In Bungie's weekly post, some clarifications were made about the airborne effectiveness and changes to certain weapon archetypes. Also, sidearms won't receive any adjustments in Season 17 and there's a reason why.
At the start of a new season, players will be at 300 GP and play some placement matches to find out their ranking. Furthermore, a new rank tier has been introduced, which sits between Gold and Rimsteel.
In this update, the developers added a new feature that prevents players from randomly turning when using gamepads. Aside from that, the Dragon Lancer's Bastion talent is now able to block large projectiles.