Destiny players are disappointed, and understandably so.
According to IGN, It seems that players have happened upon a way to gain unlimited rockets in PvP (player versus player) modes, a glitch that changes the way that Destiny is played entirely. This is a big deal due to the power of heavy weaponry; machine guns and rocket launchers can shred the opponent with little to no effort. In game modes like Trials of Osiris or Iron Banner, where skill and teamwork are crucial to victory, having unlimited rockets eliminates these elements. As a result, Bungie has postponed these special events until the bug has been fixed.
Under normal circumstances, ammo for each type of weapon in Destiny is available in certain quantities. Ammunition for main weapons such as pulse rifles, auto rifles, and hand cannons are found in abundance. Special weapons such as shotguns, sniper rifles, and fusion rifles get a regular appearance at certain intervals.
Heavy ammunition is the exception to this; it only appears during certain times in player versus player action, and this is to ensure that balance is maintained throughout Destiny battlegrounds. Imagine, then, the dismay for any team that stands on the receiving end of an unlimited barrage of rockets. Not only does this guarantee a one shot kill, but it guarantees an unearned victory for those making use of it.
Bungie has weighed in on Destiny and this game-breaking glitch. David “DeeJ” Dague, community manager, had this to say on the developer’s blog.
“When we learned that some Guardians had discovered a way to earn unlimited rockets, we knew it was time for a bug hunt. Rather than punish players for playing the game in a way we didn’t predict, we’ve been waging an investigation into our code. These things happen, so please don’t panic. We’re on the case – and we’ve slayed more dreaded bugs than these.”
Normally, Destiny servers would go down until a proper solution is brought into the game for things such as this. It’s nice to know that Bungie is working behind the scenes while allowing players to continue their daily activities.
“In the meantime, Trials of Osiris is cancelled for this weekend. The same holding pattern applies to Iron Banner. Lord Saladin will be granted approach to the Tower once our work is done. Please watch this space for updates.”
According to Forbes, the unlimited rocket glitch in Destiny stems from the “Cocoon” perk found on the King’s Fall raid weapons. King’s Fall is the latest Destiny raid from Bungie, where players take on the demon king Oryx and his army of demonic creatures. Heavy weapons are common drops for the successful defeat of bosses during the raid, so it’s fairly easy to acquire the type of weapon that would allow the exploitation of unlimited rockets.
It looks like Destiny players will be denied the glory of victory in Iron Banner and Trials of Osiris until a resolution is found. Unfortunately, this also means that players won’t be taking the coveted flight to the Lighthouse, a reward for achieving a certain level of victory in PvP, until the game’s bug is removed.
“We know this will come as a disappointment to some,” Dague said. “Our hope is that it won’t be as disappointing as being denied a trip to the Lighthouse by an opponent with a Rocket Launcher that works like a clown car.”
Unfortunately, there is no confirmed date for when Trials of Osiris or Iron Banner will return to Destiny’s available activities. Luckily, players still have other means with which to pass the time. From the sounds of it, Bungie is working quickly to ensure that players can jump back into the thick of battle before long.
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