'Destiny 2' Update 1.56 ( Fixes Weapon Bounties & More: Patch Notes

Destiny 2 update has arrived on PS4 as version 1.56, and the 200MB patch offers some critical fixes for Guardians following the latest Weekly Reset. Having trouble jumping or just want a clearer path for weapon Bounties? These patch notes are for you! Check them out, courtesy of the latest Bungie.net blog post.

Destiny 2 Update (version 1.56) Patch Notes

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'Destiny 2' update has released on PS4 as version 1.56. Read the full patch notes below. 'Destiny 2' is available on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia. Bungie


Dungeon Prophecy

  • Fixed an issue where a door in the Hexahedron would occasionally not open. ##Gameplay and Investment


  • Remapping the input for Interact no longer changes the button prompt for Revive which will always be mapped to X/Square.
  • Fixed an issue where canceling a glide jump would cause Warlocks and Titans to auto-jump after landing.
  • Updated default custom controller binding for Vehicle Exit to match standard control preset (X/Square -> A/Cross).
  • Fixed an issue where Hunters would crouch after Dodging when using Hold Crouch, but stand when using Toggle Crouch.


  • Fixed an issue where Advanced Pyramid Focusing was only rewarding 50 Altered Elements instead of 150 as stated in the Triumph.
  • To help players optimize daily weapon bounties, Banshee now picks six new weapon types to focus on each week – three primary, one special, and two heavy.
  • Added a Season Rank Stat tracker for Season of Arrivals.
  • The Emissary Whisperer Triumph has been removed.


  • Fixed an issue where Witherhoard's projectiles would appear randomly on screen while using abilities or when stowed away.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Witherhoard's direct hit damage to be unintentionally doubled if a player swapped to The Mountaintop after applying it.


  • Fixed an issue where the Surprise Attack perk does would not properly deactivate and reactivate when switching Sidearms ##General
  • Fixed an issue where the Fencing Salute Emote could allow players to get out of the environment.
  • Fixed an issue where the "Hide Hints" settings option was currently displaying as "Never Show Full SteamID" and not functioning properly.

Destiny 2 update 1.56 is small in file size and impact, but it does feature a few key changes Guardians should know about. If you're a Warlock or Titan main who's felt they've been jumping at inopportune moments, that problem wasn't poor reflexes. It was, in fact, a glitch that has since been resolved. As the Moments of Triumph event continues, the highlight for Season of Arrivals now has one less Triumph as well, with Emissary Whisperer now being fully removed. While a fix for the objective would have been preferred, at least the bugged task that wasn't tracking for most players won't be causing confusion anymore.

If those shortcomings weren't a problem for you, maybe the adjustment to weapon Bounties will stand to be more interesting. Under the new system that focuses on six specific weapon types, it should be much easier for players to complete a given set. In the past, these weapon Bounties were provided with a more scattershot approach, which meant they were very hit or miss depending on a player's strengths. Now everything should be pretty balanced with each reset. It's a small change, but one that will make the daily Destiny 2 grind slightly more predictable.

Destiny 2 is available now on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia.

What do you think of the latest Destiny 2 update based on these patch notes? Does the hotfix do enough to ease your frustrations? Tell us in the comments section!