Bungie is launching a big Destiny 2 update this week which will officially kickstart the next-gen version of the game on PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles. This will mean improved performance and gameplay features, which are possible due to the added power of both consoles.
The good news is that we know exactly what to expect from this new patch, including the visual upgrades being promised by Bungie.
This new patch will be released as part of the usual weekly reset, meaning that the normal events will also be coming to an end, and new ones taking their place.
And while this week’s Destiny 2 update is geared toward next-gen gamers, Bungie has also confirmed that the Prophecy Dungeon will be returning as a free activity for everyone to enjoy.
And it won’t be long before Destiny 2 patch 1.03 is available to download and play across all compatible platforms.
DESTINY 2 UPDATE FOR PS5 AND XBOX SERIES X
According to Bungie, PS5 and Xbox Series X players can expect to play Destiny 2 in 4K resolution, with 60fps unlocked, and 120hz Crucible Support included.
There is also cross-play support between PS4 and PS5 consoles, as well as faster load times.
And the big Destiny 2 update is scheduled for release on both platforms on Tuesday, December 8.
Maintenance is scheduled to begin at around 3pm GMT, with the update arriving at around 5pm GMT and the game servers going back online at 6pm GMT.
However, it should be noted that while Destiny 2 can be downloaded now, gamers will need to redownload the full game for the next-gen experience.
More details on the next-gen Destiny 2 release, with Bungie telling fans: “When Update 3.0.1 releases on December 8, next-gen console users (Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5) will need to download the full-size game, regardless if they have been playing Destiny 2 since Beyond Light’s launch.
“This does not affect Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or Steam users. Pre-load will not be available for this patch – pre-loads are usually only available for expansion type patches and are not available for hotfixes or seasonal updates.
“We are offering Field of View customization on consoles for the first time. Our goal is to enable a FOV range similar to that on PC. We’re currently testing these settings to ensure smooth performance across each platform and will have additional details closer to launch.
“There will be noticeable improvements to things like loading the game and inspecting character inventory. However, some load times are dependent on networking and matchmaking. So, loading activities still take time while you search for opponents.
The estimated patch sizes for Update 3.0.1 based on platforms are as follows:
- Xbox Series X|S: 70.0 GB
- PlayStation 5: 67.0 GB
- Xbox One: 2.35 GB
- PlayStation 4: 2.09 GB
- Steam: 1.5 GB
Early patch notes for the new Destiny 2 update can be found below and include the following:
EARLY DESTINY 2 PATCH NOTES
Dungeons – Prophecy
Destiny Companion App – Bounties
Beginning next week, players may acquire bounties from Destiny 2 vendors using the Destiny Companion App.
This will be introduced through a Companion App update, which is planned for December 8, 2020.
New Light – Resolved Issues
Fixed an issue with the New Light subclass quest where Ikora’s waypoint was suppressed.
Fixed an issue where veteran players with two characters of the same class were blocked from acquiring their subclasses.
Fixed an issue where a step on the New Light pursuit was not granting experience.
Fixed an issue where players who skip the Shotgun chest in the first mission did not receive Special ammo when the Shotgun was granted.
Monument to Lost Lights
Badges and Armor in Collections correctly select player’s class.
Fixed an issue where the UI would forget which page the player was on after previewing an item in Collections.
Fixed a bug where some new armor mods had incorrect sources listed in Collections.
Updated the mercy rule for Control and Clash to prevent it from triggering too early in the match.
Fixed an issue where the “Survivor” medal could be awarded to players who were defeated during the round.
Fixed an issue where the “Untouchable” medal could not be earned.
Beyond Light Exotics
Mask of Bakris
Improved the readability of the visual effects when another player wearing Mask of Bakris shifts directly toward you.
Updated the description string of Mask of Bakris’s perk to correctly describe its damage bonus, which applies only to combatants and affects all Arc weapon damage and all damage against slowed or encased enemies.