Destiny Hotfix Nerfs Auto-Rifles, Fixes Vault Templar Cheese Method

16th Oct 2014 by Admin
Hotfix has gone live last 10/14 and it a considerable number of fixes and changes have been applied. One of the main changes is fixing the "cheese" method where Vault raiders exploit to defeat the Templar boss easily.

Another notable change is nerfing or reducing the effectiveness of one of the game's best gun types, the Auto-rifles. Bungie also stated that they're working on a larger update to address under-performing Exotics and overall class balance. The exact updates are found below:

Fixed a bug where the Valkyrie-O5X Ship was the same as the Aurora Lance

Unbreakable: Fixed an issue with the perk granting more agility than intended
Brimstone: Perk can now activate if player is airborne

Fixed some issues related to quick weapon swapping

Auto Rifles
Base Damage decreased by 2%
Reduced Precision Damage multiplier from 1.50 -> 1.25 (head shot bonus)
Stability decreased by 4% - 17% (driven by stat value)

Hand Cannons
In-air accuracy now increased

Scout Rifles
Base damage increased by 6%
Damage vs. alien combatants increased by 6% - 25% (based on tier)
Improved target acquisition, plus additional recoil tuning.

Decreased base damage at maximum range (falloff) by 20%
Shot Package Perk now has a slightly wider cone of fire
The Rangefinder and Shot Package perks are now mutually exclusive

Exotic Weapons
Vex Mythoclast
Base Damage decreased by 34%
Increased Precision Damage multiplier from 1.25 -> 1.50 (headshot bonus)

Pocket Infinity
Enhanced Battery Perk has now been replaced with the Speed Reload Perk

Metal Detector: Fixed a bug that prevents this perk from actually providing additional ammo
Lightweight: Fixed a bug that allowed additional agility to apply even when a weapon was stowed

Engram rewards from strikes now appear in the post-game Activity

Raid - Vault of Glass
Templar Encounter
Kill volume added to sniper platforms to prevent players from sitting on top of them
Relic is now removed and respawned if the holder leaves the playable area

The Fallen have also retreated from their hold over the Rocket Yard to discuss a new takeover plan

Source: Bungie

Comments for Destiny Hotfix Nerfs Auto-Rifles, Fixes Vault Templar Cheese Method

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I have never had a legandary engrams and I'm level 27

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