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Destiny February Patch Notes Cover Crimson Days and Crucible Changes

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Destiny's latest update has been detailed, and players looking forward to the recently announced Crucible changes will finally be able to experience them.

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The February update is available now, including its Valentine's Day event. Crimson Days runs from February 9 to February 16 at 1 AM PST. Players can go to Lord Shaxx in the Tower to receive a special quest called Crimson Bonds if they're level 40; however, anyone can participate the new 2v2 PVP event playlist, Crimson Doubles.

You'll need to find a teammate to compete in Crimson Doubles, which features a new "Heartbroken" buff that increases stats and reload speed when your partner is down. You can learn more about the event right here on GameSpot.

The full list of fixes is as follows:


  • Fixed an issue where some emote incidents would appear twice
  • Fixed a rare issue where the Refer-a-Friend buff was not being properly applied when joining an in-progress activity


  • Fixed an issue where an extra icon on the kiosk was appearing for players who acquired MIDA Multi-Tool exotic weapon for both Year One and Year Two
  • Fixed an issue with Hakke pulse rifle damage scaling to bring them back in line with other pulse rifles


  • Fixed the icon for Titan class item Mark of a Kellslayer
  • Fixed an issue where the icon for the Hunter artifact Unerring Compass was missing on PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360


  • Fixed an issue where the Vienna Singer ship was not dropping at appropriate rates


  • Reduced the chance for ghost shells to be awarded from completing the weekly in favor of other rewards

Raid: King's Fall

  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to become immune to the Totem room damage by using a sword's block ability
    • Totems will now kill players under the totem after an extended period of time
  • Fixed an issue on the aura holder when exiting 3rd person, the camera forward would get reset back facing the direction of the players feet
  • Fixed an issue where the Ogres would teleport when they had issues path finding around previous dropped bombs



  • Bounties have been moved to the top of Shaxx's vendor screen
  • Players now start without special ammo in all 3v3 modes
  • Fixed an issue where the quest step to "Complete a match with 6+ Auto Rifle kills" was not properly registering
    • The temporary fix applied previously has been removed once again to allow this quest to be turned in properly
  • Fixed an issue where the text display for Nova Bomb score bonuses was incorrect
  • Damage Referee has been enabled in the Control playlist for the Crucible


  • New Rotating Playlists
    • See developer comments from Jeremiah Pieschl
    • Freelance 3v3 featuring Skirmish, Salvage, and Elimination - only accessible by solo players, no fireteams
    • Freelance 6v6 featuring Control, Clash, and Rift - only accessible by solo players, no fireteams
    • Inferno 3v3 featuring Inferno Skirmish, Inferno Salvage, and introducing Inferno Elimination!
    • Inferno 6v6 featuring Inferno Control and Inferno Clash

Iron Banner

  • Iron Banner returns on February 23rd, 10AM to February 29th, 1AM PST
  • Iron Banner armor pieces from Rank 5 packages will now be granted immediately, instead of appearing once you return to Orbit
  • Increased the base win rep amount by +20% (50 to 60)
  • Waypoints have been added to Lord Saladin when the Rank 3 and Rank 5 packages are available
  • Players can no longer recycle into Iron Banner matches after the event has ended

Trials of Osiris

  • Reduced the postgame wait time by 15 seconds
  • Adjusted loot tables to make rewards more consistent and less likely to have a non-payout match



  • Fixed an issue where some players are able to perch in an advantageous position on a giant tree root

The Timekeeper

  • Removed dynamic objects and moved overtime objective to help it play better in Elimination


  • Fixed an issue where Reputation was being awarded when dismantling the Future War cult ship "The Climb"
    • Access to the ship via the kiosk has been re-enabled
  • Fixed an issue where the icon on Gunsmith vendor screen to display the correct reputation

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