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Published on July 20th, 2018 | by admin

This week at Bungie, we released a prestigious update to Destiny 2.

It’s been another busy week. We deployed Update 1.2.3, kicked off a World First raid race, and started up the last Faction Rallies of Season 3. All on the same day!

Update 1.2.3 brings with it 6v6 Quickplay for the Crucible, Iron Banner upgrades, Exotic Armour tuning, new Exotic Catalysts, Prestige Raid Lairs, Vanguard and Crucible Bounties, the Moments of Triumph event with 400 Light gear, and more. You can read the full patch notes to get all of the details on what has changed. We also whipped up another Dev Insight video that dives into what’s new and what else is coming with the Solstice of Heroes event this summer.

Watch it here and download additional assets here.

Along with the news and commentary about the update, we also showed off what you’ll earn in the Solstice of Heroes. The event starts on August 1 in ANZ and is available to all players of Destiny 2.

World First

 

We had a double serving of World First runs this week. Wednesday featured Prestige Eater of Worlds, and Thursday followed up with Prestige Spire of Stars. Players already knew the mechanics and were at max power, so it was just a matter of who could execute the quickest with the loadouts and modifier we threw at you. Here are the results…

 

Prestige Eater of Worlds

  • Eon
  • Tehkidmarc
  • GooeyGravy
  • Phammy
  • Chevy
  • Gigz

Prestige Spire of Stars 

  • Incerae
  • Sotosolice
  • Noviq
  • EtherPanda
  • Balla
  • Alex

Congratulations to these elite fireteams who rose above the rest. These races were close—Spire of Stars saw the top two teams finish within a minute of each other. The next World First race is coming in September. Maybe your team will be the next to be honoured here.

A Final Rally

Future War Cult is still riding high from the last Faction Rallies, where they claimed their first victory ever. Dead Orbit won the first event of this season, so New Monarchy should be eager to reclaim the crown they wore many times last season. Who do you think is going to win? Go to the Tower to cast your vote.

This is the final Faction Rallies event of Season 3. Grab up any gear you haven’t collected yet. Here is a look at what you can expect through the month of July:

Hotness

We returned from Tampa earlier this week with full hearts and sweaty clothes. Our away team went down to GuardianCon to show off Gambit to a sea of players, many of whom were excited to try out the new mode. It was great to meet everyone who attended and to hear stories of clans meeting in person for the first time and the impact Destiny has had on some players. All together, the event raised $2.7 million USD for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. It was an astonishing outpouring of generosity. Thank you to everyone who donated.

While we were there, we put Gambit on the mainstage in a friendly competition to see who could take home the really tall trophy we made. Everyone played well, but team Gambiteers won in an exciting final match, in which one of the rounds left True Vanguard shocked and speechless. You can watch a replay of the event on the GuardianCon channel.

Player Support Report

We are rebranding this section. To hear further details, as well as info around the Destiny 2 Update 1.2.3 from our Player Support Specialist Chris Alejo, head over here.

Welcome to another edition of Movie of the Week. This is our chance to pick a few community-created videos and share them with a wider audience. The creators also get a special emblem for their excellence. If you want your shot, submit your video to the Creations page. Just make sure you tag the player names for all who contributed to the video in the description.

Here are this week’s winners.

Before we go, here are last week’s top scores for the Nightfall. We seem to have some familiar faces in the top three each week.

This update is lighter than some, but we have a lot more we’ll want to talk about before the launch of Forsaken. We know you have burning questions about how exactly we’ll keep some of our promises regarding the new state of combat, and we’re working out details for how we’ll serve up those answers. Some of them will happen in real time on stream. Others will land right here, on a Friday yet to come.

Keep your eyes on this space, and you’ll learn everything you need to know to take your first steps in avenging Cayde!

For more information, head on over to Bungie.net.


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