Bungie dropped details for the November Destiny update on Thursday, and there is quite a bit of juicy material to dig through. Significant Iron Banner changes are coming, the Nightstalker fix is in, everyone will be able to purchase swords now, and Sherpas will being recognized are among just a handful of items.
As previously covered by Inquisitr, a few changes are being made to the Destiny economy with the November update. Players will able to purchase Weapon Parts from the Gunsmith, Banshee-44, using Glimmer with this update. This should be an acceptable trade-off for those upset by the reduction in Weapon Parts from dismantling weapons, as Glimmer is a resource that is readily available and earned by players.
Meanwhile, there is something happening with trading Worm Spore in with Eris Morn in the Tower. Bungie is likely saving details for the day the Destiny update drops though, as nothing new was added today.
The more exciting changes start with the fact that Nightstalkers will regain the “Quiver” perk after it was removed following a glitch that allowed an unlimited number of Shadowshots. This quickly escalates to those that have completed the “Blademaster” Quest to obtain an Exotic sword being able to purchase all three Legendary Swords from Lord Shaxx.
Another special event, like the Festival of the Lost, is also being planned for the holiday season. It’s unknown if this will start around Thanksgiving or just before Christmas, however.
Sherpas will finally be celebrated in Destiny too. These are the Guardians who have gone above and beyond by guiding new or inexperienced players through Raids, Trials of Osiris, or just the general game world. It’s unclear at the moment if that is how Bungie is using the word though as the wording used by Community Manager David “Deej” Dague is a bit vague. He references a “Refer-a-friend” program coming to Destiny that sounds more in-line with giving the game as a gift then actually helping someone in game.
“Maybe you have a friend who will be getting Destiny as a gift this season,” Dague wrote. Perhaps their gift-giver will even be picking it up for them at a holiday sale coming to a store near you. If you intend to show them the way to the mountaintop, we’ll have new rewards aimed at recognizing your service to the Kinderguardian.”
Finally, Iron Banner will return to Destiny next week with some marked improvements and an all new gametype to be played instead of Control. Players will get to take each other on in pure team deathmatch as Clash is rotated in for the special event.
“I’d expect to see a bit less Super ability usage, and a lot more shooting across the board, but good teams will work together and hold territory even without the scoring incentives that Control provided,” Senior Designer Derek Carroll explained. “This will be the first time we’ve played Clash with power differences enabled, so it will be interesting to see how power affects this most basic of 6v6 gametypes.”
Rewards for Iron Banner are receiving an extensive overhaul as detailed below.
- Iron Banner reputation from winning matches increased by 20 percent.
- Activity completion rewards increased at all ranks, with even more significant increases at Rank 2 and above.
- Packages from Lord Saladin upon reaching Rank 3 and Rank 5.
- Iron Banner Artifacts can be obtained from the Rank 3 package.
- Iron Banner Ghost Shells can be obtained from the Rank 5 package or activity completion rewards.
In addition to the Iron Banner rewards being greater, the glitch that prevented them from being doled out properly with the first event post-The Taken King launch has also been fixed.
The Destiny November update will likely be deployed sometime between the Weekly Reset and 12 p.m. PT on Tuesday, November 17. Bungie took the game’s servers offline for several hours today to prepare for its release.
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