Destiny: The Taken King February Preview


The Crucible is about to get a major overhaul, particularly if you find yourself favoring sniper rifles and shotguns (or, if you're like me, find yourself at the business end of said weapons). According to the Bungie weekly update, players in 3v3 Crucible matches will no longer spawn with special ammo.

"The PvP team wanted to increase the use of Primary weapons, especially at match-start," says senior designer Derek Carroll. "Sniper rifles and shotguns, in particular, inspire great happiness or sadness depending on which end of the weapon you find yourself. We wanted to somewhat delay that gratification (and sadification)."

Also, Bungie is introducing Freelance playlists. Freelance 6v6 and Freelance 3v3 are mixed-mode playlists designed for solo players only - no Fireteams allowed. Freelance 6v6 features a mix of Clash, Control, and Rift. Freelance 3v3 features a mix of Elimination, Salvage, and Skirmish.

In addition, Bungie is using that momentum to further balance online skirmishes with its new "Damage Referee." It's a new system designed shift power to Guardians with reliable connections and punish those who don't. Bungie will implement new checks that can identify when a player is manipulating their connection to juice their kill stats or is unfairly profiting from poor connectivity. Guardians with a solid ping may notice that their weapons feel more reliable, kills are recognized quicker and slower players become less frustrating to fight.

Gamers with slower connections, on the other hand, may lose duels more often, even if they feel they shot first or it looked like they evaded a firestorm just in time. The colored connection indicators will still show the connection statuses of fireteam members, but the Damage Referee will now silently shift the balance of play in the favor of those with green bars.

When the update drops on February 9th, players will gain access to the Crimson Days event. Like the Festival of the Lost, this Valentine's Day instance will introduce new game modes as well as new emblems, shaders and emotes for Guardians to equip.

Destiny: Xur Location & Inventory - Feb 5th Through 7th


Xur has returned to Destiny to give you another chance to spend all those Strange Coins you’ve been hoarding.

You will find Xur in the "Tower North" by the Speaker
 this weekend. You can trade with him until 4am eastern on Sunday, February 7th 2016.




This is what you can buy this weekend:
  • Immolation Fists [Exotic Titan Arms] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Radiant Dance Machines [Exotic Hunter Legs] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • THE STAG [Exotic Warlock Helmet] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Exotic Engram [Exotic Chest] – 19 Strange Coins 
  • SUROS Regime [Exotic Auto Rifle] – 23 Strange Coins 
  • Glass Needles – 3 Strange Coins, 3 Motes of Light, & 1 Exotic Shard
  • Legacy Engram [SPECIAL] – 31 Strange Coins [Will ALWAYS Be Year 1 Content]
  • Three of Coins (x5) – 7 Strange Coins
  • Mote of Light – 2 Strange Coins
  • CURIOS – Emerald Coil, Stealth Drive, Heavy Ammo Synthesis (x3)

Destiny: Xur Location & Inventory - Jan 29th Through 31st


Xur has returned to Destiny to give you another chance to spend all those Strange Coins you’ve been hoarding.

You will find Xur in the "Tower Bar"
 this weekend. You can trade with him until 4am eastern on Sunday, January 31st 2016.




This is what you can buy this weekend:
  • Empyrean Bellicose [Exotic Titan Helmet] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Sky burners Annex [Exotic Hunter Helmet] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Alchemist's Raiment [Exotic Warlock Chest] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Exotic Engram [Exotic Chest] – 19 Strange Coins 
  • Thunderlord [Exotic Machine Gun] – 17 Strange Coins 
  • Glass Needles – 3 Strange Coins, 3 Motes of Light, & 1 Exotic Shard
  • Legacy Engram [ARMS] – 29 Strange Coins [Will ALWAYS Be Year 1 Content]
  • Three of Coins – 7 Strange Coins (x5)
  • Mote of Light – 2 Strange Coins
  • CURIOS – Plasma Drive, Stealth Drive, Heavy Ammo Synthesis (x3)

Free Games Coming To You On PlayStation Plus In February


Revealed this morning on the PlayStation Blog, this month’s crop of PlayStation Plus games includes the usual two new entries per console, with one of the titles being a cross-buy game that actually works on all three PlayStation machines. Here’s the rundown:

PlayStation 4
  • Helldivers: Democracy Strikes Back
  • Nom Nom Galaxy
PlayStation 3
  • Grid Autosport 
  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
  • Helldivers: Democracy Strikes Back
PS Vita
  • Lemmings Touch
  • Nova-111
  • Helldivers: Democracy Strikes Back

Destiny: Xur Location & Inventory - Jan 22nd Through 24th


Xur has returned to Destiny to give you another chance to spend all those Strange Coins you’ve been hoarding.

