New Destiny 2 Patch Brings Masterworks Weapons, Changes + More

Play­ers have not been hap­py with Des­tiny 2 or its post launch con­tent, that is no secret. In an attempt to calm the unhap­py Des­tiny com­mu­ni­ty, devel­op­er Bungie has spo­ken out on why they put launch con­tent behind a pay­wall leav­ing the game basi­cal­ly uplayable for those who don’t want to shell out the extra cash to buy the DLC and released a new patch to fix some issues. Hon­est­ly I feel it should be ille­gal for Bungie and all game devel­op­ers to take away fea­tures the game shipped with unless you buy the DLC.

Ver­sion is avail­able now and brings Mas­ter­works weapons. A Mas­ter­work weapon is a leg­endary weapon that drops bonus orbs on mul­ti kills and also has cer­tain stats/perks that can be “re-rolled” to switch the change­able stat/perk to some­thing else. This is a big deal because pre-patch Des­tiny 2 made dupli­cate weapons worth­less. Mas­ter­works weapons can be obtained via ran­dom drop and by upgrad­ing cer­tain leg­endary weapons to Mas­ter­work weapons by tear­ing down Mas­ter­work weapons you don’t want and using the mate­ri­als to upgrade anoth­er weapon.

Xur will also be sell­ing the 3 of coins con­sum­able. It works a bit dif­fer­ent­ly than it did in Des­tiny 1, it now gives you a buff that increas­es your drop chances for 4 hours. No longer do you need to use anoth­er one after you kill a major or an ultra. It last for 4 hours no mat­ter how many ene­mies you kill.

Com­man­der Zavala, Tess Everis and Lord Shaxx sell boons that guar­an­tee cer­tain pack­ages after com­plet­ing cer­tain activities.

New Destiny 2 Patch Brings Masterworks Weapons, Changes + More

New Destiny 2 Patch Brings Masterworks Weapons, Changes + More


Destiny 2 Update Patch Notes


Leviathan Raid

  • Brought the Pres­tige “Leviathan” raid back down to 300 Pow­er, mak­ing it acces­si­ble to all play­ers, regard­less of Curse of Osiris ownership
  • Adjust­ed Pres­tige dif­fi­cul­ty rewards no longer grant guar­an­teed 330 Pow­er items
  • Adjust­ed the dif­fi­cul­ty for the nor­mal Calus encounter

Trials of the Nine

  • Play­ers who do not own Curse of Osiris may now access Tri­als of the Nine when a Des­tiny 2 launch map is featured

Trophies and Achievements

  • Mod­i­fied the achieve­ment “The Pres­tige” and the asso­ci­at­ed tro­phy to remove the Night­fall component 
    • This may now be com­plet­ed, regard­less of Curse of Osiris own­er­ship, by com­plet­ing the “Leviathan” raid on Pres­tige difficulty



  • Fixed an issue impact­ing Pow­er lev­el pro­gres­sion from lev­el 289 to 300 for play­ers who do not own Curse of Osiris
  • Fixed an issue that would prompt a Curse of Osiris pur­chase menu when play­ers were attempt­ing to acquire the Scout Report: Mer­cury item with insuf­fi­cient Glimmer
  • Fixed an issue where the word “Night­fall” was not prepend­ed to new Curse of Osiris strikes in the Night­fall Direc­tor node
  • Adjust­ed the func­tion­al­i­ty of Chest Reward Throttles 
    • Play­ers now receive reduced amounts of loot when open­ing large num­bers of chests in quick suc­ces­sion, rather than noth­ing at all
  • Cay­de’s Stash chests now grant rewards via the loot stream to pre­vent items from dis­ap­pear­ing into the ground
  • Fixed an issue where can­nons on Mer­cury were not func­tion­ing prop­er­ly for PC play­ers when they were play­ing at over 60 fps
  • Fixed an issue that pre­vent­ed the func­tion­al­i­ty of HDR set­tings for PlaySta­tion 4 and PlaySta­tion 4 Pro


  • Fixed an issue where play­ers with over 84 emblems were unable to see all emblems they owned with­in the col­lec­tion screen

User Interface

  • On play­er inspec­tion, cur­ren­cy dis­play is no longer visible
  • Ven­dor way­points are only high­light­ed when play­ers have enough tokens to earn a reward
  • Fixed an issue where some play­ers could not inter­act with items when they had full inventory

Faction Rallies

  • Play­ers can no longer loot the same chest mul­ti­ple times in quick suc­ces­sion for Fac­tion Ral­ly tokens
  • Fixed an issue where Fac­tion Ral­ly tokens were not being removed at the con­clu­sion of the event for some players
  • Fac­tion Ral­ly emblems now dis­play the cor­rect pledge track­er stat
  • Fixed an issue where Fac­tion Ral­ly tokens were being removed from play­ers’ inven­to­ries when the play­ers were cre­at­ing a new character
  • Fixed an issue where some play­ers would not receive a Fac­tion Ral­ly win­ner discount


  • Leg­endary weapons can now drop as Mas­ter­works for char­ac­ters above Pow­er lev­el 250
  • Mas­ter­works pro­vide bonus weapon stats and gen­er­ate Orbs on multikills


  • Leg­endary and Exot­ic Engram drop rates have been adjust­ed down for Pub­lic Events, and up for Strike and Cru­cible playlist activities
  • Reduced the chance of a Leg­endary engram reward­ing mul­ti­ple Leg­endary items


  • Xûr now sells a three of coins con­sum­able item that increas­es the drop chance of Exotics
  • Xûr now sells the Fat­ed Engram


  • Fixed an issue where Ves­per of Radius, the Helm of Saint-14, Gravi­ton For­feit, and Gem­i­ni Jester were drop­ping with incor­rect class mods
  • Fixed an issue where the Prometheus Lens Exot­ic Trace Rifle was out­putting too much dam­age too quickly
  • Fixed an issue where Exot­ic weapons from Curse of Osiris were mis­la­beled with­in Exot­ic engrams

Gift Consumables

  • Zavala now sells a Fireteam Gift con­sum­able that pro­vides rewards to the user’s fireteam on strike completion
  • Shaxx now sells a Fireteam Gift con­sum­able that pro­vides rewards to all play­ers at the end of a Cru­cible activity
  • Tess Everis sells a Fireteam Gift con­sum­able that pro­vides rewards to all play­ers on Strike or Cru­cible activ­i­ty completion

Faction Vendors

  • Fac­tion ven­dors now offer leg­endary gear for direct pur­chase with Leg­endary shards and fac­tion tokens


  • Added invis­i­ble physics to keep play­ers from hid­ing in the Red Bay Box on the Paci­fi­ca map
  • Adjust­ed Pow­er Ammo loca­tions on the Eter­ni­ty map

Will these changes be enough to get you back in to Des­tiny 2 if you have already moved on?

PS. Hawthorne is still pret­ty usless.

New Destiny 2 Patch Brings Masterworks Weapons, Changes + More

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