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10 Nov

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Telesto’s... [cough, cough, clears throat] We mean, this week at Bungie, we’ve got Iron Banner changes to discuss.  
Last week we went over the changes coming to abilities in the next Season. This week we are hanging out with a few final notes to answer some community questions and sharing some changes to Iron Banner.  

Winning Trials Map 

[Whisper singing the word Anomaly on repeat



Attention Guardians, this week’s Trials of Osiris will be on... [drum roll] Cauldron! I personally was hoping for Anomaly (kidding, but I do have fond memories on Anomaly as a self-rez Warlock back in the Destiny 1 days) so get on out there and try and take a trip to the Lighthouse. 
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13 Oct

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Happy TWABsday, Guardians! This week we are back with a bit of a hefty TWAB, including some weapons and the economy changes mentioned last week, so sit tight because we are going to be passing the mic to a few different teams to chat with us all today.  
Trick or treat! We also wanted to call out a reminder for Festival of the Lost starting next week. Our social channels will have the trailer Tuesday morning, but before we share all of the candy and goodies, we wanted to share our newest costumes… Wait a second, this is Destiny we’re talking about… ornaments! 


National Coming Out Day



Hey there, folks! October 11 was National Coming Out Day, a day of awareness, education, and solidarity for the LGBTQIA+ community. It's a day celebrati... Read more

07 Oct

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Welcome Guardians, to this week's Community Focus. Hot off the press – Err... Word document? — is an interview with a content creator who creates cinematic weapon reviews and build guides that come with a mini-montage for showcasing how things work in-game.  
Introducing Legoleflash. 

Welcome, Lego! Let’s start off with a rapid-fire because that sounds like fun. Who are you, what are your pronouns, and where are you from?    
Hey! I'm Lego, known everywhere online as Legoleflash (he/him). I'm a Destiny 2 YouTuber, podcast host, 7x Movie of the Week winner, and Fusion Rifle and Glaive fanatic from Austin, TX.  

Heck yeah! We will be sharing a few of those MOTW winning submissions soon, but first, let's talk about what got you into gaming and content creation? 
Gaming has been a part of my whole life, and I mean that quite literally, as my dad owned a video rental store...
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29 Sep

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Happy TWABsday, Guardians! For this week's shenanigans, we have just a few things to cover including a little patch notes preview, but all in all, another rocking week. (There is a joke in here somewhere, just keep reading.) So, without further ado, the TWAB. 

Patch Notes Preview 

Earlier in the week, we were digging around in the “worldwide (internal) Bungie web” and found a bit of the patch notes for next week just floating around all by its lonesome, so we thought we would give you a tiny sneak peek at what we have lined up!  
  • To alleviate some of the pressure in acquiring Season of Plunder weapon patterns, the Double Perk Weapon Spoils Crew Upgrade will now give you a Deepsight modded weapon the first time you focus a weapon each week. 
  • The Deepsight modded weapon from the Hidden Compartment Crew Upgrade will now appropriately refresh at the weekly reset. 
      • This issue was a bit of a doozy to address, but the team r...
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23 Sep

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Happy Friday, Guardians! Welcome back to one of our favorite segments on Bungie.net, this week’s Community Focus! This week we are chatting with a content creator who has a pretty rad day job, Kujay!   
Hi Kujay! Thank you for taking the time to chat with us! So, let’s get started with a little background. Who are you, what are your pronouns, and where are you from?  
Hello, my name is Kujay (he/him). I’m an aircraft designer by day and a Destiny content creator by nightfall! I grew up in a small town in eastern Kansas before eventually moving out to Southern California after college.  

Wait, aircraft designer? Yeah, we are going to have to touch on that in a moment. But first, what got you into gaming and content creation?  
I got into gaming at a very young age, when I was just four years old. I had just started going to daycare, and there was a Super Nintendo that all the kids coul...
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08 Sep

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Happy TWABsday, Guardians! 
This week, we added a new destination for you to hunt for treasure on. The Expedition activity is now available on Nessus! We also wanted to remind you that Trials is back next weekend, and you may have noticed a few new craftable weapons dropping from other activities. So, with that, let's gather around the bonfire and chat, because we have some details to get into. 

Weapon Crafting Update 


With Season 18, we’ve updated the perk pools for the Dares of Eternity weapons, added a new origi... Read more

25 Aug

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This week at Bungie, we have a lot to talk about.  

Ahoy, Guardians! Do we have things to talk about this week or what? Tuesday brought us a ton of information, and today we get to talk a little bit more about what is happening in the current Season! Between Arc 3.0, Season of Plunder, King’s Fall, the Epic Games Store, and free week, I guess we should get into the details now. Hold on t' yer Ghosts, Guarrrrrdian, we've got some mysterious relics t' find!

