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Guardian's Heart

iPads for Kids. Earthquake Relief in Nepal. Austraila's Fires. And more. Bungie makes great games, sure, but over the last several years they've also focused us Guardians on problems beyond the fictional Darkness. And they're at it again in partnership with Direct Relief to help provide medical workers with the supplies they need to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. 

A $20 donation gets you a pretty cool emblem, and helps those who are risking their lives every day to provide care to others. Go check out Bungie's news post, and consider donating if you are able. 

Ragashingo | Apr 14, 2020 09:19 pm | link

This Week at Bungie - 04/26/2018

Big update this week, with a lot of new info! Read the update to find out how Exotic Masterworks are going to work, exotic weapon updates coming for Tractor Cannon, Hard Light, and Borealis, all the details on the new Crucible ranking systems, and even more! Read it over on or locally!
Xenos | Apr 26, 2018 05:04 pm | link

Bungie at GDC 2018

It's a new year, which means the Game Developers Conference is right around the corner! (Well, nearly - it takes place in mid-March.) Sessions are now online, and five of them feature Bungie employees this year:

If you're going to be near San Francisco in March, put this on your calendar!

TAGS: gdc18, bungie
Claude Errera | Jan 3, 2018 05:30 pm | link

Shared World Shooter - Now Viewable

A couple of years ago, we mentioned a GDC talk given by Bungie's Justin Truman about the network architecture in Destiny, and how it tied together the spatial structure of the game. The GDC Vault has now posted that talk for public viewing - if reading the PDF didn't do it for you then, you can watch Justin give it in video form now! Thanks, INSANEdrive.

Claude Errera | Nov 14, 2017 09:44 am | link

Trials Is Back In Black (Shield)

Trials and Iron Banner

After a short, bug-induced absence, Trials of Osiris returns to Destiny!  Bungie will be monitoring the matchmaking performance, and assuming that all goes well, Iron Banner may also make a return on Tuesday (June 28th, 10AM PST), so keep your fingers crossed!

For a full rundown of the Trials and Iron Banner info, check out the article over on Bnet.

Korny | Jun 24, 2016 10:00 am | link

Bungie Looks Back on Year 1 With Game Informer

gameinformer_logo.pngIn the latest content from Game Informer, Bungie discusses how Year 1 of Destiny is shaping the future of Destiny. An interesting video with what they were thinking while developing the game as well as what is influencing them for the future of the game. Thanks to Cyber for pointing it out on the forum.

Xenos | Aug 26, 2015 07:50 pm | link

Destiny Hot Fix


Bungie released a Hot Fix today, mainly to fix the Husk of the Pit not dropping during the Fist of Crota mission. They did put in a few small changes as well though, see the patch notes over at or read them below:


  • Fixed an issue where “Packing Heat” achievement/trophy could not be unlocked by newly acquired Exotic weapons
  • Fixed an issue where Husk of the Pit drops were disabled
  • Drop rates for the Husk of the Pit from Blades of Crota have been increased by 150%


  • Updated the House of Wolves Control playlist to include the following maps with a lower weight in the rotation:
    • Rusted Lands
    • Shores of Time
    • Pantheon
    • Exodus Blue (Sony)
  • Updated the House of Wolves Clash playlist to include the following maps with a lower weight in the rotation:
    • Firebase Delphi
    • Twilight Gap
    • Blind Watch
    • Exodus Blue (Sony)
  • Inferno and Doubles playlists now have different tuning values for ammo crates 
    • Special Ammo initial spawn time and respawn intervals have been changed to 180 seconds
    • Max of three Special Ammo crates will now be placed at one time
    • Heavy Ammo crates now spawn only once per match at 300 seconds


  • Tess Everis is temporarily leaving the Tower
    • A Kiosk terminal can be found near Eva Levante in North Tower that contains Tess' old inventory of special order items
  • The Nepal Aid shader and emblem have been added to the game
    • Redemption codes will soon be sent to the email used to place orders in the Bungie Store
    • These items will be found at the kiosk mentioned above


  • Fixed a potential crash when closing the vendor screen
  • Fixed a very rare case where an account could blocked by a WEASEL error on sign on
  • Fixed issues with suspend/resume handling on Xbox One

Xenos | Aug 11, 2015 12:12 pm | link

Going to PAX? Let Your DBO Colors Show!

Planning on going to DBO this year? Or just want an awesome shirt? Kanbo has designed a shirt for you to show where your allegiance lies! The shirt comes in two different qualities along with several color combinations to choose from! Go read his post for all the details!

