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‘Destiny 2’ Update 2.1.3 (1.31) Nerfs Level Grind, Adds Forge - Patch Notes

Destiny 2 update 2.1.3 has arrived as version 1.31 on PS4, and it fixes a few lingering issues with the Scourge of the Past raid and Forges. It’s also become slightly easier for lapsed players to grind up to level 600. Read the full patch notes below courtesy of a Bungie blog post.

Destiny 2 1.31 Patch Notes

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Activities

  • Fixed an issue where the final boss encounter of Scourge of the Past would not end properly.
  • Fixed animation error on Awoken Corsairs so that they no longer pretend to hold invisible rifles.
  • Fixed a rare bug in Scourge of the Past where players would not receive a Phase Radiance buff when meleeing a terminal.
  • Fixed an error on Brakion's weapon so that he can once again shoot at Guardians.
  • Players will now spawn insides the arena with the downed ship rather than reusing the previous phase's spawn points that placed them behind the spawned encounter barrier.

Crucible

  • Fixed an issue where Heavy Ammo was not spawning appropriately on Convergence

Items & Economy

  • Players under 600 Power may now receive higher-powered rewards when completing Director Challenges.
  • Fixed an issue where weapon frames would be removed from inventory in error when completing alternate forges.
  • Fixed an issue where players were not rewarded properly when completing a forge activity that was joined in progress.
  • Players may now access forge bounties before completing a forge activity.
  • Fixing an issue where players were not properly granted the Scourge of the Past Emblem or Triumph for completing the activity within the first 24 hours.
  • Fixed an issue where submachine guns awarded by research weapon frames were not dropping with the appropriate perks.
  • Completing and claiming the Dreaming City Triumph "Ascendant Paragon" will always properly grant the Secret Victories Emblem and its Transcendent variant. Players who already claimed this record will have the variant automatically unlocked on reaching orbit.
  • Removed Season 4 shader Crucible Solemnity as a requirement for the "Forged in Fire" Collections Badge.
  • Fixed an issue where players weren't properly being granted Harbinger's Echo if they destroyed eggs across multiple characters. For affected players, the Sparrow will appear in inventory and be unlocked in Collections upon reaching orbit.
  • Removed Annual Pass requirement for claiming the "Curator of the Black Armory" Triumph.

Misc

  • Fixed an issue where the "Envoy While it Lasts" bounty did not display properly for players using Spanish, Russian, or French languages.
  • Fixed an issue where Season of the Forge shaders were not dismantling quickly.

Sandbox

  • Pressing reload while charging a fusion rifle will initiate a reload. Previously, pressing reload while charging a fusion rifle did nothing.
  • Fixed an issue where SUROS Machine Guns (Avalanche) had more recoil than intended.

In general, the features of Destiny 2 update 2.1.3 are more or less exactly what Guardians expected from this week’s patch. The gear level increase under 600 is greatly appreciated, because it means less-dedicated players will have more opportunities to experience what Black Armory and the rest of Forsaken have to offer. As bland as the last two Forges have been, it’s still nice to know a larger crowd of people will be able to see what they bring to the game. On the Sandbox side, it will be interesting to see how the buff to SUROS Machine Guns impacts their viability in the meta.

Even though it’s not explicitly called out here, it’s also worth noting that today marks the debut of the Izanami Forge for Black Armory owners as well. It probably won’t be vastly different from the previous two Forges beyond its rewards and featured boss type, but at least there’s a little more to grind for in Black Armory throughout the holidays. Destiny 2 update 2.1.3 may be somewhat small in terms of features, but it keeps the game’s service-based approach going.

Destiny 2 is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Update 2.1.3 is rolling out on all platforms.

What are your thoughts on Destiny 2 version 1.31? Do you like that the level grind is now easier prior to 600? Tell us in the comments section!

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