Destiny 2 Update Version 1.23 Is Live; Here’s What It Does

Destiny 2 has received a massive update today that is available on all platforms. This update is for version 2.0 of the game ahead of the launch of the Destiny 2: Forsaken expansion that will be out on September 4th. If you own Destiny 2 on the PS4, this patch will update the game to version 1.23 and implements a long list of changes and fixes.

The full set of patch notes for this game update 2.0 are massive and can be accessed from here. These are different from the official patch notes that can be seen accessed for the update version 1.23 on PS4. The technical portion for the patch notes can be read below.

Localization
  • Added Korean language support to consoles
User Interface
  • Updated title screen to reflect Forsaken launch
Director
The Director screen has been updated to reconfigure the way challenges, milestones, Flashpoints, and quests are presented:
  • Challenges
      • The Year 1 challenge system has been removed and converted into bounties, which will be available through their respective destination and activity vendors on September 4
      • Bounties are displayed in the Pursuits bucket of the inventory screen
      • In Year 2 (Forsaken), “challenges” now refer to the bonuses that grant rewards on a daily or weekly basis
      • These can be seen in the Director via new indicators on a playlist or destination when available
  • Milestones
      • The milestone tray will now be limited to showing specific quests and quest steps
          • One-time completion objectives, such as campaign missions, subclass missions, and strikes introductions will remain as milestones
          • Players who do not have any active milestones will not see a milestones blade being displayed
      • Many Year 1 milestones have been converted into challenges
          • These challenges will continue to grant powerful rewards
  • Weekly and daily milestones
      • Previous weekly and daily milestones, such as strike completion and Crucible, will now appear as weekly or daily challenges on their associated playlists
  • Flashpoints
      • The Flashpoint milestone will now appear as a challenge visible on its respective destination vendor
          • Flashpoint progress has been expanded to include Lost Sectors and Heroic adventures
  • Exotic quests
      • Exotic quests are now displayed in the Inventory tab under the Pursuits bucket
      • They can be recovered at the quests’ associated vendor if abandoned
      • Exotic quests now correctly use Exotic coloring in the UI
      • Icons for Exotic quests are now appropriately represented with Exotic rarity
  • World quests
      • World quests are now displayed in the Inventory tab under the Pursuits bucket
  • Updated the Director with a new theme and layout to better represent destinations for Year 2
      • Presell is in the Reef location
      • The “Leviathan” raid and raid lairs have been moved to Nessus
Character Screen
  • Weapon slots
      • Weapon tooltips now display ammo types
          • White ammo icon – “Primary”
          • Green ammo icon – “Special”
          • Purple ammo icon – “Heavy”
      • The HUD will show a color based on the associated ammo type next to each weapon on the weapon tray
  • Subclass screen
      • The path name is now being displayed along the bottom of the character art
  • Collections
      • Collections are not available until September 4
  • Triumphs
      • Triumphs are not available until September 4
  • Gear tooltips
      • Perks are displayed by name only on tooltips for Ghost Shells, weapons, and armor
      • Exotic perks will display a short description

Destiny 2 is available now for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It will get the Forsaken expansion on September 4th.

Khurram Imtiaz

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