‘Destiny’ Hotfix Patch May Bring Iron Banner Next Week And Trials Tomorrow [Update: Trials On]

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Jun. 24 2016, Updated 8:31 a.m. ET

The cancellation of Destiny‘s Iron Banner event this week and Trials of Osiris last weekend due to a glitch may now be mercifully at an end. Bungie released a hotfix patch Thursday to address issues introduced by update 2.3.0 that caused headaches for players and the cancellations of the special events.

Update: Bungie announced Trials of Osiris will return Friday with the map Black Shield. Iron Banner will kick off of Tuesday, June 28 at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT if things continue to go well following the hotfix.

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The issues introduced with the Destiny 2.3.0 update include the inability to launch activities due to character data not loading while in orbit. Character data was also not loading while in activities, causing them to appear as silhouettes. Worse, some players could only inflict a single point of damage to opponents while in Crucible matches.

This led to Bungie electing to cancel the Trials of Osiris last Saturday just one day into the event. It eventually led to the cancellation of Iron Banner as well since these issues were not fixed in time for the planned Tuesday launch.

The problems were caused by the “Player in Activity” feature for those with lots of friends that also played Destiny. The hotfix released today tweaks that feature by allowing it to display only a maximum of 10 friends. This will prevent the extraneous loading of data for those with a big friends list.

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The good news is if the hotfix does its job, Trials of Osiris will return Friday and Iron Banner may make an appearance next week.

“Trials of Osiris may return tomorrow. Once we’ve had a chance to confirm that all is well, we’ll sound the alarm that all champions of the Crucible should don their sunscreen and prepare for a trip to the Lighthouse. Stand by for more information on your fate,” Community Manager David “Deej” Dague explained in a Bungie weekly update.

“And, if all goes according to plan, that’s not all the news we’ll have for the warriors among you. We may also reschedule Lord Saladin’s appearance in the Tower so that Iron Banner can happen next week. This is no time to create a gulf between you and the sole surviving Iron Lord.”

This wouldn’t be the first time an Iron Banner event was unexpectedly interrupted in Destiny. The last event got a late start following a Rocket Launcher glitch that needed fixing, for example.

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