Destiny 2: Hotfix Reduces Damage Resistance in PvP

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Players who stack damage resistance mods and equipment may not be happy with the recent update for Destiny 2. That’s because Hotfix reduces the damage resistance tiers in PvP.

In Destiny 2, players can mitigate the damage they receive by using different mods and armors that provide damage resistance (or DR). For instance, the Omnioculus is a hunter exotic chest that gives a 25% damage resistance in PvP while invisible.

That said, those who rely on damage resistance to last in PvP longer than others may not be happy with the recent changes below:

  • Tier 1: 10% to 2.5%
  • Tier 2: 15% to 5%
  • Tier 3: 20% to 7.5%
  • Tier 4: 25% to 10%

The stark reduction in DR numbers indicates that Destiny 2 developers want matches in PvP to finish faster. Whether these changes will be well-received by the community remains to be seen.

Hotfix also brings plenty of bug fixes. For example, the issue where treasures acquired from the new Expedition activity can be duplicated is resolved, a must-needed fix because this issue has contributed to massive economic inflation in Destiny 2. Fortunately, developers have addressed it sooner rather than later.

Here are the other changes in this update:

  • Fixed an issue where A Single Thread quest did not complete if players completed Duality on Master difficulty. 
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  • Fixed an issue where DPS for Golgoroth sometimes didn't end properly.
  • Fixed an issue where King's Fall Carries stat tracker mentions Seasonal carries instead of weekly carries.
  • Fixed an issue where total badge count was incorrect.
  • Fixed an issue where certain Bows would reload themselves while stowed.
  • Fixed an issue where having Quicksilver Storm in grenade mode could cause excess recoil on other weapons and other badness.
  • Fixed an issue where the Season 18 Seasonal Machine Gun and Sidearm had two Masterwork slots.
  • Fixed an issue where most Heavy Grenade Launchers were doing significantly more damage than intended.
  • Fixed an issue where the Combination Blow melee ability was able to continually stagger boss combatants. 
  • Fixed an issue where Combination Blow's melee damage scalar was also applying to Tempest Strike. 
  • Fixed an issue where Combination Blow's melee energy regeneration bonus was also applying while Tempest Strike was equipped. 
  • Fixed an issue where the damage resistance provided by the Flow State Aspect and Arc Staff Super while dodging was significantly higher than intended in PvP.

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

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