Destiny Update Fixes Sparrow Exploit and More

Bungie vowed to fix the exploit and now it has.


Bungie has released a "hot fix" for Destiny, just days after the shooter's big December update arrived.

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As explained on Bungie's website, this update fixes the Sparrow Racing League exploit that allowed players to get an item that normally costs $10 for free. Bungie vowed to fix this issue right away.

The update also includes fixes for a series of other issues involving Exotic Leg Engrams and "The Climb" FWC Ship, among other things. You can see the full hot fix patch notes below.

Destiny December 9 Hot Fix Patch Notes:


  • Fixed an issue where Exotic Leg Engrams did not decrypt into any items.
  • Fixed an issue where copies of "The Climb" FWC Ship was incorrectly providing Reputation.
    • This has been temporarily disabled on the Ship Collection kiosk and will be fixed in a future update.
  • Fixed an issue where the SRL Record Book, Vol. 1 items did not require the player to own the Record Book in order to acquire them.
    • Record Book items will not be deleted from players' inventories, but will now require ownership of the SRL Record Book in order to equip the items.
    • Any progress already made towards the Record Book will be saved.
    • Warning: Record Book gear can only be acquired once. We are working on a future fix to allow players to attain additional instances in case of accidental deletion.

December's Destiny update was a big one. In addition to introducing Sparrow Racing League (which will be available until December 29), the update makes major weapon balance changes and tweaks a number of systems in Crucible. You can see the full Destiny December patch notes here.

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