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Destiny 2 Season of the Chosen Hotfix 3.1.1.1: Update & patch notes

Bungie has released the brand new 3.1.1.1 hotfix update for Destiny 2 Season of the Chosen to help with some of the issues in the game.

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We are well into one of Destiny 2’s biggest periods yet with Season of the Chosen, and Bungie has released a new hotfix to sort some of the game’s inconsistencies. Here are the full patch notes for the update.

Season of the Chosen basically carried on from where Season of the Hunt concluded and has carried Destiny players in this exciting new direction for the franchise. From dramatic story twists to incorporating never-before-seen Stasis gameplay elements, Beyond Light has lit a fire under the game.

As with any live-service game that receives regular updates, there’s the small smidgeon for something to not go to plan. Resulting in a myriad of bugs and issues that whilst not major, can still disrupt Guardians enjoyment. Bungie’s newest Hotfix seeks to fix problems with quests, the UI, gameplay, and much more.

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Hotfix 3.1.1.1: Update & patch notes for Destiny 2

Activities 

Presage 

  • Fixed an issue where players could respawn into the void, instantly bringing an end to their feeble attempts to survive this activity at Master difficulty. 

Wrathborn Hunts 

  • Fixed an issue where “Immune” text appears when players deal damage to the High Celebrant. 

Destinations 

  • Fixed an issue where players would die instantly if they stood in a particular spot of the Quitter’s Well in Tangled Shore. 
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Scan and Heroic VIP patrols from appearing on Europa.  

Battlegrounds 

  • Fixed an issue where players could regenerate infinite Super energy from teammates running through hallways. 
  • Fixed an issue where players would incorrectly receive an “online privileges” dialog when trying to launch specific Battlegrounds activities or the Battlegrounds playlist with a fireteam member who hadn’t unlocked the activity. 
  • Fixed an issue where the Cabal Pyro Flamethrower projectile generated a lot of network usage, leading to strange combatant behaviors within Battlegrounds activities. 

UI/UX  

General 

  • Fixed an issue where the Prismatic Recaster was not displaying all available engram types on a single page. 

Gameplay

Armor 

  • Updated Mantle of Battle Harmony to function in PvP. 
    • Grants small amount of super energy when defeating Guardians with weapons matching the damage type of your Super.  
    • Grants small damage bonus when defeating enemies with weapons matching the damage type of your Super while your Super is full, but at a shorter duration than when you defeat combatants in PvE. 

Weapons 

  • Fixed an issue that caused Eyes of Tomorrow to do less damage than intended against yellow bar enemies.  
  • Fixed an issue where Guardians could embrace their darker side and damage their teammates using the Frenzy perk. 
  • Added Unrelenting as a possible perk for THE SWARM Machine Gun. 

Hunters 

  • Shatterdive  
    • Removed damage resistance from Shatterdive.  
    • Added a 4s cooldown between activations of Shatterdive.  
  • Withering Blade  
    • Decreased Withering Blade damage against players from 90 to 65 damage. PvE damage is unchanged.  
    • Decreased Withering Blade slow stacks applied to players from 60 to 40 stacks. PvE slow stacks are unchanged.  
    • Decreased the target acquisition range of Withering Blade after it impacts a player from 12m to 8m. Range after impacting PvE enemies is unchanged.  

Titans 

  • Glacial Quake  
    • Removed AoE freeze against players on Super cast. Will still freeze PvE enemies on cast.  
    • Reduced damage resistance while in Super from 60 percent to 50 percent.  
    • Increased the energy cost of using Shiver Strike while in Glacial Quake from three percent to seven percent Super energy.  
    • Using the combo of a Shiver Strike into a Heavy slam attack will now cost the full Super energy of both the Shiver Strike and the slam (this previously only cost energy for the slam).  
  • Shiver Strike  
    • Increased downwards velocity applied to Shiver Striking players when they are slowed to more quickly pull them out of the air.  
    • Fixed an issue where Shiver Strike (or Thundercrash) could get the player stuck against soft ceilings in Crucible maps. 

Warlocks 

  • Winter’s Wrath  
    • Improved tracking of Winter’s Wrath projectiles, now tracking strength decays from its max value over 10s instead of 2.2s.  
    • Increased the size of the Warlock Super projectile’s proximity detonation radius 1.5m – 1.65m. 
    • The proximity detonation now starts at its largest and scales down to 40 percent over time.  
  • Penumbral Blast  
    • Decreased Penumbral Blast damage against players from 80 to 30 damage. PvE damage is unchanged.  
  • Iceflare Bolts  
    • Fixed a bug where Iceflare Bolts would continuously try to switch targets.  
    • Increased target acquisition range of Iceflare Bolts by 33 percent.  
    • Increased turning speed of Iceflare Bolts so they can more effectively hit nearby targets.  
  • Chaos Reach  
    • Decreased the amount of Super energy refunded when cancelling Chaos Reach early. 

