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Destiny 2 on PS5/Xbox Series X: 120 FPS, cross-play, release date & more

Bungie is readying a big Destiny 2 update on PS5 and Xbox Series X that will feature 120FPS, and cross-play, and much more.

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Beyond Light has shown that Bungie’s sci-fi shooter has a lot longer in the tank and aims to dominate on next-gen too. Some crucial details are out in the open regarding Destiny 2 on PS5 and Xbox Series X: including its 120 FPS, cross-play, and all-important release date.

Many people are excited to see what the future holds for the PS5 and Xbox Series X’s new AAA blockbuster exclusives. However, lots of hardcore Destiny fans want to know what’s happening with their beloved shooter.

Bungie’s newest expansion pack has supposedly dawned a new era for Destiny 2 and represents a brand new chapter in the game’s legacy. But what can fans look forward to that have already invested in a new console? Let’s have a look at these Destiny 2 PS5 and Xbox Series X details and release date.

Release Date

Let’s get the big one in writing straight away. PS5 and Xbox Series X owners can lock and load their exotic rifles on December 8.

Naturally, the update should embrace all the new facets of each console and see a big performance improvement – especially those pesky load times.

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120 FPS

Yes, forget 30fps and even 60fps; we’re moving into the future with full 120fps. PC gamers will scoff at this notion as they have notoriously been able to unlock their frame rates and achieve unimaginable frames-per-second on top-end computers.

Console gamers haven’t had that luxury. The minor caveat to this is that you will need a 120hz TV that can actually support this greater demand. If you have one, look forward to rapid refresh rates and crisper, smoother gameplay.

Also, 120 FPS will only apply to the Crucible. Regular gameplay will run at a locked 60 FPS.

Cross-play

Destiny 2’s next-gen update will also bring about some same brand cross-play as PS5, and PS4 owners will be able to play together, and Xbox Series X and Xbox One players will too. It’s still not quite the universal cross-play that people want, but PlayStation, Xbox, and PC guardians coming together should never be ruled out.

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FOV

Console limitations have generally meant that those gamers haven’t been able to experience the same field-of-view as PC gamers. But the power of next-gen is changing the playing field.

One of the biggest examples of this forward-thinking is Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The game has a proper FOV option for console gamers to change, allowing players to see more of the world around them. Destiny 2 is also following suit, and the next-gen update will also include a FOV feature.

These are just some of the biggest announcements for Destiny fans to salivate at. When the update becomes available, even more hidden nooks and crannies may be uncovered. If they are, we’ll be the first to let you know about them.

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Destiny 2 update 3.2.1 patch notes: gameplay changes and bug fixes

The 3.2.1 update patch notes for Destiny 2 have officially arrived, and we have all of the gameplay changes and bug fixes covered for you.

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Destiny 2 update 3.2.1 patch notes

Destiny 2 is an ever-changing world, and plenty of changes have arrived in the 3.2.1 update for the popular first-person shooter, and we have all of the exciting patch notes covered for you.

It has been a very busy time for Guardians in the world of Destiny 2 during the Season of the Splicer with weekly challenges and more giving the community new things to do.

There have also been plenty of changes to how the game works that have drastically altered the popular game.

This is the case for the Destiny 2 update 3.2.1 patch notes, as they have brought a plentiful amount of gameplay changes and bug fixes. Luckily, we have all of them covered for you.

Destiny 2 update 3.2.1 patch notes

Destiny 2 update 3.2.1 patch notes

ACTIVITIES  

Crucible

  • Fixed an issue where the cinematic intro on the Radiant Cliffs map, in competitive modes, would show Guardians hovering in the air.  
  • Fixed an issue where Glory gain and loss amounts were not properly adjusted based on skill level. 
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Dead Cliffs map from loading correctly in Glory playlists. 
  • Reduced damage of Trace Rifles in Momentum Control. 

Expunge 

  • Styx 
    • Fixed an issue where the Codestrider platform over the boss would fail to have collision in certain circumstances. 
  • Tartarus 
    • Fixed an issue where a Codestrider platform would fail to have collision in certain circumstances. 
    • Fixed an issue where defeating the boss before the second immunity phase would block mission completion. 

