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Destiny 2 - July 17th Update and 1.2.3 Patch Notes

There's a lot to unpack with today's update, but we're here to help.


Bungie gets straight to the point with their hefty 1.2.3. update, which went live today, and we're breaking down down a plethora of significant changes coming to the game. Some highlights include the Solstice of Heroes event Moments of Triumph bounties July 31, 2018, launch date, Exotic Masterwork updates, and Prestige Raid Lair improvements.

The extensive patch notes for update 1.2.3. can be found on, but here are some changes of note:

Solstice of Heroes

Moments of Triumph

  • Moments of Triumph bounties will become available in-game for the Solstice of Heroes event starting July 31, 2018.
    • Players may access a set number of Triumphs on prior to the event beginning.
    • Players can complete Triumphs to earn points that they can trade for rewards such as emblems, a Sparrow, and a code to purchase a special T-shirt.
  • When the summer event becomes available on July 31, 2018, players can receive these Triumph bounties from the special summer event vendor and will have the entirety of the event to complete them.
  • Triumphs are based on account-specific data; once a Triumph has been claimed and redeemed for points, it cannot be claimed for points on another character.
  • All Triumphs can be tracked via; the highest values of a character on that account will be displayed.
  • In-game rewards will become available on July 31, 2018. Stay tuned to @Bungie for announcements of availability.


Exotic Masterworks

  • Catalysts for Legend of Acrius, Telesto, and Sleeper Simulant are now available as rewards from Prestige “Leviathan,” Prestige “Leviathan, Eater of Worlds,” and Prestige “Leviathan, Spire of Stars,” respectively.
  • Exotic catalysts from Heroic strikes now have slightly higher drop chances.
  • The Skyburner’s Oath Exotic catalyst from the “Leviathan” raid now has slightly higher drop chances.
  • The catalyst for Sturm can now be found by defeating enemies on Nessus.


Prestige Raid Lairs

  • Each week, there is a curated weapon suite and a global activity modifier for Spire of Stars and Eater of Worlds Prestige. The weapon set and modifier will be the same across both activities.
    • Prestige Eater of Worlds will become available at 11 a.m. PDT on July 17, 2018.
    • Prestige Spire of Stars will become available at 10 a.m. PDT on July 18, 2018.
  • Prestige raid lairs will drop weapons at 400 Power and Exotic catalysts.  
  • Raid armor ornaments will become unlockable.

Destiny 2 is a live experience that changes pretty frequently, so feel free to bookmark our constantly evolving Destiny 2 strategy guide and stay tuned to Shacknews for additional updates. 

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