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Bungie released a new update for Destiny containing the Rise of Iron DLC, Private Matches, Bug Fixes, and More!

Patch Notes:


  • Rise of Iron campaign unlocked
  • Requires Destiny: Rise of Iron and minimum Character Level 40
  • Max Light increased to 385
  • New Vanguard & Crucible Bounties are now available
  • Year 2 Moments of Triumph will end at 10:00am PDT on 9/20/16 and cannot be progressed


Daily Heroics

  • Will now include selections from Year 1, Year 2, and Year 3
  • Increase Light to 350

Vanguard Strike Playlists

  • Vanguard Playlist is now called The Taken War Strike Playlist but is otherwise unchanged
  • The SIVA Crisis Playlist consists of Taken King and Rise of Iron Strikes at 320 Light
  • The Taken War Heroic Strike Playlist is available for players who have not purchased Rise of Iron and is accessible in the Vanguard Strike Playlist page
  • No longer rewards Vanguard Marks
  • The SIVA Crisis Heroic Strike Playlist is now available to players who have purchased Rise of Iron
  • This Playlist replaces the Taken War Heroic Playlist in the Vanguard Strike Playlist
  • This Playlist is also the Weekly Heroic Strike featured Playlist
  • Recommended 350 Light


  • Requires Rise of Iron
  • Recommended 360 Light



  • Normal Strikes will now grant rewards up to 340 Light
  • Heroic Strikes will now grant rewards up to 365 Light
  • Strike-specific Skeleton Keys now drop in the Nightfall Strike and the SIVA Crisis Heroic and Taken War Strike Playlists
  • Skeleton Keys allow you to open Strike Hoards to guarantee a Strike-unique reward
  • Strike unique rewards will now drop up to 385 Light
  • Nightfall will now reward the player with Ghosts less often so other rewards will drop more often
  • Players can receive one free Radiant Treasure per account through their first Heroic Strike Playlist completion per week
  • Variks will now grant Weapons and Armor for Challenge of the Elders scorecard completions up to 365 Light


  • Fixed an issue where, after enough kills were accumulated, players would never see Uncommon item drops again
  • This resulted in players being starved of weapon and armor materials
  • Uncommon drops will be in addition to, not in place of, Rare and Legendary drops
  • Rare and Legendary Engrams will now attempt to give you rewards equal to or higher than your current Light
  • Rare Engrams can now decode up to 340 Light
  • Legendary Engrams can now decode up to 365 Light
  • Legendary Engram Light value will slow from their fast progress at 350, up to 365
  • Within that range, Engrams will grant the player something with higher Light about half the time
  • Exotic Engrams can now decode up to 385 Light

Faction Packages

  • Faction Packages now drop items up to 385 Light
  • Fixed an issue where vanity items (Ships, Sparrows, Shaders) were dropping less frequently than intended
  • Queen’s Wrath faction packages now contain Queen’s Guard armor and Chasing Infinity
  • Previews have been added for the Queen’s Wrath and Crota’s Bane Factions
  • House of Judgment Faction Packages now grant a Weapon each time
  • House of Judgment Class Items now drop in addition to Weapons rather than in place of
  • Dead Orbit, New Monarchy, Future War Cult, Vanguard, and Crucible Packages now allow the player to choose one of three options: Weapons, Armor, or Chroma Armor
  • New Faction Ghosts and Sparrows have been added to these Packages
  • They can be found in all three Package selections (Weapons, Armor, and Chroma Armor)
  • TTK Armor and Weapons have been removed from the Faction Packages and are replaced with new ROI Weapons and Armor
  • The following Weapons will remain in their respective Faction Packages (Crucible and Vanguard):
  • Shadow Price
  • Badger CCL
  • Lord High Fixer
  • Grim Citizen III
  • The Saterienne Rapier
  • The Devil You Know
  • The Swarm
  • Zombie Apocalypse WF47
  • LDR 5001
  • Y-09 Longbow Synthesis
  • Two to the Morgue
  • The Comedian