General Stasis Tuning 

  • Duskfield Grenade  
    • Reduced how strongly Duskfield Grenade pulls players inwards, effectively reducing the pull range from 9.5m to ~6m. PvE pull impulse is unchanged.  
    • Reduced the slow stacks applied to players by the grenade detonation from 20 to 10 stacks. Detonation slow stacks are unchanged in PvE.  
    • Reduced the slow stacks applied to players on each tick of the grenade from ten to five stacks. Per-tick slow stacks are unchanged in PvE.  
    • Adjusted the UI presentation of the “Slowed” status to display slow stacks as X/100 instead of X/10, to increase readability when adding slow stack amounts that are fewer than ten.  
  • Stasis Crystals  
    • Reduced crystal shatter damage against players from (85 max, 55min) to (55 max, 25 min). PvE damage is unchanged. 
  • Whisper of Chains  
    • Reduced Whisper of Chains damage resistance bonus while in Super from 25 percent to five percent. Damage resistance when not in Super is unchanged. This only affects damage from other Guardians.  

Investment

Stasis Fragment Quests  

  • Significantly reduced objective completion values for all Crucible fragment quests. 

Bounties and Pursuits 

  • Fixed an issue where players could earn Exotic Cyphers with a full inventory, resulting in the loss of their reward. 

Triumphs 

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the “Trash the Thresher” Triumph from completing even when the conditions were met. 

Stat Trackers 

  • Reset raid completion time stat trackers for any player who has exactly five minutes time recorded in the stat tracker. 

Rewards 

  • Fixed an issue that prevented bad luck protection for Eyes of Tomorrow from accumulating properly on accounts where players raided on multiple characters. 
  • Fixed issues with the Frozen in Time ornament for the Exotic Pulse Rifle No Time To Explain. 
    • The ornament will no longer display “Exclusive Item” which prevented players from socketing it. 

Chosen Seal and Title Requirements 

  • Replaced the “Bound in Memory” Triumph with “All the Scattered Memories” to ensure players who missed a week of playing the Presage activity could earn the seal before the Season ended.

Keep an eye out for upcoming Destiny 2 content here at CharlieIntel as we get closer to the launch of Season 14 – especially the Season of the Chosen weekly challenges.

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Destiny 2 Glory Ranks: What are they, how to rank up & rewards

Glory Ranks are great for bragging rights and rewards in Destiny 2. Our guide will show you how to get them and how to rank up.

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Destiny 2’s Glory Ranks are perfect for flexing your skill and earning rewards in the Crucible. Learn what they are, how to increase your Glory Rank, and see what rewards you can acquire in the process.

Killing waves of A.I is a simple pleasure in FPS games, but there’s a different thrill when it comes to online. Destiny 2’s Crucible mode offers this with intense multiplayer action that also invites players to increase their Glory Rank and net tasty rewards.

Lots of players don’t fully understand the system and how it works, however. So we’ll walk you through the basics, such as what Glory Ranks are, how you can rank them up, and what you can get for doing so.

What are Destiny 2 Glory Ranks?

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Destiny 2 uses these as a way of measuring how good a player is, and they can determine what level of rewards you can obtain.

Guardians that want to test themselves have many ranks to power through, and it can help improve your ability, leading to a more successful time doing Raids and other single-player content.

How to rank up Glory Ranks

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Glory points are earned by winning matches in the Crucible – a competitive PvP mode in Destiny 2 – with enough points enabling you to move up a Glory Rank.

Taking part in the competitive playlist will allow players to fight against a variety of different skill levels as the game mode favors connection-based matchmaking as opposed to the modern-day norm of skill-based matchmaking.

The Quickplay playlist will not level up your Glory, so instead, make sure you are only sticking to Competitive Crucible modes.

All Destiny 2 Glory Ranks & points required

From beginners starting their first match at Guardian I to veterans who have managed to hit the Max rank ceiling, there are many levels to ascend.

Here is a complete list of all of the Glory Ranks.

Glory RankPoints bracketGlory points needed for next rank
Guardian I0-3940
Guardian II40-10970
Guardian III110-19990
Brave I200-369170
Brave II370-664295
Brave III665-1049385
Heroic I1050-1259210
Heroic II1260-1624365
Heroic III1625-2099475
Fabled I2100-2379280
Fabled II2380-2869490
Fabled III2870-3499630
Mythic I3500-3879380
Mythic II3880-4544665
Mythic III4545-5449905
Legend5450-550050
Max55000

As you can see, the first few ranks aren’t anything to write home about, but as you start to make some serious progress, the points needed per rank will seriously begin to mount.

