'Destiny' 2.0 Update Punishes Strike AFKers, Rewards Repeat Players, Nerfs Strike Burns

Scott Grill

Strikes, Quests, Bounties, and even the Prison of Elders are among the many areas affected by the Destiny 2.0 update released Tuesday. Bungie provided the details on what's changing and how with a massive patch note drop. Two of the more fun changes include AFK players will no longer get rewards in Strikes and burns getting a nerf.

The Bungie patch notes for Destiny 2.0 are too massive to cover in a single article. For details on the other changes, please see the Character and Class changes, Weapon changes, or click through to Bungie's website for the entire patch notes.

— Bungie (@Bungie) September 8, 2015

On the downside, Arc, Void, and Solar burns during Strikes will now only increase player damage by 2x instead of 3x. On the other hand, AI enemies will keep the 3x burn against players. Thus, Strikes just became more difficult.

Quests are now active in Destiny and have replaced the progression for all of the Year One content in the game. That also means the Nolan North voiced Ghost is now active along with the 16 slots for Bounties. Both Quests and Bounties can also be tracked from the NavMode UI while in the game world.

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Finally, say goodbye to the Fallen Wolf Hunt Patrols and Elder Cipher Bounties. The former have been removed from the game world, while the latter no longer drop from beating Skolas in the Prison of Elders. Instead, the here Exotic weapons that were available from the bounties will drop from the Treasure Chests. Existing Elder Ciphers have been converted into coins that can be redeemed with Variks.

You can check out the complete list of Strike, Prison of Elders, Quests, and Bounty changes in the Destiny 2.0 update below. Which ones do you like or dislike? Sound off in the comments.

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