Season of Plunder and Arc 3.0   

Season of Plunder is here, and we love seeing all the clips and memories being made as you and your lovely band of crewmates—Mithrax, Spider, Drifter, and Eido—scour the high space-seas to find mysterious relics before Eramis does.   
Season of Plunder features a new weekly six-player matchmade mission called Ketchcrash, a new three-player matchmade activity called Expedition, new gear to loot, and new weapons to craft. The Delicate Tomb Exotic Fusion Rifle ... Read more

11 Aug

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This week at Bungie, we have Sandbox updates. 
Happy TWABsday, Guardians! First off, how is it already the second week in August? Secondly, how are we almost to the next Season?! Good news is you still have time to wrap up your Seasonal title (I am only missing one more triumph) and think about what you are going to wear for Arc 3.0. I can’t choose between Geomag Stabilizers and Crown of Tempests, but sound off on socials and let us know what you’re trying out first!  
Alright, I think we should get into the actual TWAB now, so let’s get to it, Guardians!

Weapons & Things

First up, we are going to jump right into the Sandbox changes, so let me hand it over to one of our associate designers on the Sandbox team, Mercules!  
Hello everyone, Mercules here. We moved a good bit of the balance changes from Season 18 forward to the mid-Season patch of Season 17, so this will be a bit lighter of a weapons-Sandbox TWAB than usual...
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05 Aug

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Happy Friday, Guardians! Welcome back to one of our favorite segments on Bungie.net, this week’s Community Focus!   
I know I tend to say this almost every time I write something here, but it still blows my mind that (for those of us reading this) we all have found each other because of this game. We have our “in real life” moments: graduating high school, moving out for the first time, finding a partner, or even having children. And there is something special about the fact that a lot of these moments are also shared in-game with our fireteam, clan, and community. So, thank you once again for sharing these stories with us, and please continue to do so because we really love writing them. 
Okay, enough cheesiness for now. This week we are hanging out over in the UK with an Aussie you may know!  
Hello and welcome! First, let's start with your name, pronouns, and a little bit about you.  
G’day! I am BonaFideHir...
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22 Jul

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Happy Friday, Guardians! Welcome back to one of our favorite segments on Bungie.net, this week’s Community Focus!  
Community Focus posts have been one of my personal favorite things to read over the years. Just looking at what we have posted recently, we have interviewed content creators, cosplayers, artists, and people who are helping lead the change to make the gaming space safer and more accessible to more humans. And that is just in the past few weeks. It still is so wild to me that we have gamers from all walks of life, all over the world, who play this game we all love and adore. Please, don’t forget to keep tagging us in your suggestions!  
Alright, it’s time, here we go! Once upon a time, in a Community Focus happening now, we got to interview another streamer from the far away (to us in Seattle) land of Scotland!  
Welcome Guardian! We are so excited to have you chatting with us today! First off, tell us a little bit about yourself and ... Read more

11 Jul

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Welcome back to another Community Focus, Guardians! This week we are talking to a human who may have started out their Guardian's adventure solo, but now is now running their LFG Discord server that helps Guardians achieve their goals within the game every day.    
Welcome Kat! As always, let's start with introductions. Who are you, where are you from, and what got you into gaming and content creation? 
Oh goodness! Where do I begin? Well, I’m Kat and I go by they/them pronouns. I’m originally from Ohio, but as of right now, I reside in good ol’ Oklahoma! Gaming and content creation is something I’ve always had a massive passion for since I was a little kid. I remember being around six or seven years old when I saw my first gaming console, which, believe it or not, was a PS2. My mom was big into the Muppets, and they had a videogame called Muppets Party Cruise, which is basically a version of Mario Party, but Muppets...
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30 Jun

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This week at Bungie, we are getting ready for Grandmaster Nightfalls.  
This year, and this Season, has been flying by. We hope that you can find moments of peace in your world this week, and do not forget we have a bunch of mental health resources here just in case things are feeling a little too heavy. We listed this last week as well, but your mental health is important Guardians, so another reminder never hurts.   
This week is another light week for the TWAB, but we will be talking about the midseason weapons preview, Prime Gaming Drops, a fun final message (for this month!) from the Pride Strike Team, and a quick reminder that Grandmaster Nightfalls are starting up next week!  
So, hold onto your Ghosts, Guardian, and let’s get into it!  ... Read more

29 Jun

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When you think about the world of Destiny, a lot of what you visualize probably lives within the game, such as beautiful graphics, immersive stories, space magic, fashion choices. What you may not always think about are the pieces outside of that realm. All the toys, books, T-shirts, and other collectibles that come to life are thanks to Bungie's Consumer Products team. 
We got a chance to hang out with the Bungie Consumer Products team, an incredibly talented group of humans that come together every day to bring you all the real-world loot that Bungie has to offer. They are the ones in charge of brainstorming, designing, sourcing, gathering, and launching gaming memorabilia that we can’t wait to get our hands on. 
Today, we get the exclusive opportunity to dive into a project quite close to many Destiny players' hearts—the NERF LMTD Destiny Gjallarhorn Blaster. A labor of love between Bungie and NERF, let's go back to how it all got started. 