You will find Xur by the "Vanguard Vendors"
 this weekend. You can trade with him until 4am eastern on Sunday, January 24th 2016.




This is what you can buy this weekend:
  • Mk. 44 Stand Asides [Exotic Titan Legs] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Sealed Ahamkara Grasps [Exotic Hunter Arms] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • The Ram [Exotic Warlock Helmet] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Exotic Engram [Exotic Chest] – 19 Strange Coins 
  • Dragon's Breath [Exotic Rocket Launcher] – 23 Strange Coins 
  • Glass Needles – 3 Strange Coins, 3 Motes of Light, & 1 Exotic Shard
  • Legacy Engram [ARMS] – 29 Strange Coins [Will ALWAYS Be Year 1 Content]
  • Three of Coins – 7 Strange Coins (x5)
  • Mote of Light – 2 Strange Coins
  • CURIOS – Plasma Drive, Stealth Drive, Heavy Ammo Synthesis (x3)



[UPDATE: New Location] Destiny: Xur Location & Inventory - Jan 15th Through 17th


Xur has returned to Destiny to give you another chance to spend all those Strange Coins you’ve been hoarding.

You will find Xur in the "Tower Hanger"
 this weekend. You can trade with him until 4am eastern on Sunday, January 17th 2016.



This is what you can buy this weekend:
  • Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan Arms] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Celestial Nighthawk [Exotic Hunter Helmet] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • The Impossible Machines [Exotic Warlock Arms] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Exotic Engram [Exotic Helmet] – 19 Strange Coins 
  • Dragon's Breath [Exotic Rocket Launcher] – 23 Strange Coins 
  • Glass Needles – 3 Strange Coins, 3 Motes of Light, & 1 Exotic Shard
  • Legacy Engram [PRIMARY] – 29 Strange Coins [Will ALWAYS Be Year 1 Content]
  • Three of Coins – 7 Strange Coins (x5)
  • Mote of Light – 2 Strange Coins
  • CURIOS – Plasma Drive, Stealth Drive, Heavy Ammo Synthesis (x3)

Destiny: Xur Location & Inventory - Jan 15th Through 17th


Xur has returned to Destiny to give you another chance to spend all those Strange Coins you’ve been hoarding.

You will find Xur in the "Reef" 
 this weekend. You can trade with him until 4am eastern on Sunday, January 17th 2016.




This is what you can buy this weekend:
  • Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan Arms] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Celestial Nighthawk [Exotic Hunter Helmet] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • The Impossible Machines [Exotic Warlock Arms] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Exotic Engram [Exotic Helmet] – 19 Strange Coins 
  • Dragon's Breath [Exotic Rocket Launcher] – 23 Strange Coins 
  • Glass Needles – 3 Strange Coins, 3 Motes of Light, & 1 Exotic Shard
  • Legacy Engram [PRIMARY] – 29 Strange Coins [Will ALWAYS Be Year 1 Content]
  • Three of Coins – 7 Strange Coins (x5)
  • Mote of Light – 2 Strange Coins
  • CURIOS – Plasma Drive, Stealth Drive, Heavy Ammo Synthesis (x3)

Destiny: Xur Location & Inventory - Jan 8th Through 10th


Xur has returned to Destiny to give you another chance to spend all those Strange Coins you’ve been hoarding.

You will find Xur by the Speaker
 this weekend. You can trade with him until 4am eastern on Sunday, January 10th 2016.



This is what you can buy this weekend:
  • No Backup Plans [Exotic Titan Arms] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Knucklehead Radar [Exotic Hunter Helmet] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Apotheosis Veil [Exotic Warlock Helmet] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Exotic Engram [Exotic] – 19 Strange Coins 
  • Dragon's Breath [Exotic Rocket Launcher] – 23 Strange Coins 
  • Glass Needles – 3 Strange Coins, 3 Motes of Light, & 1 Exotic Shard
  • Legacy Engram [HEAVY] – 29 Strange Coins
  • Three of Coins – 7 Strange Coins (x5)
  • Mote of Light – 2 Strange Coins
  • CURIOS – Plasma Drive, Stealth Drive, Heavy Ammo Synthesis (x3)