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Destiny 2 Season of the Hunt: Wraithborn Hunts, Hawkmoon Exotic, more

Published: 13/Nov/2020 3:39 Updated: 13/Nov/2020 6:33

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Destiny 2: Season of the Hunt is upon us, and it comes packed with an Exotic quest, a seasonal artifact, seasonal armor sets, and more.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light is finally here, and it’s started with a bang. Season of the Hunt is the first season pass in the expansion, and it continues the evolving world with additional content.

From what we’ve seen so far, the story in the season pass revolves around an imposing figure named Xivu Arath. Those who are well versed in Destiny lore will know who she is, but others might be scratching their heads wondering who she is.

Season of the Hunt also includes a new activity that will keep players on their toes, a new exotic quest to unlock a fan-favorite weapon, and more seasonal armor sets to add to your armory. Here’s everything we know so far.

Who is Xivu Arath?

Xivu Arath is the Hive God of War. In the past, she helped establish the Hive species and became one of its chief gods. However, now her main goal is to become the mightiest warrior in the universe, which makes her a threat to unstable solar systems.

Season of the Hunt revolves around Osiris’ efforts to thwart her plans. However, he needs a little help from players and an ally known as the Crow. Those who are brave enough to heed his call can help vanquish Xivu Arath once and for all.

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Xivu Arath, Hive God of War, is an incredibly powerful warrior.

Wraithborn Hunts

Wraithborn Hunts is an exciting new activity that players can complete throughout their journey.  Hive shrines have been popping up throughout the system, and it hasn’t sat too well with The Spider.

To help him out, players can build a device to draw Xivu Arath’s lieutenants out of their hives. It can also be upgraded to make luring and snaring them more effective.

The commotion will eventually draw Xivu Arath’s attention, and she will drop in and challenge the players in a massive showdown.

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In Destiny 2: Season of the Hunt, players will need to work together to hack, slash, and shoot their way through the Hive.

Hawkmoon Exotic Quest

In Destiny 2: Season of the Hunt, players can embark on an exotic quest to get their hands on The Hawkmoon. It’s an exotic hand cannon from the first game, and it’s finally making its way back into the Destiny universe.

In the previous title, it was a reward for high-level activities like the Raids and Nightfall Strikes.

Now, players will be able to unlock it simply by finishing an exotic quest. Keep in mind, though, that it hasn’t been added to the game yet.

There’s also been no official word on what the quest might entail, but if the recent ones are anything to go by, it could take some time to finish.

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Hawkmoon was one of the most popular Exotic weapons in the original game.

Seasonal Armor

Destiny 2: Season of the Hunt includes more seasonal armor sets. They look incredible from head to toe, with a mixture of rustic and futuristic vibes.

The seasonal armor sets can be instantly unlocked by purchasing the battle pass. It’s a surefire way to add more flair and style to your character.

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Destiny 2: Season of the Hunt includes three incredible seasonal armor sets.

Destiny 2: Season of the Hunt started on November 10, 2020 and will finish on February 9, 2021.

This means players have around 90 days to burn through all the content and unlock everything they need. That’s plenty of time for even the most casual players.

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Destiny 2 update 3.1.0.1 patch notes: Whisper of Chains & Fallen SABER strike fix, more

Published: 23/Feb/2021 21:45

by Alan Bernal

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Bungie has released a hotfix for Destiny 2 outlined in the 3.1.0.1 update patch notes that’s bringing a swarm of fixes to everything from Collections, Umbral Engrams, and the Fallen SABER strike, among others.

Following up the base 3.1.0 update from a couple of weeks back, the developers are back at it to clean up some of the more nuanced problems that Year 4 has been facing.

An interesting inclusion in the Destiny 2 hotfix 3.1.0.1 is the touchup to weapon Mods which people are celebrating since it has implications for fans of the Hand Cannon targeting mod and Shotgun Ammo Finder.

While there’s still no fix to pressing issues like Dunemarchers’ chain lightning, multiplayer rubber banding, Warlock stasis melee, and the like, there’s still plenty to unpack for the Destiny community.

Bounties, Pursuits, Challenges

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There’s a hotfix to Valor resets in the Destiny 2 hotfix 3.1.0.1 update.

There’s a host of fixes coming down into Destiny’s player challenges, primarily dealing with Weekly Challenges as well as Valor resets that would bug other game mechanisms.

There was an issue where Weekly Challenges would drop engrams at a higher Power than intended. While some might have benefited from this, the issue should be fixed from here on.

