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Destiny 2 Update 2.0.5 Arrives

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A new update for Destiny 2 arrived on Tuesday and we have the full patch notes available below, which describe what changes and fixes were implemented.

Sandbox

Weapons
  • Malfeasance
      • Increased Explosive Shadow detonation damage
      • Increased damage against Taken and invaders
  • Wish-Ender
      • Increased base Wish-Ender damage
      • Fixed an issue where Wish-Ender’s Broadhead perk would not activate properly, which would result in a loss of damage
      • Wish-Ender’s Queen’s Wrath perk effects are now more readable and consistent
  • Trace Rifles
      • Now spawn with 50 ammo in the Crucible
      • Now benefit from the following armor perks:
      • Auto Rifle Loader
      • Unflinching Auto Rifle Aim
      • Auto Rifle Targeting
      • Precision Weapon Targeting
      • Auto Rifle Dexterity
  • Increased Sword damage in PvE
  • Increased Fusion Rifle damage in PvE
  • Proximity Grenades now have a stat penalty to blast radius
  • Reduced the amount by which Full Choke narrows projectile spread
  • Changed the Dynamo and Distribution perks
      • Players will need to activate their class ability in proximity to at least one enemy to gain the benefit
      • Increased the energy gain by 20% to compensate slightly for the new requirement
      • Fixed an issue where Dynamo’s effect was not scaling based on the player’s class type; the Distribution perk had this, but it was unintentionally left out of Dynamo
General
  • Increased visibility through a Titan’s Banner Shield for allies
  • The White Nail perk should no longer occasionally activate before the player achieves the required number of precision hits
  • Fixed an issue where the SUROS Regime scope was opaque yellow
  • Fixed an issue where Polaris Lance’s The Perfect Fifth perk was not triggering

Combatants

General
  • Fixed an issue where Vex Cyclopes weren’t attacking players
  • Fixed an issue where Hive Knights and Taken Vandals were not using special abilities

Activities

Crucible
  • Breakthrough
      • Decreased attacker respawn time from 7 seconds to 5 seconds after the Breaker is deployed
      • Modified the game rules to prevent teams from forcing the round into a stalemate:
          • In the initial fight over the Breaker, the team with the most capture progress (high-water mark) will win the Breaker if time runs out without any Breaker progress present. There will still be overtime if time runs out with progress present, and the Breaker will go to the team with current progress at the end of 30 seconds, or to the high-water mark if progress reaches zero with no players on the Breaker.
          • While a team is hacking the other team’s Vault, progress decay accelerates gradually during Sudden Death for up to 30 seconds, after which the round will end the moment no attackers are present in the capture zone.
      • If the round ends in a draw twice, the match ends in a tie.
      • Neither team will get Glory points from this scenario.
      • Win Streaks are maintained.
Gambit 
  • Sleeper Simulant now gains less ammo from Heavy ammo crates on the wall in Gambit (now 2, down from 4)
  • Swords now gain more ammo from Heavy ammo crates on the wall in Gambit (now 12, up from 6)
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes one team’s invasion portal would not open
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes the wrong team would be credited for defeating the Ascendant Primeval
  • Increased the spawn rate of the Ascendant Primeval Servitor
  • The Gambit ship and Sparrow are no longer guaranteed drops
  • Quitter protection
      • Fixed an issue where matchmaking would sometimes result in players being kicked from Gambit matches, thus triggering quitter penalties
      • Quitter penalties have been reenabled
      • Players will now receive two warnings before they are suspended from Gambit
      • Players will not be immediately suspended on the first match of the day if they quit a match the night before
      • Increased suspension time to 30 minutes
General
  • Fixed an issue where players could play the strike “The Corrupted” with a six-player fireteam