Strikes 

  • Fallen S.A.B.E.R. 
    • Fixed an issue where the lightning damage-over-time effect when exploring the vents in the boss room was missing from a specific location. 
  •  The Arms Dealer 
    • Fixed an issue in the Legion’s Anchor area where a Phalanx would sometimes teleport into the middle of the encounter area, after dunking the first carry object. 
  • The Inverted Spire 
    • Fixed an issue where players who died in the drill area could have their Ghosts appear far back in the strike. The Ghosts now appear at set safe locations in the drill area. 

Raids 

  • Vault of Glass 
    • Fixed an issue where players could not display raid metrics on VoG emblems. 
    • Fixed an issue where players were still able to purchase Vault Caches after unlocking everything from it. 
    • Fixed an issue where the Atheon Cache required Warlocks to have the chest armor unlocked to obtain the head armor. 
    • Fixed an issue where the Ahteon Cache required Titans to have the chest armor unlocked to obtain the class item. 
    • Fixed an issue where players could get out of the environment at the beginning of the raid. 
    • Fixed an issue where players could spawn in undesirable locations when joining in progress before the Oracles encounter. 
    • Fixed an issue where bounties did not progress when killing combatants. 
    • Fixed an issue where Grenade Launchers did lower than intended damage to Oracles. 
    • Fixed an issue where the Aegis Relic would be removed if the player holding the relic left the activity in the middle of an encounter. 
    • Fixed an issue where Atheon would not cast a Detain Bomb after attempting to stomp on a Guardians face during the damage phase. 
    • Fixed an issue where the Aegis Relic Cleanse ability sometimes failed to remove darkness debuff from some players. 
    • Fixed an issue where Atheon would become incredibly confused if Guardians put too many boxes on the dance floor. 
    • Fixed an issue where damage phases could be elongated based on framerate settings. 
    • Fixed an issue where players could live through a detain by simply doing their favorite dance. 
  • Deep Stone Crypt 
    • Fixed an issue where some players would encounter crashes when entering airlocks. 
    • Fixed an issue where players could use Sparrows to get out of the environment. 
    • Fixed an issue where Ghosts would sometimes spawn in unreachable areas if a Guardian joined in progress, leading to unintentional wipes. 
    • Fixed an issue where players could damage Taniks before starting the final encounter. 

Dungeons 

  • Pit of Heresy 
  • Fixed an issue where Pit of Heresy emblems were not tracking solo Flawless completions. 

UI/UX 

Crucible Activity Intro 

  • Fixed a bug that may cause graphical corruption of the UI during the intro sequence. 
  • Fixed an issue where class icons may not appear properly. 

Quest Tab

  • Players who have not purchased the Season Pass for Season of the Splicer will now have the Splicer Gauntlet removed from their inventory when they reach the end of the Path of the Splicer I quest. 
  • Season of the Chosen weekly quests now appear in the Past section. 
  • The Hammer of Proving quest item should now appear in the Past section instead of the Seasonal section. 
  • Exotic quests related to Presage and Dead Man’s Tale now appear only in the Exotic section. 

Director 

  • Fixed a bug in which players would see three Season of the Splicer quest icons on the H.E.L.M. node of the Director when they only had two Season of the Splicer quests active. 
  • Fixed an issue causing the incorrect message to display when a free player prevents a fireteam from launching into Override. 

Bounties 

  • Fixed an issue where bounties from Ada-1 would sometimes show incorrect progress, which could appear in red. 

GAMEPLAY 

Armor 

  • Heavy Handed now correctly refunds energy when Shiver Strike is cast. 
  • Impulse Recycler now grants energy on kills from Getaway Artist’s Sentient Arc Soul. 
  • Boots of the Assembler’s Noble Seekers now correctly proc Benevolent Dawn for Blessing of the Sky. 
  • Reverted the Boots of the Assembler change to Rift recharge rate. 
  • Assassin’s Cowl no longer clips through most Hunter cloaks. 
  • Felwinter’s Helm will no longer change all Solstice armor glows to Stasis. 
  • Fixed an issue where glow-enabled armor items would not appropriately display their glow if plugged into another glow-enabled armor item. 
  • Created universal ornaments for previous Solstice of Heroes armor sets. 
    • These ornaments will be available for players who obtained glows for that armor piece in 2018 and/or 2019. 
    • They will be unlocked for all three classes. 
    • Their glow color will change match the player’s subclass. 
  • Dawn Chorus can now be reset to its default shader after another shader has been applied. 

