Destiny 1.1.1 will introduce a much requested feature: matchmaking for the Weekly Heroic Strike.
In addition to previously announced features, the patch will introduce matchmaking for the Weekly Heroic Strike, allowing you to get a fireteam together even if your buddies are busy.
“We wanted the Weekly Heroics to be a challenge that pushed you and your buddies, but what we observed was that these strikes don’t demand the same cooperation of a cohesive pre-made group,” design lead M.E. Chung said.
“The overwhelming community response was such that many players didn’t have the numbers on their friends list to experience the activity on a weekly basis.”
You will no longer be able to solo the Weekly Heroic, unfortunately – but the Nightfall will still require pre-formed fireteams. This is because each party wipe during Nightfall sends you to orbit, where you’d have to match make again – so team up properly for each attempt.
No promises on matchmaking for Raids, but Bungie said it’s thinking hard about how to make finding Raid and Nightfall groups easier.
Here are a few other chnages coming in the patch:
- Xûr will stop forgetting to bring his Exotic engrams when he visits us from… wherever Xûr is from.
- Iron Banner will work as previously promised, with a greater variety of maps in rotation as well as a couple of new Bounties that give you more control over which weapon you can use to complete them – and we were hoping that one would have arrived before the current event.
- Strikes and Crucible Maps will be less likely to repeat themselves when you stay in a matchmaking playlist with your Fireteam.
- Grimoire Cards will drop when you expect them to.
These newly announced features are in addition to the heavy ammo bug fix, weapons rebalancing, and new reputation view UI – as well as some details which won’t be announced till the patch goes live.