New Destiny 2 Update Re-opens Faction Rally And Iron Banner For Non-DLC Owners

Iron Banner and Faction Rally become more inclusive.

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As part of its continued effort to expand the amount of content available to non-DLC owners, Bungie has released a new Destiny 2 update on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Rather than address any bugs or exploits, this patch deals exclusively with undoing the studio's previous decision to lock those who haven't purchased Curse of Osiris out of content they had access to previously.

Bungie has shared patch notes for hotfix update 1.1.1.2, which is now available following a batch of server maintenance. It makes good on Bungie's previous announcement to expand both Iron Banner and Faction Rally, which became inaccessible to non-DLC owners after Curse of Osiris's release. The brief, complete patch notes for the new update follow at the bottom of this post, but they boil down to letting everyone access the two events.

Community manager David Dague recently teased that these changes were coming as part of this update. The most recent Faction Rally event, which would have been the first as part of the game's Season 2 that started with Curse of Osiris, was scheduled to take place in mid-December. But Destiny 2 players were outraged over the newly imposed DLC paywall, and Bungie canceled the event "to ensure all of our players can access the activity and the appropriate rewards."

A new date for the next Iron Banner or Faction Rally has not been announced, but Dague said, "Updates to the live calendar [will] come next week." Once they do return, existing Season 1 rewards from the events will still be available to all players. But new seasonal rewards, which will include armor ornaments, will be limited to those who own Curse of Osiris.

Update 1.1.1.2 is now available on all platforms. Unfortunately, it doesn't address the Warlock Super glitch in Crucible's Mayhem mode, but Bungie warned players in December that it would not be able to fix it before The Dawning event comes to an end on January 9.

Destiny 2 Update 1.1.1.2 Patch Notes

Iron Banner

  • Players who do not own Curse of Osiris may once again access Iron Banner when available

Faction Rallies

  • Players who do not own Curse of Osiris may once again pledge to Factions during Faction Rally events
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Deplorable. They have made classes of players based on how much they spend on the game. This should be the “Second-Class Player Iron Banner”.

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i wonder how the Destiny Zealots will defend bungie this time around.

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@novaprime1985: #Bungiedidnothing wrong. Kinda like the morons that go with #EAdidnothingwrong

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This game is dead. Let it die already.

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This game should have been sooooooo much more. Nope they just cut it up,and shelled it out as DLC.

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@sdecker425: apparently they werent even willing to shell out DLC

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remember when this game was all the articles that could be found on this site? Ohh....i take such solace in the fact that this game, like the vanilla destiny, sucks worse. This game will never last 10 years lol.

Just another crappy game

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So bungie Bragged about having 3 teams working on this crap game, but they are not able to fix glitches in this crap game. Lol

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Not much of a patch, more of a roll back.

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typical working attitude of these lazy western developers during holiday seasons... i bet the whole studios is having only skeleton crew while the rest are still on holiday getaways... these lazy folks deserve all the hate coming from their loyal fans... #goodbyedestiny #bungielaziness

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The game's fun when you have stuff to do, but it definitely needs more content. It was a strange decision to start from scratch instead of just adding onto Destiny 1. I feel like the first game finally got to a good place in terms of the amount of PVP maps, strike maps, Raids, side things to do/farm for, etc. Then as soon as it got to that good place, they released a sequel that was back to where Destiny 1 was at its launch. So now we're once again just waiting for more DLC to get released until it's finally a full game. I mean, I like some of the changes (this winter event reminded me why I don't miss the resource farming from the first game AT ALL), but I have no idea why they once again launched a Destiny game with only a few strikes, no horde mode gametypes, no hidden collectibles that unlock weapons or gear, etc. -> none of the stuff they learned to add to Destiny 1 that finally made it a good game.

It just seems like they could have done what Warframe and Payday 2 have done: keep adding to the game you already had.

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They will never catch up to thr amount of work this game needs.... I have been treating like a girlfriend I can't break up with. Hate it on minute and next minute tellin myself "it will change"...

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this game is beyond fucked due to toxic practices at bungie.

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