Items and Economy

Exotic Duplicate Weighting
  • When a player receives an Exotic, we now take into account all Exotics the player has found and weight them against Exotics they have yet to acquire. This lowers the player’s chances of receiving Exotics they already own.
  • Exotics that the player does not yet own are individually weighted much higher than duplicate Exotics
  • When receiving duplicate Exotics, the player is more likely to earn armor pieces as these have randomly rolled perks
  • Removed quest Exotic weapons from the Exotic engram loot pool
      • Worldline Zero
      • Ace of Spades
      • Wish-Ender
      • One Thousand Voices
      • Malfeasance
      • Lord of Wolves
      • The Chaperone
Enhancement Cores
  • Renamed Masterwork Cores to Enhancement Cores
  • Enhancement Cores are now awarded by Scrapper bounties and six of the Spider’s weekly bounties
  • Enhancement Cores will be more visible in the loot feed
General
  • Banshee-44 now accepts up to 25 Gunsmith Materials at a time
  • Removed hold time for the Spider’s material exchange interactions
  • Increased the stack size of Ghost Fragments from 10 to 20
  • Reduced shader dismantle time from 1 second to 0.25 seconds
  • Fixed an issue where the Secret Victories emblem was using the wrong tracker description
  • It now correctly displays as “Ascendant chests looted”
  • The requirements for the Queen’s Bounty “Purification Ritual” have been clarified and now list the target as “Abyssal Champions” instead of “Swordbearing Knights”
  • Raid challenge bounties now rotate in a fixed, round-robin fashion
  • Nightfall unique rewards will drop more consistently; the longer players go without a unique drop, the higher their chances of a unique reward on their next Nightfall completion
  • The chance resets once a player receives any Nightfall unique reward

PC

General
Text chat auto-fade can now be toggled on or off in the Gameplay settings menu; when turned off, text chat will never automatically fade out, even after a period of inactivity

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PUBG Patch 4.2 Rolls Out

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PUBG has rolled out a new patch, patch 4.2, and with it comes a number of small features that have been on the wishlists of many of their dedicated players for a long time.

You can find the full patch notes below, courtesy of their official post.

PUBG PATCH 4.2 NOTES

GAMEPLAY

Vehicle Handling Improvements

  • Improved vehicle handling of the Scooter, Snowmobile, Snowbike and Motorcycle with Sidecar, thus improving overall driving stability.

Motorcycle with Sidecar off-road driving control and stability has been greatly improved.

Altered Blue Zone Edge Visual Effect

  • To improve the gameplay experience, the rolling shimmer effect seen while at the edge of the Blue Zone will no-longer be seen at the center of the screen where the player is aiming.

Improved Visibility of Reticles Against Bright Backgrounds

  • Visibility of all sight and scope reticles against bright backgrounds (such as Vikendi snowfields) has been slightly improved.

Throwables Friction Adjustment

Adjusted the friction force of throwables to make rolling movement more consistent and predictable.

Friction force has been increased to slow rolling speed and cause them to roll a shorter distance after impacting surfaces.

  • Stun Grenades & Frag Grenades

Friction force has been decreased to speed up the rolling speed and increase distance they can travel after impacting surfaces.

Vehicle Engine Toggle

  • Vehicle engines can now be turned off/on by pressing ‘Z’.

The engine can be turned off while driving, after gaining momentum and can be used for quiet, tactical maneuvers.

Once the engine is off, pressing ‘W’ to accelerate or ‘Z’ will start the engine again.

Vehicle engines will automatically be turned off if the vehicle stays at a standstill for 8 seconds, or 2 seconds after the driver disembarks.

Sound QoL Improvements

  • Added master volume preview
  • The master volume can now be previewed while in the menu, to better allow users to set their preferred maximum volume level.

This can be founder under Settings – Audio – Sound – Master volume and by clicking on the ‘play’ button.

  • Added Instant Volume Reducer

This new feature temporary decreases the volume of games sound effects to facilitate more clear communication with teammates.

Use ‘F7’ to reduce game master volume, while maintaining the volume of voice chat.

Use ‘F7’ key again to return to the original volume


WORLD

Overcast Weather added to Erangel

  • When a match starts with overcast weather on Erangel, the weather will change dynamically over the course of the match between overcast, windy, hail, light rain, heavy rain (rain with lightning and thunder), and fog.

Destructible Objects on Erangel

  • Additional destructible pylons and barricades have been added to Erangel. They can be destroyed by vehicles, weapons and explosions, but do provide a limited amount of cover until they are destroyed.

Some existing objects which were previously indestructible are now destructible, such as the traffic cones in Mylta.

