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Destiny 2 Update 1.2.1 Adds New Catalyst And Faction Rally, Patch Notes Released

Destiny 2 Update 1.2.1 dropped yesterday and is now live. This latest update has brought a number of fixes and additions to Destiny 2 including the rework to six pieces of Exotic armor which are now available while some other changes will be available on later dates.

Faction Rally is coming back which has been missing from Destiny 2 since late March and we will know more about the changes made to it on Thursday, May 31.

Strikes are getting some bonuses which are guaranteed to drop Escalation Protocol keys along with a drop of 360 gear 25% of the time.

As discussed before, Crucible Labs is a new feature coming to Destiny 2 which will be part of an experiment playlist before it goes live in the game.

Hawthorne’s weekly Clan Engram will now drop more gear and heavy Calus shield in the Leviathan raid has also been fixed.

Check out the full patch notes below.

Sandbox –Exotic Armor, Weapons

Hunter

  • Mechaneer’s Tricksleeves
    • While you are critically wounded, swapping to a Sidearm increases its damage (2x in PvE, 1.33x in PvP).
  • The Dragon’s Shadow
    • Dodge reloads all weapons simultaneously.
    • Dodging now also grants +5 mobility for the duration of Wraithmetal Mail, in addition to its previous benefits.
    • Added a UI indicator for the Wraithmetal Mail buff.

Titan

  • Lion Rampant
    • Hipfiring no longer interrupts Lift. Increased hipfire accuracy while airborne.
  • Synthoceps
    • Now grants a flat melee damage bonus for 8 seconds when you are surrounded by three or more enemies (3x in PvE, 2x in PvP).
    • This buff also increases Super damage while active (+50%).

Warlock

  • Lunafaction Boots
    • Now allows your Rift to continuously reload weapons while you or allies stand in it.
    • Empowering Rift grants a boost to weapon range and aim assist.
  • Sunbracers
    • Solar melee kills now grant unlimited Solar grenade energy for a short duration.

Weapons

  • Legendary
    • Shining Sphere
      • Replaced Pulse Monitor perk with Quickdraw.
  • Exotic
    • Skyburner’s Oath
      • Fixed an issue that caused this weapon’s sound effects to play too quietly while you are aiming down sights.
    • SUROS Regime
      • Fixed an issue where players could not reload while ADS.

Perks

  • Trench Barrel
    • Fixed a bug that allowed this perk to activate after making melee attacks on friendly targets.

Exotic Masterworks

  • MIDA Multi-Tool
    • The Masterwork catalyst can now be obtained by the most determined competitors in the Crucible.

Activities

Crucible

  • Crucible Labs
    • Crucible Labs will allow Guardians to play experimental Crucible content.
      • Crucible Labs will become available at a later date.
    • The Crucible Labs playlist will be active periodically for feedback.
  • General
    • Fixed an issue where players would lose Rank Points for leaving a match too soon after the match ends.
    • Fixed a memory issue that was causing PC players running at low texture quality to frequently hit BEET or KALE errors while loading into 6v6 Iron Banner.
    • Fixed the space flights of 3+ minutes players experienced while loading into 6v6 Iron Banner that were caused when they hit BEET and KALE errors.

Public Events

  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from triggering the Heroic “Warsat Down” public event when Shriekers would close too quickly.

Strikes

  • Removed “Exodus Crash” from Heroic Strike Matchmaking.
  • Fixed an issue where players could join in-progress and become stuck behind a door in the strike “Exodus Crash.”
  • Fixed an issue where Heroic strike milestones and quests was not progressing due to Vanguard Boons.
  • Fixed an issue where players could get stuck joining allies repeatedly in the strike “Lake of Shadows.”
  • Added a score modifier display on the item detail screen for Nightfall Challenge Cards.
  • Heroic strikes will now award Escalation Protocol Key Fragments.
  • Heroic strikes now have a chance (~25%) to award powerful engrams of up to 360 Power.

Raid

  • Fixed an issue where launching a one-use Super just as you catch the “Spire of Stars” relic would not consume Super energy.
  • Changed the “Spire of Stars” relic’s time-out splash damage to allow damage to targets.
  • The raid vendor will now have a unique performance after you have completed “Spire of Stars.”
  • Fixed an issue where Calus’s shield had greater health than intended.
  • Updated the Guided Game tooltip to correctly reflect the required Power level to launch.
  • Robes of Sekris (Warlock raid chest armor) will now display hanging cloth correctly.
  • The cost of “Spire of Stars” rewards from Benedict 99-40 has been increased to 50 tokens.
  • Benedict 99-40’s reputation engram will no longer grant weapons.

Warmind Campaign

  • Fixed an issue where some enemies were granting higher-than-intended XP from the mission “Pilgrimage.”

Eververse

Prismatic Matrix

  • Fixed an issue where players would see a permanent waypoint over Tess when they had a Prismatic Facet in their character inventory.
  • Fixed an issue where the Prismatic Matrix icon did not have an indicator when new items were available.
  • Fixed an issue where the Prismatic Matrix icon was not highlighted when players had a Prismatic Facet in their character inventory.

Clans

Rewards

  • The Clan XP Milestone now properly grants powerful rewards when it is turned in.
  • A few players would receive a Clan Banner very frequently. This should be fixed, and now players can discard any Clan Banners at the Postmaster.

Emotes

General

  • Resolved an issue where some players who owned the “Salute” emote were unable to equip it.
  • The “Awaken the Warmind” emote no longer displays after the emote has been interrupted.
  • Flavortext now appears on the emote preview.