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Destiny 2: Forsaken Patch 2.0.0

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Destiny 2: Forsaken will officially arrive on PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One next week and Bungie is prepping for the big launch with the unveiling of the day one patch, update 2.0.0 and the Last Wish raid.

Changes by Class

Hunter
  • Marksman’s Dodge is now considered a reload; it can interact with Kill Clip, Rat King, etc.
  • Exotic armor:
      • Celestial Nighthawk
          • Will grant 33% of your Super energy back if a target is killed by the Golden Gun shot
      • Wormhusk Crown
          • Will no longer start regeneration of health and shields
          • Instead will grant a larger health and shield bump at the beginning of dodge instead of at the end

Warlock

  • Increased Healing Rift effectiveness
  • Empowering Rift now increases precision damage (previously, bonus damage was capped at the weapon’s precision damage in PvP)
  • Exotic armor:
      • Skull of Dire Ahamkara
          • Increased Super energy gained from Nova Bomb kills
          • Killing higher-ranked enemies will grant more Super energy
      • Transversive Steps
          • Enhanced mobility
          • After you sprint for a short time, your currently equipped weapon will be automatically reloaded
Titan
  • Rally Barricade no longer requires players to take cover to reload—it now feeds ammo to your magazine over time
  • Exotic armor:
      • Helm of Saint-14
          • Now grants allies an overshield for a short duration when they’re passing through Ward of Dawn
      • Mask of the Quiet One
          • Increasing energy gain from incoming damage
          • While critically wounded, health will be granted from kills
Grenades
  • Axion Bolt
      • Increased base damage
      • Increased the amount of time it takes for tracking strength to lessen
  • Flashbang
      • Increased base damage
      • Incendiary Grenade
      • Increased base damage
  • Storm Grenade
      • Increased base damage
  • Scatter Grenade
      • Re-tuned range and falloff ranges for the detonations for more reliable damage
  • Magnetic, Fusion, and Flux Grenade
      • Increased base damage
      • Damage is now the same whether a target has been stuck or simply walked over grenade when detonating
      • Magnetic Grenade now detonates a second time only if it’s attached to a target
      • The second detonation no longer only occurs on the grenade itself and will now be applied to each individual target hit by the initial detonation
  • Skip Grenade
      • Increased impact damage of each Skip Drone impact for a higher total potential damage
  • Void Wall
      • Increased the damage of initial Void Wall wave

Misc QOL

  • Swords will have the ability to accept shaders
  • Adding a timer to the status effect for Healing Rift, Empowering Rift, and Rally Barricade to communicate the time remaining before they expire
  • Wanted escapees from the Prison of Elders will roam the open world
      • They will not drop rewards until September 4, 2018
  • Increasing the difficulty of Lost Sectors
      • Example: EDZ Lost Sectors will become 240 Power

Xûr

  • His will is not his own
      • Will no longer display a vendor icon on destination maps
      • Will no longer be tied to Flashpoints
  • He has a clear purpose but cannot explain it—forgive him
      • Fated Engrams will grant only pre-Forsaken Exotics

Destiny 2 Update 2.0.0

On Tuesday, August 28, Destiny 2 will receive Update 2.0.0. This update will introduce changes in preparation for the launch of Forsaken and will be the official conclusion to Solstice of Heroes. For the Update 2.0.0 deployment schedule, please see the times listed below.
On Tuesday, August 28:
  • 9:30 AM PDT: Players will no longer be able to log into Destiny 2
  • 9:45 AM PDT: Destiny 2 will be taken offline for maintenance, and all players will be returned to the title screen
      • At this time, Solstice of Heroes will end, and Moments of Triumph will no longer be available
  • 10 AM PDT: Destiny 2 Update 2.0.0 will begin rolling out across all platforms and regions
  • 10 AM–2 PM PDT: Destiny 2 will remain offline for maintenance
  • 2 PM PDT: Destiny 2 maintenance is expected to conclude
Players should be aware that at 9:45 AM PDT, they will no longer be able to access Destiny 2 or participate in Solstice of Heroes and Moments of Triumph. Players with lingering objectives and unclaimed rewards should act now to make sure nothing is missed when this maintenance begins.

