor can have a different stat package (Heavy, Light, or Restorative) from the base armor piece
    • Players may rework Masterwork armor to randomly assign one of the three base packages to the armor, allowing players to reroll the stat packages on their armor piece by piece
  • Reworking Masterwork armor requires one Masterwork Core and 10 Legendary Shards
  • Like weapons, armor Masterworks have a higher drop rate from Trials of the Nine and raid activities

Raid

  • Benedict 99-40 now has a rotating stock of armor and weapons available each week
    • To unlock these items for purchase, players must complete the corresponding activity that week
  • Raid encounters drop at least one armor or weapon item
    • Note: The Castellum and Reactor Escape encounters each drop one Legendary engram per week
  • Completing a Prestige version of a raid encounter prior to normal difficulty will drop both Prestige and normal rewards while also locking the weekly rewards for each activity
  • The last encounter of raid activities has a chance to drop a new Exotic Ghost, exclusive to the Leviathan
  • Raid armor has unique mods that only function within the Leviathan
    • Raid mods can be swapped at will for the cost of one raid token
    • Existing raid armor already held in inventory will automatically have the option to equip mods
  • All raid encounters now have a chance to grant an Exotic reward

Sandbox

  • Prometheus Lens
    • Flame Refraction perk now generates ammo instead of pulling from reserves
    • Increased base damage
  • Lucky Pants
    • Fixed an issue where the Illegally Modded Holster perk could provide infinite ammo
  • Ophideans Aspects
    • Fixed an issue where the Cobra Totemic perk did not function properly when using weapons with the Quickdraw perk
  • I Am Alive
    • Revised perks on the Eater of Worlds Grenade Launcher to include a second trait perk: Moving Target
    • Removed the Augmented Drum and High-Velocity Rounds perks
  • Fixed an issue where grenade projectiles could remain indefinitely after being hit by Telesto in the Crucible

Activities

  • Fixed an issue where warp gates did not always function when players were completing Heroic Mercury adventures
  • Revised the description for the Heroic adventure “De-Powered” modifier to correctly state that grenade damage is decreased when the modifier is active
  • Revised the description of Heroic Mercury adventures to properly state availability
    • Players may play up to three Heroic Mercury adventures on a given day
    • Each Heroic adventure may be played once per twice-weekly reset
  • Heroic adventures are no longer automatically selected at weekly reset
  • Mercury challenges are now available during adventures
  • Fixed an issue where new characters created after the release of Curse of Osiris were not receiving the Flashpoint milestone
  • Fixed an issue where scannables for Faction Rallies were not properly appearing during Faction Rallies events
  • Trials of the Nine now properly shows requirements when the featured map requires Curse of Osiris ownership
  • Revised the Lost Sector reward throttle from 10 minutes to 5 minutes
  • Fixed an issue where players could no longer progress during the final encounter in the Tree of Probabilities Strike

UI

  • Fixed an issue where Ikora would display a waypoint in error
  • Players in social spaces receive a notification when their Postmaster Lost and Found is full
  • Chest waypoints now properly appear when using Scout Reports on Mercury
  • Colorblind settings now apply to elements of the Gauntlet encounter of the “Leviathan” raid
  • Armor offered by Brother Vance now displays mod slots when previewed in the vendor inventory
  • Fixed an issue where players would see incorrect level-up UI when leveling up alternate characters from levels 21 through 25
  • Auto Rifles now correctly display perks when players are previewing weapons within the Vault
  • Adjusted the display order of gear sockets (mods, shaders, etc.) in the Item Details screen to be more consistent
  • Increased the dismantle timer for Masterwork Cores
  • Masterwork Weapons and Armor now display a gold border when being viewed in the Postmaster Lost and Found
  • Crucible players will be properly notified when Power Ammo is acquired from the Cave area of Radiant Cliffs