TAGS: dbo, pax, shirt, 2015
Xenos | Aug 4, 2015 05:21 pm | link

Destiny Update

Bungie released another patch this morning, and they are adding to their streak of knocking it out of the park. Go read the patch notes to see the changes they made (or see them below)!

Key Highlights

  • The first Wanted Fallen Bounty completed each week is now guaranteed to drop a Treasure Key
  • Greatly increased the drop rate of Treasure Keys from the small chests at the end of the Prison of Elders
  • Increased the drop rate of Treasure Keys from Ether Chests

Prison of Elders

  • Greatly increased the drop rate of Treasure Keys from the small chests
  • Class Items will now drop from Level 32, Level 34, and Level 35 
  • Fixed a bug in which the Ship (Hildian Seeker) did not drop under certain circumstances
  • Fixed a bug in which the ‘Elder Cipher’ Bounty could not be acquired if your Bounty inventory was full
  • You will need to defeat Skolas again to receive the ‘Elder Cipher’ Bounty
  • Damage caused by Qodron’s Gaze is reduced by 25%
  • Damage multiplier for the Jailbreaker buff increased by 100%

Trials of Osiris

  • Fixed an issue in which Trials of Osiris emblems were not sent to the Postmaster if your Emblem inventory was full
  • Passage Coins can now be dismantled

Weekly Heroics

  • Fixed an issue where the Weekly Heroic strikes did not award engrams (Note: Tooltip will not display them as rewards)


  • Increased the drop rate of Treasure Keys from Ether Chests
  • Ether Chests may only be looted once per spawn
  • Ether Chests will no longer grant ammo consumables when opened
  • Ether Chests will now grant a small amount of Queen's Wrath reputation when opened
  • Ether Chests now have a chance to drop Tokens of Flight, Identity, and Judgment


  • Petra will no longer display a quest waypoint for players who have not purchased House of Wolves
  • Fixed a bug in which players abandoning the ‘Gone to Ground’ quest were still being directed to the Venus Patrol


  • The first Wanted Fallen Bounty completed each week is now guaranteed to drop a Treasure Key


  • Fixed a bug in which the hotfix mistakenly did not contain the 1.1.1 Fusion Rifle balance changes.  As a result, players were playing with its pre-1.1.1 weapon balance state.  The original fix has been re-applied.


  • Tokens of Flight, Identity, and Judgment can now be dismantled to gain +10 House of Judgement reputation each 
  • Ammo consumables can now stack to 100

Xenos | Jun 2, 2015 09:59 am | link

A Cornucopia of Illuminating Talks

The GDC Vault, an archive of GDC presentations, has released 7 (!) Bungie presentations from this year's conference - go peruse them for some insight into the building of Destiny:

The last one is a video of a panel discussion, but the rest are all Powerpoint presentations (and text transcripts). Thanks to INSANEdrive for pointing these out!

TAGS: gdc15, bungie
Claude Errera | Apr 4, 2015 11:03 am | link

Happy New Year From DBO!

It's been an eventful year for DBO, from the exciting ramp up to the launch, with DBO TV, podcasts, conventions and conferences, and good ol' rampant speculation - to the actual release of the game this site is dedicated to!

Whether you've been delving into chests under Martian sands or Titan-smashing enemy teams into crumbling particles, we hope you've had a good one. And if it was so-so or crappy, well, there's another year right around the corner to start fresh!


TAGS: new, year, 2014, fanart
Leviathan | Dec 31, 2014 12:31 pm | link

Xbox One Plus One

Been waiting to upgrade to an Xbox One? Microsoft just made the jump a little more enticing! Starting next week at select retailers when you buy an Xbox One you can get any new Xbox One retail game for free! In my unbiased opinion you should probably just pick up Destiny. Thanks Lekku for pointing it out!

Xenos | Sep 4, 2014 08:57 am | link

Preload Destiny on Xbox One [Updated]

Looks like Microsoft is going to allow pre-loading on the Xbox One after all! Looking on the Xbox One store you can see the game is now available for digital preorder as well as new text that says:

"Xbox One Game expected to release on 9/9/2014. You may download the game from Xbox Live before then, but it will not be playable until 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT on the release date."

Update: Microsoft clarified the preloading and preordering for Destiny: "We're thrilled to make Destiny available for pre-order and pre-download for Xbox One owners around the world. This option was available for a short period of time before the official pre-order window opened. We'll have more details to share soon about the pre-order and pre-download window for Destiny."

TAGS: XB1, preload
Xenos | Aug 27, 2014 09:37 am | link

PS4 Destiny Hardware Bundle

destiny-ps4.jpgSony's Press Conference video stream had a rough start, so I missed this, but Polygon is reporting that Sony has a PS4 hardware bundle ready for Destiny's launch on September 9th. The "glacier white" console will come with a 500 GB hard drive, a matching controller, a copy of Destiny, and a 30-day PSN+ subscription.

