Destiny 2’s PS5 and Xbox Series X|S upgrade will need a full download of the game

While Bungie launched Destiny: Beyond Light in November, their work wasn’t done last month, and they’ve been busily preparing to roll out the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S optimised version of the game.

Ahead of the free new generation upgrade, Bungie have revealed that it will require a full re-download of the game, albeit handled through the regular update process. This won’t affect the PS4, Xbox One or PC versions of the game, but will be a big old install for the new machines.

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The estimated patch sizes for Update 3.0.1 based on platforms are as follows:

  • Xbox Series X|S 3.0.1’s patch download size: ~70.0 GB
  • PlayStation 5 3.0.1’s patch download size: ~67.0 GB
  • Xbox One 3.0.1’s patch download size: ~2.35 GB
  • PlayStation 4 3.0.1’s patch download size: ~2.09 GB
  • Steam 3.0.1’s patch download size: ~1.5 GB

Additionally, you won’t be able to pre-load the update as you could for Beyond Light’s launch, as Bungie say that pre-loads are typically reserved for major expansions.

The download will be worth it though. Xbox Series X and PS5 will both run at 4K, while Xbox Series S will be at 1080p, but all will now run at 60fps, with PS5 and Series X both supporting 120Hz in the Crucible. Then there’s the Field of View slide and even faster loading times with the full download enabling to adapt the file storage to the SSDs.

Update 3.0.1 does more than that, though. Here’s the abbreviated patch notes, with full details set to drop on 8th December when the patch becomes available.

Dungeons – Prophecy

  • The Prophecy Dungeon will be returning to Destiny 2 on December 8, 2020.
    • This endgame activity is free to all players.
    • Powerful rewards may be earned from each checkpoint once per week.
    • Players may complete the dungeon once per week to obtain a pinnacle-powered reward.
    • Previously featured weapon and armor rewards are available once more.

Destiny Companion App – Bounties

  • Beginning next week, players may acquire bounties from Destiny 2 vendors using the Destiny Companion App.
    • Bounties may only be acquired when players are Offline, In Orbit, or in The Tower.
  • This will be introduced through a Companion App update, which is planned for December 8, 2020.
    • Stay tuned to @BungieHelp for more on this Companion App update.

New Light – Resolved Issues

  • Fixed an issue with the New Light subclass quest where Ikora’s waypoint was suppressed.
  • Fixed an issue where veteran players with two characters of the same class were blocked from acquiring their subclasses.
  • Fixed an issue where a step on the New Light pursuit was not granting experience.
  • Fixed an issue where players who skip the Shotgun chest in the first mission did not receive Special ammo when the Shotgun was granted.

Monument to Lost Lights

  • Fixed an issue where the waypoint on the Exotic Archive Vendor continues to flash for players who own all Exotics.

Collections

  • Badges and Armor in Collections correctly select player’s class.
  • Fixed an issue where the UI would forget which page the player was on after previewing an item in Collections.
  • Fixed a bug where some new armor mods had incorrect sources listed in Collections.

Crucible 

  • Updated the mercy rule for Control and Clash to prevent it from triggering too early in the match.
  • Fixed an issue where the “Survivor” medal could be awarded to players who were defeated during the round.
  • Fixed an issue where the “Untouchable” medal could not be earned.

Beyond Light Exotics

  • Icefall Mantle
    • Fixed a bug where the Icefall Mantle’s description did not mention the slow field it generates when activated.
  • Mask of Bakris
    • Improved the readability of the visual effects when another player wearing Mask of Bakris shifts directly toward you.
    • Updated the description string of Mask of Bakris’s perk to correctly describe its damage bonus, which applies only to combatants and affects all Arc weapon damage and all damage against slowed or encased enemies.
        • Additionally, fixed an issue where this damage bonus was applying to players who are slowed or encased in Crucible and Gambit.
    • Necrotic Grip
      • Fixed an issue where being killed by the effects of Necrotic Grip would show as being “Killed by the Architects.”

Source: Bungie

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