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Destiny 2 Hotfix - Child of the Old Gods fix, Fusion Rifle nerfs, more

Bungie has decided to nerf the Firmly Planted perk in Destiny 2, but only if used in Fusion Rifles, as the archetype was dominating PvP.
Destiny 2 Hotfix - Child of the Old Gods fix, Fusion Rifle nerfs, more

Now that the initial excitement of Destiny 2's latest expansion, The Witch Queen, has died down, Bungie is diligently working on fine-tuning the experience, particularly for those hardcore players that will stick around for upcoming content. 

With the introduction of many systems like weapon crafting and Void 3.0, players have been vocal about certain changes needed to make them feel more engaging and less grindy.

Even certain weapon perks have been in need of hotfixes, like Firmly Planted. The trait gives increased accuracy, stability, and handling when firing while crouched and it seems its benefits were too good on Fusion Rifles.

Destiny 2 Hotfix - Full patch notes 

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Main Ingredient and other Fusion Rifles have been dominating the Crucible. (Picture: Bungie)

With Hotfix, Bungie has nerfed this perk + weapon combo to the ground, decreasing its effectiveness by 50%. Let's take a look at everything else coming with the latest Destiny 2 update.

Take a look at the full patch notes down below.



  • Fixed an issue where players were able to avoid being pulled into the boss arena during encounter when pressed up against Hive shield barriers. 
  • Fixed an issue where players that joined the activity late would prevent activity barriers from spawning, blocking further Wellspring progression.  
  • Fixed an issue where Wizards and carried objects could be pushed to sink through the middle pillar, soft-locking the instance.  


  • Fixed an issue in the Cosmodrome that blocked players from picking up Captured Light, blocking further progression. 


  • Fixed an issue where Trials of Osiris Mementos were not dropping when players claimed their first Flawless chest of the week.  

Gameplay and Investment 

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Season of the Risen introduced plenty of new loot to chase. (Picture: Bungie)


  • Fixed an issue where combatants would remain stun-locked indefinitely when hit with a Glaive melee.  
  • Balance tweaks were made to the Firmly Planted perk on Fusion Rifles. 
  • Effectiveness reduced by 50%. 
  • Glaives will now reach full charge after landing four successful projectile hits. 


  • Suppressing Glaive now consumes (and requires) 10% weapon energy when applying suppression with the Glaive melee.  


  • Child of the Old Gods is now more likely to reach its intended target, no longer bouncing off its directed path. 


  • Fixed an issue that prevented stat trackers from counting weekly, Seasonal, and lifetime Vow of the Disciple raid carries.  

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Featured image courtesy of Bungie.

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