Update 2.0.0 System Changes

Players should be aware of the following changes to the game experience following Update 2.0.0 on 8/28:
  • Year 2 Weapon Slots will be live for all players
      • During this transition, weapons that overflow players’ inventories will be sent to the Postmaster
      • Year 1 slots equipped with weapons that are moved during this update will remain empty until players equip another weapon
      • The following Year 1 Power weapons will become Kinetic in Year 2
          • Alone as a God
          • Baligant
          • The Frigid Jackal
          • Hawthorne’s Field-Forged Shotgun
          • Perfect Paradox
          • Shepherd’s Watch
          • Silicon Neuroma
      • The following Year 1 Power weapons will have their elemental attribute changed and locked to Solar for Year 2
          • IKELOS_SG_V1.0.1
          • IKELOS_SR_v1.0.1
      • The following Year 1 Exotic Power weapons will remain in the Power slot, as exceptions to Year 2 weapon slot changes
          • D.A.R.C.I.
          • Legend of Acrius
          • Tractor Cannon
          • Whisper of the Worm
      • All other Year 1 Energy and Power weapons will have their elemental attribute locked for Year 2
      • New ammo economy will be live to support Year 2 weapon slots
  • Exotic weapons, armor, and emblem collections will become unavailable until 9/4
      • Players should grab their desired items before 8/28
      • Updated collections will return on 9/4
  • Some tooltips may not reflect actual item behavior during the 8/28–9/4 transition, examples include:
      • The perk description for Thin the Herd on Fighting Lion will incorrectly list old behavior of dropping Energy ammo
      • The perk description for Bring the Heat on Ashen Wake will erroneously list non-existent perk functionality mentioning recharging grenade energy
      • The perk description for Triple Tap will incorrectly describe old behavior of pulling ammo from reserves
  • Exotic weapons will lose their +5 Power mods in preparation for 9/4
      • All remaining Legendary and Exotic gear will lose their +5 Power starting on 9/4
      • Year 1 armor mods will be deprecated entirely starting on 9/4
  • Nightfalls will not feature strike scoring until 9/4
For the full Destiny 2 Update 2.0.0 patch notes on 8/28, players should keep an eye on our Updates page or follow @Bungie on Twitter for live announcements.

Trials of the Nine

Following the weekend of August 24, Trials of the Nine will be on hiatus and the Trophy/Achievement “Lest Ye Be Judged” will not be available to players who have not yet unlocked it.
Players who wish to unlock this Trophy/Achievement before Trials of the Nine goes on hiatus will need to win 1 Trials of the Nine match this upcoming weekend of August 24 and meet the Emissary of the Nine at the Third Spire before the start of maintenance on Tuesday 8/28.

Solstice Armor

Last week, we confirmed that players will be able to Masterwork their Legendary Solstice Armor (Resplendent) after Solstice of Heroes ends on August 28. This week, we are going over some known issues that players may encounter trying to Masterwork this armor set after Solstice of Heroes ends.
  • Players will not be able to complete the Prestige Nightfall objective between 8/28 and 9/4 due to strike scoring being unavailable
  • After 9/4, the Heroic Strikes playlist is being retired for a single, adjustable strike hopper. Players will need to complete strikes in this new playlist with at least one clanmate to unlock this Masterwork objective.
  • Valor ranks reset at the conclusion of Season 3 on 9/4. If players do not unlock their Masterwork for achieving Legend in their Valor ranking by the end of Season 3, their Valor rank will reset, and they will have to begin anew in Season 4.
      • As a reminder, to complete this Masterwork objective, players must max out their Valor ranking with a Valor score of 2,000, then complete one more match.
Players can expect more information about changes leading up to the launch of Destiny 2: Forsaken in next week’s Player Support Report.

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