Destiny 2 Season of Seraph Ends Soon
In Destiny 2 This Week at Bungie (1/26/2023), The Bungie team has some small announcements, reminders and upcoming events information! However, players and developers are preparing for the big Lightfall release, so we can expect more exciting news soon. Just Yesterday Bungie shared economy updates and more changes coming in Lightfall, you can read about it here.
Today developers remind us that the Destiny 2 Season of Seraph Ends on February 28th 2023. Season 19 offers one of the most fun activities this year so make sure you’ll collect all weapons and gear before it ends with the Lightfall release. For those who don’t know what weapons leave the loot table at the end of the Season of the Seraph, we have the Guide: 10 Destiny 2 Weapons You Need Before Lightfall. Make sure you collect those guns before they are gone! Also, now is a great time for players to redeem any Bungie Rewards retiring at the end of the Season.
Lastly, a short reminder for all guardians – currently all armor mods are unlocked for a limited time. Test them while you can!
See the official news post, or read below for more information!
This week at Bungie, we have some announcements, reminders, and things, oh my.
Happy TWABsday, Guardians! Today we are talking about creepy crawlies what’s wrapping up at the end of the Season, and a note on yesterday’s downtime.
Similar to last week, we had another blog post go live yesterday sharing some economy updates and more changes coming in Lightfall. Here is a quick breakdown of everything we talked about:
- Umbral Engrams
- Ada-1’s future
- Vanguard and Nightfall focusing
- Focusing costs
- Legacy focusing
- Legacy match rewards
And if you want to read more, you totally can after you finish the TWAB.😉
Alright, let’s get into the news for today, shall we?
YESTERDAY’S TRIUMPHS FIX AND ROLLBACK
Earlier this week, we released Hotfix 22.214.171.124. Shortly after, reports came in that many Triumphs, Seals, and catalysts were missing.
We discovered that the issue was caused when some currently incompletable EDZ and Nessus Triumphs were moved from Forsaken into the archived Triumphs section. To make that change, we used a tool that can move player state from one location to another in the player’s account. This tool is very powerful but requires careful and cautious handling. Due to a configuration error, we accidentally re-ran an older state migration process used for the Beyond Light release. As a result, we ended up re-copying old data from before Beyond Light into the current configuration, essentially undoing certain aspects of player progression since then.
Once we identified that the issue resulted in a loss of player state, we took the game down and rolled back the player database while we investigated how to remove the dangerous change from the build. Last night we constructed a patch for 126.96.36.199 that removed the specific change that was causing the issue, tested it, and deployed it to live.
As a result of this fix, all player accounts had to be rolled back to 8:20 AM PST on January 24. This means that any progress made between 8:20 and 11 AM was lost, and all purchases refunded.
You can find more details at our new @Destiny2Team account here. Thanks again for your patience while we sorted this out!
IT’S A CREEPY CRAWLY LIFE
Are you ready, Guardians? It’s that time of year where we get to vote on our Festival of the Lost Armor themes. Make sure you keep reading, because we did change things up a bit this year, but if you have any questions feel free to sound off on socials. To get into the changes more specifically, in past years, two Festival of the Lost Armor themes were developed (e.g., Monsters and Dinosaurs), then the voting occurred at the theme level and voting was aggregated across classes. In 2023, one of the big changes we are making to our voting is making voting class-specific.
Last year, voting was very close, but it wasn’t consistent across classes. To help make sure each class gets the armor set they’re most excited about, we’ve decided to let each class vote individually rather than bucketing armor sets together. To address some of the logistic issues with that approach, we’re trying something a little different with the concepts. Instead of making two themes, we’ve chosen “creepy crawlies” as this years theme. You’ll be voting on two different interpretations: A spooky spider style or a bone-chilling beetle body. This means that if Titans want to live the arachnid life and Hunters can’t live without glowing wings, everybody wins!
How you vote is changing a little bit as well to accommodate these updates. If you signed up for emails via your Bungie account, you’ll receive an email allowing you to vote for your primary class. For example, if you’re a Hunter main, you’llr eceive a Hunter email. We know a lot of you play more than one class, and others haven’t been able to receive our emails for one reason or another. If you’re in one of those two groups, we have a solution for you as well. We’ll have a separate voting link where you can submit your votes for your secondary class (or your primary if you didn’t get the email). These votes will then be blended into the same pool as the others.
Lastly, we have a quick disclaimer: these are draft concepts. While we don’t plan on changing them, we reserve the right to do so. We’re saying this because if our art team comes up with an awesome way to make them even cooler, we want the flexibility to make those changes. They’re masters of their craft, and we want to leave them the space to do what they do best!
UPCOMING CONTENT CHANGES
Next week, we’re planning to deploy some new updates to help everyone complete their collections this Season:
- Weekly Deepsight (red border) weapon focusing from the Exo Frame at the H.E.L.M. will be adjusted to daily availability for the remainder of the Season to help players craft those final weapons before Lightfall arrives! This will also apply to vendors offering guaranteed Deepsight weapon focusing from Seasons 16 to 18.
- As a reminder, Iron Banner reputation gains will be increased in several ways when Fortress returns on January 31. These include:
- An increase to base reputation earned per match.
- An increased multiplier contribution from wearing Iron Banner armor.
- An increased multiplier contribution from equipping an Iron Banner emblem.
Go earn that chainmail shader if you haven’t already!
SEASON OF THE SERAPH ENDS SOON
With Season of the Seraph and Year 5 ending on February 28, 2023, now is a great time for players to redeem any Bungie Rewards retiring at the end of the Season. For a list of Bungie Rewards that will be expiring on February 28, please view the Bungie Rewards page.
IT’S ALMOST TIME, GUARDIANS
Alright, Guardians, we are getting to that time in the game where we need to start wrapping up some Triumphs and Seals before the end of the Season. Make sure to grab your fireteam, or at least your Ghost, and get those Triumphs!
- Moments of Triumph 2022 T-shirt
- Moments of Triumph 2022 MMXXII Seal
- Moments of Triumph 2022 Patch
- Crisis Inverted Pin
- Seraph Seal Collectible Medallion Pin
- Wanted Seal Collectible Medallion Pin
Thanks for reading!
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