Destiny’s original raid, the glass vault, makes a juxtaposition in Fate 2 on May 22nd at 1 p.m. EDT, Bungie announced on its weekly blog. This is the first original fate Raid to make it into the sequel as part of Bungie’s new Destiny Content Vault system. As deputy game director Joe Blackburn Polygon said earlier this year, Vault of Glass should still be what gamers remember, just for the modern age.
Like all modern Bungie raids, the studio will host a World First Raid competition to celebrate players who can beat Vault of Glass in contest mode – a version of the raid that artificially lowers players’ gear levels and makes combat much more difficult . Players who beat Vault of Glass on Contest (only available for the first 24 hours) will receive a special bonus.
However, since players already know how Vault of Glass works, they will have to pass the raid in Competitive Mode and then Challenge Mode, a new type of raid difficulty. In Challenge Mode, Guardians must complete specific challenges each time they encounter a raid. If players fail to meet a challenge condition, their team will immediately wipe and they will have to start over. Teams who want the temporary triumph of Tempo’s Edge must master the Vault of Glass on day one.
The first team to beat the resurrected Vault of Glass twice, including Challenge Mode, will receive a custom raid title belt – yes, like wrestling. Since this is the second Vault of Glass raid race, and therefore the second title belt, this belt will feature silver instead of gold. The second belt will also bear the name of the original clan slated to complete Vault of Glass in 2014: Primeguard.
Eventually, Bungie revealed that the glass vault will still be on Venus, the original planet from the raid from the original fate. Venus is not currently a planet for players to explore Fate 2Fans wondered if the glass vault could appear in a new area or if it wouldn’t include the original encounter that opened the heist. While players are still battling through the opening area of Venus, the Guardians cannot explore the planet outside of the “Vault of Glass” area.
Bungie also revealed some changes in balance Fate 2 next season – but the name of which is still a mystery Leaks indicate that it could be “Season of the Splicer”. “The studio improves precision automatic rifles by adding a touch more damage to each bullet. But the big buffs come in the form of linear fusion rifle upgrades. Bungie increases the critical damage of linear fusion rifles by 15% and gives them 20% more reserve ammo.
Linear fusion rifles are very unpopular in Destiny right now, and Bungie explains why it is in their blog post. Interestingly, the studio admitted that many fans would love to see linear fusion rifles move from the heavy ammo slot into the special ammo slot alongside sniper rifles. Bungie is hoping this round of buff can do the trick with linear fusion rifles, but the developers say it’s possible the sniper-like weapon type could eventually make its way into the secondary slot.
Eventually, Bungie went through changes to several perks that previously offered negative tradeoffs, such as subsistence. Bungie announced changes to the perks a few weeks ago when it announced improvements for Celerity and Bottomless Grief.
For a full list of pre-patch notes, see Check out this week’s blog post at Bungie. Bungie is likely to offer more detailed patch notes and a full disclosure of it Fate 2Season 14 before launching May 11th.