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‘Destiny’ 1.1.2 Update Available, Bigger Vault And Raid Fixes Have Arrived

Bungie surprisingly dropped the Destiny 1.1.2 update on PlayStation and Xbox consoles Tuesday. The latest patch preps for the launch of the House of Wolves expansion by giving players more storage space, fixing issues with the “Vault of Glass” and “Crota’s End” Raids, plus tweaking the ammo drops in Crucible PVP.

The 1.1.2 update for Destiny weighs in at 4.3 GB on the Xbox One and 6 GB on the PS4. It has been teased over the past month, but officially announced that it was arriving Tuesday among the flurry of revealing the House of Wolves release date and the fact that the second expansion will not have a Raid.

Possibly the most important aspect of the 1.1.2 update is the fact that it will add more Vault space for players to store gear. With this update, Destiny players can now store 24 armor pieces, 36 weapons, and 24 general items. However, the the number of areas touched by Bungie is extensive and reaches from multiplayer to quality of life issues and more.

House of Wolves is expected to add around 24 Legendary weapons from vendors, possibly another nine new Legendary weapons from the Arena, and another three Exotic weapons. That makes the added Vault space critical for end game players who are constantly juggling their gear.

Meanwhile, the Raids are receiving some much needed fixes as well. “Vault of Glass” has the longest list of fixes due to issues floating around since players first dove into the end game activity.

  • Vault of Glass will no longer display a highlighted activity notification despite players best efforts to remove it.
  • Fixed a bug where splash damage could penetrate the Aegis bubble.
  • Shield Relic melee attacks now land Minotaurs more consistently.
  • Improved issues associated with walking through the teleport.

Meanwhile, the “Crota’s End” list is almost as long.

  • Crota will now wait until fully standing before a sword attack.
  • Fixed a bug where the sword immediately despawned after killing a swordbearer.
  • Swords will now last a full 30 seconds after being picked up.

The “Cerberus Vae III” and “The Dust Palace” Strikes should also be slightly easier now as well. After realizing that players were abandoning these two missions at a much higher rate than others, Bungie reduced boss Valus Ta’Aurc’s health by a third for the former and brought down the Psion Flayer’s shield by 15 percent for the latter. Both Strikes will also see fewer “major combatants.”

Over on the Crucible PVP side, Bungie is going to make Special Ammo scarcer by increasing spawn times and reducing the amount of ammo received when picking up an ammo drop. The drop radius for teammates to pick up the ammo when opening a crate has been increased though. For Heavy Ammo, the ammo bricks will now despawn after a time, but the developers added new pre-spawn effects to herald its arrival to players.

Other quality of life improvements include the ability to lock items in your inventory to prevent accidental deletion. Bungie is also adding new accessibility options for the colorblind as well as new audio options.

You can check out the full list of fixes in the patch notes below.

Spotlight Improvements & Additions

  • Vault Capacity increased to 24 Armor Slots, 36 Weapon Slots, and 24 General Slots.
  • Disabled gear comparison in Vault on Xbox 360 & PS3 platforms to account for additional slot memory.
  • Colorblind support (deuteranopia, protanopia, tritanopia) added for highly color-driven gameplay elements.
  • Motion trackerLoot dropsShield energyItem categoriesAudio Controls are now available in the Settings menu.
  • Volume controlMusic togglingItem Lock now allows players to prevent gear and weapon items from being accidentally dismantled.
  • The purple ball has been reborn in the tower as an interactive sphere with a parallaxed energy core that grows with object velocity and tints based off time of day.

Weapons

General

  • Fixed a bug that caused a player to lose ammo when switching weapons while dead.
  • Fixed a bug where ammo consumables did not reliably replenish ammo.
  • Pocket Infinity behavior is less likely to fail during edge case conditions.
  • 4th Horseman weapon stats restored to original intended values.

Perks

  • Updated Thorn’s first-person player feedback poison effect.
  • White Nail perk no longer triggers on immune targets.
  • Defensive Reflex (Don’t Touch Me) perk no longer triggers on throwing knives.
  • Performance Bonus ammo on Fusion Rifles reduced to match Shotguns and Sniper Rifles.
  • Fixed an issue introduced in 1.1.1 that allowed Ice Breaker to persist ammo after respawn.