TAGS: E3-2014, PS4
Beorn | Jun 9, 2014 07:06 pm | link

Public Beta Launches July 17th

beta.jpgDestiny is big news at the Sony E3 Press Conference, and the hits keep coming with the announcement that the Destiny Public Beta will launch on Thursday, July 17th for PlayStation consoles. We'll keep you posted about the official start date for the Xbox Beta when we have something to report.

TAGS: E3-2014, beta
Beorn | Jun 9, 2014 06:47 pm | link

Public Alpha for PS4 Launches on 6/12

Sony has announced that a 4-day Destiny First Look Alpha will be available for PS4 owners starting this Thursday, June 12th! If you have a PS4, you'll need to sign up at the PS4 GreatnessAwaits site by June 11th, so be sure to register!

Update: This article previously stated that the Alpha would last three days, but it appears to be four (June 12-15).

TAGS: E3-2014, alpha
Beorn | Jun 9, 2014 06:39 pm | link

Destiny E3 Trailer: New Beginnings

Sony kicked off their E3 2014 Press Conference with a Destiny trailer that sheds a little more light on the story behind our Guardians and the world we'll be exploring, and Bungie posted it to their YouTube page almost immediately. What are you waiting for? Go check it out!

Beorn | Jun 9, 2014 06:24 pm | link

Learn from the best

gdc2014.pngA couple of weeks ago, we summarized all of the Bungie-related GDC talks coming up in March at this year's Game Developer Conference. Looks like we missed one! Senior FX Art Lead Steve Scott will participate in a panel entitled 'Killer Portfolio or Portfolio Killer: Part 1 - Advice from Industry Artists'. He will be joined by 343's Nicolas 'Sparth' Bouvier - Halo and Destiny artists sharing their experience! Thanks, Kermit.

TAGS: GDC, 2014
Claude Errera | Feb 23, 2014 03:55 pm | link

Stepping Up Their Game(making)

gdc2014.pngThe number of Bungie-given talks at this year's GDC continues to rise - it was announced today that Executive Producer Mark Noseworthy will be talking about Upgrading Bungie's Production Practices for a Brave New World as part of the Production talks track. He'll look at how Bungie dealt with rapid expansion and the tools that came out of it. Sounds pretty interesting! This showed up on both Gamasutra and Polygon today.

TAGS: GDC, 2014
Claude Errera | Feb 12, 2014 07:59 pm | link

Customizable Characters take shape at GDC

Technical 3D art lead Scott Shepherd will take the stage at GDC 2014 this coming March to discuss Building Customizable Characters for Bungie's Destiny - this is an important-enough talk to make the GDC News blog. If you're in San Francisco in mid-March, and you have a connection to the game industry... you should make time for this. Thanks, Xenos.

TAGS: GDC, 2014
Claude Errera | Dec 31, 2013 11:34 am | link

Destiny Launch Date Set

Bungie has officially nailed down the worldwide launch date for Destiny - and it's a bit later than we originally thought. Rather than Spring 2014, we'll be seeing (and playing) the game in September - and the Beta will take place in Summer, rather than in the next couple of months. Oh, the anticipation! (Thanks, Avateur.)

Claude Errera | Dec 6, 2013 04:23 pm | link

DBO at E3 2013

This isn't a Dragonball Online E3 interview, this is one man's coming-of-age story...well, not really. E3 2013 was an incredible experience and we wanted to share some of those experiences with you. Behold! 

colindosaj | Jul 12, 2013 11:11 am | link

Fit For A King

Jospeh Biwald finished up his Bungie community shirt design for PAX Prime 2013 - it's safe to say that the Bungie community will be the best dressed at this years PAX. Follow the Bnet PAX group for more details. Thanks to Bungie Informer for the heads up.

TAGS: pax, 2013, shirt
colindosaj | May 6, 2013 06:33 pm | link

Guardian Radio Episode 10

g_o_d.jpgIt may be a slow couple of weeks for Destiny news, but that can't stop the guys over at The Guardians of Destiny! They've released Episode 10 of the Guardian Radio podcast, clocking in at almost an hour and a half of Destiny discussion for your listening pleasure. Thanks to roland for a heads-up in the forum.

Beorn | Apr 30, 2013 11:26 am | link

The 16-bit Treatment

Firestream released his entry for the recently announced Destiny art challenge - it's Destiny re-imagined as an SNES game!16bit.png

colindosaj | Apr 7, 2013 02:15 am | link

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