Bungie announced today that they're going to release a surprise update for Destiny on Tuesday morning. Patch 1.0.2.1 will make a number of big changes to the shooter, such as ending the practice of quick scoping.

Quick scoping, if you're not aware, is when someone aims with the scope of a sniper rifle and then fires immediately afterward. This makes sniper rifles much more effective on the move or in short range - in other words, situations where those weapons are supposed to be at a disadvantage. An experienced player can use this method to wreak havoc in Crucible matches:



The update will also help out some of the player encountering connection issues. If you don't care about quick scoping and your online experience has been smooth, though, the hotfix won't change much for you. Most of the changes are geared toward upgrading the servers.

Here are the full list of fixes going live tomorrow:

Client fixes
  • Added more data logging for matchmaking systems
  • Improved connectivity failure handling to reduce beaver (Kick To Orbit events) KTOs
  • Improved logging of player disconnections
  • Internal tools fixes to speed up our release process
  • Fixes to the roster system to allow us to tune the frequency of roster updates on Xbox One
  • Fixed a bug that allowed users to quick scope on some weapons
Server Fixes
  • Security fixes
  • Server performance improvements
  • Fixes to reduce the frequency of some KTOs
  • Better logging to help diagnose connectivity problems
  • Fixes to some Centipede errors that were exclusive to specific player characters
Bungie's support site explains that the patch will help them identify accounts hitting the Centipede bug and make it easier for Bungie to address the issue. They note that they'll continue investigating "all forms and causes" of the Centipede errors, though.

"While we can’t provide an ETA for the resolution of your specific situation, we can tell you that we continue to make great strides toward improving player experience. Again, that isn't a guarantee that your particular situation has improved, but it is a promise that we are hard at work trying to make things better for players," the company said elsewhere on the site.

Destiny will go down for maintenance at 7 AM Pacific on Tuesday while Bungie applies patch 1.0.2.1. For the next several hours, you'll be unable to log into the game. If you're online at the time, you'll be kicked off. The exact duration of the maintenance is unknown but Bungie will probably make an announcement on their support Twitter account when servers are back to normal.

Tomorrow will also mark the start of the Iron Banner PvP event. During this event, players will be able to purchase new rewards for Lord Saladin.

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