Weapons 

  • Reissued remaining Moon (Lectern) and Dreaming City (world drops) weapons with new perk pools. 

Weapon Archetypes 

  • Shotguns 
    • Increased Aggressive Frame Shotgun cone angle from 4.0 to 4.25 degrees. 
    • Reduced Shotgun damage falloff min by 2m. 
    • Increased Shotgun damage falloff max by 2m. 
  • Aggressive (120 RPM) Hand Cannons 
    • Reduced precision damage multiplier from 1.8 to 1.6, preventing a 10% damage bonus from allowing 2-tapping in PvP. 
    • Reduced aim assist minimum falloff distance by 1-2m depending on the Range stat. 
    • Reduced damage minimum falloff distance by 1m (this gives them a 1m advantage over other Hand Cannons). 

Perks

  • Pulse Monitor 
    • Fixed an issue where the Handling bonus was not applying. 
  • Rewind Rounds 
    • Fixed an issue where the perk would not trigger if the last shot in a magazine missed, or the player reloaded another weapon before firing the final shot. 
  • Reservoir Burst 
    • Updated with the same consistency and speed fix as Dragonfly. 

Exotics 

  • Dead Man’s Tale 
    • Removed hipfire damage falloff scalar (was 1.8x to match zoom). 
    • Reduced Aim Assist cone angle hip scalar from 1.5 to 1.2. 
  • Sleeper Simulant 
    • Fixed an issue where Sleeper Simulant was benefiting less than other Linear Fusion Rifles from the Season 14 Linear Fusion Rifle precision damage buff. 
  • Vex Mythoclast 
    • Updated intrinsic perk description to describe the functionality (was originally a reference to the Destiny 1 text). 

General 

  • Fixed an issue causing Null Composure not to be Masterworked when pulled from Collections. 
  • Fixed an issue where Cryothesia 77k’s charged shot could misfire if fired near the end of the charge buff. 
  • Fixed an issue where feminine characters’ left hand was not attached to the Gridskipper Pulse Rifle. 
  • Fixed an issue where Vision of Confluence glows were not taking shader coloring when dyed. 
  • Fixed an issue where the Null Composure ornaments were not showing ammo state while in ADS. 
  • Temporarily removed Legendary weapons that did not have Masterwork slots from Banshee-44’s inventory. 
    • Note: We’re planning a full fix for Season 15.

Abilities, Aspects, and Fragments 

  • Fixed a bug in which Slow duration from Withering Blade did not increase with Whisper of Durance Fragment equipped. 
  • Fixed a bug in which Stormcaller Warlocks were unable to use Ionic Blink while slowed by Stasis. 
  • Fixed a bug in which Diamond Lance could be generated by throwing a Glacier Grenade into a pile of Telesto projectiles. 
  • Fixed an issue where many abilities were not properly costing Sentinel Shield energy when guarding. 
    • Celestial Fire 
    • Withering Blade 
    • Shiver Strike 
    • Glacial Quake 
    • Silence & Squall 

INVESTMENT 

Bounties and Pursuits 

  • Adjusted Cosmodrome, EDZ, Nessus, Moon, and Dreaming City Destination Public Event Bounties so Heroic public events contribute the most progress. 
    • Eventful Moments  
    • Public Works 
    • Public Performance 
    • Lunar Defender 
    • Public Works  
  • Updated Seasonal Stasis Aspect Pursuits 
    • Entropic Shards can now be destroyed by any Stasis damage, not just Salvation’s Grip. 
    • This does NOT affect the original nine Entropic Shards hidden around Europa; those are much more hardy and still require the concussive power of a Heavy Grenade Launcher. 
  • Increased Armor Synthesis bounty purchase time on Ada-1 to prevent accidental bounty purchases. 

Stat Trackers 

  • Fixed emblems to allow stat tracker categories matching how the emblem was rewarded. 
  • Fixed an issue causing the Expunge Fastest Completion stat tracker to update regardless of whether or not the run was faster than the currently recorded time. Those stat tracker values should now only update when a faster time is achieved. 

Ghost Cosmetics 

  • Colossus Helmet Projection now displays properly. 

PLATFORMS AND SYSTEMS 

  • PC 
    • PC performance optimizations for AMD RX series GPUs. 
    • Fixed a crash bug when launching on Intel Integrated Graphics systems. 
  • PlayStation 
    • Fixed a bug where content verification would trigger Beagle errors on PlayStation 5 and require a reinstall.  