Rewards

  • Reduced the amount of XP required to earn an Illuminated Engram from 160k to 120k
  • The Crossroads emblem correctly displays within Collections for players who have earned the emblem
  • Character models no longer flinch when spawning in to social spaces with spawn effects equipped
  • Updated the names of spawn effects to properly reflect their in-game appearance
    • Gold Spotlight Effect is now the Yellow Spotlight Effect
    • Blue Class Sigil Effect is now the Purple Class Sigil Effect
  • The New Monarchy helmet ornament icon now displays the correct helmet
  • The New Monarchy cloak now displays the correct imagery for female Hunters
  • Fixed an issue where the Future War Cult gauntlets would display floating geometry
  • Gunsmith engrams correctly grant weapon foundry shaders once again
  • Fixed an issue where Three of Coins was not increasing chances for Exotic rewards when players were completing public events on Mercury
  • Heroic strike completions now have a greater chance of granting Exotic rewards
  • Fixed an issue where Curse of Osiris strikes were not properly granting Clan engrams when featured as a Nightfall activity
  • Arcite-99 will now offer Gunsmith Engrams to players who have reached level 20 but have not yet completed the Red War campaign

Misc

  • Gleaming Boon of the Vanguard price reduced from 350 to 250 Bright Dust
  • Gleaming Boon of the Crucible price reduced from 750 to 600 Bright Dust
  • Fixed an issue where Challenges were not appearing within Quickplay
  • Fixed an issue where Masterwork Cores and Mod Components were not being forwarded to the Postmaster Lost and Found
  • Fixed an issue where Destiny 2 could crash when players were changing emotes quickly
  • Fixed an issue where players could not interact with vendors after fast-traveling to a social space
  • Fixed an issue where the belt on Lucky Raspberry was not properly attached to the character model
  • Fixed an issue where some Sparrow contrails could obstruct player view
  • Fixed an issue where the Get Up and Sneaky emotes could not be in the player inventory at the same time
  • Cayde now properly acknowledges player accomplishments during Mercury Flashpoint weeks when granting the Flashpoint engram, rather than asking the player about the weather on Io
  • Fixed an issue where Zavala would display the wrong text when granting players rewards from the Heroic Strike milestone

 

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Rainbow Six Siege Y3S3.1.2 Patch to Address Numerous Issues

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Rainbow Six Siege is getting a new patch this week that will intend to address a number of issues including a invisibility glitch, an Oregon washing machine exploit, and a number of other troublesome exploits that are wreaking havoc on gameplay.

While there is no set date for the arrival of the patch, it is expected to arrive this week and the notes are as follows:

Bug fixes

-General

  • Fixed – Deployable shields placed perpendicular to a window prevent vaulting.
  • Fixed – The operator is invisible when players load into game.
  • Fixed – Pistols have their reticle misaligned with the center of the screen while shooting.
  • Fixed – No toggle for Montagne and Pulse special abilities (now comes with toggle).
  • Fixed – Cannot access Bulletproof Camera by pressing the secondary gadget button while prone.
  • Fixed – While prone, using melee and standing up will switch the knife animation to shield.
  • Fixed – The Stun Grenade VFX can be cancelled under certain conditions.
  • Fixed – The squad leader remains alone in a match after one squad member leaves when the leader starts the match.
  • Fixed – Latency, micro stutters and graphical issues after playing multiple matches and maps in the same Custom game session.
  • Fixed – End of round timer does not stop when initiating the defuser plant at the last moment.

-Minor

  • Fixed – Clipping issue on Lion’s uniforms.
  • Fixed – Hibana’s face appears washed off when equipped with the Yurei headgear.
  • Fixed – Holding down both gadget buttons and releasing them in a certain order switches away from Pulse’s Cardiac Sensor.
  • Fixed – The Chalkboard uniform for Hibana does not appear properly while in First Person.
  • Fixed – Blitz’s arm is delayed when leaning, causing clipping issues with shield.
  • Fixed – The observation tool icon is missing from the select spawn location screen for attackers in preparation phase in Ranked.

-Charms

  • Fixed – A second “Gold Lion Chibi” will float next to the weapon it is attached to.
  • Fixed – Equipping a country flag charm on the SPSMG9 will also apply on Clash’s CCE shield.
  • Fixed – Chibi charms are not properly placed on Clash’s CCE Shield in load out.
  • Fixed – Multiple charms are clipping through Blitz’s and Clash’s shields.
  • Fixed – Charms equipped on Clash’s shield are not visible in 3rd person view.

