Destiny’s original raid, the Vault of Glass, makes a return engagement in Destiny 2 on May 22 at 1 p.m. EDT, Bungie announced in its weekly blog. This is the primary original Destiny raid to make it into the sequel as half of Bungie’s new Destiny Content Vault system. As assistant sport director Joe Blackburn advised Polygon earlier this yr, Vault of Glass ought to nonetheless be what gamers bear in mind, simply spruced up for the trendy age.
Like all of Bungie’s trendy raids, the studio will placed on a World First raid competitors, meant to rejoice gamers who can beat Vault of Glass on Contest mode — a model of the raid that artificially lowers participant’s gear ranges, making fight a lot more durable. Players who beat Vault of Glass on Contest (solely accessible for the primary 24 hours) will get a particular bonus.
But since gamers already understand how Vault of Glass works, they’ll must beat the raid on Contest mode after which on Challenge Mode, a brand new type of raid issue. In Challenge Mode, Guardians might want to full particular challenges inside every raid encounter. If gamers fail a problem situation, their crew will immediately wipe they usually’ll want to start out over. Teams who need the Tempo’s Edge restricted time Triumph might want to grasp Vault of Glass on its first day.
The first crew to beat the resurrected Vault of Glass twice, together with the Challenge Mode, will get a customized raid title belt — sure, like in wrestling. Since that is the second Vault of Glass raid race and due to this fact the second title belt, this belt will function silver as a substitute of gold. The second belt may even function the title of the original clan to finish Vault of Glass again in 2014, Primeguard.
Finally, Bungie revealed that the Vault of Glass will nonetheless be on Venus, the raid’s original planet from the original Destiny. Venus is at present not a planet gamers can discover in Destiny 2, so followers questioned if the Vault of Glass could seem in a brand new space or if it wouldn’t embody original encounter opening the raid. While gamers will nonetheless battle by way of the opening space of Venus, Guardians gained’t have the ability to discover the planet outdoors of the Vault of Glass space.
Bungie additionally revealed some stability adjustments coming to Destiny 2 subsequent season — the title of which remains to be a thriller, although leaks suggest it could be called “Season of the Splicer.” The studio will enhance precision auto rifles by including a contact extra injury to every bullet. But the massive buffs come within the form of linear fusion rifle enhancements. Bungie will enhance linear fusion rifle crit injury by 15% and provides them 20% extra ammo reserves.
Linear fusion rifles are at present very unpopular in Destiny, and Bungie lays out why it thinks that’s in its weblog submit. Interestingly, the studio acknowledged that many followers want to see linear fusion rifles transfer out of the heavy ammo slot and into the particular ammo slot, alongside sniper rifles. Bungie is hoping that this spherical of buffs will do the trick with linear fusion rifles, however the builders say it’s attainable the sniper-like weapon kind might make its method into the secondary slot sooner or later.
Finally, Bungie went over adjustments to a number of perks that beforehand supplied detrimental tradeoffs, like Subsistence. Bungie beforehand introduced perk adjustments a number of weeks in the past when it revealed enhancements for Celerity and Bottomless Grief.
For an entire record of pre-patch notes, check out the This Week at Bungie blog post. Bungie will probably provide extra detailed patch notes, and a full reveal of Destiny 2’s 14th season, earlier than it launches on May 11.