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Destiny 2 3.2.0 update patch notes

The brand new 3.2.0 update for Destiny 2 is here, and here are the full patch notes that list all the changes before Season of the Splicer.

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Destiny 2 3.2.0 update patch notes

Bungie has some new content planned for the Destiny 2 3.2.0 update, including various balance adjustments, so here’s what will be included in the next set of patch notes before the Season of the Splicer begins.

Destiny 2’s 14th season will bring plenty of new changes for fans to enjoy when it arrives on May 11. Before that happens, Bungie will release an update patch in which they’ll make various balance adjustments.

The Season of the Splicer will bring various new buffs and nerfs, the Vault of Glass Raid and World’s First race, and a new Exotic Pistol called the Cryosthesia 77k. There are even more changes in the 3.2.0 update.

Destiny 2 3.2.0 update patch notes

Destiny 2 3.2.0 update downtime

Background maintenance for Destiny 2’s new season is set to begin at 10 AM PT on May 10 and will continue for approximately four hours. During this time, players can still log in to the game and play.

However, Destiny 2 will briefly go offline at 9:45 AM PT on May 11 for additional maintenance, lasting until 11 AM PT. You can still download the update from 10 AM PT.

Balance adjustments

Stasis abilities will now come with colorblind support, which will make it much easier to locate Crystals and Duskfields. The Hunters, Titans, and Warlocks classes will all go through changes in the latest update.

The Hunters will get their Silence & Squall ability’s detonation radius nerfed from 12m to 8.5m. Titans will receive a buff that replenishes Shiver Strike melee energy when Glacial Quake ends. Additionally, Whisper of Torment will work more efficiently once the patch drops.

Finally, the Chaos Reach Super that Warlocks use won’t kill enemies through walls in Season of the Splicer, and the Bleak Watcher Aspect will grant two fragment slots.

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Destiny 2 3.2.0 update patch notes

Abilities, Aspects, and Fragments

  • Colorblind Support 
    • Stasis abilities now have colorblind support:
      • Enemy Crystals
      • Enemy Squall
      • Enemy Duskfield
      • Enemy Bleak Watcher
    • Player highlighting in the Crucible now has colorblind support.
  • Sublcass Tuning 
    • Hunters
      • The freeze detonation from Silence & Squall has been reduced from 12m to 8.5m in radius.
      • Enemy Squall now has a red ring to define area as it approaches.
    • Titans
      • Shiver Strike melee energy is now refunded when Glacial Quake ends.
      • Fixed an issue in which players can trigger Whisper of Torment by standing in an opponent’s Barricade.
    • Warlocks
      • Shadebinder
        • Bleak Watcher Aspect now grants two fragment slots.
      • Chaos Reach
        • Fixed an issue with Chaos Reach Super that was allowing it to penetrate some thin walls or objects enough to damage and kill opponents on the other side.

Nav Mode

  • Separated Bounties from Quests in Nav Mode.
  • All Bounties now appear in Nav Mode. They can no longer be tracked as a result.
  • Category switching on keyboard and mouse can now be controlled with the scroll wheel.
  • Tracked Triumph now appears in its own Nav Mode category.

UI

  • Legends added to the Director Destinations tab.
    • This is where you’ll find Vault of Glass in just a few weeks…
  • Shortcut between HUD quest step notifications and quest details screen added for keyboard and mouse users.
  • 6v6 Crucible activities have an updated intro experience.
    • Cycle through your teammates to view metrics associated with the activity you’re entering.

H.E.L.M.

  • H.E.L.M. now appears in the Director Destinations tab (moved from Tower map) and has its own map.
  • Focused Umbral Engrams and Prismatic Recaster
    • Umbral Engrams now auto-decrypt when Focused via the Prismatic Recaster.
    • The visual states for focusing options on the Prismatic Recaster have been streamlined to reduce visual clutter and confusion.
Destiny 2 3.2.0 update patch notes

Glory, Valor, and Infamy

These changes are a precursor to some larger improvements planned for Season 15 (e.g., introducing Vanguard reputation, rebalancing Infamy to bring a reset in-line with Valor, and more).

