With the arrival of the Curse of Osiris expansion in Destiny 2, a number of changes have come to the game’s sandbox, and they could have an impact on how you play it.
The 1.1 update’s official patch notes are full of changes for everything from subclass tweaks to damage buffs and nerfs to certain weapon archetypes.
First, Super damage to bosses has been increased across the board, as has the output of the Recovery stat for characters with lower Recovery totals, who will start regenerating health slightly faster.
A number of changes have been implemented to grenades, but the most notable is that Pulse Grenades have had their damage “slightly toned down.” Destiny 2 players, especially Striker Titans and Stormcaller Warlocks, have come to know that Pulse was the way to go for damage, especially in PvE.
Nearly every other grenade type has seen an increase in its damage to enemy combatants, however. This includes Flashbang Grenade, Magnetic Grenade, Suppressor Grenade, Incendiary Grenade, Fusion Grenade, Skip Grenade, Flux Grenade, Arcbolt Grenade, Swarm Grenade, Tripmine Grenade, Storm Grenade, Firebolt Grenade, Axion Bolt, and Scatter Grenade.
For weapons, auto rifles have had their base damage increased, but the precision modifier has been decreased, meaning headshots will do less damage than before. In a welcome change, the aim deflection or flinch of High Caliber Rounds weapons has been reduced on auto rifles and scout rifles. For hand cannons, accuracy recovery now scales with rate of fire, but base aim assist has been improved on “aggressive” hand cannons.
On the PvE side of things, the recommended Power level for the Leviathan Raid has been upped to 300, while the Prestige version recommends the new high cap of 330. Nightfall strikes recommend 270 Power, up from 240, and the Prestige version also recommends 330.
Rewards have been increased in both Strikes and PvP matches, including more Glimmer, XP, and and increased rate of Legendary rewards in the Crucible.
Hardware-wise, both PS4 and Xbox One now have support for 4K and HDR, and there have been a slew of fixes for both the console and PC versions of the game.
The patch notes are quite long, so check them out for a full list of all the changes. Keep in mind that even more sandbox updates will be coming on Dec. 12. Curse of Osiris is out now on all platforms.