This Week At Bungie – 8/9/2022> News

Happy TWABsday, Guardians!

This week, we added a new destination for you to hunt for treasure on. The Expedition activity is now available on Nessus! We also wanted to remind you that Trials is back next weekend, and you may have noticed a few new craftable weapons dropping from other activities. So, with that, let’s gather around the bonfire and chat, because we have some details to get into.

Weapon Crafting Update

With Season 18, we’ve updated the perk pools for the Dares of Eternity weapons, added a new origin trait called Hot Swap, and added the ability for the following weapons to be shaped, so long as you’ve unlocked weapon crafting in The Witch Queen:

  • BxR-55 Battler
  • Wastelander M5
  • Half-Truths
  • The Other Half
  • Pardon Our Dust
  • Retraced Path

We’re super excited to see how players craft their Dares weapons. For those looking to make progress on acquiring Patterns, completing the Dares of Eternity Weekly Pinnacle Challenge will provide a guaranteed Dares of Eternity Deepsight weapon once per week to always provide you with pattern progress, until all patterns are unlocked. This applies to all Dares of Eternity weapons except The Other Half. We wanted to retain this weapon’s rarity, but also want to make sure that if you’re lucky and see it drop, it will always feature Deepsight Resonance so you can extract the Pattern with that single acquisition.

Lightfall Collector’s Edition

We have had quite a few announcements over the past month, so we wanted to re-share the Destiny 2: Lightfall Collector’s Edition because come on, have you seen it ?! As we prepare for the arrival of the Witness, the Lightfall Collector’s Edition will help Guardians understand the minds of our enemies and hope for what’s to come. Gain insights from Empress Caiatl into Calus’s psyche, study Ikora’s notes about Osiris’s vision of hope on Neptune, but above all else… get your own pouka!

The Collector’s Edition includes a digital code for the Lightfall + Annual Pass, but if you just want the physical goods, we’ve got you covered with a “no game code” version of the Collector’s Edition. Each version will include a gorgeous pouka statue (it has LED lights!), a letter from Zavala, and a whole assortment of goods to prepare you for the upcoming battle. But just watch this video and see for yourself so you can get one before they are gone!

Player Support Report


Another week with another report from our Player Support Team. They are back with a few notes about some issues that were resolved, and a handful of known issues to report on. RESOLVED ISSUES

Next week, Hotfix will be released to the world. Below is a list of some of the issues that will be resolved with this Hotfix:

  • Viewing the Vallhund Exotic ornament in the Eververse menu will no longer incorrectly tell players who own The Sixth Coyote that they do not own the Exotic armor piece.
  • The Charged Melee keybinding no longer functions inconsistently with the Titan Thunderclap melee when in close range of enemies.
  • Stormtrance now correctly increases its damage over time when attacking.


Support for the 120 Hz output option in Crucible on PS5 is currently unavailable due to an issue. It will be available again in a future update.


While we continue investigating various known issues, here is a list of the latest issues that were reported to us in our #Help forum:

We are investigating reports of players unable to access Destiny 2 on PS4.

  • Sometimes players can spawn outside of the room when fighting the Warpriest.
  • The Rift Lost Sector is missing Triumphs and incorrectly lists shields present.
  • The Robes of Nezarec loses its Resonance effect when an ornament is applied to Nezarec’s Sin.
  • The Arms of Optimacy ornament has misplaced geometry around it.
  • The Dawn Chorus Exotic doesn’t appear in Collections.
  • The Expedition activity doesn’t show any stats in the activity summary.
  • The Xenology Exotic quest isn’t counting progress in playlist activities.
  • Repeatable Star Chart bounties can continue to be purchased when players have a full quest inventory.
For a full list of emergent issues in Destiny 2, players can review our Known Issues article. Players who observe other issues should report them to our #Help forum.

Titans of the Week

If you’re looking for some Titan love, look no further than our MOTW selection this week! And don’t forget to tag us on social media using #MOTW, #AOTW, or # Destiny2Art, or use our Creations page, so we can find you!

Bruno: If I’ve learned something from Shaxx and his Crucible, it’s that sometimes good positioning is even more important than good weapons or even good aim. This video is a good example of how amazing the new Titan Thunderclap melee ability can be if you are in the right place at the right time.

Movie of the Week: One Clap-Man [Loud music and noises]

Ivan: This MOTW brings us suspense, Blade Runner vibes, and some old-school combat by the one and only, Saint-14.

Movie of the Week: Savior: A Destiny 2 Short Film #MOTW

Art Worth Its Weight in Gold

Hippy: Last week, Guardians from all over the world came together (as we often do, super proud of the Destiny 2 community!) To show support for one father that posted about his family’s experience with childhood cancer, and the heartbreaking loss that this experience left him with. This father had one simple request: go gold. So, we did. Globally, we saw Guardians equipping their best shaders in support of raising awareness for childhood cancer research. If you don’t have one, there are gold shaders in the Year 1 Shader Bundle available in the Eververse Archive for 1,000 Glimmer! Even more, artists from around the world have also chipped in, as seen with this beautiful piece of artwork below.

Before you check out our Art of the Week picks, I’m going to do the “Hippy thing” and push for a little more: you can directly help with this cause by learning more about childhood cancer research and how you can help here.

Art of the Week: A golden light at the end of the tunnel

Sam: I know that there are various reasons for everyone to love the subclass that they main, but the fact that so many Warlock ones give you little friends, I just don’t see why you’d pick anything else. 😊

Art of the Week: Arc Eel

And that’s a wrap on this week’s TWAB, Guardians. We hope you are having fun out there traversing the high space seas and gathering all of the relics you can dream of. Make sure you keep sharing your adventures over on socials so we can celebrate with you!

Stay crafty, Guardians!



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