Bungie has released the long-awaited 1.2 patch for Destiny today, which prepares the game for its upcoming House of Wolves expansion on Tuesday.
The 1.2 patch includes a number of bug fixes related to weapon perks, the elimination of the Commendations system, will allow materials to be exchanged at the Speaker, and will stop giving Guardians shards when turning in legendary engrams.
All isn’t hunky dory with patch 1.2 as Bungie mentions they’ve discovered a problem with the Cryptarch post launch. Guardians may find he doesn’t recognize some legendary engrams, so as of now, Bungie is recommending you hang tight your purple engrams until the launch of House of Wolves. That’s when Bungie plans on releasing patch 184.108.40.206, which they expect to fix this issue as well as add a new Connection Recovery feature. The upcoming patch will also make Daily Heroic mission generate Motes of Light instead of shards, will tweak the Crucible reward system, and will add three maps from The Dark Below to all playlists.
We’ve learned some valuable information surrounding House of Wolves’ a few weeks ago, especially information surrounding its PvP and PvE activities. We’re preparing ourselves to be in tip-top shape when House of Wolves is released, so keep an eye out for more information surrounding the expansion starting next week.