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Destiny: February update and Crimson Days event live - here's the patch notes

The Crimson Days event gets underway today in Destiny as part of the February update. We've got the patch notes for you below.

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The update includes the new playable activity, enhancements to the way the Crucible operates, and the usual changes and fixes.

Full update is below.

New Event: Crimson Days

  • Runs February 9th, 10AM PST to February 16th, 1AM PST
  • Grab Quests: Go talk with Lord Shaxx in the Tower to receive the quest "Crimson Bonds" - you must be lvl 40 to be eligible
  • Play Crimson Doubles: 2v2 PvP Event Playlist: Crimson Doubles - Requires Pre-made Fireteam of 2
  • Weekly Shaxx bounties have been replaced with special Crimson Doubles bounties for the duration of the event


  • Fixed an issue where some emote incidents would appear twice
  • Fixed a rare issue where the Refer-a-Friend buff was not being properly applied when joining an in-progress activity


  • Fixed an issue where an extra icon on the kiosk was appearing for players who acquired MIDA Multi-Tool exotic weapon for both Year One and Year Two
  • Fixed an issue with Hakke pulse rifle damage scaling to bring them back in line with other pulse rifles


  • Fixed the icon for Titan class item Mark of a Kellslayer
  • Fixed an issue where the icon for the Hunter artifact Unerring Compass was missing on PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360

Activities: Fixed an issue where the Vienna Singer ship was not dropping at appropriate rates

Nightfall: Reduced the chance for ghost shells to be awarded from completing the weekly in favor of other rewards

Raid: King's Fall

  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to become immune to the Totem room damage by using a sword's block ability
  • Totems will now kill players under the totem after an extended period of time
  • Fixed an issue on the aura holder when exiting 3rd person, the camera forward would get reset back facing the direction of the players feet
  • Fixed an issue where the Ogres would teleport when they had issues path finding around previous dropped bombs



  • Bounties have been moved to the top of Shaxx's vendor screen
  • Players now start without special ammo in all 3v3 modes
  • See developer comments from Derek Carroll
  • Fixed an issue where the quest step to "Complete a match with 6+ Auto Rifle kills" was not properly registering
  • The temporary fix applied previously has been removed once again to allow this quest to be turned in properly
  • Fixed an issue where the text display for Nova Bomb score bonuses was incorrect
  • Damage Referee has been enabled in the Control playlist for the Crucible


New Rotating Playlists

  • Freelance 3v3 featuring Skirmish, Salvage and Elimination - only accessible by solo players, no fireteams
  • Freelance 6v6 featuring Control, Clash and Rift - only accessible by solo players, no fireteams
  • Inferno 3v3 featuring Inferno Skirmish, Inferno Salvage and introducing Inferno Elimination!
  • Inferno 6v6 featuring Inferno Control and Inferno Clash

Iron Banner

  • Iron Banner returns on February 23rd, 10AM to February 29th, 1AM PST
  • Iron Banner armor pieces from Rank 5 packages will now be granted immediately, instead of appearing once you return to Orbit
  • Increased the base win rep amount by +20% (50 to 60)
  • Waypoints have been added to Lord Saladin when the Rank 3 and Rank 5 packages are available
  • Players can no longer recycle into Iron Banner matches after the event has ended

Trials of Osiris

  • Reduced the postgame wait time by 15 seconds
  • Adjusted loot tables to make rewards more consistent and less likely to have a non-payout match


  • Crossroads: Fixed an issue where some players are able to perch in an advantageous position on a giant tree root
  • The Timekeeper: Removed dynamic objects and moved overtime objective to help it play better in Elimination


  • Fixed an issue where Reputation was being awarded when dismantling the Future War cult ship "The Climb"
  • Access to the ship via the kiosk has been re-enabled
  • Fixed an issue where the icon on Gunsmith vendor screen to display the correct reputation

If you want more information on the Crimson Days event in Destiny: The Taken King, we have you covered through here.

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