Glory Ranks rewards

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But what are you doing all this work for apart from pride and honor? Destiny 2 players are also trying to acquire flashy Titles to display, along with Glory itself.

That’s it. Glory Ranks used to reward weapons, but that was changed some time ago, and cosmetic alterations are the only true, tangible rewards now.


Glory Ranks are one of the many different ways you can enjoy Destiny 2, and there are also Gambit Infamy Ranks to climb up.

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How to get Dino Armor in Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost

After fans voted for the Destiny 2 Dino Armor back in March, it has finally arrived with the Festival of the Lost, so here’s how to get it.

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The fan-voted Dino Armor has arrived in Destiny 2 with the Festival of the Lost Halloween event, so here’s how to get your hands on the long-awaited dinosaur-themed armor.

Back in March 2021, Bungie asked Destiny 2 fans whether they’d like the Festival of the Lost’s event armor to be dinosaur or monster-themed.

Dinosaurs won by a landslide, with 81% of the 200,000 votes going towards dinos.

2021’s Festival of the Lost event is here, and the Dino Armor has arrived with it in all its glory. Here’s how to get the T-Rex, triceratops, and velociraptor-themed Destiny 2 armor.

How to get Destiny 2 Dino Armor

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All three of the Dino Armor sets are available in Destiny 2’s in-game store until November 2, when Festival of the Lost concludes. The three dinosaur-themed sets are available to purchase with real cash or through Bright Dust, which can be earned in-game for free.

Each set costs 1,500 Silver, which is roughly $15. If you want each set, you’ll need to fork out 4,500 Silver, so the armor doesn’t come cheap.

However, if you don’t want to spend any real money, you can pay 6,000 Bright Dust to get the sets for free.

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Here are the three Destiny 2 Dino Amor sets and their prices:

  • Technosaurus Titan Bundle (1,500 Silver / 6,000 Bright Dust)
  • Psyceratops Warlock Bundle (1,500 Silver / 6,000 Bright Dust)
  • Roboraptor Hunter Bundle (1,500 Silver / 6,000 Bright Dust)

As this is an event set, you’ll need to make sure you pick them up before the Festival of the Lost concludes on November 2.

But if you’re low on Bright Dust, you can check out our guide on all the ways to get Bright Dust to make sure you rack up enough of this currency to be able to get as much of the Destiny 2 Dino Armor as you want.

For more Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost guides, you can check out how to get the Jurassic Green Pulse Rifle and how to complete the Haunted Lost Sectors!

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How to get Jurassic Green Pulse Rifle in Destiny 2

Destiny 2’s Festival of the Lost has returned for 2021, and our guide will show you how to get the Jurassic Green Pulse Rifle from it.

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One of the special items that players can get from Destiny 2’s Festival of the Lost is the Jurassic Green Pulse Rifle, and here’s how you can get it.

The vintage Destiny 2 Halloween event special returns and Festival of the Lost brings many tasty and tantalizing rewards – especially the Jurassic Green Pulse Rifle.

Players of Bungie’s sci-fi shooter have three weeks to make the most of the novelty events and quests exclusive to this themed period.

The item we will be focusing on is the Destiny 2 Jurassic Green Pulse Rifle, and our informative guide will help you get your hands on it.

How to get the Destiny 2 Jurassic Green in Festival of the Lost

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There are multiple ways players can go about acquiring the Jurassic Green Pulse Rifle in Destiny 2, such as completing an introductory quest, successfully finishing a special Lost Sector event and trading in an Ascendant Lens.

Each method is relatively straightforward, and we’ll briefly go through each one.

Introductory Quest

‘Gone But Not Forgotten’ is a quest that players can choose to complete to kick off the Festival of the Lost 2021 festivities, and if you do it, you’re guaranteed to get the Pulse Rifle.

Haunted Lost Sector event

Select to complete a ‘Haunted Lost Sector’ event – which can be accessed from the ‘Tower Courtyard’ – and the chest reward at the end has a good chance of dropping the Jurassic Green Pulse Rifle for you.

Ascendant Lens

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If you took part in last year’s event and ended up with an Ascendant Lens that has been dormant in your inventory, then good news – it’s time to use it! Give it to Mara Sov, and she will thank you in the form of not one, not two, but three Jurassic green Pulse Rifles.

This is a more exclusive way of obtaining the weapon, but anyone who can do this has three chances to roll a good version of the weapon.


So there you have it, several completely different ways you can add the Jurassic Green Pulse Rifle to your Guardian’s collection.

Also, check out how to increase your Destiny 2 Gambit Infamy Rank.

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