Destiny 2 Weekend Summary – Xûr and News (02/08 – 02/12)

This weekend you can find Xûr hanging out at the Hangar in the Tower. View more vendor/activity details, news, and more below.


XÛR, AGENT OF THE NINE

Departs: Tuesday, Feb 12 @ 9 AM PST

Location: Hangar, Tower

All Exotic Items Available 

Wormgod Caress – Titan Gauntlets (23 LS)

The Dragon’s Shadow – Hunter Chest Armor (23 LS)

Sunbracers – Warlock Gauntlets (23 LS)

Skyburner’s Oath – Scout Rifle (Energy) (29 LS)

Five of Swords (Legendary Challenge Card for Nightfall) – Enables modifiers in Nightfall strikes on Prestige difficulty. More challenging modifiers apply larger score multipliers. This will replace a Rare Challenge Card in your inventory. (Free Item)

Fated Engram – Exotic Engram: An engram with a predestined outcome. It will contain a new Exotic if any remain to be collected. (In other words rewards you with an exotic that you have not already earned, year one items only)

More Info/Links

Xûr Mega-thread on Reddit

Destiny 2 | XUR LOCATION & EXOTIC LOOT! New Inventory, Exotic Rolls & Where is Xur, 8th Feb 2019! by xHOUNDISHx  << Click link to subscribe for more Destiny 2 videos!


CRIMSON DAYS

Begins: February 12 @ 9 AM PST

Ends: February 19 @ 9 AM PST

Crimson Days Bungie Bounty

Come watch as Cozmo and DMG04 dive in to the Crimson Days playlist on PlayStation 4.

Date: Thursday, February 14

Time: 11 AM–1 PM PST

Watch: Twitch.tv/Bungie

Info directly from Bungie’s blog post:

Crimson Doubles is the 2v2 Crucible playlist at the center of the event. The combat scenario is 2v2 Clash with a round-based twist. Stay in close proximity to your partner and your abilities will recharge at a faster rate. Stray too far, and your enemies will be given a waypoint leading to your location. If you can’t find a partner, don’t worry, we’ll play matchmaker and find one for you. To sweeten the deal we will be turning on Valor bonuses throughout the event for both Crimson Doubles and all other Crucible modes.

You will start out by speaking with Lord Shaxx in the Tower, who will give you the Fire of the Crimson Days emblem. He will have five Crimson Bounties available for you. Crucible not your cup of tea? The Bounties will send you to both PVE and PVP activities. There will be four daily bounties and one weekly bounty which calls for you to  duo Nightfall with your partner.

The Rewards

Last year there was a series of rewards for completing specific activities. The rewards are returning, but the way you earn them has changed. Shaxx will be giving out Confectionery Hearts for completing Crimson Doubles matches and turning in Crimson Bounties. You will use those to purchase the rewards.

Some of you may have some or all of the rewards from last year, so we have added two new rewards for you to earn.

Similar to Horror Story in the last Festival of the Lost, a max power weapon will be available during Crimson Days. Shaxx will be offering a new bow, “The Vow”, in exchange for Confectionery Hearts.

The Vow comes fully masterworked and is the first bow available to all players of Destiny 2 and will be Power 650 for Forsaken players. Here it is in action.

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While you are playing Crimson Doubles you will be earning 7 Confectionery Hearts with every win and 5 for every loss. Each daily bounty will reward you with 15 Hearts, and the weekly Nightfall Duo bounty will give you 75! Here are the Confectionery Heart costs for each reward Shaxx is offering:

Tirastrella Legendary Ghost Shell – 25

Undeterred Exotic Sparrow – 50

The Vow Legendary Bow – 100

Wardcliff Coil Ornament – 125

Flaunting Dance Legendary Emote – 150

Warmhearted Gift Package – 15

If you are still looking to spend your extra hearts, Shaxx will also be offering a Warmhearted Gift Package that will give you a chance to receive Enhancement Cores, weapons, mods, gear, and resources.

That’s not all. Along with these reward there will be a set of Crimson Days Triumphs for you to complete. We don’t want to spoil all the treats and reveal the Triumphs just yet, but we will let you know the sweet reward for completing them all.

If you complete all of the Crimson Days Triumphs, you will earn the Sugary Ghost Shell.

