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Destiny 2: Warmind’s heroic strike bug is impeding exotic progress for players (update)

Bungie is currently investigating the problem

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The heroic strike playlist in Destiny 2 is currently bugged, with completed strikes not counting toward any player’s quest progress. This affects both the heroic strike weekly milestone and the new Warmind expansion’s glory exotic quest.

Bungie’s customer service Twitter account acknowledged the bug yesterday, saying that it’s currently investigating the problem.

After finishing the Warmind campaign, players are given a multi-step quest leading to an exotic weapon, similar to those on Nessus, Titan and the EDZ in vanilla Destiny 2. One step is to complete five heroic strikes. While some players are able to make progress on their missions, Polygon was able to confirm that the playlist wasn’t updating in both the milestone and the Warmind’s Glory step of the exotic quest.

Bungie also said it was investigating a few other bugs yesterday. The originally planned fireteam matchmaking improvements in the crucible have been rolled back, although some of have been returned. Destiny 2’s API is currently acting up for both third-party apps and the official Destiny 2 companion. There were also some possible issues with players who are game-sharing Destiny 2 and its season pass on console, which have been addressed.

Update: “We will be listing all known issues on the blog this Thursday, with status updates on each, if available,” a Bungie representative told Polygon.

Bungie has also issued a fix for the game sharing issue players were experiencing yesterday.

Update 2: Bungie has offered up some tips for players experiencing the heroic strike playlist bug mentioned above.

There are a few checks to make with your fireteam before blasting off on missions.

Assemble any non-matchmade Fireteam members before selecting the Heroic Strikes Playlist in the Director.

Ensure that no one is joining the Fireteam after the Heroic Strike Playlist has been selected, and make sure that no Fireteam members are in their menu before this activity is launched.

If players see a named strike (ex: “The Arms Dealer”) when selecting the Heroic Strikes Playlist in the Director before launching, they must back out of the Director and select the Heroic Strikes playlist again. Players will know that they are successfully queuing this playlist when “Heroic Strikes Playlist” appears on-screen.

Once the Heroic Strike Playlist has been successfully launched and players are heading toward their destination, players may safely navigate to their menu to swap gear, adjust settings, or review their inventory.

Executing all of these steps correctly should cause the strikes to behave normally for quest and milestone completion.

As far as the Crucible rollback mentioned above, Bungie has re-implemented some of the features they previously had removed.

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