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What is in Your Destiny? PC Release, Iron Banana, and Prestige Raid. Again.

It’s Sunday, Guardians! I know this message is a couple of days behind schedule but, like Saladin thinking he was Reaper from Overwatch, I have been pretending to be the Bright Lord of Mordor.

B – A – N – N – E – R

Much to the dismay of myself (and others?), Iron Banner is only a week long event – just like the Faction Rally event. Now, we’ve still had no communique from Saladin to say when he’ll return, but let’s hope it’ll be monthly. And he leaves behind his token-totting antics! The Iron Banner exclusive map – Distant Shore – will roll out to all crucible modes after the next reset.

Prestige Raid Will Be Sick!

Not sick like PH fat. Sick like it is being launched with the existing bugs and glitches that are allowing devious Guardians, most likely of Dead Orbit affiliation, to complete encounters by bypassing mechanics and the like. I am unsure why the Vanguard would allow this to continue, but as you’ll read in the attached memo they will be monitoring the race for world first closely.

Memo Attached Like a Fusion Grenade. Oh, Also PC Release Details!

In only 12 days, Destiny 2 will go live on personal computers all over the world. Every player on the PC will be able to start their adventure at the same time, but the clock may display a different time depending on where you’re located. If you want to know the exact time when you can start playing, this nice map will show the ”Go Live” time in your region.

MINIMUM RECOMMENDED
CPU: Intel Intel Core i3-3250 3.5 GHz or
Intel Pentium G4560 3.5 GHz
Intel Core i5-2400 3.4 GHz or
i5 7400 3.5 GHz
CPU: AMD AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz AMD Ryzen R5 1600X 3.6 GHz
GPU: NVidia Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB or
GTX 1050 2GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB or
GTX 1060 6GB
GPU: AMD AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB AMD R9 390 8GB
RAM: 6GB 8GB
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit (Recommended)
Hard Drive Space: 68GB available hard drive space

 

The Prestige

Earlier this week, we postponed the launch of the Prestige Raid. An exploit was discovered that could cast doubt on the legitimacy of the fireteam who captures the coveted title of World First. We have been working on a fix, but the short-term solution contains too much risk. The last thing we want to do is fix an exploit some players are using, only to break other parts of the game for everyone. Because of this, we are pushing the fix off to a later date.

“Does that mean you are delaying Prestige Raid again?”

No, the Prestige Raid will still begin on October 18 at 10AM Pacific. We don’t want to make you wait any longer to experience what the raid team has cooked up for those of you who enjoy a challenge worthy of your talents.

One thing we did accomplish as part of our investigation was the creation of a way to verify a clean finish. We can now detect if any teams use this exploit to gain an advantage. This will take some extra time to verify, but we will be able to crown the winners with the confidence they deserve.

A safe fix is still being investigated for this issue. Our current plan is to deploy it as part of a future update. We’ll give you more details before it’s ready to go.

This isn’t the only upcoming raid news. We will be back next week to tell you about Raid Challenges that have been designed to make you rethink familiar encounters.

Feedback Frenzy

Ever since launch, there has been feedback posted anywhere and everywhere that discussions about Destiny 2 happen on the internet. I’m always dialed into our own feedback forum, as well all other avenues you travel to share your ideas with us. Some topics are as broad as “ways to make the Crucible more fun.” Some are much more specific, like “Add a method to mass delete shaders.”

We’re reading as much of your chatter as we possibly can. There are millions of you, after all. One thing we have noticed is a lot of discussions about the Endgame and how it can be improved. Right now, these discussions are also happening in our studio. We are listening, but need time to digest everything and draw up the best plans for the future. We will have more to say on this soon. Please stay tuned, and keep the conversation rolling.

What is in Your Destiny? Xur, Iron Banner, Level Cap and the Prestige Raid.

It’s Friday, Guardians. We all know what this means; communique from above, and a visit from the beyond.

Xuring is Caring

What does the Agent of the Nine have for us this week?

  • Vigilance Wing – Pulse Rifle – 29 Shards
  • Foetracer – Hunter Helm – 23 Shards
  • An Insurmountable Skullfort – Titan Helm – 23 Shards
  • Nezarec’s Sin – Titan Helm – 23 Shards

Two in the Crowd 

There is a lot to digest in what I’m about to C&P from the Bungie blog, but three parts standout for me, the first being there is zero mention of a power level increase with the release of the prestige version of Leviathan. Secondly, no new weapons from Iron Banner? Edit: Bungie have confirmed there are weapons, too.  At least the new armour is unique looking! Whilst the third comes at the tail end of the blog post, I’d like to share that now, if you’ll indulge me.

On a personal note; just the other night, after we caught up in the Crucible, I had dinner with a dude I met as my teammate in a Bungie game eleven years ago. I am a product of the Bungie community. My challenge to every Guardian is to look to the human element in Destiny 2 to fuel your appetite for ultimate re-playability. The ultimate loot is the friendships that can grow out of a game like this. There will be more gear to add to your character (next week, even). The rewards that I’m talking about are the people in the community that thrives in this game. If you let them, they’ll make your hobby as a light-dealing hero on a starside campaign for glory even better.

Thanks to those of you who are helping us to drive that scene.

DeeJ, out.

Iron Banner

The Return of the Iron Lord

The Red War scattered the heroes of humanity across the solar system. One by one, they have been returning to the City. Now, Lord Saladin will hold court and reward the brave.

Begins: October 10, 2AM Pacific
Ends: October 17, 2AM Pacific

The game is Control.

As the first Faction Rally comes to an end, the Iron Lords are hosting the next ritual. Their special event has undergone some changes. The Iron Banner is still your chance to stand and be proven in the fires of friendly competition.

What’s different? (From Destiny 1)
Combat will be between two teams of four players
Your fighting abilities, not your power levels, will decide the outcome
Bounties and Ranks have been replaced with an Iron Banner Engram

How can you compete?
Complete the Destiny 2 campaign – the only way to reach the Tower
Visit Lord Saladin in the Tower to begin the Iron Banner Quest
Fight in the Iron Banner playlist with Quickplay modes and matchmaking

What’s in it for you?
Earn Iron Banner Tokens in every match (earn more if you win)
Daily and Season* Milestones that track your progress to glory
Claim brand new armour wrought in the forges of the Iron Lord

Prestige Raid

You’re the Best… Around!

Combat against other Guardians not your thing? The ultimate PVE challenge also arrives in your Director on Tuesday at 10AM Pacific. The morning after the weekly reset begins a new invitation from Calus to join him for the Prestige Raid.

We do not expect everyone to be successful in completing this activity. Mechanical changes to the encounters are minimal, but they are there. The Prestige Raid is about mastering a more punishing sandbox. Our goal is not to provide a boon to your character progression, but there are unique rewards to help you shine. Consider this your invitation to prove to the world that you are among the very best of the Raiders who overlook the City.

World First will be counted. We can tell you no more.

Good luck!