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Destiny's latest update fixes Nightfall rewards, annoying Shadowshot glitch (kind of)

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Bungie rolled out a hotfix today for Destiny that's designed to address two prominent issues with the game: the Hunter's buggy Shadowshot super that's been the bane of Crucible players and the unsatisfying reward drops in weekly Nightfall strikes. Bungie's fix for the former is more of a Band-Aid, however, than a cure.

According to the game's latest patch notes, Bungie "[t]emporarily removed the extra shots from Quiver to avoid unlimited Shadowshots," basically making that Nightstalker perk useless for the time being. Bungie says this is a temporary fix "and the node will be restored in a fixed state in an upcoming patch."

Here's Bungie's plan for making weekly Nightfall strikes pay out a little better:

  • Increased the base level of Nightfall Legendary rewards by 10 Attack/Defense
  • Increased the chance of Legendary rewards by 10% (from 50% to 60%)
  • Increased the number of Strange Coins or Three of Coins awards
  • Ghosts have been added to the Legendary reward loot table
  • Legendary Engrams no longer drop from Nightfall Strike boss kills
    • They will continue to drop their unique Legendary items
  • Removed Antiquated Runes from the loot tables

Today's hotfix also paves the way for the arrival of hard mode in The Taken King's raid, King's Fall. As previously announced, the harder version of the new raid is coming a bit earlier than planned and will launch on Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. PT. More details on King's Raid hard mode are available in Bungie's update.

For more on Destiny: The Taken Kingread Polygon's review.