💠 This weekend you can find Xûr hanging out at the Hangar in the Tower and Trials is live on The Burnout. Get a more detailed look at Xur and Trials below!
A peddler of strange curios, Xûr’s motives are not his own. He bows to his distant masters, the nine. (Note: Xur offers random rolls on all armor.)
Departs: Tuesday, Jun 15 @ 10AM Pacific
Where is Xur? Hangar, Tower (The green arrow below is Xur’s location)
Exotic Armor – 23 LS (Random Rolls are available)
- Hunter: St0mp-EE5 – Leg Armor
- Titan: Severance Enclosure – Chest Armor
- Warlock: Chromatic Fire – Chest Armor
Exotic Weapon – 29 LS (Random Rolls are available)
- Two-Tailed Fox – Rocket Launcher
- Slot: Heavy | Element: Void | Ammo: Power
Exotic Engram (97 LS)
- An engram with a predestined outcome. Contains a new Exotic if any remain to be collected; otherwise, it contains a random piece of Exotic armor. This item can be purchase only once per week, per account.
Exotic Cipher Quest (No Cost)
- Complete strikes or win matches in Crucible or Gambit. Extra progress is awarded for more challenging activities and for succeeding with clanmates. Reward: Exotic Cipher Present it to Xûr or the Monument To Lost Lights to receive a reward. You can only hold 1 of this item at a time. (Available on a weekly cadence)
Compete in a fireteam-required event version of Elimination. Earn as many wins on a ticket as you can. Three losses and you’re out.
Ends: Tuesday, Jun 15 @ 10AM Pacific
- 3 Wins (Powerful): Eye of Sol – Sniper Rifle (Kinetic)
- 5 Wins (Powerful): The Messenger – Pulse Rifle
- 7 Wins (Pinnacle): Arms – Titan | Hunter | Warlock
- Flawless (Pinnacle):
Map: The Burnout
Callout Maps by @R3likt
Ends: Tuesday, June 15 @ 10AM Pacific
Lord Saladin has returned for a renewed round of Iron Banner. Plus, all players earn Bonus Valor in the Crucible this week. If you’re aiming to get a little higher in the Pinnacle Power band, make sure to complete some Iron Banner bounties as they’ll provide Pinnacle-powered rewards.
NOTE: For more details check out the Iron Banner page.
FASHION SHOW CONTEST
Think you’ve got the best look in the community? Let’s see if you can prove it and earn yourself this eye-catching fashion emblem.
How to Enter?
- Throw together a mix of awesome armor and sweet shaders to create a set that you believe is a winner.
Submit a screenshot!
- Snag a photo of your Guardian in the Guardian Appearance screen showing your armor set and shader selections.
- Providing an additional picture of your Guardian in the wild is not required but may get you some bonus points.
- Submit your photo on Twitter or Instagram with #SplicerFashionShow to enter.
Late to the party? No worries, you can still submit your look, just make a post on Twitteror Instagramwith #SplicerFashionShow to enter. Submissions must be received by June 13 and Bungie will pick their favorites. If they select you as a winner, they will reach out with details on getting you your special emblem. (Check out their Twitter to see who
Good news for everyone who likes Rifts and pants, Boots of the Assembler will be returning to their release functionality (with a little bit extra as well). On release, there was an issue with the Exotic that would cause crashes due to a large number of Rifts and Noble Seekers being created. As a stopgap measure, the perk was changed to prevent those crashes without disabling the Exotic while an engineering fix could be developed to address the crashing problem. Now that the work is done to prevent the crashes in the first place, they can return to their former Rift-astic glory in our next update. Oh, and now Empowering Noble Seekers will properly proc Benevolent Dawn for Attunement of Grace Warlocks.
The Gaming Community Expo (GCX) is kicking off next week on a virtual space station you can visit from June 17 through June 20. Check out the GCX website for the full details.
*All profits from Bungie Foundation items on the Bungie Store will be go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital from June 13 to Jun 20.
Bungie has hidden seven Dead Ghosts in various places around the space station and it’s your job to do what you do best and go find them… and then make a YouTube video showing where they all are. Collect them all and receive this special emblem. Fail, and the universe is doomed. Dooooooomed!
That’s not all. As is tradition, there will be charity marathon running alongside the event raising money 24/7 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital from June 13 until the event ends on June 20. Tune in on the GCX channel to see some of your favorite content creators doing wacky and amazing stuff to raise money for the kids.
