We previously mentioned the upcoming April patch for “Destiny” where we shared the overview on what new content and changes are expected. This time, we will be sharing more on the detailed additions for the patch 2.2.0 launch that is expected to arrive on April 12. VG24/7 has the story about the patch details.

Expect a lot of new things to try out for this new patch, ranging from PvE matches and PvP bouts that will bring back old players, as well as new items to hunt for. So here are some detailed info:

  • Challenge of the Elders
    • Prison of Elders will now be set two difficulties, level 41 and level 42.
    • Four new bosses and new modifiers will be added.
    • Level 41 includes match-making, has a recommended Light level of 260, and sticks to the normal PoE format. This drops gear up to 320 Light.
    • Level 42 will be called Challenge of the Elders, has no match-making, comes with a recommended Light level of 320 and is a point-based activity through which you can win 335 weapons and armour.
    • Challenge of the Elders is fought over three rounds, each with a boss. Your fireteam’s score is tracked on a card called the Elder’s Sigil.
    • High Score and Cumulative Score are both tracked. If a High Score of 30,000 is hit during a run, players will be awarded a guaranteed 335 weapon. If 90,000 Cumulative Score is hit over each week, players will be awarded a guaranteed 335 armour piece.
    • Challenge of the Elders resets every Tuesday, wiping your Cumulative Score.
  • Blighted Chalice strike
  • Winters Run strike
  • Max Light increased
  • 335 gear
    • Challenge of the Elders guarantees 335 drops for hitting specific score levels (see above).
    • The King’s Fall raid Hard Mode will drop gear up to 335 after a post-update hotfix.
    • Iron Banner and Trials of Osiris will drop gear up to 335.
    • The Court of Oryx will drop artifacts up to 335.
  • New armour sets
  • Sterling Treasure
  • Chroma
  • Year-one gear upgraded
  • Year-one exotics returning
  • New emotes
  • New PlayStation-exclusive exotic named Zen Meteor
  • PvP Changes
    • Revive times increased
    • Revive proximity reduced
    • Overshields weakened
    • No more legendary engrams for Iron Banner
    • Trials of Osiris will grant 335 Light drops
  • Weapon class changes
    • Sniper rifles – Zoom length has been increased on all sniper rifles. This is to stop players using them as mid-range weapons and force people to sit far back, as Bungie originally intended. Snap Shot now increased zoom-time by 20%, not 30%, and stability is being decreased to discourage rapid-firing.
    • Hand cannons – Hand cannon ammo capacity is being increased.
    • Fusion rifles – All fusion rifles are having stability increased.
    • Exotic weapons changes – Many yellow weapons are being tweaked in the April update, including Suros Regime, Telesto and Hawkmoon

Expect to see the new patch for “Destiny” tomorrow. The patch which will only be available for those who have the “Taken King” expansion.