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17 Jun

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Welcome to our newest Community Focus post! Are you someone who tosses everything into their vault during their Tower runs with the hope that you will “sort it all out later?” Anyone? Just me? Well today, we are chatting with someone who has helped me figure out which weapons to keep when I accidentally fill my vault up for the second time this Season, Critbuff!  
Hey, hi, hello! Thank you so much for hanging out with me today. Let’s start up with who are you, where are you from, and what got you into content creation? 
I’m Critbuff and I currently call Hawaii home, but that will change soon as my family and I close shop here and move back to the mainland for my next, and final, military assignment. I moved a lot for the U.S. Army over the last nineteen years, but if I had to call any specific city or place my “home,” it would be St. Louis, Missouri.  

I got into gaming when I was very young with the ...
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06 May

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Happy Friday, Guardians! How are you all enjoying these weekly Community Focus features? We have such a fun time meeting new Guardians and showcasing their communities and kindness, so please continue to suggest/tag your favorite humans!  
This week, we have RoboticAdi, a rad human from a faraway land, and we are so excited to get started!  
Hello! First up, who are you, where are you from, and what got you into gaming and content creation?  
Hullo! I'm RoboticAdi, but most people call me Adi, I'm a Partnered streamer on Twitch and I'm from the northern part of Scotland! I've been gaming for a long time, the first console I owned was a PS1, but my earliest memories of gaming was on the original Xbox with my uncle and we played a lot of Halo. 

I got into content creation just before my daughter turned two in 2018. I had watched a fair amount of Twi...
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22 Apr

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Happy Friday, Guardians! I wanted to write something clever as an introduction for our newest Community Focus, but this Guardian is way cooler than anything I could come up with so how about we just hop right into it?  
Please give a warm community welcome to Knitehawk!
Happy Friday, Guardian! Please tell us who you are, where you are from, and what got you into content creation?   
Hi Guardians! I’m Knitehawk! A Twitch Partner that absolutely loves to help the community with all things PVP! I’m from Texas, born and raised! I’ve been gaming for quite a bit of time now and I like to believe Halo started me off on this amazing journey! I grew up in not the best of ways and gaming became my “safe haven” as a way to keep myself out of trouble as well as express myself. It allowed me to become the person I am today and help create a welcoming community.  
  I love that gaming being a safe haven has been such a commo... Read more

08 Apr

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Happy Friday, Guardians! This week we are just knocking it out of the park with Community Focus, ya? Earlier in the week Bruno interviewed MitchySlaps, and today we have another super fun Community Focus with PRONE. 
Hello PRONE! We are so stoked to have you here so let’s get started with who are you, where are you from, and what got you into gaming?  

My name is Brian. When I started on Twitch, I went by ideaprone, but since getting Partnered last April I go by PRONE! I'm from the corn fields of Southern Illinois near S...
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25 Mar

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Happy Friday, Guardians! I don’t know about you, but these Community Focus posts have been such a fun addition to my week. Just speaking for myself, I have found dozens of communities that I would have never seen without them. As Liana mentioned last week, the variety of the Destiny community is magical, and today’s Community Focus is nothing short of that. 
Hello Casey! Thank you so much for hanging out with us today. Let’s start off with who you are, where you’re from, and how did you get started in gaming?  
Hullo, I’m Caseyroo! Also known as Casey, Gremlin, Gam Gam, and sometimes Grandma. Don’t let my youthful appearance fool you, I have a not-so-secret affinity for house slippers, naps, and early bird specials. I’m from Portland, Oregon, though I grew up in Southern California.  

Gaming started early for me, with my childhood best friends that lived up the street. We spent summers playing anything...
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25 Feb

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Happy Community Focus Day, Guardians! We hope you are worm-deep in your adventures in The Witch Queen and we are loving the screenshots and feedback on socials! Today we are back with a new Community Focus (just wait until you see what Dan did this month) that we are so stoked to share with you. So, let’s get to it, ya? 
Welcome EpicDan22! Let’s start off with who you are, where you are from, and what got you into gaming and content creation?  

EpicDan22: Hello Guardians! My name is Daniel, but most people just call me Dan. I first off want to thank you for this opportunity.  I am a Twitch Partner born and raised in Alabama and originally got into gaming playing games like Super Mario Bros. on NES with my father. Since then, I've grown up with games my entire life, connecting with series like Pokémon (Gold is still my favorite one) and Jet Set Radio Future, to games like Mass Effect and Halo who have all helped shaped the gamer ... Read more

28 Jan

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What’s up Guardians? As we close out the first month of the year, we really wanted to thank you for all for the love and support on these posts. Sharing different humans in the community with you has been something we look forward to doing each day, so being able to focus in on some really neat humans is even better! Don’t forget, these humans don’t have to be anything other than Guardians that love the Destiny universe, we want to see them all. 
Up this week we have the one, the only, Danfinity!  
Hi Dan!! First up, who are you and what got you into gaming and content creation?  
Dan: Hello Guardians, I am Dan! I started gaming on a hand-me-down Atari 2600 (I’m old) that my brother-in-law gifted to me and my younger brother. My brother and I were the youngest of five kids, so we got a lot of hand-me-down stuff until we managed to get a SNES and Gameboys. It was kind of perfect because we had each other ...
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