Bungie will be offering another special emblem for any $50 donations during the charity marathon. Exact amount, no more, no less, and one emblem per email. Just make your donation during any block while the marathon is active, and you will receive your emblem code in an email soon after the event ends.
One more thing, we will also be donating seven Eris Morn statues signed by the voice of Eris Morn, Morla Gorrondona. For every donation of exactly $7 you will have a chance to receive one these awesome collectibles when they ship from the Bungie Store this fall!
Note: This year I will be donating at least $50 to the GCX + Bungie Charity for St. Jude on behalf of our community (I plan to giveaway the emblem as well if it is in the form of a code, if it goes directly to my account then I will not be able to do that but will giveaway a different emblem code in its place). Stay tuned for more details!
NEXT WEEK IN DESTINY!
- Defeat the Hive Wizard Navôta in the Disgraced Nightfall.
- The first Vault of Glass raid challenge has unlocks.
- Team Scorched brings Clash to the Crucible.
Raid challenges will begin rolling out for Vault of Glass next week (Tuesday, June 15). Whichever encounter has its Challenge Mode active each week will reward an additional chest if you are successful. Good luck!
Visit Bungie.net for news, updates, and more!
News and Updates
- Jun 10: Tech Blog – Crash Propagator
- Jun 10: This Week at Bungie – Fashion is Danger
- Jun 09: Introducing Women at Bungie
- Beyond Light: Guide | Support | Website
- Season of the Chosen: Website | Guide
- Future: Bungie’s Future Growth | Destiny 2021 Update (Witch Queen)
- Destiny 2 Known Issues | Report Issues to the #Help forum
- Find a Fireteam | Destiny 2: New Player Guide | Cross Save
Golden Gun Change Clarification
There was a bug in 3.0.0 that unintentionally extended the range of Six Shooter. We issued a fix for this issue, but failed to mention it in our Update 3.2.0 patch notes. Six Shooter now works as it did before 3.0.0 as listed in the 2.7.0 patch notes.
Recently, Bungie has seen reports of certain in-game effects impacting photosensitive players and they appreciate everyone who notified them of these issues.
In addition to an in-game notice that was distributed this week, Bungie is working on adding a permanent notice as part of the End User License Agreement (EULA) as well as adding notices to the sell text on the online stores where the game is distributed.
Bungie is getting started by looking into player reports and addressing issues related to specific effect combinations. Due to the complex nature of these changes, they are targeting a patch for later this year. Bungie will let players know when they have more to share. They plan to use the knowledge from these fixes to refine our best practices moving forward.
Teleporting Enemies Update
As mentioned in a previous TWAB, Bungie has been noticing more “teleporty” enemies since the launch of Beyond Light. This past Tuesday, Bungie tweaked the outgoing bandwidth limits that the servers use in order to provide more capacity for them to network data about what AI are doing to players. Bungie believes that this will reduce significant source of AI teleporting across the game. Note that certain activities will still have some teleportation issues that will not be affected by this change.
PC Performance Update
Since Beyond Light shipped, players on PC have been experiencing less than ideal performance. Here is an update from our game performance team about PC performance updates:
Performance testing and optimization on PC is very complex due to the different combinations of hardware, software, and in-game settings. With the release of Beyond Light, we made some major engine changes while working from home. One of the unfortunate consequences of working from home is that we no longer had access to our PC compatibility lab to do in-depth testing on the performance impacts of our changes. Partially as a result of this, the update introduced regrettable performance decreases on some PC configurations – some configurations more than others.
Bungie has been working on making improvements with every release since then, even though it doesn’t always show up in the patch notes. Their work has been slow, as they have been forced to rely on their external partners and metrics from the live game. What this means in practice is that Bungie makes optimizations that seem effective based on their internal tests, but they do not know if they’ll be helpful more widely until they receive feedback from the labs at external partners (such as AMD) or from you when you play the game.
Today, the game’s performance is close to what it was before Beyond Light for some PC configurations. Because of the difficulty in predicting how much each change will improve performance, Bungie has been reluctant to promise a fix, even though they are making regular performance optimizations.
They are aware of these problems and are continuing to work on them and are optimistic about the future.
Last week, the new Expunge activity was released. Players noticed that they weren’t receiving Pinnacle rewards that were highlighted in the Seasonal calendar. This activity won’t grant Pinnacle rewards until the Weekly Challenge is added on June 15 and they are updating the articles and calendar to reflect this better.
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