Destiny 2 Update 1.2.3 Detailed, Changes to Faction Rally, Crucible, and New Events Revealed

Destiny 2 Update 1.2.3 Detailed, Changes to Faction Rally, Crucible, and New Events Revealed

Bungie has detailed all the goods coming in the Destiny 2 Update 1.2.3, as well as revealing new events on the horizon and how to get level 400 Power weapons.

Bungie is planning many changes in the upcoming Destiny 2 update 1.2.3. There'll be changes to Faction Rallies and Crucible, not to mention brand new limited time events for the game in July.

In an announcement over on Bungie.net, the dev team revealed that they're planning on bringing back the option to purchase Faction Armor, before the final Faction Rally event of Destiny 2, Season 3.

There's also a list of fundamental changes coming to the Crucible, when Update 1.2.3 drops for Destiny 2 on July 17. You can find the full list of key changes for Crucible just below:

  • Quickplay: Increasing player configuration to 6v6 and updating the playlist description, removing Supremacy from the pool of available game modes.
  • Control: Updating Control win score to 150, Control zones will initially be neutral.
  • Clash: Updating Clash win score to 100.
  • Competitive: Bomb Fuse timer in Countdown lowered from 40 seconds to 35 seconds.
  • General: Rumble will become a full-time playlist, Supremacy will be added to the weekly featured playlist, updated to 6v6, and have a win score of 150.
  • Earn Valor rank from the following playlists: Competitive, Crucible Labs, Iron Banner, Trials of The Nine.
  • All Rank Streaks will no longer reset once they hit their cap.

There's also a list of new events on the horizon for Destiny 2 in July, the full schedule of which we've outlined just below:

Destiny 2 July Events Schedule:

  • July 3-9 - Faction Rallies Winner's Week, Mayhem Crucible Playlist, Bungie Day (July 7).
  • July 10-16 - Iron Banner, Guardiancon (July 13-14).
  • July 17-23 - Update 1.2.3 (July 17), Final Faction Rally of Season 3, Supremacy Crucible Playlist.
  • July 24-30 - Faction Rallies Winner's Week, Doubles Crucible Playlist.

Finally, Prestige difficulty is coming to the Eater of Worlds and Spire of Stars Raid Lairs. There'll be various new modifiers in the Prestige versions of these Raid Lairs, and you'll also be able to earn level 400 Power weapons through completing these Prestige Raid Lairs.

This is a hefty update from Bungie, and Destiny 2 Update 1.2.3 is due out on July 17. Head over to our Destiny 2 Forsaken DLC guide, for all the information you need about the upcoming expansion due in September.

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