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Bungie promises to fix Destiny 2 achievement and other issues

You won’t be locked out of that platinum trophy

Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris - Titan approaching spire on Mercury Bungie/Activision

Destiny 2’s first expansion, Curse of Osiris, launched this week to a lukewarm reception, not least because it locks players out of content they could previously access if they don’t buy the add-on. Bungie is addressing at least one of the major complaints about that locked content: a specific achievement in vanilla Destiny 2.

A particular endgame feat — completing a Prestige raid or Prestige Nightfall strike — unlocks a PlayStation Network trophy or Xbox Live achievement, depending on which console you’re playing on. However, due to the power level increases for Prestige activities in Curse of Osiris, players who don’t own the expansion are now locked out of those exercises. In other words, the release of paid downloadable content is preventing people from being able to earn a trophy/achievement in the main game (and unlock its platinum trophy on PS4).

Bungie said in its weekly blog post last night that it is “committed to fixing this issue,” although the company isn’t sure how to do it just yet — it’s “currently investigating a solution.”

Another major issue at the moment is Prometheus Lens, an exotic trace rifle that debuted in Curse of Osiris. It’s broken right now with a ridiculously high damage output, and it immediately became the weapon of choice in Destiny 2’s Crucible.

“We know about the Prometheus Lens,” said sandbox designer Jon Weisnewski. “It’s not what we intended.” Bungie plans to fix the bug in Destiny 2’s version 1.1.1 update, which is scheduled to be released Tuesday, Dec. 12. But in the meantime, the studio didn’t postpone Trials of the Nine this weekend or push back the launch of the Leviathan, Eater of Worlds raid lair. Instead, Bungie essentially threw up its hands and decided to lean into it — Xur is on Earth this week, and he’s selling Prometheus Lens. As you can imagine, that has catapulted the Crucible into a free-for-all, a veritable laser light show where pretty much everyone is toting the trace rifle.

Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris - Dead Orbit armor from December Faction Rally
The new Dead Orbit gear in December’s Faction Rally.

Bungie listed some other Destiny 2 bugs it’s aware of, including one with high dynamic range (HDR) color on PS4. The v1.1.0 update, which launched alongside Curse of Osiris, added support for HDR and resolutions up to 4K. But the game isn’t currently applying the setting correctly on PS4, so players aren’t actually getting HDR. Bungie is aiming to address this issue in Tuesday’s patch. There’s no time frame for a solution to a strange bug in the Windows PC version, where players die in the new Public Event on Mercury if they’re playing at a frame rate above 60 frames per second.

In addition to discussing bugs, Bungie announced that the first Faction Rally in the Curse of Osiris era will run from Dec. 12-19. The faction armor will offer armor ornaments this time. As usual, the winning group — this is determined by the vendor that awards the most faction engrams — will be able to buy their faction weapon at a steep discount during the week after the Faction Rally.

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