  • Glory, Valor, and Infamy reputations have had their internal systems rebuilt to a unified implementation. In-game, players should expect minimal perceived changes.
    • Unified Glory, Valor, and Infamy rank reputation tracking.
      • Before Forsaken, Glory and Valor had only Major ranks (Guardian, Brave, etc.).
      • After Forsaken, Glory and Valor gained sub-ranks (Brave I, II, III) alongside Infamy. However, all the historical tracking (Lifetime Ranks) and quest usage still used the original Major ranks.
      • Now, the sub-ranks are now referred to simply as Ranks, and all usage has been converted to use them where appropriate. (I.e., all lifetime values and quest targets have been multiplied by three.)
    • Glory playlists no longer block Valor win streaks from declining.
    • The Valor badge now appears on the Trials launch screen.
    • Infamy win streak bonus is now linear (+35 points per win).
    • Glory win streak bonus is now linear (+20 points per win).
      • Note: With the eventual update to Vanguard reputation, players should be ready to spend their Vanguard Tokens during Season of the Splicer.

Eververse

  • Eververse Archive Filtering
    • Players can now easily filter the offerings in the Storefront Archive tab.
    • Per numerous community requests, we added many Exotic weapon and armor ornaments from previous Seasons to the archive tab.
  • Bright Engrams
    • Spawn FX and Shaders are now standalone items in Bright Engrams.
      • Bright Engrams can no longer decrypt into duplicates of these items.
    • A small amount of Glimmer will be awarded when decrypting Bright Engrams.

Other changes

  • Momentum Control and Team Scorched have returned and will be available as part of the weekly playlist rotation.
  • Added repeatable bounties to Shaw Han in the Cosmodrome.
  • Fixed an issue causing Vaulted gear to erroneously drop from strike-unique loot lists.
  • Added a full suite of Trace Rifle-focused armor mods to the game.

That covers everything that’s coming in the Destiny 2 3.2.0 update patch notes. Season of the Splicer will include a World’s First race with more championship belts up for grabs for the winner and will be live on May 22, so stay tuned for updates!

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How to fix Destiny 2 Error Code: BUFFALO

A common Destiny 2 problem is the Error Code: BUFFALO message. So let’s dive into the issue, what causes it, and ways to fix it.

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Players trying to enjoy Destiny 2 content, such as Season of the Lost, may find that they can’t sign into their account. This could be down to the Error Code: BUFFALO bug, and we’ve broken down the issue and how to fix it.

Sometimes, all players want to do is hop onto Destiny 2 after a long day of work, school, or whatever it may be, and jump online.

But issues are always going to be encountered now and again, and Destiny 2 is not immune to this. Bungie’s first-person shooter has a myriad of different problems that players can bump into, with one, in particular, being troublesome – Error Code: BUFFALO.

What is Error Code: BUFFALO on PlayStation, Xbox & PC?

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If you’re struggling to access Destiny 2 online and it’s appearing with “Error Code: BUFFALO,” this is because the game can’t sign you in.

According to Bungie, this could be for one of several different reasons:

  • Console
    • Your chosen platform service is undergoing maintenance
    • Your PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live subscription has expired
    • Players in Korea’s “allotted purchased internet usage time has run out or online account plan has expired”
  • PC
    • Trying to access your Destiny 2 account at the same time on multiple PCs at once

Ways to fix Code Error: BUFFALO problem in Destiny 2

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The solutions to the Code Error: BUFFALO problem are basic counteractions to the suggested causes above.

Here’s what you can try to attempt to solve the issue:

  • Console
  • PC
    • Check all your devices that you may have signed into to play Destiny 2, because another user may inadvertently have accessed your account on a different computer

We hope these different solutions help you to solve the Code Error: BUFFALO issue, and that you can resume enjoying Destiny 2 Season of the Lost.

Also, check out how to claim Destiny 2 Prime Gaming rewards.

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How to get Destiny 2 Ager’s Scepter Catalyst

Here’s how to unlock the Destiny 2 Ager’s Scepter Catalyst. The Catalyst can be used to upgrade the incredibly powerful exotic trace rifle.

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Ager’s Scepter is a powerful Exotic Trace Rifle in Destiny 2, and its weapon catalysts can make it even stronger.

Destiny 2 Season of the Lost started less than a month ago, and there’s already a ton of new content to enjoy. This includes new missions, modes, and gear. And there’s still a lot more to come over the next five months.

One of the new Exotic weapons introduced this season is Destiny 2’s Ager’s Scepter. This new Trace Rifle is one of six in the entire game. And with the ability to slow and freeze enemies, Ager’s Scepter is a menace.