Additionally, Bungie also “reduced the number of wins required for the Legendary Glory Triumph from 50 to 5” that is more in tune with Season of the Hunt’s requirements.

Meanwhile, Destiny players would be unable to reset their Valor and Infamy after four resets and one reset, respectively. But the devs have made it a point to implement a fix to that in the update.

Destiny 2 Fallen S.A.B.E.R. strike

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The Fallen S.A.B.E.R. strike should now be accessible to Destiny 2 players.

After weeks of questions looming on the Fallen S.A.B.E.R. strike since the Feb 9 roadmap teased the playlist, the Destiny 2 hotfix 3.1.0.1 is finally going to fix the access that players didn’t previously have.

Now people can get into the Strike via the Strikes Playlist or Direct Launch Node to finally grind the fan-favorite scenario.

To get a complete picture of the Destiny 2 hotfix 3.1.0.1, take a look at the patch notes below, courtesy of Bungie.


Destiny 2 hotfix 3.1.0.1 patch notes

Activities

BATTLEGROUNDS: 

  • Fixed an issue where Umbral Engrams could spawn under the ground when the engram inventory is full.
  • Fixed an issue where generators could not be destroyed when fireteam members or combatants were within close proximity.
  • Fixed an issue where players were respawning in the Land Tank after disconnects and becoming trapped.

STRIKES: 

  • Fixed an issue where players could not access Fallen S.A.B.E.R. in the Strikes Playlist or Direct Launch Node.

UI 

  • Fixed formatting of Seasonal Rank strings where text was overlapping.
  • Fixed and issue where players could temporarily soft-lock the game and exit vender performances in the H.E.L.M.
  • Changed XP reward icon on the Quest Details screen to match XP icon used throughout the rest of the game.

GAMEPLAY AND INVESTMENT

EVERVERSE 

  • Fixed an issue where Lucent Night ornaments disappeared from the armor’s universal ornament section after unequipping.
  • Icon for Anarchy’s Uniocracy ornament now more accurately reflects the ornament’s actual appearance.
  • Fixed an issue where the Thalia’s Reach ornament for Liar’s Handshake disappeared when unequipping it.
  • Fixed an issue where The Fourteenth Anamnesis ornament showed that it could be applied to Khepri’s Sting instead of the Helm of Saint-14.
  • Fixed an issue where Mantle of Remembrance ornament indicated it was for Aeon Swift instead of Shinobu’s Vow.
  • Fixed an issue where the Caduceus Warlock ornament showed that it could be applied to Aeon Soul instead of Ophidian Aspect.
  • Fixed an issue where the Bump and Run sparrow was missing like… most of it.
  • Fixed an issue where players were receiving more Bright Engrams than intended after reaching Season Pass rank 100.
  • Fixed an issue where Core Ritual (Gambit, Crucible, and Vanguard) Weekly Bounty Challenge would sometimes not reward Bright Dust.
    • Any players affected by this will receive all missing Bright Dust in the future. An in-game message will confirm when your Bright Dust has been delivered

COLLECTIONS 

  • Fixed an issue where the War Weary shader was not appearing in Collections.
  • Fixed an where the Salvagers Salvo Seasonal Grenade Launcher could not be reclaimed from Collections.
  • Fixed an issue where the Contender’s Banner and The Next Chapter emblems were displaying the same art.
  • Fixed an issue where players could retrieve the Season of the Chosen ritual emblems from Collections without completing the steps to earn them.

MODS 

  • Fixed an issue where some mods were removed if their artifact version was equipped during the Season change.

FRAGMENTS 

  • Fixed an issue where Whisper of Chains was not properly granting damage reduction when near frozen enemies.

BOUNTIES, PURSUITS, CHALLENGES

  • Fixed an issue where players could continue to earn additional Hawkmoons if they didn’t pick up the quest and join others.
  • Fixed an issue where a Proving Rune’s description from the War Table is different than the actual Rune you get.
  • Reduced the number of wins required for the Legendary Glory Triumph from 50 to 5 to be aligned with the same requirement from Season of the Hunt.
  • Fixed an issue where some Weekly Challenge engrams were dropping at a higher Power than intended.
  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to reset their Valor after 4 resets.
  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to reset their Infamy after 1 reset.
  • Fixed an issue where players were incorrectly earning Powerful rewards after 3 Valor resets.

GENERAL

  • Fixed an issue where audio was out of sync with the Season of the Chosen opening cinematic.
  • Fixed an issue where several vendor tooltips were incorrect.
  • Fixed a Season of the Chosen purchase information screen which had an incorrect translation in Brazilian Portuguese.