Vikendi Ambient Noise Adjustment

  • Volume of Vikendi’s ambient wind noise has been reduced.

Removal of PUBG Esports Signage

  • As MET Asia Series and PUBG Nations Cup have now concluded, in-game signage across various maps and the starting plane has been removed.

UI/UX

In-game HUD Improvements

  • Helmet and vest health is now better visualized on the UI, along with Backpack capacity.
  • Weapon firing mode is now represented visually by icons, instead of text.
  • To reduce unnecessary clutter, certain HUD and UI elements are no-longer displayed when waiting to start a match.
  • Game version number, server identifier and other information is now located beneath the minimap, instead of the HP bar.

Store UI Improvement

  • BP purchasable items are now marked with a BP icon in Store to better differentiate BP and cash items.

PERFORMANCE

  • Made performance improvements to mitigate client hitching/stuttering in certain situations.

CUSTOM MATCH

  • Added Erangel Visual Update option to Custom Matches

Erangel Visual Update will be called “Erangel” and the previous version will be called “Erangel Classic”.

All game modes will be playable on both Erangel variants.

  • Team leaderboard UI seen in observer mode has been changed to allow 4 character team tags (previously 3).

REPLAY

  • The replay system has been updated. Replay files from previous updates are now unavailable for use.

SKINS & ITEMS

New skins are available at in-game Store once PC Update 4.2 hits live servers.

  • New BP purchasable items

Vector & SLR BattleStat skins

2 Madsy Shoes

  • Twitch Broadcaster Royale Group 9 skins

More information will be released via an official announcement for Group 9 of Twitch Broadcaster Royale skins will be released after Update #4.2 arrives on live servers

  • Added Regional Esports Baseball Bat skins in celebration of 2019 Phase 3 of PUBG Esports.
  • Added Rabbit Season Set items, which can be found in the Featured Page of the in-game Store.

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue where other players would appear to enter the ground temporarily when the network environment is poor.
  • Fixed an issue in which throwables appear to shake or display incorrectly when the network environment is poor.
  • Fixed an issue where throwables would roll a longer than intended distance on slopes.
  • Fixed an issue when walking backwards against the corner of objects, you couldn’t hear your own footsteps, although they were audible by other players.
  • Fixed an issue where the item use sound was not audible when using an Adrenaline Syringe or Med kit with the -KoreanRating launch option.
  • Fixed an issue where First aid kit, Adrenaline Syringe and Energy drink could sometimes not be heard from while in spectator view.
  • Fixed an issue where Aqua Rail’s speed while reversing was almost same as when moving forward.
  • Fixed an issue where constant collision noises could be heard when a vehicle was stationary against an object or terrain.
  • Fixed an issue where vehicles can jitter and start rolling slowly while parked on an angled slope.
  • Fixed an issue where weapon scope zoom was reset after performing specific actions.
  • Fixed an issue where character animations are skewed when using an emote while affected by a Molotov.
  • Fixed an issue where dropping weapons could only be heard by the player dropping the weapon.
  • Fixed an issue where a faintly cross-shaped line was visible when the Holographic Sight reticle is set to max brightness.
  • Fixed an issue where the BRDM-2 can sometimes sink if landing in water from the parachute.
  • Fixed an issue where an active boost gauge would display when the UI was disabled.
  • Fixed an issue where a placed marker’s location would change on the compass in some cases after opening the map and inventory in sequence.
  • Fixed an issue where the Canted Sight binding would reset if set to alt + mouse wheel.
  • Fixed an issue where the incorrect player name would display when spectating a disconnected player.
  • Fixed an issue where raindrops could pass through certain vehicle roofs.
  • Fixed an issue where character head models are not shown in replay or spectator when players enter the motorbike sidecar seat.
  • Fixed an issue where footsteps could in some situations be heard intermittently from dead players.
  • Fixed an issue where the key guide text was shown when spectating after dying in a squad match
  • Fixed an issue where throwables couldn’t be directly picked up and equipped in the item slot when the backpack was full.
  • Fixed an issue where the healing amount while using multiple bandages with the auto-bandage feature was less than if using them individually.
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