Ever since the launch of Destiny in 2014, Bungie has shown a marked tendency to listen to player feedback on their forums as well as through Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, and other forms of social media.
Patch 188.8.131.52, deployed on June 2nd, 2015, continues the trend of Bungie addressing player feedback with hotfixes for several of the most talked about bugs and features since the House of Wolves release two weeks prior.
Highlights of the Patch
Increased Treasure Key drops
The first Wanted bounty completed from Petra each week guarantees a Treasure Key.
Treasure Key drops from Ether Chests and the small chests at the end of Prison of Elders have been greatly increased.
Ammo Synthesis Glut
Ammo Syntheses now stack to 100, up from 20.
Ammo Syntheses no longer drop from Ether Chests.
— Chuck (@leopardstealth) June 2, 2015
Prison of Elders QoL Changes
32, 34, and 35 now have a chance to drop class items.
The ‘Elder Cypher’ will now be sent to the Postmaster if your bounty slots are full. (Players who previously lost out on the bounty prior to patch 184.108.40.206 will need to defeat 34 or 35 PoE again; this change is not retroactive.)
Damage from Qodron’s bubbles decreased 25%; uptime on Jailbreaker increased 100%.
Trials of Osiris QoL Changes
Emblems will now be sent to the Postmaster if your emblem slots are full. (Players who previously lost out on the emblems must earn it again; the change is not retroactive.)
Passage Coins can now be dismantled.
Ether Chest QoL Changes
Ether Chests may only be looted once per spawn per player.
Ether Chests now grant a small amount of Queen’s Wrath reputation when opened.
Ether Chests now have a chance to drop Tokens of Flight, Identity, and Judgement.
@Bungie great update shame no farming chests no more but higher chances of treasure keys balance that good job bungie
— Orbit Rhyslew (Evo) (@RhyslewEU) June 2, 2015
Tokens of Flight, Identity, and Judgement can be dismantled for +10 reputation to the House of Judgement.
Note: A previous hotfix to Fusion Rifles (1.1.1) was accidentally reverted in the last patch (220.127.116.11). This change has been reinstated in patch 18.104.22.168.
Since the drop of House of Wolves, players of Bungie’s Destiny have taken to the forums, Twitter, and Reddit to give their opinions – positive and negative – about the content and features found in the expansion. As with previous patches, Bungie has shown that they are listening and have taken steps to address player concerns.
While not every request can be answered – for instance, players continue to clamor for more vault space, despite a recent increase in vault capacity, Bungie has made a concerted effort to address the most visible player concerns.