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Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer 2 hotfix 3.2.0.3: Update & patch notes

Bungie is keeping the update train rolling for Season of the Splicer by already rolling out Hotfix 3.2.0.3, and we have the full patch notes.

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Destiny 2’s Stasis mechanic, among other things, are the next features that Bungie are desperate to shore up in Season of the Splicer, and are doing so with the 3.2.0.3 update & patch notes.

We’ve praised Bungie recently for their quick work to keep improving Season of the Splicer. Since the new season’s release, they’ve already released hotfix 3.2.0.1 and 3.2.0.2, and now 3.2.0.3 is already in the works.

There’s already plenty of meat on the Season of the Splicer with the game boasting lots of content for Guardians to enjoy. Exotic weapons and Override are just two of the biggest details in Season of the Splicer, along with Transmog of course.

As ever, all of these things will encounter a hitch, and games can always do with quality of life changes, which is what 3.2.0.3 aims to do. Also, check out Bungie’s Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer’s Week One, Week Two, and Week Three seasonal challenges.

The 3.2.0.3 update will go live on June 3.

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Hotfix 3.2.0.3: Update & patch notes for Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer

General Stasis


Stasis Freeze

  • Reduced duration of all non-Super freezes vs. players to 1.35s.
    • Note: This freeze is too short to break out of, so breaking out is now only possible when frozen by a Super.
  • Reduced Special-weapon, Heavy-weapon, and Light-ability bonus damage vs. frozen players from +50% to +5%.

Stasis Slow 

  • No longer reduces weapon accuracy. 
    • Now increases weapon flinch when under fire. 
  • No longer suppresses class ability and air moves (e.g., Icarus Dash). 
    • Known issue: The Stormcaller’s Ionic Blink is still suppressed when slowed. We plan to address this in a future release. 
  • Reduced movement speed penalty while slowed by ~20%. 

Whisper of Hedrons Fragment

  • No longer increases weapon damage after freezing. 
  • Now increases weapon stability, weapon aim assist, Mobility, Resilience, and Recovery after freezing. 

Whisper of Rime Fragment

  • No longer provides overshield while in Super. 

Coldsnap Grenade 

  • Seeker no longer tracks targets after initial target acquisition. 
  • Increased arming duration before seeker spawns from 0.3s to 0.8s. 
  • Reduced detonation radius vs. players from 3m to 1.5m. 
  • Now bounces off walls and detonates on the ground. 

Titan Behemoth 

Looking at recent gameplay data, the Behemoth generally has the highest win rate of any subclass in most 6v6 game modes and is also among the strongest in 3v3 modes. In Trials of Osiris matches, for example, only top-tree Dawnblade has a higher win rate. We’ve taken these strengths into account when balancing the Behemoth’s abilities. Between Shiver Strike and Cryoclasm, the Behemoth has incredibly high mobility, making targeting the Behemoth frustrating for controller players in particular. We’ve taken steps to make the Behemoth more targetable while moving, which should hopefully alleviate some of this frustration. 


Shiver Strike 

  • Reduced flight speed and distance. 
  • Reduced knockback vs. players. 
  • Removed slow detonation on player impact. 

Cryoclasm 

  • Now requires the Titan to sprint for 1.25s before activation when not in Super. 
  • Removed cooldown. 

Howl of the Storm 

  • Reduced angle of initial freezing/damage cone. 
  • Reduced crystal-creation freezing radius. 
  • Slowed down sequence of crystal formation to allow victims more opportunity to escape. 
  • Now spawns a small crystal on walls if performed into walls. 

Glacial Quake 

  • Reduced heavy slam vertical freeze range vs. players. 
  • Reduced damage resistance from 50% to 47%. 

Hunter Revenant 

The Revenant’s Crucible win rate, kills per minute, and average efficiency is generally within the top six of all subclass trees, but its usage rate is incredibly high. In Trials of Osiris matches, it has the fifth-highest win rate of any subclass tree, but is used by a whopping 36% of Trials players. This high usage means players fall victim to its abilities more often, multiplying the frustration of being slowed by Withering Blade and Winter’s Shroud. We hope that the changes we’ve made to being slowed, paired with the adjustments to the Revenant’s abilities, make this experience better. 


Withering Blade

  • Reduced slow duration vs. players from 2.5s to 1.5s. 
  • Reduced Whisper of Durance slow-duration extension vs. players from 2s to 0.5s. 
  • Reduced damage vs. players from 65 to 45 (after one bounce reduced further to 30). 
  • Reduced projectile speed by 10%. 
  • Reduced tracking after bouncing off a wall. 

