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9 February 2016
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Destiny Update - 02/09/2016

2.1.1 - The one with Crimson Days

With the February Update, players of Destiny will find a new playable activity, enhancements to the way the Crucible operates, as well as some fixes and changes for the overall experience.

New Event: Crimson Days

  • Grab a partner to celebrate gggggggggggCrimson Days from February 9th, 10AM PST to February 16th, 1AM PST
  • Grab Quests
    • Go talk with Lord Shaxx in the Tower to receive the quest "Crimson Bonds" 
      • Players must be at least Level 40 to be eligible to obtain this quest
  • Play Crimson Doubles
    • 2v2 PvP Event Playlist: Crimson Doubles
      • Requires Pre-made Fireteam of 2 
      • In Crimson Doubles, "Heartbroken" buff is applied to you when your teammate is down that provides maxed stats and faster reload
      • Weekly Shaxx bounties have been replaced with special Crimson Doubles bounties for the duration of the event


  • Fixed an issue where some emote incidents would appear twice
  • Fixed a rare issue where the Refer-a-Friend buff was not being properly applied when joining an in-progress activity


  • Fixed an issue where an extra icon on the kiosk was appearing for players who acquired MIDA Multi-Tool exotic weapon for both Year One and Year Two
  • Fixed an issue with Hakke pulse rifle damage scaling to bring them back in line with other pulse rifles


  • Fixed the icon for Titan class item Mark of a Kellslayer 
  • Fixed an issue where the icon for the Hunter artifact Unerring Compass was missing on PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360


  • Fixed an issue where the Vienna Singer ship was not dropping at appropriate rates
  • Reduced the chance for ghost shells to be awarded from completing the weekly in favor of other rewards
Raid: King's Fall
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to become immune to the Totem room damage by using a sword's block ability
    • Totems will now kill players under the totem after an extended period of time
  • Fixed an issue on the aura holder when exiting 3rd person, the camera forward would get reset back facing the direction of the players feet
  • Fixed an issue where the Ogres would teleport when it had issues path finding around previous dropped bombs


  • Bounties have been moved to the top of Shaxx's vendor screen
  • Players now start without special ammo in all 3v3 modes
  • Fixed an issue where the quest step to "Complete a match with 6+ Auto Rifle kills" was not properly registering
    • The temporary fix applied previously has been removed once again to allow this quest to be turned in properly
  • Fixed an issue where the text display for Nova Bomb score bonuses was incorrect
  • Damage Referee has been enabled in the Control playlist for the Crucible
  • New Rotating Playlists
    • See developer comments from Jeremiah Pieschl
    • Freelance 3v3 featuring Skirmish, Salvage and Elimination - only accessible by solo players, no fireteams
    • Freelance 6v6 featuring Control, Clash and Rift - only accessible by solo players, no fireteams
    • Inferno 3v3 featuring Inferno Skirmish, Inferno Salvage and introducing Inferno Elimination!
    • Inferno 6v6 featuring Inferno Control and Inferno Clash
Iron Banner
  • Iron Banner returns on February 23rd, 10AM to February 29th, 1AM PST
  • Iron Banner armor pieces from Rank 5 packages will now be granted immediately, instead of appearing once you return to Orbit
  • Increased the base win rep amount by +20% (50 to 60)
  • Waypoints have been added to Lord Saladin when the Rank 3 and Rank 5 packages are available
  • Players can no longer recycle into Iron Banner matches after the event has ended
Trials of Osiris
  • Reduced the postgame wait time by 15 seconds
  • Adjusted loot tables to make rewards more consistent and less likely to have a non-payout match
  • Fixed an issue where some players are able to perch in an advantageous position on a giant tree root
The Timekeeper
  • Removed dynamic objects and moved overtime objective to help it play better in Elimination


  • Fixed an issue where Reputation was being awarded when dismantling the Future War cult ship "The Climb" 
    • Access to the ship via the kiosk has been re-enabled
  • Fixed an issue where the icon on Gunsmith vendor screen to display the correct reputation