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This Week at Bungie - 7/23/20

This week at Bungie, we drew a thin line between light and dark.



Today, we had some exciting news to share on the Xbox Games Showcase. Bungie and Xbox announced that they are joining forces to bring Destiny 2 to Xbox Game Pass this fall. 

With an active Xbox Game Pass subscription, players will have access to the standard edition (seasonal content sold separately) of each expansion beginning with Forsaken and Shadowkeep (available September 2020) and Beyond Light (available beginning on November 10, 2020).

Later this year we will be releasing a version of Destiny 2 that will be optimized for Xbox Series X, including 4K resolution and running at 60 frames per second. Players who already own Destiny 2 on Xbox One will be able to transfer their game to Xbox Series X for free via Smart Delivery. 

In addition, for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers, Destiny 2 can also be streamed to your Android mobile devices via xCloud.



Dive Deep


Most of our fresh content doesn’t end up on our streaming channels, so it’s time we got back to our old antics. Next week, your Host will be the freshest face on the Community team: Nicole! She joins us in today’s TWAB to discuss details on the Developer Deep Dive into the Destiny dungeon:

Nicole: Howdy, Guardians! I hope you’re all safe, healthy, and finding some fun out there. Thanks for keeping us company (not to mention each other) during these very unique days. I’ve felt so welcomed since stepping into the community from the Bungie side, and I’m excited to continue to explore ways to engage with and entertain you. 

During our recent participation in the St. Jude Fundraiser marathon with our friends who drive the @GCXEvent, we discovered some new ways to recreate the streaming experience from our homes—which means developer commentary is coming soon to a screen near you! 

You are cordially invited to dive into the Prophecy dungeon with some of the devs who created the experience.

Developer Deep Dive : Prophecy Dungeon
Tuesday, July 28 – 10AM Pacific

Come and watch us play our own game and tell you stories from its creation on the development floor. Learn more about our inspirations and motivations as we share snapshots from when it was just a work in progress. Join us in chat for the conversation! 

We welcome you behind the curtain for a bit of fun, reminiscing, and insight into the life of game development. 

I can’t wait to talk to you all again soon, but for now, see you then!

(Oh, and yes, we’ll archive it later, for those of you who can’t make it.)

Dam Beavers


We would never harm our large-toothed, pond-dwelling friends, but we are on a mission to reduce the error codes that share their name. Late last week, we had some success in bringing the number of Beaver errors back down to similar levels reported in past Seasons. Here is the Destiny Dev Team with some more info on our progress.

Destiny Dev Team: This past week Valve identified hardware configuration issues with 4 relays in their Chicago, Virginia, Stockholm, and Dubai data centers. In each case, the affected relay was unable to send traffic to one other relay in the same data center. If a connection to a peer went through both of those relays, then it would drop. Valve has fixed the configuration issues, and we have confirmed that the rate of disconnections in the affected areas has been reduced significantly.

These changes have reduced Beaver error codes significantly with players in the central and eastern United States of America being impacted the most. Beaver error codes are an indication of connectivity failure and can be caused by a wide range of issues. Some Beaver error codes are caused by local internet connectivity issues. If you still experiencing a lot of Beaver errors please use follow our Network Troubleshooting Guide and then report any further issues on our Help forum


Back on the Menu



Destiny, the Official Cookbook released this week. It contains all kinds of Destiny inspired culinary concoctions waiting for you to whip up for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Maybe even second breakfast if you are as hungry as the Drifter usually is. Yum yum yum yum yum.

Earlier this week, we gave you a behind the scenes look at how the cook book came to be. We partnered with Victoria Rosenthal to author this collection of recipes. She showed off her culinary and photography skills, dove deep into Destiny lore, and helped bring this fun cooking guide to life.

The Destiny Official Cookbook is on the Bungie Store right now if you want to add it your library. 



Twitch Prime


We have extended our Twitch Prime Rewards and now we’re in the bonus rounds. If you have an active Prime subscription, visit this page to link your Bungie.net account and claim your rewards. Once you are all set you can pay a visit to Amanda Holliday in the Tower to grab your new gear. 

Here’s a look at what you can get this month:

  • Tractor Cannon - Exotic Weapon
  • Machinist's Trove - Exotic Weapon Ornament
  • Shadow Trespass - Exotic Ship
  • Cavalcade - Legendary Sparrow



DAM RESTORED



Our Player Support Team is tracking all of the known issues.

This is their report. 

SEPTENARY ENCRYPTION EMBLEM


Last week, players were able to redeem their Bungie Day Septenary Encryption emblem in their Bungie.net Account’s Code Redemption History. An issue arose when players discovered that they had the option to choose a platform to redeem the emblem on. This wasn’t intentional and we have confirmed that the platform chosen doesn’t matter when players go to retrieve the emblem in-game.

Once players have redeemed their emblem, they should restart Destiny 2 and visit their Collections>Flair>General section to acquire the emblem.

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:

  • Players can’t see their responses in chat on PC anymore.
  • Duress and Egress lore may disappear if the Triumphs aren’t claimed.
  • The South Paw controller scheme doesn’t allow Sparrows to boost.
  • The High-Energy Fire Dawn Mod doesn't allow Consumed with Light to stack twice when the Stacks on Stacks Dawn Mod is equipped.

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.



In a World



It’s been a minute since I’ve been in a movie theater, but with how many amazing Destiny movies are being made by the community, I don’t really care. This is where we get to stay in our PJs, burn our own popcorn, and pick our favorites to share with you! Let’s take a look at who caught our eye this week. 

Movie of the Week: Killstreaks


Honorable Mention: Gotta Catch Them All


If one of these videos belongs to you, congrats! Now make sure you have your Bungie.net profile in the description of said video so we can send out your prized emblem.


That’s not the end of this week – we still have a Friday to survive - but this is how we bring “This Week At Bungie” to a close. While the journey to Beyond Light has been extended, we’re one week closer. That leaves a lot of time to talk about how the next expansion will change the game, as well as what youll want to accomplish between now and November.

I’m out next week, so be nice to Dmg while I’m gone.

<3 Cozmo

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