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Destiny 2 Update 1.21 Patch Notes Explained

It’s been a bit so you know what that means! The Destiny 2 Update 1.21 Patch Notes are here for you to sift through and enjoy. This week’s update is a doozy with tons of new changes and additions, making good on Bungie’s promises for the game’s future. Without further ado, let’s jump right in and take a look.

Destiny 2 Update 1.21 Patch Notes Explained: New Events

Events

Faction Rallies
  • Information concerning Faction Rallies will be made available on 5/31 in the “This Week at Bungie” blog article.

Destiny 2 Update 1.21 Patch Notes Explained: All Sandbox Fixes

Exotic Armor
Hunter
  • Mechaneer’s Tricksleeves
    • While you are critically wounded, swapping to a Sidearm increases its damage (2x in PvE, 1.33x in PvP).
  • The Dragon’s Shadow
    • Dodge reloads all weapons simultaneously.
    • Dodging now also grants +5 mobility for the duration of Wraithmetal Mail, in addition to its previous benefits.
    • Added a UI indicator for the Wraithmetal Mail buff.
Titan
  • Lion Rampant
    • Hipfiring no longer interrupts Lift. Increased hipfire accuracy while airborne.
  • Synthoceps
    • Now grants a flat melee damage bonus for 8 seconds when you are surrounded by three or more enemies (3x in PvE, 2x in PvP).
    • This buff also increases Super damage while active (+50%).
Warlock
  • Lunafaction Boots
    • Now allows your Rift to continuously reload weapons while you or allies stand in it.
    • Empowering Rift grants a boost to weapon range and aim assist.
  • Sunbracers
    • Solar melee kills now grant unlimited Solar grenade energy for a short duration.
Weapons
  • Legendary
    • Shining Sphere
      • Replaced Pulse Monitor perk with Quickdraw.
  • Exotic
    • Skyburner’s Oath
      • Fixed an issue that caused this weapon’s sound effects to play too quietly while you are aiming down sights.
    • SUROS Regime
      • Fixed an issue where players could not reload while ADS.
Perks
  • Trench Barrel
    • Fixed a bug that allowed this perk to activate after making melee attacks on friendly targets.
Exotic Masterworks
  • MIDA Multi-Tool
    • The Masterwork catalyst can now be obtained by the most determined competitors in the Crucible.

Destiny 2 Update 1.21 Patch Notes Explained: New Activities and Fixes

Crucible
  • Crucible Labs
    • Crucible Labs will allow Guardians to play experimental Crucible content.
      • Crucible Labs will become available at a later date. Stay tuned to @Bungie on Twitter for announcements.
    • The Crucible Labs playlist will be active periodically for feedback.
  • General
    • Fixed an issue where players would lose Rank Points for leaving a match too soon after the match ends.
    • Fixed a memory issue that was causing PC players running at low texture quality to frequently hit BEET or KALE errors while loading into 6v6 Iron Banner.
    • Fixed the space flights of 3+ minutes players experienced while loading into 6v6 Iron Banner that was caused when they hit BEET and KALE errors.
Public Events
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from triggering the Heroic “Warsat Down” public event when Shriekers would close too quickly.
Strikes
  • Removed “Exodus Crash” from Heroic Strike Matchmaking.
  • Fixed an issue where players could join-in-progress and become stuck behind a door in the strike “Exodus Crash.”
  • Fixed an issue where Heroic strike milestones and quests were not progressing due to Vanguard Boons.
  • Fixed an issue where players could get stuck joining allies repeatedly in the strike “Lake of Shadows.”
  • Added a score modifier display on the item detail screen for Nightfall Challenge Cards.
  • Heroic strikes will now award Escalation Protocol Key Fragments.
  • Heroic strikes now have a chance (~25%) to award powerful engrams of up to 360 Power.
Raid
  • Fixed an issue where launching a one-use Super just as you catch the “Spire of Stars” relic would not consume Super energy.
  • Changed the “Spire of Stars” relic’s time-out splash damage to allow damage to targets.
  • The raid vendor will now have a unique performance after you have completed “Spire of Stars.”
  • Fixed an issue where Calus’s shield had greater health than intended.
  • Updated the Guided Game tooltip to correctly reflect the required Power level to launch.
  • Robes of Sekris (Warlock raid chest armor) will now display hanging cloth correctly.
  • The cost of “Spire of Stars” rewards from Benedict 99-40 has been increased to 50 tokens.
  • Benedict 99-40’s reputation engram will no longer grant weapons.
Warmind Campaign
  • Fixed an issue where some enemies were granting higher-than-intended XP from the mission “Pilgrimage.”

Destiny 2 Update 1.21 Patch Notes Explained: Eververse and More

Prismatic Matrix
  • Fixed an issue where players would see a permanent waypoint over Tess when they had a Prismatic Facet in their character inventory.
  • Fixed an issue where the Prismatic Matrix icon did not have an indicator when new items were available.
  • Fixed an issue where the Prismatic Matrix icon was not highlighted when players had a Prismatic Facet in their character inventory.

Clans

Rewards
  • The Clan XP Milestone now properly grants powerful rewards when it is turned in.
  • A few players would receive a Clan Banner very frequently. This should be fixed, and now players can discard any Clan Banners at the Postmaster.

Emotes

General

  • Resolved an issue where some players who owned the “Salute” emote were unable to equip it.
  • The “Awaken the Warmind” emote no longer displays after the emote has been interrupted.
  • Flavortext now appears on the emote preview.