Today's Destiny Xbox update tweaks Raids, classes, weapons and the world

Future update to “address under-performing Exotics and overall class balance”
Destiny is another word for “fate”, and to paraphrase Sarah Connor from Terminator 2, “there’s no fate but what we make… then gradually overhaul by way of downloadable updates”. Yes, Bungie has once again taken a hammer and pliers to its first post-Halo shooter, tweaking the guns, missions, UI and whatever it deems necessary to ensure that you enjoy Destiny slightly more today than you did last night.

There’s more to follow. “We’re still working on a larger update which will address under-performing Exotics and overall class balance,” notes a blog post. What do you think of the new patch? Any other requests? A better representation of player power during Iron Banner events, perhaps? Raid match-making? A new planet? I could go for a new planet. Something like Endor with a touch of Douglas Adams, please.

Fixed a bug where the Valkyrie-O5X Ship was the same as the Aurora Lance

Unbreakable: Fixed an issue with the perk granting more agility than intended
Brimstone: Perk can now activate if player is airborne

Fixed some issues related to quick weapon swapping

Auto Rifles
Base Damage decreased by 2%
Reduced Precision Damage multiplier from 1.50 -> 1.25 (head shot bonus)
Stability decreased by 4% - 17% (driven by stat value)

Hand Cannons
In-air accuracy now increased
Scout Rifles
Base damage increased by 6%
Damage vs. Combatants increased by 6% - 25% (based on tier)
Improved target acquisition, plus additional recoil tuning.

Decreased base damage at maximum range (falloff) by 20%
Shot Package Perk now has a slightly wider cone of fire
The Rangefinder and Shot Package perks are now mutually exclusive

Exotic Weapons
Vex Mythoclast - base Damage decreased by 34%
Increased Precision Damage multiplier from 1.25 -> 1.50 (headshot bonus)
Pocket Infinity - enhanced Battery Perk has now been replaced with the Speed Reload Perk

Metal Detector: Fixed a bug that prevents this perk from actually providing additional ammo
Lightweight: Fixed a bug that allowed additional agility to apply even when a weapon was stowed

Engram rewards from strikes now appear in the post-game Activity Summary

Raid - Vault of Glass
Templar Encounter
Kill volume added to sniper platforms to prevent players from sitting on top of them
Relic is now removed and respawned if the holder leaves the playable area

The Fallen have also retreated from their hold over the Rocket Yard to discuss a new takeover plan