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News - This Week At Bungie – 12/16/2021

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This Week At Bungie – 12/16/2021

Late last week, an article posted by IGN reported on stories and experiences from several current and former employees here at Bungie. Our CEO, Pete Parsons, responded to the contents that were shared within the article and laid out the significant changes we’ve made and areas in which we will continue to improve. We are nowhere near where we want to be, but we are committed to continue working towards diversity, equity, and inclusion in our studio and the community at large. We believe that an inclusive and diverse team that prioritizes work and life harmony will make Bungie the best studio it can be.

As we celebrate 30 years of creating worlds that inspire friendship, it is also important to recognize and own our mistakes. Any good we’ve done can’t be leveraged to explain away or justify the people who were hurt by inaction. We will learn from our past, not brush it aside—we have to do and be better.

Thank you to all the brave individuals who helped shed light on these instances of mistreatment. Since the publishing of the IGN article, we have heard additional stories of poor experiences at Bungie. We intend to investigate all future incidents should new information come to light.

Thank you for your support over the past 30 years, here is to 30 years more.

Bungie.net/MentalHealth 


Drew: Hi everyone. My name is Drew Tucker and I’m a lead for the Player Support team and the Accessibility at Bungie inclusion club. I believe that my job is to support our players both in-game and outside of it, and that our mental health is just as important as our physical health.

To help our players, and to destigmatize mental health, we’ve been gathering resources together for the past six months to create a mental health resource article. Almost every Destiny region is represented in some fashion, and everyone can visit it at Bungie.net/MentalHealth.

While the project isn’t complete, we wanted to share it with everyone early with the hope that these resources will help someone who needs them. You can also get a Destiny 2 mental health kit from Guardians Mental Health, who also helped with the article.

For those struggling with a mental health issue, please remember that you are not alone.

The Dawning 


Eve Levante has returned to the Tower and brought with her cold weather and warm cookies straight out of the oven. The Dawning kicked off this week!


We have a full article covering the festivities for you here. There are new quests to complete, cookies to bake, and a new Stasis Sword to earn. The Tower is looking magical for the event, snowballs are back, and this time they have extra combat effectiveness.

Talk to Eva in the Tower to get started. The Dawning runs until January 4, 2022.

Here is a look at a few of the cool things you’ll find during the event and in the Eververse store. 

Prime Gaming


This week we rolled out another set of  Prime Gaming Rewards. This month you can grab a powerful Linear Fusion Rifle and a good-looking ornament to go with it. If you have an active Amazon Prime subscription, visit this page to learn how to link your Bungie.net account and claim your rewards. After that, they should be available at Amanda Holliday in the Tower. Here’s a look at what you can get this month:
  • The Queenbreaker – Exotic Weapon
  • Kingmaker – Exotic Weapon Ornament
  • Quality Cut – Exotic Ship
  • October Dash – Legendary Sparrow

Grandma Got Run Over by a Sparrow 


Let’s all give a round of applause for our Player Support team. They do a wonderful job of tracking issues and creating important guides with the info you need.

This is their report.

TWITCH BOUNTY SHADER 


We are currently investigating an issue where players are not being rewarded the Watcher’s Shade shader upon completion of a Gift Sub Bounty in the Destiny 2 Twitch Extension. Players who did not successfully receive the shader along with their other bounty rewards will be able to acquire the shader from Amanda Holliday once this issue is resolved in a future update.

TASKMASTER TRIUMPH 


The Taskmaster Triumph for Moments of Triumph will not gain progress when completing bounties from destination vendors. This includes vendors such as Devrim in the EDZ, Variks on Europa, etc. To ensure progress is recorded for the Triumph, players should make sure to complete non-destination vendor bounties, such as those from Xûr, Shaxx, or Zavala.

HOTFIX 3.4.0.1 RESOLVED ISSUES 


Today, December 15, Hotfix 3.4.0.1 was released to the world. This hotfix resolved several issues including:

  • Players can now reclaim the Strange Key from Xûr if it is deleted.
  • The Paraversal Prize Triumph will now correctly unlock for players who earn the Forerunner Exotic weapon.
  • Players who lost their Streetwear Bundles due to a full inventory can now reclaim them from Xûr.

KNOWN ISSUES 


While we continue investigating various known issues, here is a list of the latest issues that were reported to us in our #Help Forum:

  • Challenger’s Proving V quest may no longer unlock for players after completing Challenger’s Proving IV.
  • The Poison Wings Spread ornament for Le Monarque has an arrow permanently nocked while stowed.
  • We are investigating reports of slow menu and UI load times.
  • Rally Flags don’t fully fill up Tier I and Tier II Super bars.
  • Datapads may no longer be able to be scanned in Pressage.
  • We’re investigating reports of random crashing on the PlayStation platform.

For a full list of emergent issues in Destiny 2, players can review our Known Issues article. Players who observe other issues should report them to our #Help forum.

A Holiday Matinee 


Hippy: One last TWAB before we jump into the New Year, which gives us one more chance to showcase just a few more amazing community members to leave 2021 behind on the best note possible. The first video we have up highlights our favorite space uncles: Saint-14 and Osiris. While the plot thickens regarding this romantic pair, one user’s contribution beautifully intertwines a minimalistic art style with an epic musical score of their own creation, and it is divine. Look, we just want them to be happy, OK?

The second video puts an anime spin on pwnage, because you all know we love ourselves a solid OP. Sometimes, you just want to crush your opponents whilst listening to music that makes you feel like you can break skulls with your pinky. And that’s totally cool too. We’re not here to judge.

Less talk, more movies – gotcha. Roll the clip!

Movie of the Week: The Reunion 


Movie of the Week: Storyteller 


What? A BONUS video? Say it ain’t so! This one tribute to “Juan” was too good to pass up, enjoy:

Movie of the Week: Rhymes of Eternity  

Want a chance at getting your rad creations front and center in the New Year? Don’t forget to tag those videos with #MOTW for a shot at video glory.

A Guardian Holiday Vacation 


Sam: Every year I want to take a vacation over the holiday, but this year I decided it was a good time to move across the country. Instead of saving them all for next year, I figured I might as well show you where we had planned on going!

First, we start the trip with a snowy hike in Europa, followed by a quick trip to the Loot Cave!

Art of the Week: Phoenixfall  

Art of the Week: “Put. It. Back!” 

Don’t forget to tag your Bungie.net profiles so we can grant you your emblems and use the #Destiny2Art #AOTW tags on social!


Wow, it’s the final TWAB of the year. We just put out an update today and will still be keeping an eye on things to make sure the live game keeps chugging along, but don’t expect any hotfixes over the next few weeks as we allow a lot of our staff a much-needed break to be with their families over the holidays.

We hope everyone has a good finish to 2021 and you can spend some time with friends and family. Maybe get a good roll you are looking for or curry favor with Starhorse. The last two years have been rough, but this community is still proof that a lot of good can be done when we all come together to support each other. Here’s to the hope of a better 2022.

<3 Cozmo 



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