Destiny Update 1st December Patch Notes

Bullet Dec 1, 2014

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    Bungie has just rolled out another update for Destiny and this is the one gamers have been waiting for. Today's update brings some massive changes to the game, including the long-awaited arrival of Exotics weapon buffs, additional acquisition paths for destination upgrade materials, along with additional changes to exotic gear node upgrading in preparation for the soon-to-be-released expansion, The Dark Below.
    Here are the actual patch notes taken from the Bungie Destiny blog:


    Exotic Weapons are designed to look, feel, and sound overpowered. At the same time, they are not supposed to break the balance of the game. We hope these weapons challenge the way players think about their loadouts. Exotics will be a constant work in-progress!


    In preparation for the Dark Below, Exotic Armor and Weapons no longer require Ascendant Materials to upgrade
    The final upgrade node of all Exotic Gear will require an Exotic Shard
    Exotic Shards can be obtained by one of the following means:
    Dismantling unwanted Exotics
    Purchased from Xur for 7 Strange Coins
    Exotics now start at a higher base Attack value and have a narrowed upgrade range to compensate


    Projectiles now briefly highlight targets on impact
    Mark of the Devourer DoT (damage-over-time) upgrade increased against PvE enemy targets
    Reload Speed increased
    Magazine Size increased
    Ammo inventory size increased
    Stability and Weapon Handling increased

    Bad Juju

    Magazine Size increased to 8 bursts (was 5)
    Ammo inventory size increased
    String of Curses now also decreases the cooldown of your Super on kill
    Adjusted effects to not block first person reticle

    Hard Light

    Stability increased
    Perfect Balance upgrade replaced by Fitted Stock (increases maximum possible weapon Stability)

    Suros Regime

    Lowered total damage at the end of the mag on SUROS Regime upgrade to be more in line with the Glass Half Full perk on Legendary Auto Rifles

    Monte Carlo

    Stability increased
    Range slightly decreased
    Monte Carlo Method upgrade now also has a chance to fully charge melee ability on kill

    MIDA Multi-Tool

    MIDA rounds now have increased knockback against targets in both PvE and PvP


    Send It upgrade (which was redundant) replaced by Speed Reload

    Red Death

    Rate of Fire increased slightly, but Burst Damage reduced to compensate

    Plan C

    Weapon Handling speed increased
    Player Speed increased while Plan C is in hand

    Pocket Infinity

    Speed Reload upgrade replaced by Extended Clip which allows the option to increase magazine size (5 bursts)

    Vex Mythoclast

    Attack Power increased to 323 (from 300)
    Base Damage increased, fixing bug we introduced in previous patch
    Enhanced Battery upgrade by Extended Mag (this change still allows for a significant upgrade to Magazine Size, but less than before)


    Reload Speed increased significantly, auto fires slightly slower

    Ice Breaker

    Send It upgrade replaced by Lightweight (which was redundant as Icebreaker already had maximum range)
    New effects for enemies killed by Ice Breaker upgrade

    Patience and Time

    Snapshot upgrade replaced by Custom Optics (provides a lower zoom option)

    Super Good Advice

    Stability increased


    Magazine Size increased to 3 (was 1)



    Fixed an issue we introduced in a previous patch, in which Atheon did not correctly send 3 players through the time gates
    Fixed an exploit where the Templar could be forced off its platform

    Daily Heroic Story

    Destination Materials now drop from completing the Daily Heroic


    Removed the ‘Relic Hunter’ Bounty
    Destination Materials now drop from completing the Daily Patrol Bounty


    Reduced Cryptarch reputation gain from Engrams, but reputation reward packages now have an increased chance for Legendary Engrams
    Players will now be able to use Vanguard Marks and Crucible Marks to purchase Spinmetal, Relic Iron, Spirit Bloom, and Helium Filaments from the Vanguard and Crucible Quartermasters in the Tower
    Xur now sells a new material, Exotic Shards, to upgrade the final node of Exotics for 7 Strange Coins
    Faction Class Items (ex: FWC Cloak, Dead Orbit Mark, etc.) are now replaced by Faction Emblems in the rank-up reward packages from Faction Vendors


    Networking fixes, which should reduce the instance of the Bee family of KTOs
    Fixed an issue in which using Xbox One party chat induced a slower frame rate

    [Source: Bungie]
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2014
  2. hookemhornz

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