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Destiny Recieving More Updates This Week

Destiny servers to receive a boost through a Hot Fix coming October 7th.

There are more changes coming to Destiny this week to better the experience of the community.  At 7 AM Pacific time on Tuesday, October 7th, Destiny servers will be down for several hours in order to undergo some maintenance.

There will be both Client and Server fixes will improve the technology that allows players to connect to Destiny. The player experience will not change aside from the stability for some users who have encountered issues connecting to servers.

Posted by the Destiny Dev Team, the changes coming in the Hot Fix Tuesday morning are:

Client fixes

  • Added more data logging for matchmaking systems
  • Improved connectivity failure handling to reduce beaver (Kick To Orbit events) KTOs
  • Improved logging of player disconnections
  • Internal tools fixes to speed up our release process
  • Fixes to the roster system to allow us to tune the frequency of roster updates on Xbox One
  • Fixed a bug that allowed users to quick scope on some weapons

Server Fixes

  • Security fixes
  • Server performance improvements
  • Fixes to reduce the frequency of some KTOs
  • Better logging to help diagnose connectivity problems
  • Fixes to some Centipede errors that were exclusive to specific player characters

When Bungie released their Weekly Update last Friday, the team took to the mailbags to address the wants of needs of Destiny players everywhere. It is clear that the team is definitely listing the the wants and needs of the Destiny community.

Aside from mocking the Cryptarch in many hilarious ways, Raid matchmaking was one of the most wanted things that were discussed.

“We’re having conversations about how Matchmaking might support the more challenging activities in Destiny,” said community manager David “DeeJ” Dague in a post on the official forum. “More specifically, the comment extends to the challenge presented by trying to implement raid matchmaking. Given that the raid is built to be played by experienced players who work well together, Bungie believes a matchmaking solution would be difficult.”

No official word on whether or not the team will implement Raid matchmaking in the next update or not, only time will tell.

Published Oct. 6th 2014

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