For all support information, please see the Crimson Days Guide hosted on help.bungie.net.

Double Drops

Double drops are back. A Crimson Engram will drop with every Bright Engram a player earns. Crimson Engrams will also be available for Silver. The contents of the Engram have not changed, so if you didn’t get everything you wanted last year or are new to Destiny, this is your chance to grab some of these items.

The Tiny Bow Emote and the Shot through the Heart Ornament for The Vow will also be available for direct purchase in Eververse bundles.

Crimson Days will begin next Tuesday, February 12, and conclude on the weekly reset at 9 AM PST on Tuesday, February 19. Start looking for a partner to be your Crimson Bond and get ready for a fun week of hearts, sweets, and fun.

Showing some Love

When earning the legendary bow from Lord Shaxx, The Vow, players will receive a discount code to unlock The Vow Hoodie for purchase from Bungie Rewards.

In addition, every purchase comes with a Bungie Foundation pin and the Bungie Store will donate $7 for each pin distributed during Crimson Days directly to support the Bungie Foundation’s granting of technology wishes for Make-A-Wish in honor of you.

Make sure you’ve opted-in for email notifications on Bungie.net to receive your discount code. Players will have through February 19 at 9AM Pacific to redeem this Bungie Reward offer.

Source: Bungie Website (view original article)


 

RECENT NEWS (via Bungie.net)

Feb 07: This Week at Bungie – Confectionery Hearts Inbound

Feb 07: Crimson Days 2019

Jan 31: This Week at Bungie – Quick on the Draw

To find out more about the Annual Pass visit: https://www.destinythegame.com/annualpass and read the article by Bungie: The Road Ahead – New Seasons. New Challenges. New Rewards.


CLAN CHANGES

via Bungie blog post

Since Forsaken launched, we’ve been gathering feedback concerning clans, their progression, and their rewards. Today, we have Design Lead Steve Dolan and Senior Designer Mark Uyeda back in the hot seats, speaking to what the team has planned!

Steve and Mark: Hey everybody! Steve Dolan and Mark Uyeda here to give you an update on what you can expect for Clan Progression in Season of the Drifter.

These past two seasons, we tried some new things. During that time we’ve gathered hard data, heard a ton of feedback (thanks, Cozmo and Dmg!), and now we’re going to walk you through what’s next.

Whenever we’re talking game design, it’s always good to discuss the design’s goals. In Forsaken, we were trying to create:

  • Stronger clans where players can make new friends in Destiny
  • Stronger incentives for clans to play with their clanmates

We feel good about how many of these changes affected large and strong clans, but we’ve also received a ton of feedback from the community that the Forsaken changes effected smaller and less hardcore clans less positively. These clans feel like they can no longer hit the levels they had in the past. We also heard that there is just too much emphasis on doing daily bounties. As a result of this feedback, we took some of the clan progression mechanics back to the workbench and made changes to improve the experience.

Starting in Season 6:

  • We’re returning to the Destiny 2 launch system for gaining clan experience. Go play activities in the game and you will earn clan XP and level up your clan.
      • As a result, daily clan bounties are no longer needed, and have been removed from the game.
  • There are now three weekly bounties that require playing with your clanmates to complete.
      • There will always be one PvE, Raid, and PvP weekly bounty from Hawthorne. They reward Legendary gear and a big chunk of clan XP.
  • As your clan levels its banner, the rewards you receive from these bounties grow.
      • At rank three, you earn mod components when completing a weekly bounty.
      • At rank four, you earn enhancement cores when completing a weekly bounty.
      • At rank six, your clan will unlock a fourth weekly bounty.

We also wanted to briefly talk about the tier 5 perk for Season 6. The perk reads, “Crucible and Strike catalysts have an increased drop rate when playing with clanmates.” For those of you who haven’t found all the available catalysts, you’ll have a better chance to find the ones you’re missing. If you already have them all (lucky you), we plan to release a few more from our Year 1 reserve during Season of the Drifter for you to chase. They won’t be released day one of Season 6, but keep your eyes on the patch notes for availability.

We hope these changes will help keep clans of all sizes thriving and chasing after each Season’s rewards. As always, we can’t wait to hear your feedback.


For weekly reset details click here. Have a great weekend! 🙂

Kyber3000 🖤

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