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Bungie postpones Destiny's Trials of Osiris and Iron Banner until it can fix a bug

It's a different heavy ammo bug

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Destiny's competitive multiplayer events are on hold for now while Bungie investigates a nasty, fun-killing ammunition bug in the Crucible, the studio announced today.

At issue is a recently discovered exploit involving a combination of two specific weapon perks, Cocoon and Clown Cartridge. Players who cycle between a gun from the King's Fall raid — all of which have Cocoon — and a special weapon or heavy weapon with Clown Cartridge have a chance of generating unlimited rounds for the latter firearm. This leads to comical situations like a rocket launcher containing 50 rockets.

"When we learned that some Guardians had discovered a way to earn unlimited rockets, we knew it was time for a bug hunt," said Bungie community manager David "DeeJ" Dague. "Rather than punish players for playing the game in a way we didn't predict, we've been waging an investigation into our code. These things happen, so please don't panic. We're on the case — and we've slayed more dreaded bugs than these."

Until Bungie can fix the bug, the studio is postponing both Trials of Osiris, which is held weekly, and the semi-regular Iron Banner. Destiny's most recent Iron Banner event came at the end of April.

"We know this will come as a disappointment to some," said Dague. "Our hope is that it won't be as disappointing as being denied a trip to the Lighthouse by an opponent with a Rocket Launcher that works like a clown car."