Winter’s Shroud 

  • Reduced slow duration vs. players from 2.5s to 1.5s. 
  • Reduced Whisper of Durance slow-duration extension vs. players from 2s to 0.5s. 

Touch of Winter 

  • Coldsnap seeker no longer has increased movement speed or travel distance. 
  • Coldsnap seeker now spawns a small Stasis crystal on detonation. 

Warlock Shadebinder

The Shadebinder’s Crucible performance is generally within the top ten of all subclass trees. In Trials of Osiris matches, it had the 9th highest win rate of all subclass trees. (BTW – I’m pulling all this data from the weekend of 5/14/21, but it generally doesn’t deviate much between weekends. VOG launch weekend shook things up a bit though.) While the Shadebinder may not be the most powerful in competitive play, being frozen by its abilities takes a large emotional toll on the victim. We’ve adjusted Penumbral Blast to require more accuracy vs. players in order to turn this ability into more of a skill shot given its powerful effects. 


Penumbral Blast 

  • Reduced tracking and proximity detonation size and tracking vs. players. 
  • Reduced freeze radius vs. players when impacting the environment from 2.7m to 1.5m. 

Iceflare Bolts 

  • Seeker now only chains once when spawned from a player shatter. 

Winter’s Wrath 

  • Freezing-projectile tracking strength now ramps down to 0 after 2s of flight. 

“Here is a sampling of the issues being addressed: 

  • The Empty Tank Lost Sector will correctly reward leg Exotics when they are advertised. 
  • The Couturier Gauntlets will no longer obstruct a player’s view when using Bows and will appear again as intended. 
  • The Archon’s Thunder Machine Gun and Riiswalker Shotgun can now be acquired from Lord Saladin, Iron Engrams, Bounties, or post-match Iron Banner rewards. 

A full list of patch notes will be made available when Hotfix 3.2.0.3 is released.”

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How to complete Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer Week 6 Challenges

We’ve crossed the midway point of the Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer weekly objectives, so here are the full Week 6 challenges.

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We’re into Week Six of Season of the Splicer, and Bungie is still delivering new challenges for Guardians to face in Destiny 2, so here are all of the Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer Week 6 Challenges.

Hunting for Synthstrand and acquiring the new Exotic Weapons is still the modus operandi for many Destiny 2 players and is how they are occupying their time.

The Vault of Glass Raid is still popular amongst players, and people are already wondering what surprises or nostalgia that Season 15 has in store for players.

Thanks to DestinyTracker, we know this week’s challenges, and these will be available to players from June 15.

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

Season of the Splicer Week 6 Challenges

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If you ever need to refer back to these challenges whilst playing Destiny 2, you can find the Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer Week 6 Challenges under the Quests selection in the menu.

Here’s the complete list of the Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer Week 6 Challenges:

  • Behind the Curtain – Speak to the Splicer Servitor and complete Path of the Splicer VI, and defeat Champions anywhere in the system. Bonus progress for Champions defeated in Override or Expunge
  • Herculean Protocol – Defeat the Hydra boss in Override, and defeat powerful Vex anywhere in the system. Bonus progress for Vex defeated in Override
  • Eliksni Ally II – Increase your Reputation with the Splicer Servitor in the H.E.L.M
  • Shotgun Splicer – In Override or Expunge, defeat combatants with Shotguns. Earn bonus progress by rapidly defeating them
  • Sling the Stone… – Stagger, pierce, or disrupt Champions
  • Feels Good to Be Bad – Defeat Guardians in Gambit. Earn bonus progress for defeating them as an Invader
  • The Red Hat – Acquire The Red Hat 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 could still check out the challenges for Week OneWeek TwoWeek Three, Week Four, and Week Five.

That’s all for this week’s Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer Seasonal Challenges. Stay tuned for Week Seven’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 Five Challenges

Bungie will be releasing Week Five challenges for Season of the Splicer, and here’s the full details for Destiny 2’s latest objectives.

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It’s officially the midway point of Season of the Splicer, so let’s take a look at what challenges you’ll need to complete for Week Five of Destiny 2’s newest season.

Hunting for Synthstrand and acquiring the new Exotic Weapons is still the modus operandi for many Destiny 2 players and is how they are occupying their time. Along with players still finding ways to enjoy the Vault of Glass Raid, Bungie has been busy working on improving the game too with the 3.2.0.2 hotfix and 3.2.0.3 hotfix.

