Destiny House of Wolves (PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360)

‘Destiny’ Update Drops More Treasure Keys, Fixes Ammo Synth And Other Issues

The House of Wolves expansion for Destiny received its first patch on Tuesday to correct a number of issues that PlayStation and Xbox players have been experiencing. Bungie released the new 1.2.0.2 update to all four consoles, which adds some quality of life improvements like increased Treasure Key drops and fixes some bugs in Prison of Elders and elsewhere in the shooter.

A lack of Treasure Keys dropping for players has been an issue for players since House of Wolves was released two weeks ago. As previously mentioned, one user’s experience is that out of approximately three dozen Ether Chests opened, only one Treasure Key dropped.

That changes with the release of the Destiny 1.2.0.2 update, as players are now guaranteed at least one key per character that completes a Wanted Fallen Bounty. Additionally, the drop rate of Treasure Keys from Ether Chests (Guide) and Small Chests have been increased.

There is a flip side to the Treasure Key drop rate being improved for Ether Chests, though. Bungie has fixed the exploit that allowed Destiny players to open the Ether Chest, exit the zone, and re-enter the zone to open the Ether Chest again. The chest can only be opened once per spawn now.

Players frustrated by Qodron in the Prison of Elders will be happy to know that he’s received some balance fixes. The damage done by the detainment fields he puts up around players has been reduced by 25 percent, while the Jailbreaker buff has been increased by 100 percent. This comes at a good time, as this boss is part of the level 32 run for Prison of Elders this week.

Destiny Prison of Elders (PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360)

Those concerned about ammo synths taking up inventory space should celebrate with this patch. The amount of synths that can be stacked has been increased from 20 to 100 with the Destiny 1.2.0.2 update. Meanwhile, all of those Tokens of Flight, Identity, and Judgment that you have been collecting can now be dismantled to give 10 reputation points towards House of Judgement.

Destiny received another solid patch from Bunge, all in all, that addresses many of players concerns since the release of The House of Wolves. Yes, there are issues still lingering, but the developer will have between now and the release of the Comet expansion this fall to address those.

The full details of the patch notes for Destiny 1.2.0.2 update are 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)

World

  • 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

Quests

  • 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

Bounties

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

Weapons

  • Fixed a bug in which the 1.2.0.1 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.

Items

  • 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

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