With Rise of Iron coming up in a few weeks, Bungie is preparing to release Destiny update 2.4.0 after several hours of maintenance starting today. After that maintenance is done, players will be free to go back online and download the game’s new update, which includes a lot of weapon updates and some adjustments to various events.
These include updates to every different kind of weapon: assault rifles (which have gotten a magazine size reduction for guns with a high rate of fire, and have increased damage for ones with a middling rate of fire), pulse rifles (increasing the rate of fire for the Lyudmila-D and increasing the damage for medium rate of fire guns by 2%), and more.
Destiny update 2.4.0 has also stretched to weapon perks, including Take a Knee, Exhumed, Cascade, Surplus, Grave Robber, Guerilla Fighter, Unflinching, and Firefly, both buffing and nerfing parts of the perks and even, in Cascade’s case, changing the function of what the perk does (in Cascade’s case, changing it so that melee kills refill a part of the magazine).
Also included in the weapons adjustments are Exotic weapons, in this case Universal Remote, Fabian Strategy, Thorn, Dreg’s Promise, Touch of Malice, No Time To Explain, and Booleian Gemini.
Destiny update 2.4.0 also messes with activities. For instance, now if you complete a daily Public Event, if you’re at Level 40 you’ll be able to get a Legendary Engram upon its completion, and even have a low chance of getting an Exotic Shard.
When it comes to the Crucible, players will now get Legendary Weapons much more often from it, but will no longer be able to get Sterling Treasure (though you can still get it in places like Prison of Elders and the Eververse Trading Company.) However, Trials of Osiris will be discontinued for the rest of the time between now and Rise of Iron’s release date.
Rise of Iron comes out on September 20, so you’ve still got a good bit of time to enjoy some of Destiny update 2.4.0’s new content before the expansion arrives. If you want to get a more detailed view of everything coming in the new update, you can head on over to Bungie’s official post.