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Oct 07

Destiny 2 And Sports Lead PlayStation 4 Downloads In September

By Raremattered | Destiny 2

Bungie’s newest entry in the online shooter series reigns supreme, with a variety of sports titles close behind.

According to the digital download sales data released by Sony, Destiny 2 led the pack for PS4 downloads with NBA 2K18, FIFA 18 and Madden NFL 18 close behind. The recently released remaster of Final Fantasy IX also sold strong, taking the fifth slot overall.

You can check out the complete list here, courtesy of Sony.

1. Destiny 2 
2. NBA 2K18 
3. FIFA 18 
4. Madden NFL 18 
5. Final Fantasy IX 
6. NHL 18 
7. Grand Theft Auto V 
8. Rocket League 
9. Bloodborne 
10. Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition 
11. The Last Of Us Remastered 
12. Rainbow Six Siege
13. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition 
14. Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 
15. Need for Speed 
16. NBA Live 18: The One Edition 
17. Friday the 13th: The Game 
18. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy 
19. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite 
20. Batman: Arkham Knight 

For the top downloads on PlayStation 3, VR and Vita, check out the official PlayStation Blog entry here.

Our Take
It’s no surprise that Destiny 2 shot to the top of the list, but with the slew of big name titles coming in October, it may not sit on that throne for very long.

Oct 07

This Week At Bungie – 10/05/2017 > News | Bungie.net

By Raremattered | Destiny 2

 

This week at Bungie, we know the score.

The banners that fly in the Tower tell a truth that we have all known for some time: Dead Orbit is the faction that rules the hearts of the most Guardians. Do they all think they look better in black? Or are they just a generally moody bunch? We may never know the true motivations that sent them into the wild to express their loyalty through action.

What we know for certain is that Arach Jalaal is the champion of this first Faction Rally. His victory was not undisputed. Each faction put some respectable points on the board. Once the 61 Million reward packages were counted, Dead Orbit emerged the most profitable faction by a margin of more than 2 Million. New Monarchy was a close second. Future War Cult was an even closer third.

As promised, Dead Orbit has a prize on offer. If you pledged to them, it will be a steal. If you did not, but you still gotta have it, they’re about to steal from you. That will be the price of your treachery.

Faction Rally will return. New Monarchy and Future War Cult, we’ll let you know when you’ll have your chance for revenge! Next week, however, we’re clearing space in the Tower for another special guest.

The Return of the Iron Lord

The Red War scattered the heroes of humanity across the solar system. One by one, they have been returning to the City. Now, Lord Saladin will hold court and reward the brave.

Begins:  October 10, 2AM Pacific

Ends:  October 17, 2AM Pacific

The game is Control.

As the first Faction Rally comes to an end, the Iron Lords are hosting the next ritual. Their special event has undergone some changes. The Iron Banner is still your chance to stand and be proven in the fires of friendly competition.

What’s different?

  • Combat will be between two teams of four players
  • Your fighting abilities, not your power levels, will decide the outcome
  • Bounties and Ranks have been replaced with an Iron Banner Engram

How can you compete?

  • Complete the Destiny 2 campaign – the only way to reach the Tower
  • Visit Lord Saladin in the Tower to begin the Iron Banner Quest
  • Fight in the Iron Banner playlist with Quickplay modes and matchmaking

What’s in it for you?

  • Earn Iron Banner Tokens in every match (earn more if you win)
  • Daily and Season* Milestones that track your progress to glory
  • Claim brand new armor wrought in the forges of the Iron Lords

Decorate yourself as a master of your competitive spirit. Form up into a Fireteam or let the fates choose your teammates.

You’re the Best… Around!

Combat against other Guardians not your thing? The ultimate PVE challenge also arrives in your Director on Tuesday at 10AM Pacific. The morning after the weekly reset begins a new invitation from Calus to join him for the Prestige Raid.

We do not expect everyone to be successful in completing this activity. Mechanical changes to the encounters are minimal, but they are there. The Prestige Raid is about mastering a more punishing sandbox. Our goal is not to provide a boon to your character progression, but there are unique rewards to help you shine. Consider this your invitation to prove to the world that you are among the very best of the Raiders who overlook the City.

World First will be counted. We can tell you no more.

Good luck!

Their Stage – Our Story

*There is that word again: Season.

There is a mention of seasons when you inspect your Clan. Now, we’re talking about it on the blog. What does it all mean?

We’ll be answering that question, and more like it, at TwitchCon.

Friday, October 20, 4:30PM Pacific

What do Seasons mean in Destiny 2?

What will change from season to season?

How many seasons can we expect?

When does Season Two begin?

The session will be streamed (I mean, of course it will be streamed, it’s TwitchCon), so everyone can tune in and see what we have planned to keep the Destiny community engaged. When the time comes, pile into the theater or click this link to join us virtually.

Servants to the Guardians

HELP.BUNGIE.NET is the central resource for any player who seeks the answer to a question about how to play Destiny. There is a running conversation there. Our mission is not to teach you how to win, but an entire team of support specialists is researching the issues you report. Before you can even ask a question, it may have already been answered in an article they have prepared.

This is their report.