Season Pass holders will have to complete the questline “A Hollow Coronation” to unlock the Exotic. But the fun doesn’t stop there because players can now unlock Catalysts for the Ager’s Scepter to make it even more powerful.

How to get Destiny 2 Ager’s Scepter Catalyst

Catalysts are special modifiers in Destiny 2 that upgrade exotic weapons. They don’t raise the light level of weapons like Upgrade Modules but instead modify certain aspects of the weapon.

Each weapon has its unique Catalysts that have specific means of finding them. For Ager’s Scepter, players can find the Catalyst by opening Wayfinder’s Troves in Astral Alignment. The Ager’s Scepter Catalyst was made available after the rest on September 21, 2021.

Astral Alignment is this season’s matchmade activity. It is a six-player seasonal activity that takes place in four phases. You will need to work with your teammates to complete each wave.

Wayfinder’s Troves appear at the end of Astral Alignment. You will have a few moments before the match concludes to open them. However, you will have to have 150 Parallax Trajectory to open each Trove. It is also not guaranteed that the Wayfinder’s Trove will drop an Ager’s Scepter Catalyst.

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Getting a Catalyst takes an awful lot of time and patience, but they are worth it. If you can add even more power to an already overpowered trace rifle, you will want to do whatever it takes.

Sadly, that means players will have to grind Astral Alignment activities this season.

For more Destiny, check out how to get the Thorn Armor set, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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Destiny 2 Xur location and items: September 17 – 21

Here is where you can find Xur the Merchant and get different Exotic items for yourself when playing Destiny 2.

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Xur the Merchant in Destiny 2

You can get Exotic items for yourself in Destiny 2 by visiting Xur the merchant. This character moves around, so here is his location and all the items that you can get from him.

Destiny 2 has become a classic since its release in 2017, with a large player base in 2021. The Season of the Lost update has added various weapons like the Lorentz Drive exotic and Darkest Below.

You can also get different Exotic items each week by visiting the merchant, Xur. He hangs out in random locations around the map, and this guide will let you know where to find him along with his inventory.

Where to find Xur the Merchant in Destiny 2

Xur the Merchant in Destiny 2

Xur’s location in Destiny 2 changes each week, and he can be found in the Tower between September 17 and 21. The merchant will be standing near the back stairs of the Hangar.

Once you visit him, you can get yourself some neat new Exotic items to use in the game. Xur will provide you with items that are at the same power level as you.

Xur’s September 17 – 21 items in Destiny 2

This week’s collection of wares consists of impressive weapons, helmets, quests, and cosmetic items. You can equip these and reap their benefits when running into combat in Destiny 2.

Here’s a breakdown of every item that you can get from Xur the merchant this week in the game.

Merciless 

Merciless in Destiny 2

This fusion rifle comes with the Exotic perk, Conserve Momentum, which lets it charge the fusion bursts faster for every non-lethal hit. This lets you kill bigger enemies much quicker.

Merciless was considered one of the best Exotic weapons in year 1 of the game. While there are better weapons in Destiny 2 to choose from, you can still have a ton of fun with this gun.

Shards of Galanor

Shards of Galanor in Destiny 2

This item comes with the Sharp Edges perk, which refunds Super energy based on the number of blades you hit with Blade Barrage. This will allow you to dish out more pain during Strikes and Crucibles.

One-Eyed Mask

One-Eyed Mask in Destiny 2

This Titan helmet was considered to be one of the best Exotic items during Destiny 2: Forsaken, and it comes with the Vengeance Exotic perk. This will mark enemies that deal damage to you, letting you track them through walls.

Geomag Stabilizers

Geomag Stabilizers in Destiny 2

These Exotic boots were from Forsaken, and their Exotic perk is Close Enough. This recharges your Chaos Reach Super while sprinting if you have at least 90% energy. You can increase the duration by damaging enemies with Chaos Reach.

Exotic Cipher Quest

Xur Exotic Cipher quest in Destiny 2

Xur also has a new quest for an Exotic Cipher this week. This lets you purchase old Exotics from the Monuments to Lost Light kiosk in the tower. You should do this Quest so that you can acquire Exotics like Heir Apparent and Truth.

The merchant requires you to complete 21 Strikes or win Crucible or Gambit matches this week. You’ll earn the Exotic Cipher once you’ve completed this Quest.

Stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for more Destiny 2, and check out the Destiny 2 Hotfix 3.3.0.2 Update patch notes.

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