Destiny 2 Update 2.9.0 Now Live On Every Platform, Patch Notes Available

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Destiny 2 is three years old and is still getting content. The free-to-play online game just received the massive Update 2.9.0. The update went live yesterday on all platforms and is around 4GB in size. The update makes many changes to Trials and Nightfall: The Ordeal. UI has been improved and several perks were changes, specifically the Reload perk went through some major tweaks.

The Ordeal: Lake of Shadows, The Corrupted, and The Festering Core received new Strikes and The Ordeal power levels are updated to Season 11 level. We will also receive a new difficulty, Grandmaster Difficulty, on July 22. Playing missions on Grandmaster Nightfall difficulty will get you better Masterwork material drops.

Complete patch notes are mentioned on the official site. You can read the highlights of the patch below.




  • Mods now drop with through a white item bauble instead of an erroneously assigned Exotic Engram bauble.
  • Duplicate mods will no longer drop from the Flawless chest.
  • Additional Masterwork material rewards now drop at three, five, and seven Trials wins.
  • Added a Trials weekly bounty which unlocks Trials Engrams on Saint-14.
    • The bounty reward will match the Win 3 Milestone reward of the week.
  • Trials Tokens distribution has been re-balanced to focus on wins three, five, and seven of a Trials Passage.
    • This includes repeat Passages.
  • Trials Tokens are no longer awarded from match completions.
    • Tokens are now granted specifically through wins and bounties.
  • Passage of Wealth now doubles the bonus Trials Tokens earned at three, five, and seven Trials wins.
  • Intro quest step "Entry Pending" now requires reaching Power 1010.

Nightfall: The Ordeal

  • The Taken take over The Ordeal.
    • Added new strikes to The Ordeal: Lake of Shadows, The Corrupted, and The Festering Core.
  • Updated The Ordeal power levels to new Season 11 levels.
  • Grandmaster Difficulty will become available on July 21, 2020.
  • Increase Masterwork material drops for Grandmaster Nightfall difficulty.
    • Grandmaster completion at Platinum, Gold, and Silver levels now have higher chances of dropping an Exotic armor item.
    • Grandmaster completion at Platinum level now guarantees one Ascendant Shard (with a small chance at one additional), and four Enhancement Prisms (with a moderate chance at 1-2 additional).
    • Grandmaster completion at Gold level now guarantees two Enhancement Prisms (with a moderate chance at two additional).
    • Grandmaster completion at Silver level now has a small chance at two Enhancement Prisms.
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