Destiny Update Fixes Sparrow Exploit and More

Bungie vowed to fix the exploit and now it has.

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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:

Items

  • 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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Boy they sure are quick to fix something like this but take months fixing up Aethon's fight.

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@chris91090: To be fair, I imagine that fixing this exploit is a lot easier than fixing a raid boss fight ... but yeah, money is actually on the line here, so we get a patch in days. : p

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Does anyone else think the next 'Event' will be some kind of Dance Off mini-game with all these new emotes in the Tower Cantina? Lol

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Gotta love how people find a way to get obtain an item for free, that should be free in the first place, and the developer rushes to fix it. Yet most of the other bugs in the game, take 6 months or more for them to even look at.

Sorry to ruin your vacation by finding a way to steal an emote guys, no seriously!

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FIX YOUR GOD DAMN MICROTRANSACTIONS PAY TO WIN BULLSHIT !!!

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@adam4897332: You have been found guilty of conclusion jumping idiocy. Your internet license has been revoked.

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@adam4897332: So tell us again how the Carlton Dance makes you "win" in Destiny?

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@adam4897332: Cause Destiny is all about Paying to Win emotes and cosmetic items that don't give advantages to players. #nicelogic

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@adam4897332: Yeah I hate it when they win by dancing with so much style. It's not pay to win genius.

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@adam4897332: Pay to win by emoting people to death ?

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People getting things for free?! Gotta fix that right away!!!!

Issues with losing heavy ammo and storage space? We'll get to it. eventually. when we feel like it

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@AxelSoR: That's honestly one of the reasons I jumped ship a while ago

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@tony56723: i finally did too, but way longer than it shouldve taken me. Or cost me.

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@AxelSoR: I left before House of Wolves launched (though I did have the season pass -_-) so I never bought The Taken King thankfully

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