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Destiny 2’s heroic strike bug still plaguing players, despite hotfix

Bungie warns against picking up your Clan engram as well

Ikora stands in the Tower in Destiny 2, staring up at the Traveler
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Bungie implemented a hotfix on May 15 to remove a bug plaguing the Rat King, a recently updated exotic sidearm in Destiny 2. The patch notes listed several other issues the developer is fixing, including the dreaded heroic strike buff that players were experiencing last week. Well, it seems like the hotfix didn’t take with that particular issue, as players are still reporting problems with getting heroic strikes to count toward their weekly milestones.

Players have been reporting the bug on the Destiny subreddit since the patch went live, and Polygon has been able to confirm the bug’s sustained existence as well. In our particular case, one fireteam member was using a Vanguard boon buff from Eververse. After they logged off and left the group, the strikes began counting toward milestones again. It’s currently unclear if this bug is tied solely to boons or if other issues can cause strikes not to count.

Another big bug from last week is also still looming over the heads of players as they try to hit the new, more difficult to reach power cap: Hawthorne’s clan XP engram isn’t dropping at the correct power level for players.

Once players complete their clan XP milestone for the week, they’ll need to stare longingly at Hawthorne’s big, glowing quest icon every time they walk by, wondering how differently things could have been. If players want their powerful gear, they’ll need to wait to turn the quest into Hawthorne until next week’s weekly reset sends it to their postmaster, according to a tweet from Bungie.

While Bungie doesn’t have a concrete time for when this bug might be removed, its advice to hold on until next week suggests that we’ll see a new fix by Tuesday, May 22.

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