Destiny 2 December 15 Hotfix Update Buffs Cryptolith Lure And Penumbral Blast, Patch Notes Here

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Bungie continues to support Destiny 2 after all these years. The developers released a hotfix that makes some balancing changes along with several bug fixes. The hotfix is now live on all platforms in every region. Make sure to download it before playing the game.

Cryptolith Lure is slightly buffed by the update. It will recharge as twice as fast and its charge cap is also increased to five from the previous three. Developers fixed the bug where players will get Cryptolith Lure every time they open the game. They fixed the description of the Lure too.

The hotfix tweaked the Penumbral Blast ability. Its projectile range is up by 37% and the minimum distance of which you can cast it is down by 32%. In layman's terms, you can cast this ability closer to the enemy. Freeze tag emote can’t reduce incoming damage anymore and the screen tearing issue in consoles is also addressed.



  • Adjusted the Cryptolith Lure to allow players to charge it twice as fast.
  • Increased Cryptolith Lure charge cap from 3 to 5.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing players to reacquire the Cryptolith Lure every time they launched the game.
  • Fixed an issue with the Lure exclusion description.
    • The One for All perk is incorrectly listed as a possible roll for Corsair's Wrath and has been corrected to the Unrelenting perk.


  • Fixed an issue that was causing some players to be blocked from progressing the Forsaken campaign.
  • Fixed a location where players could get out of environment.
  • Resolved an issue that was preventing some players from progressing past the first mission of “A Guardian Rises” in the New Light introduction quest.
  • Fixed an issue where “Stasis Weekly Challenge” was translated incorrectly in some languages.
  • Fixed an issue with the Lost Lament quest not progressing from Minotaurs, Hydras, and Cyclops.


  • Fixed an issue where deleting a character could reset some raid rewards.


  • Adjusted destination materials exchanges with the Gunsmith to reduce the chances of materials from Vaulted destinations being required.


  • Fixed an issue where the Freeze Tag emote was reducing incoming damage.


  • Penumbral Blast:
    • Projectile range increased by 37%.
    • Minimum distance to cast ranged melee reduced by 32%.
    • This allows you to throw the ranged melee closer to targets.
  • Fixed an issue with the Glacial Quake Super where the melee attack would sometimes fail to activate.
  • Resolved an issue where players could appear to become stuck in Shiver Strike action and animation for other players.


  • Fixed the issue with The Lament’s Heavy air attack working when the weapon lacked ammo.


  • Fixed an issue where PSN friends list wasn’t populating as expected.
  • Fixed an issue with screen tearing on some consoles.

The complete patch notes are mentioned here and on the official site. If you are interested in this week's Xur location, you should read our previous article.

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