Destiny patch to fix certain exploits, increase Vault of Glass weapon levels
The latest patch Destiny patch, due for release on January 13, will fix a number of exploits players are using to get an upper hand.
Perhaps the best known of these is the 'LAN exploit', in which players can easily defeat the game's most difficult boss, Crota, by having one player in a raid group remove their LAN cable just as he drops to his knee. This causes Crota to remain on his knee, vulnerable and unable to attack, for the remainder of the fight.
As well as removing this exploit, the new patch also addresses exploits that let players get through the Pit Encounter maze using an exploding lantern, and get past the Bridge Encounter without actually crossing the bridge.
Of greater interest to those who play by the rules is an update to the Vault of Glass: exotic weapon drops will now be level 32.
Here are the full list of patch notes:
Crota's End - Updates
The existing Pit treasure chest reward moved to killing Ir Yut, the Deathsinger. She has a chance to drop Exotic weapons and armor, class pieces, and Radiant materials.
The Pit treasure chest will now contain Radiant Materials.
Removed the physics impulse caused by exploding lanterns.
Players will now be required to cross the bridge in order to complete the bridge encounter.
Players will now be required to wait for the bridge to be completed prior to crossing with the sword.
Fixed a rare case where the Shriekers would not spawn, preventing players from reaching the Deathsinger.
Two Swordbearers will no longer spawn at the same time at the outset of the encounter.
Crota will now recover from his kneeling state after a player quits.
Fixed a bug that allowed players to remove the "Presence of Crota" using a Radiance Warlock's Fireborn ability.
Fixed a bug that made the Oversoul appear destroyed to some players in a Fireteam when it was actually still active.
Vault of Glass - Updates
Exotic weapon drops in the Vault of Glass are now Level 32.
Getting Swole in the Crucible
The Raid crew wasn't the only team readying tweaks heading into and out of the holiday season. Our Crucible designers have a few things in the works to add some spice to the early goings of 2015.
Asylum, The Anomaly, and The Burning Shrine maps will be added to existing Clash and Control playlist rotation.
Iron Banner will return, with updated rewards, running from January 13th through January 19th.