Destiny’s 1.0.3 patch is live, prepares the game for The Dark Below DLC

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 17 November 2014 17:54 GMT

Bungie has released a major patch for Destiny, both in size and in content, to prepare the game for the release of The Dark Below DLC. The patch adds new voice chat options, bounty slots, and more.

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The developer detailed all the included fixes in a blog post. On top of providing the below fixes, the update will also include some content from The Dark Below expansion, making the download size somewhat large (2.44GB).

Here’s the big list of patch notes:

Voices

  • Added a new social feature that enables users to access a channel for Team Chat
  • Matchmade teammates will now be able to talk to each other in Strikes and team-based Crucible matches

Classes

  • Fixed an issue in which two players who performed a melee lunge simultaneously would teleport through each other
  • Fixed an issue in which Blink Strike damage would be caused by colliding with the Blink Strike, rather than melee impact
  • Fixed an issue in which Warlock Bonds dismantled into Titan materials

Weapons

-General

  • Reduced camera shake when being hit with explosive rounds

-Perks

  • Clown Cartridge: Replaced Clown Cartridge perk with other perks in shotgun upgrade trees
  • Headseeker: Fixed an issue in which the bonus Precision Damage perk did not always get applied

Activities

-Missions

  • Buried City: Fixed an exploit in Mars that would clear all enemies from Clovis Bray

-Strikes

  • Winter’s Run: Fixed an exploit zone in the Aksor boss encounter
  • Difficulty will scale less for 3-player Fireteams, making Strikes less deadly for them

-Heroics

  • Fixed an issue in which engrams earned during Daily and Weekly Heroic activities were not displayed in the post-game carnage report

Iron Banner

  • Players must now be level 20 and above to lead an Iron Banner Fireteam
  • Players below Level 20 can only accompany players above Level 20
  • Lord Saladin now has 5 reputation ranks (increased from 3)
  • New Features Added: Tempered Buff, Reforging

Cinematics

  • Fixed several issues with the synchronization of cinematic subtitles in various languages

Destinations

-Combatants

  • Fixed an issue in which Vex Cyclops and Hive Shrieker health bars would not update properly
  • Reduced the number of Stealth Sword Vandals that spawn in the basement of the Terrestrial Complex on lower difficulties

-Events

  • Public Events will occur 10-15% more frequently in all public spaces

Vendors

  • Increased the number of Bounty slots in the Inventory from 5 to 10
  • Added shaders to Eva Levante’s stock in the Tower
  • Shader preview functionality added to vendor and inventory screens
  • Emblems on vendors can now be previewed in the inventory screen
  • Marks and Reputation icons and meters were adjusted to better differentiate the two
  • Fixed an issue in which Strange Coins and Motes of Light would not route to the Postmaster if your inventory was full
  • Fixed an issue in which engrams were not displaying the possible contents in the Cryptarch vendor menu
  • Fixed an issue in which players did not receive Bounty or Mission credit when assisting in the killing of a Walker or Vex Cyclops
  • Armor Stat upgrade potentials added to item compare on vendor and inventory screens

HUD

  • Improved the readability of Grenade and Melee recharge states
  • Improved the visibility of objectives in the Motion Tracker
  • Improved the visual look of Revive waypoint and Last Man Standing
  • Added skull modifier descriptions to the Navigation Mode screen
  • Fixed an issue in which the names of downed teammates did not always display on-screen

Orbit

  • Destiny version number added to the Character Login screen
  • Added dialog imagery for various events
  • Fixed an issue in which new items available from the Special Orders vendor would not show up in the message count in the Director
  • Fixed an issue in which a PlayStation Plus dialog was mistakenly shown when selecting a specific PVP activity
  • Added countdown timers for weekly/special events
  • Fixed various issues with Director animations
  • Fixed an issue in which the Player/Inventory screen would sometimes close during certain parts of the spaceflight sequence
  • Added the post-game carnage report for the previous games during Matchmaking search

Menus

-General

  • Fixed an issue in which cursor speed in 4:3 and PAL was not consistent

-Roster

  • Network Connection Quality Indicators now added to the Roster
  • New icons added to the scoreboard and roster to indicate voice problems due to connection issues (NAT issues)
  • Added support for direct fireteam joins from the roster on the Xbox One

-Inventory

  • Updated Spinmetal, Relic Iron, and Helium Filaments icons to better represent in-game visuals
  • Fixed and updated several inventory icons
  • Fixed and updated several talent tree icons

Audio

  • Improved audio cues for sticking others and being stuck with certain Grenades
  • Fixed an issue in which an audio cue would not play when completing a Bounty
  • Fixed an issue in which “Guardian down!” referenced the wrong gender in French, Spanish, and Portuguese

Technical

  • Added the ability for the Bungie DOC to send in-game alerts and messages
  • Fixed stability issues across all platforms
  • Fixed an issue that would cause a rare crash during space flight into activities
  • Improved patch installation process
  • Implemented PS3-specific performance optimizations
  • Fixed some issues causing beetle and lionfish Kicks to Orbit

Bungie will announce the date for the upcoming Iron Banner event later. There is also a list of PVP fixes through the link.

The Dark Below expansion launches December 9 on all platforms.

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