destiny - the taken king patch notes featured imageRESIZEYear two of Destiny has officially kicked off with The Taken King. You can find information about all the going ons at our Destiny hub.

The game has undergone many changes since its original release, the most drastic of which occur with the Taken King and are now live.

Bungie, the creators of Destiny, has released the patch notes detailing exactly what has been added and amended. You’ll find the patch notes below, it’s stated where the new expansion is required.

Destiny: The Taken King – The one with Oryx.

The Taken King
Oryx and his army has arrived
Meet them on Phobos, a moon of Mars
Requires The Taken King and a minimum character level of 25

Max Character Level Cap now increased to 40 (Requires The Taken King)
New Vanguard and Crucible bounties are now available at your local Bounty Tracker
Year One Moments of Triumph are now locked in history and cannot be progressed
VIP ‘Founders Fortune’ rewards will be distributed in the Tower (Requires The Taken King)
“Spark of Light” Level 25 Character Boost consumable is available at the Postmaster (Requires The Taken King)

Subclass quests for new subclasses are now available after the completion of The Coming War story mission (Requires The Taken King)

Patrols now offer rewards once again

Daily Heroics
Required Level: 40
Requires The Taken King
These missions will include selections from Year One and Year Two

Vanguard Strike Playlists 
Weekly Heroic Strike has been replaced by the Vanguard Heroic Strike Playlist
There are now three Strike playlists:
Legacy Strike Playlist
Available to all players
Contains all Year One Strikes, including original Dust Palace and Undying Mind Strikes
Vanguard Strike Playlist
Requires The Taken King
Contains all new The Taken King Strikes, as well as 3 remixed Year One Strikes (Dust Palace, Undying Mind, and Cerberus Vae III)
Vanguard Heroic Strike Playlist:
Requires The Taken King
Contains all new The Taken King Strikes, as well as 3 remixed Year One Strikes (Dust Palace, Undying Mind, and Cerberus Vae III)
Heroic Strikes earn bonus rewards on weekly completion:
Legendary Engram (1 time per character)
+10 Legendary Marks (3 times per account)
Playing multiple Strikes without returning to orbit increases reward chances
All The Taken King and Updated Strikes now feature random encounter variation and may contain Taken combatants

Required Level: 40
Requires The Taken King
Wiping in Darkness Zones no longer kicks player to orbit
Resurrection timer is now a 30-second cooldown (must be resurrected by teammates)

Year Two Crucible is now in effect (Requires the Taken King):
Rift, Control, Clash, Skirmish, Salvage, Rumble, Elimination are now Year Two core playlists
When Trials of Osiris is active, Elimination will only be playable via Trials of Osiris playlist
Featured Daily and Weekly activities are now active
Year One Core Playlists now contains Classic 6v6, Classic 3v3 and Classic FFA playlists

The Cryptarchs will now exchange Legendary Marks for Legendary Engrams
Available engrams will be randomly selected by each Cryptarch every Tuesday
Legendary Engrams no longer have a chance to produce simple Materials
Rare Armor Engrams have a chance to produce Artifacts instead of Armor
Starting on Armsday (Wednesday), Banshee-44 will accept Orders for new Foundry Weapons to characters at Gunsmith Rank 1 or higher. Higher Ranks will allow placement of more orders per week
Legendary Armor has been added to the Speaker’s inventory
PvP Quests are now provided to players (Required Level: 5)
Shaxx now carries a set of Weekly Crucible Bounties, with Nightfall equivalent rewards for completing all five in a week
Arcite now carries a set of Weekly Crucible Weapon Bounties
The Vanguard Quartermaster will now exchange old Class Armor Materials for new unified Armor Materials
Queen’s Wrath
Petra now has new bounties available in the reef upon completing a new quest
These bounties will also drop a Treasure Key the first time one is completed each week

Vanguard and Crucible Marks deprecate and are converted to Commendations (at a rate of 50:1)
Legendary Loot drop rates have been increased across all activities
Legendary Marks are now earnable by completing Daily Story Chapters, Weekly Heroic Strikes, Daily PVP Activities, Weekly PVP Activities and Dismantling Year Two Legendary items
Strike rewards now drop from bosses instead of in the PGCR
Except for Sepiks Prime, who has been known to cleverly fly above water to deny victorious Guardians their rightfully earned spoils
Strikes reward tables now include items for all Armor and Weapon slots

Edit – Known Issues
Strike Legacy playlists are currently not providing rewards
This is known issue and will be hotfixed as soon as possible

Destiny and The Taken King are out now for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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