Destiny 2: Hotfix Adds Cross-Platform Voice Chat, Nerfs Lorentz Driver

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Bungie has released Hotfix which adds cross-platform voice chat functionality to Destiny 2. The hotfix also nerfs the new Season of the Lost weapon, Lorentz Driver.

The developers have enabled cross-play in Season 15 and while you can play with your buddies on different platforms, you were originally unable to talk to them via voice chat.

The recent hotfix has added that functionality, but keep in mind that the devs are still ironing out some issues on Xbox. As of now, the Xbox Privacy settings and mute lists are not working.

Aside from that, the Lorentz Driver has been nerfed a little bit in the Crucible. You see, its exotic perk, The Lagrangian Sight, not only marks enemies thanks to its automated targeting system, but it also adds bonus ability energy and bonus attack damage via telemetry patterns that can drop when killing a marked opponent.

That said, when targeting an enemy with the new Fusion Rifle, they will be tagged with a navpoint and tell you their position even if they hide behind obstacles. Apparently, the devs found this to be too problematic in PvP.

To address this, the devs have removed the application of navpoints in the Crucible. Keep in mind that targeted enemies will still drop telemetry patterns and this does not affect PvE.

Patch Highlights

  • Astral Alignment
    • Fixed an issue where the Ether Collection encounter could soft-lock when all Ether Wisps were destroyed
    • Fixed an issue where objects could be removed when players left the activity while carrying them, which would soft lock the activity
  • Fixed an issue where some players could not discard Solstice key fragments
  • Players who may have remaining Solstice key fragments can now dismantle the entire stack from their inventory screen
  • Actually changed the cost of Global Reach to three energy.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Fire and Ice artifact mod to spawn fewer Wells than intended
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Season 15 Iron Banner armor sets and the new Exotic armor pieces from taking shaders
  • Added Iron Banner perks into the possible trait rolls for Peacebond and Forge's Pledge.
    • Peacebond can now roll Iron Reach
    • Forge's Pledge can roll Iron Grip
  • Fixed an issue where specific Stasis crystals were dealing an additional instance of detonation damage against players
Cross-play voice chat enabled
  • Some communication privacy settings are still not working as intended for Xbox players
    • Xbox players will still hear voice and receive invites from anyone even if privacy settings are set to "friends" or "in-game friends"
    • Xbox players will still hear voice from non-Xbox players even if "You can communicate outside of Xbox with voice & text" is set to "blocked"
    • Xbox players will still be able to hear other Xbox players in Fireteam Chat or Team Chat even if that player is on their mute list

Destiny 2 Update is now available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

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