Destiny Update Brings New Audio Options, Colorblind Mode

More details on the Destiny 1.1.2 update coming prior to House of Wolves.


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Bungie has further detailed the next update for Destiny, revealing some new features that should be extremely useful for select players.

On the audio front, Destiny's 1.1.2 patch will add new options to help boost the volume of voice chat relative to in-game sound. Players will be able to tweak a Chat Volume setting that affects player voices coming through your speakers (but not your chat headset) and a Game Volume option that controls all game dialogue, sound effects, and music.

The game's music, wonderful as it is, can be disabled in the new patch, allowing players to listen to their own music. To incentivize players to keep it turned on, Bungie teases a secret in its latest blog post. "To prove again that Destiny music can also enhance the time you spend with your friends, we've added a fun little audio Easter egg to the game," writes audio boss Jay Weinland. "It'll be in there, somewhere. Once the update is live, see if you can find it..."

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Standard Destiny (left) and simulated Dueteranopic view (right)

Colorblind support is also being introduced in 1.1.2. While you might not realize it if you aren't colorblind, the condition can have a real effect on a player's ability to perceive certain things in the game. The images above demonstrates this; by using the slider to compare the two screenshots, you can see how a colorblind player might be unable to differentiate between loot drop qualities or enemy shield types. The image below shows how higher contrast levels will allow for these players to be able to identify things more easily.

Other changes in the update, which is coming sometime before the House of Wolves DLC, include raid fixes and additional storage space.

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how about they fix the mini map at the top left of the screen so it is not invisible when in your surroundings its kind of hard to see at times

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Now how about a HUD opacity setting to help keep from burning-in our television sets.

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They should add an option for a full refund.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> if you really didn't like this game then you should've brought it in earlier. you can see what you can get at gamestop or whatever but stop complaining and go return it.

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I'm colorblind so I do appreciate when a game offers this feature. However, I used the silder included in this article and I didn't see any change? From what I know about colorvision, a" one size fits all" approach to the three types of color impairment is only helpful to 1/3 of the colorblind players. Am I wrong?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> If you are colorblind and you don't see a difference between the two slider images, then that is exactly the point.

If you see a difference between them and the seperate one at the bottom of the article, then the changes are working as intended. You should be able to notice a difference between all of the shapes on the ground in the bottom image, where you might not have been able to in the two slider images.

The two slider images are only for us non-colorblind folks so that we can see a simulated representation of what you might be seeing.

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I bought this game just for the companion app. I don't have many friends.

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people still play this online grindfest?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> yes, people still play this game. don't be an asshat.

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I'd prefer to be able to just turn the music off.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> mute button.

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Amazing update Destiny! I am totally going to rebuy this game that I traded after days to experience this!

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So instead of actually creating more worthwhile CONTENT, this patch just let's you play your own music and adds a patch for colorblind folk? Oh....

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Silly rabbit, content is for the Season Pass. Buying the game only gets you a lackluster campaign and one raid and all the terrible balance patches you can eat.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> if you aren't satisfied and think you could do better, submit your job application. you might get lucky.

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So colorblind people get the illusion of an exotic drop? that is cruel...

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I haven't played In a while so this might of changed but I got pissed at the game because there's no match making for raid or the daily event and I have no friends because I'm ugly so progressing past level 29 solo is a Bi*ch

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That image has more legendaries than ive seen since the loot patch. And ive played a lot...

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Hurray a Destiny article about nothing. Yippee!

Shame the game is utterly terrible

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<< LINK REMOVED >> then stop playing and return it. no need for endless game bashing.

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I stopped playing a long time ago

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<< LINK REMOVED >> and what game are you playing now that's blowing your mind? What have you played since Destiny was released that's so much better? Are you bashing all other games you dislike or is it just a special kind of Destiny butt hurt you are experiencing?

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Destiny article, cue the complainers complaining about at game they don't play but are upset as to why others are still playing it. Since not everyone is a sour apple about every little thing in a game and just enjoy a game for what it is. DriveClub had very little audio options until the patch that came out recently, hmm I wonder what that was about? Internet folks strike yet again and still moan about things that they hate but are not forced to play, read or take part in.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> aaaaand cue the complainers about the complainers. What a vicious cycle.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> geeez stfu man. game is bad but u don't have to get all defensive.

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Still hooked on this game. Best game I've played in years.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> ^_^ kawaiii :3 your mum would be so proud

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Haven't laughed this hard in years, thank you

That said, this is the worst game Bungie has ever made.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> do you live under a rock or just a clueless facebook gamer that plays nothing else but what's spammed by the biggest companies (Ubi, EA, Activision)? If this is the best game you've played, you should quit gaming and do something else.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> jesus man way to go overboard

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Geez dude, let the guy have his opinion, that's a little harsh.

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So after all this time, an option that's basically standard in every single modern video game, the option to adjust sound, is finally coming to Destiny? FINALLY.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> It prolly had something to do with their music budget...well shit we spent all this money can't have people NOT enjoy it all the time...

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I've noticed a few games this gen that have had no option to adjust in-game music. I started to speculate that is was so they could be easily flagged on YouTube.

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"The game's music, wonderful as it is, can be disabled in the new patch." Finally! I've wanted to adjust the music since day one.

Also, I don't have Deuteranopic color blindness... Good to know.

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Those are the only 3 kinds of enemies in the game.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> If youre colorblind I guess there was only 1.

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