Removed the SUROS TSR-10 Rocket Launcher Test Weapon that required Crucible kills
Removed the Häkke Test-A Shotgun Test weapon that required Crucible kills


  • Vendor items purchased for Legendary Marks have been increased to 350 Light
  • Xur’s exotics for sale have been increased to 350 Light
  • Xur now sells two Exotic Weapon Ornaments per week for Silver Dust
  • Xur can now carry Legacy Boot Engrams


  • Year 1 Class Items are now available as new Rise of Iron Legendary Class Items. This does not include Year 1 Raid Class items. The new Class Items are found in the following locations:
  • Strike Hoards
  • Crucible End of Match Rewards
  • Legendary Engrams
  • Iron Banner
  • Trials of Osiris
  • Faction Packages
  • Rise of Iron Vendors
  • 22 Exotic Weapon Ornaments have been added
  • Applying an Exotic Weapon Ornament has a cost of the Exotic Weapon Ornament and 1 Silver Dust
  • Players who have obtained Laurels can apply them to their corresponding Armor set to unlock Armor Ornaments
  • Armor Ornaments cost 1-2 Laurels plus 5 Silver Dust to apply
  • Trials of Osiris Laurels can be obtained from Trials Flawless Chests, 1 per character per week
  • Raid Laurels can be obtained from the Heroic Raid challenge modes, 1 per character per week
  • Iron Lord Laurels can be obtained from Radiant Treasures. Additionally, players will obtain one Iron Lord Laurel from the Rise of Iron Record Book
  • Record Books now appear in their own section on the character progress UI screen


  • Silver Dust is now available
  • Obtained from Radiant Treasures and by sharding Exotic Weapon Ornaments
  • Used to purchase unique Eververse items, purchase Chroma from Eva Levante, purchase Iron Engrams from Lord Saladin, and apply Ornaments to Armor and Weapons
  • New Emotes have been added to the Eververse Store
  • April Update Emotes have been removed from the store and added to the new “Spring 2016 Emotes” bag
  • Radiant Treasures can now be purchased from the Eververse store
  • Radiant Treasures contain Exotic Weapon Ornaments and Vanity Items
  • Reputation Boosters are now available for direct purchase on the store


Private Matches

  • Rise of Iron Maps and Modes are now available (Requires Destiny: Rise of Iron)


  • Supremacy, Clash, Control, Rift, Skirmish, Rumble are now core Playlists
  • Elimination will be available every day of the week until Trials of Osiris returns on 9/30
  • Rise of Iron Crucible Maps Floating Gardens, Last Exit, Skyline, Icarus (PS Exclusive) added to core playlists with strong weightings to feature them (these will normalize over the course of a few weeks)
  • The Taken King Crucible maps added to Classic playlists (These are now free for anyone who owns the base game)
  • Rotating featured playlists updated to include Rumble Supremacy, Inferno Supremacy, Salvage, and Combined Arms


  • Core playlists now reward a new collection of Crucible Legendary Weapons:
  • Hex Caster ARC
  • 77 Wizard
  • Ill Will
  • Unending Deluge III
  • Hopscotch Pilgrim
  • Steel Oracle Z-11
  • Cryptic Dragon
  • Matador 64
  • 20/20 AMR7
  • Classic playlists now reward the Year 2 collection of Crucible Legendary Weapons
  • Red Spectre
  • Eyasluna
  • In Times of Need
  • Split Shifter Pro
  • The Revelator
  • The Ash Factory
  • Party Crasher +1
  • Spare Change.25
  • NL Shadow 701X
  • Crucible Class Items added to the Crucible Legendary loot pool
  • Crucible Legendary drop rates slightly increased

Quests and Bounties

  • New Supremacy Quest is available from Lord Shaxx
  • New Supremacy Bounties are now available when Supremacy is the daily featured playlist
  • Shaxx Weekly Bounty design has changed and now features a single multi-objective Bounty for a specific featured 6v6 mode
  • Daily Crucible Bounty availability updated for Rise of Iron