Earlier this morning, Destiny 2 was down for maintenance, with the science fiction shooter’s servers having remained offline for Bungie’s originally planned restoration time of roughly six hours. With that having been the case, the game is now back online, as the developer has deployed Update 1.0.3 to the action-RPG sequel, with the patch adding Faction Rallies, fixing a slew of bugs, and making some changes to the title’s gameplay.
Without a doubt, the most noteworthy feature brought about in Destiny 2‘s Update 1.0.3 is Bungie’s introduction of Faction Rallies. Guardians will be able take on these limited-time events after the next Weekly Reset, which allow fans to pledge their loyalty to one of the three factions – Dead Orbit, Future War Cult, and New Monarchy – and then earn reputation tokens for performing certain tasks. These tokens can be turned in for rewards related to players’ faction of choice, with an exclusive weapon for each sect also being available at the end of the event.
Beyond the addition of Faction Rallies, though, Destiny 2‘s Update 1.0.3 mostly deals with bug fixes and gameplay tweaks. For instance, the Call to Arms Milestone, which charges players with taking on Crucible matches every week, will now require less progress to complete. According to Bungie, this is being done in order to “align it with other weekly Milestones.” Not to mention, the location of Power ammo has been adjusted for both Clash and Supremacy.
When it comes to bug fixes specifically, Destiny 2‘s Update 1.0.3 should now allow players to receive their weekly clan Engrams, although but it’s important to note that fans will still lose out on earning them on the weeks that they leave a clan. What’s more is that clan experience points ought to now always be handed out properly for participating in Public Events. Plus, in the Crucible, new steps have been put into place to prevent players from leaving the map, which is a problem that recently caused Trials of the Nine’s map and mode to be changed.
Those interested in all of the changes can find the Update 1.0.3’s patch notes in full below, as there are quite a few fixes being implemented beyond those mentioned above. So, taking all of this into consideration, it will be interesting to see what other new additions and alterations Bungie has in store for Destiny 2‘s future, with lots of fans keeping their fingers crossed that Private Matches will eventually be added to the Crucible.
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Destiny 2 is available now for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and launches on October 24, 2017 for PC.