Expect a ton more treasure key drops in Destiny

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If you want the best gear in Destiny, you’ve got to work for it. Legendary engrams don’t grow on trees ya know! Some of that gear can be won through sheer blind luck. Some of it can be bought from Friday specialist Xur, provided that you’ve got a few Strange Coins to part with. But right now, Ether Chests and the Prison of Elders are popular locales in the Destiny universe, ripe for the picking and grabbing of an engram or two. And it’s about to get a little bit easier to grab that loot in Destiny.

I’m talking about treasure keys of course. Usually, treasure keys required some farming, by taking on a pack of Fallen Wolves. The best spot to do so, was usually at the Skywatch on Earth. Otherwise, players could take a chance in the Prison of Elders and hope that the keys would drop from one of the smaller chests, provided that they survived the five rounds necessary to do so. The hard work however, is usually worth it. There’s a big ol’ chest at the end of the Prison of Elders, which has a high chance of dropping some of the best loot in the game of the exotic variety. If you have the treasure key of course.

Destiny’s latest patch, now guarantees at least one treasure key every week, simply by completing a Wanted Fallen bounty from the reef. Easy. Ether chests will now also have a greater chance of dropping the keys, as will the smaller chests in the Prison of Elders. And before we get to the full patch notes, here’s something else: It looks like The Taken King is indeed the next Destiny expansion. According to overpriced caffeine-laced drink Redbull that is, which gives you leeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaks. Thanks AGB:

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And now for the patch notes from Bungie:

Key Highlights

  • The first Wanted Fallen Bounty completed each week is now guaranteed to drop a Treasure Key
  • Greatly increased the drop rate of Treasure Keys from the small chests at the end of the Prison of Elders
  • Increased the drop rate of Treasure Keys from Ether Chests

Prison of Elders

  • Greatly increased the drop rate of Treasure Keys from the small chests
  • Class Items will now drop from Level 32, Level 34, and Level 35
  • Fixed a bug in which the Ship (Hildian Seeker) did not drop under certain circumstances
  • Fixed a bug in which the ‘Elder Cipher’ Bounty could not be acquired if your Bounty inventory was full
  • You will need to defeat Skolas again to receive the ‘Elder Cipher’ Bounty
  • Damage caused by Qodron’s Gaze is reduced by 25%
  • Damage multiplier for the Jailbreaker buff increased by 100%

Trials of Osiris

Fixed an issue in which Trials of Osiris emblems were not sent to the Postmaster if your Emblem inventory was full
Passage Coins can now be dismantled

Weekly Heroics: Fixed an issue where the Weekly Heroic strikes did not award engrams (Note: Tooltip will not display them as rewards)

World

  • Increased the drop rate of Treasure Keys from Ether Chests
  • Ether Chests may only be looted once per spawn
  • Ether Chests will no longer grant ammo consumables when opened
  • Ether Chests will now grant a small amount of Queen’s Wrath reputation when opened
  • Ether Chests now have a chance to drop Tokens of Flight, Identity, and Judgment

Quests

  • Petra will no longer display a quest waypoint for players who have not purchased House of Wolves
  • Fixed a bug in which players abandoning the ‘Gone to Ground’ quest were still being directed to the Venus Patrol

Bounties: The first Wanted Fallen Bounty completed each week is now guaranteed to drop a Treasure Key

Weapons: Fixed a bug in which the 1.2.0.1 hotfix mistakenly did not contain the 1.1.1 Fusion Rifle balance changes. As a result, players were playing with its pre-1.1.1 weapon balance state. The original fix has been re-applied.

Items

  • Tokens of Flight, Identity, and Judgment can now be dismantled to gain +10 House of Judgement reputation each
  • Ammo consumables can now stack to 100

And yes, I’m fully into the game now. Here’s my Guardian, after 37 hours of play so far:

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He kind of looks like a Scottish Master Chief.

Last Updated: June 3, 2015

Darryn Bonthuys

Word-slinger at Critical Hit. Inventor of the macho Swiss gym chocolate known as Testoblerone. That's...that's about it really.

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