It remains to be seen how all of these gameplay changes and bug fixes will affect the world of Destiny 2.

Still, there is undoubtedly plenty of Guardians who will be out testing these out and seeing how they have changed the popular game for the foreseeable future.

For more Destiny 2, check out how to complete all of the Week 9 challenges for Season of the Splicer, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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How to complete Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer Week Nine Challenges

The penultimate week of Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer challenges are few but fun. Let’s take a look at this week’s tasks.

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Time is running out for Destiny 2 players to complete all the Season of the Splicer challenges, and Week Nine is here to add more jobs to the to-do list.

It’s already Week Nine for Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer. Season 15 will soon be the talk of the town, and Hunting for Synthstrand and acquiring Exotic Weapons could be replaced by something new and exciting.

But until then, it’s time for Week Nine of Season of the Splicer’s weekly challenges, and these are available to all players now.

Thanks to DestinyTracker, let’s see this week’s Season of the Splicer challenges that will drop on July 6.

Season of the Splicer Week Nine Challenges

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If you ever need to refer back to these challenges whilst playing, you can find the Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer Week Nine Challenges under the Quests selection in the menu.

Here’s the complete list of the Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer Week Nine Challenges:

  • Elemental Armaments – Defeat targets with different types of elemental weapons. Bonus progress for defeating Guardians, and for defeating combatants in Override and Expunge
  • Path of the Scribe – Scan the Eliksni Scribe recordings in the Eliksni Quarter of the Last City
  • Eliksni Ally III – Increase your Reputation with the Splicer Servitor in the H.E.L.M
  • Armory-Wide Calibration – Calibrate Kinetic, Energy, and Power weapons. Bonus progress against Champions
  • Elemental Splicing – Complete strikes as each elemental subclass
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Season of the Splicer’s challenges are here and will be retroactive until this season concludes and the next one begins.

If you missed them, you can still check out and complete the challenges for Week OneWeek TwoWeek ThreeWeek FourWeek FiveWeek Six, Week Seven, and Week Eight.

That’s all for this week’s Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer Seasonal Challenges. Stay tuned for Week Ten’s next week, and check out our complete guide on using Transmog in Destiny 2.

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How to complete Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer Week Eight Challenges

Week Eight challenges are here in Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer. So check out everything you’ll need to do this week.

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We are nearing the end of Season of the Splicer in Destiny 2, and the Week Eight challenges have 7 different objectives for you to complete.

It seems like only yesterday that Season of the Splicer launched in Destiny 2. Yet, we are now in the season’s eighth week, and players have spent a lot of time Hunting for Synthstrand and acquiring Exotic Weapons

Season 15 isn’t all that far off now, and whilst players are still calling for the new season to make changes to the “stale” Seasonal Activity grind, there is always excitement ahead of the inevitable reveal.

But until then, it’s time for week eight of Season of the Splicer’s weekly challenges, and these are available to all players now.

So let’s go through what Week Eight of Season of the Splicer has in store for us.

Season of the Splicer Week Eight Challenges

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If you ever need to refer back to these challenges whilst playing, you can find the Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer Week Eight Challenges under the Quests selection in the menu.

Here’s the complete list of the Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer Week Eight Challenges:

  • Before the Dawn – Speak to the Splicer Servitor and complete Path of the Splicer VIII, and open Corrupted Chests in Expunge
  • Speedhack – Complete the Override mission in 15 minutes or less
  • Crack and Decrypt III – Unlock Conflux Chests by completing Override missions. Decrypt Season of the Splicer Engrams at the Prismatic Recaster
  • Vexterminator – Defeat Powerful Vex anywhere in the system. Earn bonus progress for defeating them in Override or Expunge
  • Primeval Patina – Acquire the Primeval Patina ornament for Null Composure
  • Trial by Firing Squad – Win multiple rounds in the Trials of Osiris
  • Vanguard Vestments – Acquire the Vanguard Vestments ornament for Null Composure
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Season of the Splicer’s challenges are here and will be retroactive until this season concludes and the next one begins.

If you missed them, you can still check out and complete the challenges for Week OneWeek TwoWeek ThreeWeek FourWeek Five, Week Six, and Week Seven.

That’s all for this week’s Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer Seasonal Challenges. Stay tuned for Week Nine’s next week, and check out our complete guide on using Transmog in Destiny 2.

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