Destiny Hotfix 1.0.3.1

On Tuesday, maintenance was conducted to support the deployment of Hotfix 1.0.3.1 to Destiny 2. Upon conclusion, there was a minor issue where some players were prompted to create new characters in an alternate service environment. No characters or items were deleted due to this issue. For resolution, closing Destiny 2 and relaunching the application would return characters to their proper state.

Event Vendors: Availability Issue

On September 26, Faction Rally vendors were not available in some Tower instances immediately upon the weekly reset. We are investigating the cause of this issue, as well as potential ways to address it. Similarly, Lord Saladin is expected to be impacted when Iron Banner becomes available on October 10. If you are unable to locate Saladin within your Tower after the weekly reset, we advise returning to orbit and launching into a new Tower instance.

Destiny 2 Error Code Investigations

At this time, we continue to investigate reports of CABBAGE errors that are blocking some players from progressing through the Destiny 2 campaign or returning players to orbit from alternate activities.

Some players have been able to reduce the frequency of these errors by following recently updated troubleshooting steps listed in the help article linked above. Some steps listed may need to be taken by an internet service provider to adjust security restrictions on network hardware. We will provide updates on this investigation when available.

Additionally, we are investigating elevated levels Newt, Beaver, Guitar, and Permissions errors impacting Destiny 2 gameplay. If you encounter these issues during gameplay, please post a report to the #Help forum detailing the following:

  • Were you in a Fireteam when this error occurred?
  • What was the activity that you were engaged in when experiencing this error?
  • Have you followed steps within the Network Troubleshooting guide to ensure proper network configuration for Destiny 2 gameplay?

As we continue to investigate the rise in these error codes, we advise all players follow @BungieHelp on Twitter or visit Help.bungie.net for updates concerning server status, known outages, and active issue investigations.

You Oughta Be In Pictures

Years ago now, we chose this playful outro for our weekly address as a way to let you know that we see you having fun, and we love you for it. The emblem that we grant to the winners is a nice keepsake, but the most important thing is that our Creations page continues to be a fascinating place to see the face of the community, and all the people who help to define it.

Movie of the Week: If you’re happy and you know it.


Honorable Mention: Aesthetic: Destiny 2 – A New Frontier


Honorable Mention: Destiny 2 Be Brave Metal Cover


[Editor’s Note: I listened to the whole channel as I wrote all this. Thanks, man.]

Anyone miss Cozmo yet? I miss Cozmo. I’m so lonely here, with all of you, all by myself. He’ll be back next week, with his cats and his chill way of deploying the news. I’m always happy to grab the controls of the blog, but he has taken solid ownership of this community. I have his back, and he has yours.

As we continue to ride this wave, the game will tell its own continuing story. Your Milestones will reveal the mysteries of the weekly resets. We’ll plot some more distant milestones right here. There are a few mentioned above to fuel speculation. Destiny is a turbulent landscape that’s always changing, so our focus tends to be weekly. There is still a lot to talk about, and the game will serve up new challenges every time you visit that world. In the weeks to come, another wave of Guardians will join our community on the PC. We have more stories to tell and more destinations to explore before the end of this year.

On a personal note; just the other night, after we caught up in the Crucible, I had dinner with a dude I met as my teammate in a Bungie game eleven years ago. I am a product of the Bungie community. My challenge to every Guardian is to look to the human element in Destiny 2 to fuel your appetite for ultimate re-playability. The ultimate loot is the friendships that can grow out of a game like this. There will be more gear to add to your character (next week, even). The rewards that I’m talking about are the people in the community that thrives in this game. If you let them, they’ll make your hobby as a light-dealing hero on a starside campaign for glory even better.

Thanks to those of you who are helping us to drive that scene.

DeeJ, out.

Oct 07

Destiny 2 downtime is as regular as the game’s weekly reset

By Raremattered | Destiny 2

Yet again, Destiny 2 is down for hours this week. It’s the fourth time in as many weeks the game will be pulled offline for maintenance.

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Players will not be able to sign in from 4pm UK time tomorrow, 3rd October, until 8pm.

And, again, players in Europe will be hardest hit – as Bungie schedules its maintenance during a significant chunk of our post-school/college/work window.

(In Seattle, where Bungie is based, maintenance work takes place during its working day.)

A week after Destiny 2’s launch, on 12th September, Bungie scheduled its first round of maintenance. It was planned as four hours, from 4pm UK time until 8pm, but ended up lasting nearer six.

The following week, 18th September, Destiny 2 was down for four hours again – this time from 3pm until 7pm.

And then last week, 25th September, another six hours of maintenance took place which brought the game down between 2pm and 8pm UK time.

There’s no word yet on what is being added, changed or fixed this week. Last week saw the arrival of the Tower’s Factions. The week before saw the scrubbing of Destiny 2’s kek armour. It’s not even the frequency of the downtime which is the issue – it is the length of the maintenance windows, and their repeated impact on the UK/European evenings.

Last week I had plans to finish the Leviathan raid with my fireteam – plans which then got bumped too late for some as maintenance continued. This week’s maintenance will happen on the game’s weekly reset day – when the majority of players will be logging on.

Destiny 2 is a great game – so please, Bungie, let us Europeans play it.