Bungie details latest hotfix for Destiny

Bungie details latest hotfix for Destiny

Published On October 14, 2014 | By David Wriglesworth | News

Bungie has detailed the latest update for Destiny.

The hotfix ( is set to go live on all platforms today (Tuesday, October 14th, 2014) and includes a number of changes to weapon balance, as well as fixing an issue with the Templar encounter in the Vault of Glass.

The full list of fixes is as follows:


  • Fixed a bug where the Valkyrie-O5X Ship was the same as the Aurora Lance


  • Titan
    • Unbreakable: Fixed an issue with the perk granting more agility than intended
  • Warlock
    • Brimstone: Perk can now activate if player is airborne


  • General
    • Fixed some issues related to quick weapon swapping
  • Auto Rifles
    • Base Damage decreased by 2%
    • Reduced Precision Damage multiplier from 1.50 -> 1.25 (head shot bonus)
    • Stability decreased by 4% – 17% (driven by stat value)
  • Hand Cannons
    • In-air accuracy now increased
  • Scout Rifles
    • Base damage increased by 6%
    • Damage vs. Combatants increased by 6% – 25% (based on tier)
    • Improved target acquisition, plus additional recoil tuning.
  • Shotguns
    • Decreased base damage at maximum range (falloff) by 20%
    • Shot Package Perk now has a slightly wider cone of fire
    • The Rangefinder and Shot Package perks are now mutually exclusive

Exotic Weapons

  • Vex Mythoclast
    • Base Damage decreased by 34%
    • Increased Precision Damage multiplier from 1.25 -> 1.50 (headshot bonus)
  • Pocket Infinity
      • Enhanced Battery Perk has now been replaced with the Speed Reload Perk


  • Metal Detector: Fixed a bug that prevents this perk from actually providing additional ammo
  • Lightweight: Fixed a bug that allowed additional agility to apply even when a weapon was stowed


  • Strikes
    • Engram rewards from strikes now appear in the post-game Activity Summary

Raid – Vault of Glass

  • Templar Encounter
    • Kill volume added to sniper platforms to prevent players from sitting on top of them
    • Relic is now removed and respawned if the holder leaves the playable area


  • The Fallen have also retreated from their hold over the Rocket Yard to discuss a new takeover plan

Bungie added: “We’re still working on a larger update which will address under-performing Exotics and overall class balance.”

Yesterday, it was announced that an average of 3.2 million gamers play the title every day.

About The Author

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.