Thanks to DestinyTracker, we know this week’s challenges, and these will be available to players from June 8.

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

Season of the Splicer Week Five Challenges

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If you ever need to refer back to these challenges whilst you’re playing Destiny 2, you can find the Challenges under the Quests selection in the menu.

Here’s the complete list of the Season of the Splicer Week Five Challenges:

  • Changing Views – Speak to the Splicer Servitor and complete Path of the Splicer V, and defeat powerful Hive anywhere in the system. Bonus progress for Hive defeated in Override
  • Expedited Expunge: Tartarus – Complete Expunge: Tartarus in 6 minutes or less
  • Crack and Decrypt II – Unlock Conflux Chests by completing Override missions. Decrypt Season of the Splicer Engrams at the Prismatic Recaster using Decrypted Data
  • Grenade Launcher Splicer – In Override or Expunge, defeat combatants with Grenade Launchers. Earn bonus progress by rapidly defeating them
  • Apex Armorer – Masterwork a piece of armor
  • Serenity of the Void – Acquire the seasonal ritual weapon
  • Beyond Legendary – Earn Valor ranks
  • The Undying – Complete any Nightfall strike on Legend or higher without dying
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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 the challenges for Week OneWeek Two, Week Three, and Week Four.

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

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When does Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer end and Season 15 start?

With Season of the Splicer well underway, we need to start looking ahead to Season 15 and what bungie may have planned for Destiny players.

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Destiny 2’s Beyond Light expansion continued with the launch of Season of the Splicer, but Season 15 will be here before we know it. Here’s everything we know about the next season of Destiny 2 so far.

Season of the Splicer has proven to be a bit of bumper season for Destiny 2 with some ground-breaking features added to the game. The long-awaited and promised Transmog has finally debuted in Destiny 2 with players now encouraged to hoard all the Synthstrand, Synthcord, and Synthweave to do so.

Not only that, but we also saw the return of the first-ever Destiny Raid – Vault of Glass. The season as a whole carried on from where Season of the Chosen left off by adding more Weekly Challenges and providing regular updates, and we expect all of this to continue in Season 15.

When will Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer end?

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Each season of Destiny is a lengthy one, typically lasting three months in total. Bungie has given no sign that Season of the Splicer is going to be any different.

With this in mind, we can expect the latest season of Destiny 2 to finish up on August 24. With many more Weekly Challenges and extra content to be drip-fed into the game, Guardians still have a lot more cool stuff to look forward to.

When will Destiny 2 Season 15 start?

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As usual, unless Bungie has something gigantic planned or has severe issues with their services, the downtime will be minimal at best.

So Guardians can expect to gear up and take to the terrain on either the same day that the Season finishes – August 24 – or at a push August 25.

Crossplay finally coming to Destiny 2 Season 15

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Originally announced in the February 25, 2021 Bungie blog update, crossplay will finally be landing in Destiny 2 which will be music to the ears of many.

When discussing some future content updates such as the Witch Queen being pushed back to 2022, the team talked about how Crossplay would be implemented.

Crossplay is coming to the masses in Season 15. We’ll be doing some internal rollouts and alpha tests in Season 14 to prepare for a widespread launch this fall. With Crossplay, you’ll be able to play with all your friends no matter what platform you call home.

And don’t worry, we won’t be matching console and PC players together in the Crucible unless PC players specifically invite their console friends to play with them in the PC Crucible pools.” 

Other major features in Destiny 2 Season 15

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In the same blog post, the team also dropped some additional info regarding changes they hope to make happen in Season 15.

Here are the proposed Destiny 2 Season 15 changes:

  • “We will be addressing “three-peeking” in Trials and Competitive. In these modes, emotes will be disabled and players will be unable to pull out any third person weapon that doesn’t have ammo
  • We are also looking at universal adjustments to Stasis by increasing damage reduction when frozen to provide more survivability for the victim
  • We will also focus on Light subclasses and release a set of targeted buffs to our most underutilized specializations
  • We will also be looking to adjust overall ability usage rates to make sure guns and gunplay are always key to success in the Crucible
  • We will introduce our first round of Legendary Stasis Energy and Power weapons”

As we start getting closer to the Season’s official unveiling, we’ll be able to update this page with crucial and essential information.

Stay tuned at Charlie INTEL for future Destiny 2 news!

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