‘Destiny’ Update Next Week Changes Sterling Treasure, Takes Servers Offline For Eight Hours

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Bungie continues to update Destiny ahead of the Rise of Iron expansion release. The developer announced that the 2.4.0 update is coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One shooter next week that will affect clan rosters and Sterling Treasures plus an extended amount of downtime.

The Destiny 2.4.0 update will be delivered on Thursday, September 8. Bungie will bring the game’s servers down at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT for a planned eight hours’ worth of maintenance. When the servers come back online at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT, players will be able to download the update and continue playing. However, there will be some changes.

The in-game Clan functionality will be disabled for the time being when Destiny update 2.4.0 goes live. This will last at least until Rise of Iron launches on September 20. The expansion will come with new in-game Clan Roster functionality, such as being able to use your clan to host private matches, as previously reported.

Meanwhile, Sterling Treasures are receiving a huge change with this patch. Destiny player will only be able to acquire one Sterling Treasure per week through gameplay and the only activity that will grant the reward will be the Level 41 Prison of Elders playlist. That means no more Sterling Treasures through the featured playlists or the Heroic Strike playlists.

This is part of replacing Sterling Treasures with Radiant Treasures with the release of Rise of Iron. Just like their predecessor, players will only be able to earn a limited number of Radiant Treasures a week. Opening them will reward cosmetic items like the new Ornaments and others.

Radiant Treasures will also be available to purchase with real world money via the Eververse Trading Company. The good news is the items rewarded from the new treasure can be broken down into Silver Dust, a new in-game currency, which can then be used to purchase other items from Tess Everis’ store and even Xur, Agent of the Nine like Ornaments.

Those that still want Chroma for armor and weapons that use the color-changing material will be able to purchase it in-game from Eva Levante.

Of course, a temporary big change will hit Destiny before the 2.4.0 update is released. As covered last week, the Trials of Osiris event that runs from September 2 through the Weekly Reset on September 6 represents the final chance to run through the competitive multiplayer event before Rise of Iron is released.

Destiny: Rise of Iron (PS4, Xbox One)
PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners still have a little time left to complete their Year Two Moments of Triumph too. The current weeks mark the final time Golgoroth will be available for the King’s Fall Raid Challenge mode while Kagoor also makes his final appearance in the Court of Oryx before the launch of Destiny: Rise of Iron on September 20. Players will receive Calcified Fragments that count towards the Eris Morn’s Revenge Moment of Triumph by completing these two activities as well as a third from completing the Sunless Cell Nightfall this week.

Meanwhile, the activities for the week starting September 6 will be the final shot at beating Oryx in the King’s Fall Challenge Mode and Thalnok, Fanatic of Crota in the Court of Oryx.

Destiny players also shouldn’t sit on completing the Exotic Sword quest if they haven’t already. Part of the quest line requires waiting until the next Armsday to collect a piece from the Weaponsmith. This gives players until September 14 to complete this step of the quest line.

Destiny: Rise of Iron will go live at 5 a.m. ET/2 a.m. PT on Tuesday, September 20, for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Expect to see some special events the week prior to release, just like all the other expansion launches.

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[Edit: Clarified items from Sterling Treasure are broken down to Silver Dust.]