Destiny Events, Trials of Osiris and Iron Banner Postponed Due to a Bug

By   /   May 19, 2016
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Faulty munitions are to blame for Bungie postponing this week’s highly anticipated Trials of Osiris and Iron Banner Destiny events, in the form of a bug related to heavy ammo. The bug has caused Bungie to put off both events until they can fix the bug.

The bug in question is related to two different weapon perks that can be combined to form an exploit. The two perks in question, called Cocoon and Clown Cartridge, allowed a Guardian with a King’s Fall Raid weapon (who all have the Cocoon ability) and a weapon with Clown Cartridge, to cycle between them until, through a glitch, the weapon in question (in this instance a heavy weapon like a Rocket Launcher) would get overloaded with ammo.

For context, Cocoon is an ability where, if you store the weapon for a short time, the weapon is automatically reloaded from your reserve ammo. Clown Cartridge is a perk that’s normally found on weapons with small clip sizes (mainly sniper rifles, rocket launchers, hand cannons, and shotguns) have a 25% chance of a 20% magazine bonus, meaning they get more ammo for reloading.

This glitch ended up doing things like giving a rocket launcher 50 rockets or things like it.

So, rather than punish Guardians for playing the game in a way that Bungie didn’t predict, they elected to go on a bug hunt and postpone the Destiny events until the situation was fixed.

While Trials of Osiris is a weekly event, the Iron Banner happens at least once a month, leading to the bug being fixed for the sake of balance in both.

Considering that Deej let fans know that they’ve dealt with bigger bugs than things like this before, it shouldn’t be too much longer before the Trials of Osiris and the Iron Banner are back up to speed and the Crucible is ready for fair play again. Behave yourselves, Guardians.

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