-Pick and ban

  • Fixed – When Joining in Progress during a ban reveal, players will always see the blue smoke.
  • Fixed – Joining in Progress with previously selected operator does not update teammates blocked operators.
  • Fixed – During the ready screen, the sizes of the operator’s cards are not consistent.
  • Fixed – The “Change floor” button is missing in the tactical map.
  • Fixed – The bullet point that indicates the currently voted OP disappears after changing display mode.

Maps

-Bank

  • Fixed – Valkyrie Black Eye can see through the ceiling when placed on in a spot on 2F Bank.
  • Fixed – Spot in 1F Tellers Office allows Valkyrie’s Black Eye to see the corridor and staircase.
  • Fixed – Spot in 1F Archives allows throwable gadgets to reach 2F Skylight Stairwell.

-Clubhouse

  • Fixed – Attacker drones can see through the ceiling underneath 1F Lobby and Bar.

-Consulate

  • Fixed – Drone has no collision with the terrace edge from West Front Yard.

-Hereford Base

  • Fixed – Ranked Match Action phase lasts for 4 minutes on Hereford Base.
  • Fixed – Equipping a shield drops the fps by 10–20 on Hereford Base.
  • Fixed – Unstable FPS in Hereford Base.
  • Fixed – Maestro’s gadget is vulnerable by breaking cosmetic destruction, Small pinstripe carpets across the map.
  • Fixed – Players can hide under a desk in 1F Prep Area.
  • Fixed – Defuser cannot be picked up after being dropped between the wall and the ammo box in 1F Garage.
  • Fixed – Defuser cannot be picked up after being dropped between the wooden planks located in EXT Barnyard.
  • Fixed – Thatcher’s EMP grenade does not turn off the faux volumetric glow from the ceiling lights in EXT Barn.
  • Fixed – Small gap in 2F bathroom ceiling on Hereford base rework.

-House

  • Fixed – Players can clip inside a wall using a deployable shield at 2F Workshop.

-Kafe

  • Fixed – Players cannot pick up armor plates if the armor bag is deployed on a kettle in 3F Cigar Lounge.

-Oregon

  • Fixed – Operators can get stuck inside a pile of boxes in 1F Office.
  • Fixed – Player can vault inside the washing machine on Oregon.

Operators

-Buck

  • Fixed – If Buck mounts Tachanka’s LMG Turret with the Skeleton Key on and leaves it, no interaction can be made with the turret afterwards.

-Clash

  • Fixed – Clash can instantly go into ADS with her secondary after un–equipping her shield.
  • Fixed – Clash is not able to use Observation Tools while her CCE shield is extended.

-Echo

  • Fixed – Instead of disappearing when Echo’s Yokai hover drone is disabled, the “Jump” button appears greyed out.
  • Fixed – If a disabled Yokai hover drone is picked up and re–deployed, it will still be in the disabled state when redeployed.

-Finka

  • Fixed – Finka’s Spear308’s damage falloff over distance is too high.

-Maverick

  • Fixed – Maverick’s blowtorch makes no sound on the first use on a wall.
  • Fixed – Blowtorch SFX persists after Maverick is killed while using it.

-Mira

  • Fixed – Black Mirror can be destroyed from the other side of a reinforced wall.
  • Fixed – Mira can place her Mirror under another destroyed Black Mirror.

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Overwatch Pink Mercy Charity Skin, Shirt Raise $12.7 Million for Breast Cancer Research

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Gaming can have such a positive impact on the world, and Overwatch is the latest example of when gamers collectively participate in an initiative to do something positive.

Blizzard announced it had raised $12.7 million for breast cancer research thanks to the sales of the Pink Mercy skin and t-shirt.

Per their announcement, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) will use the funds to examine every aspect of breast cancer diagnosis for women and men across the globe, and the funds will be dispersed between the Precision Prevention Initiative, the BCRF Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium Award, and 25 Annual BCRF Research Grants.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Launch Trailer Arrives

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A brand new trailer, the launch trailer, has officially arrived for Red Dead Redemption 2 ahead of it’s official arrival on October 26th on PS4, and Xbox One

Rockstar Games’ new entry is available for pre-load on Friday, and with a whopping of required space that the game demands, taking advantage of the window to pre-load it may prove to be smart if you want to play the game the moment it goes live.

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