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Destiny 2 update patch notes: Ability balancing changes & bug fixes

Published: 26/Apr/2022 17:32 Updated: 26/Apr/2022 18:27

by Lloyd Coombes


Destiny 2 patch notes for update are here, and they make subtle but important tweaks to abilities as well as bug fixes.

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While it doesn’t add any additional new combat, it does make big changes to a series of subclass abilities, notably the Axion Bolt and Titan Barricade, while also making changes to the Renewal Grasps exotic armor.

The patch also squeezes in a handful of bug fixes amidst the latest Destiny 2 patch notes as the MMO/loot shooter hybrid continues rolling toward Season 17.


Destiny 2 Witch Queen Renewal Grasps exotic
Renewal Grasps are getting some tweaks in the latest patch.

Destiny 2 update patch notes

Bungie gave us a preview as part of last week’s mammoth blog post about Season 17 changes, but we have the full notes below courtesy of the latest blog:

Destiny 2 Patch Notes Activities

  • Fixed an issue where killing a Hive Ghost was granting more than one revive token in activities.
  • Fixed an issue where Grandmaster The Lightblade and Birthplace of the Vile were not contributing to the Total Conquest Triumph.


  • Fixed an issue allowing players to exit the play area on Eternity.


  • Fixed an issue where killing the Envoys would not drop the Primeval’s shield.
  • Fixed an issue where the Primeval would not appear after  banking 100 Motes.

Destiny 2 Patch Notes Gameplay and Investment


  • Synthoceps 
      • Fixed an issue where the Biotic Enhancements perk prevented shattering an encased player with an uncharged melee.
  • Renewal Grasps  
      • While equipped, Renewal Grasps now increases the base cooldown of the Duskfield Grenade from 62s to 152s.
      • The outgoing damage penalty applied to players affected by a  Renewal Grasps’ Duskfield Grenade has been reduced from 50% to 20%.
          • Damage unchanged vs. PvE targets.


  • Fixed an issue where The Summoner Auto Rifle on Saint-14’s rank reputation rewards is missing a Masterwork.


  • The Offensive Bulwark Void Aspect now grants 60% less bonus grenade energy regeneration in PvP game modes.
  • Titan Barricade’s base cooldown when the Bastion Void Aspect is equipped is now 82s, up from 53s.
      • This matches the recharge rate of Warlock Rift.
  • Skip Grenade impact damage reduced from 8 to 4. Skip Grenade tracking strength now begins to decrease after 1s, down to 50% strength after 3s .
  • Axion Bolt base cooldown increased from 91s to 152s.
  • Whisper of Chains now provides 15% bonus damage resistance against players when near a Stasis crystal, down from 25%.
      • Unchanged vs. PvE targets.

Destiny 2 Patch Notes General

  • Stability and crash fixes.
      • Fixed a memory leak contributing to crashes and instability.
  • Reduced the text chat spam throttle to allow for more messages to be sent by a player before receiving the “You’re sending messages too quickly!” message.

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