World

  • Players can now choose to wear their helmets in social spaces.
  • Quest loot pyramid baubles are now easier to spot.
  • Added Quest indicator badges to the Tower when a Quest is either completed and ready to turn in.
  • Increased Crota’s Bane Reputation rewards on Eris Morn’s bounties.
  • Fixed a bug where Major Thralls had two jaws and two left hands.
  • Fixed a bug where player’s equipped items did not receive experience from completing missions.
  • Fixed a bug where the Black Garden Level 30 Featured Story was incorrectly listed at Level 28.
  • Fixed a bug where Heavy Ammo consumables were not available for purchase from Xûr.

Strikes

Cereberus Vae III

  • Valus Ta’Aruc’s strength has been reduced by 33 percent.
  • Reduced the number of Major combatants in the Valus Ta’Aurc fight.

Dust Palace

  • Dust Palace: Reduced the number of Major combatants in the Psion Flayer fight.
  • Dust Palace: Lowered the strength on the Psion Flayers’ shields.

Raids

Vault of Glass

  • Vault of Glass will no longer display a highlighted activity notification despite players best efforts to remove it.
  • Fixed a bug where splash damage could penetrate the Aegis bubble.
  • Shield Relic melee attacks now land Minotaurs more consistently.
  • Improved issues associated with walking through the teleport.

Crota’s End

  • Crota will now wait until fully standing before a sword attack.
  • Fixed a bug where the sword immediately despawned after killing a swordbearer.
  • Swords will now last a full 30 seconds after being picked up.

PvP

General

  • Greatly reduced the weighting of Blind Watch and Firebase Delphi in Control, Iron Banner, and Inferno Control playlists.
  • Fixed a bug where a player that was killed by an enemy could commit suicide and be revived for points.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from receiving points for neutralizing a control zone.
  • Fixed a bug where capture points were not properly disabled after the game ends.
  • Added incremental revive timers to Skirmish and Salvage.
  • Each time a teammate revives you, it takes longer before you can be revived again (currently +5s each revive).
  • Stopping Power now requires Shotgun kills instead of sprees.
  • Target Practice now requires Hand-Cannon kills instead of sprees.
  • Electrocutioner now requires Fusion Rifle kills instead of sprees.

Maps

  • Anomaly: Added invisible physics over the pool table to keep people from hiding.
  • Shores of Time: Added kill volume to the open edge of “A” cave in to keep players from hiding.
  • The Burning Shrine: Moved the spawn point to fix camera view.

Ammunition

  • Crates are now visible for all players long before they are available to pick up, with a countdown timer added to show when they will arrive.
  • Guardians no longer drop Special ammo on death.
  • Lowered the amount of Special ammo picked up from crates (from 50 percent to 25 percent).
  • Special Ammo crate respawn time raised (from 45 seconds to 120 seconds).
  • Increased drop radius when a friendly picks up a Special crate (from 20 meters to 100 meters).
  • Slightly increased interaction time on Special Ammo crate (from 0.1 seconds to 0.8 seconds).
  • Reduced the number of Special crates on the maps and relocated them (from 6-8 crates to 3-5 crates).
  • Special and Heavy ammo bricks now despawn when a player dies or on a timer (20 seconds for Special, 30 seconds for Heavy).
  • Heavy ammo now lets everyone know which player or Faction picked up ammo.
  • Increased warning time on Heavy ammo (from 10 seconds to 15 seconds).

UI

  • New visual treatment to Quest nodes and nodes that involve Quest activities or steps.
  • Players can now click the left stick to hide the UI when inspecting items, for screenshotting/sharing purposes.
  • Fixed a bug where precision kills did not appear correctly in the PGCR.
  • UI flyouts are now easier to navigate (i.e. “Amazon Flyout Menu”).

Audio

  • Fixed an issue where Stealth Vandal audio was being suppressed by gunfire or other loud sounds.
  • Titan Ward of Dawn now has audio indicators at low energy so players can more easily read when it will time out.
  • Players walking into enemy Wards of Dawn now hear a sound when blindness is applied.

Companion

  • Fixed issue where Combined Arms Grimoire card was pointing to the wrong unlock conditions.
  • Fixed issue where Grimoire cards were awarding the incorrect number of Grimoire points.

Technical

  • Fixed a rare soft-lock when a player’s internet connection drops.
  • Clarified error that displays when user has insufficient hard drive space.
  • Better handling of rest mode/resume on PS4.

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