Taken King Patch Notes

Published on: Sep 15, 2015 @ 04:24

The Taken King

  • Oryx and his army has arrived
  • Meet them on Phobos, a moon of Mars
  • Requires The Taken King and a minimum character level of 25


  • Max Character Level Cap now increased to 40 (Requires The Taken King)
  • New Vanguard and Crucible bounties are now available at your local Bounty Tracker
  • Year One Moments of Triumph are now locked in history and cannot be progressed
  • VIP ‘Founders Fortune’ rewards will be distributed in the Tower (Requires The Taken King)
  • “Spark of Light” Level 25 Character Boost consumable is available at the Postmaster (Requires The Taken King)


  • Subclass quests for new subclasses are now available after the completion of The Coming War story mission (Requires The Taken King)



  • Patrols now offer rewards once again

Daily Heroics

  • Required Level: 40
  • Requires The Taken King
  • These missions will include selections from Year One and Year Two

Vanguard Strike Playlists

  • Weekly Heroic Strike has been replaced by the Vanguard Heroic Strike Playlist
  • There are now three Strike playlists:
    • Legacy Strike Playlist
      • Available to all players
      • Contains all Year One Strikes, including original Dust Palace and Undying Mind Strikes
    • Vanguard Strike Playlist
      • Requires The Taken King
      • Contains all new The Taken King Strikes, as well as 3 remixed Year One Strikes (Dust Palace, Undying Mind, and Cerberus Vae III)
    • Vanguard Heroic Strike Playlist:
      • Requires The Taken King
      • Contains all new The Taken King Strikes, as well as 3 remixed Year One Strikes (Dust Palace, Undying Mind, and Cerberus Vae III)
    • Heroic Strikes earn bonus rewards on weekly completion:
      • Legendary Engram (1 time per character)
      • +10 Legendary Marks (3 times per account)
    • Playing multiple Strikes without returning to orbit increases reward chances
    • All The Taken King and Updated Strikes now feature random encounter variation and may contain Taken combatants


  • Required Level: 40
  • Requires The Taken King
  • Wiping in Darkness Zones no longer kicks player to orbit
  • Resurrection timer is now a 30-second cooldown (must be resurrected by teammates)


  • Year Two Crucible is now in effect (Requires the Taken King):
    • Rift, Control, Clash, Skirmish, Salvage, Rumble, Elimination are now Year Two core playlists
      • When Trials of Osiris is active, Elimination will only be playable via Trials of Osiris playlist
    • Featured Daily and Weekly activities are now active
  • Year One Core Playlists now contains Classic 6v6, Classic 3v3 and Classic FFA playlists



  • The Cryptarchs will now exchange Legendary Marks for Legendary Engrams
  • Available engrams will be randomly selected by each Cryptarch every Tuesday
  • Legendary Engrams no longer have a chance to produce simple Materials
  • Rare Armor Engrams have a chance to produce Artifacts instead of Armor


  • Starting on Armsday (Wednesday), Banshee-44 will accept Orders for new Foundry Weapons to characters at Gunsmith Rank 1 or higher. Higher Ranks will allow placement of more orders per week


  • Legendary Armor has been added to the Speaker’s inventory


  • PvP Quests are now provided to players (Required Level: 5)
  • Shaxx now carries a set of Weekly Crucible Bounties, with Nightfall equivalent rewards for completing all five in a week


  • Arcite now carries a set of Weekly Crucible Weapon Bounties


  • The Vanguard Quartermaster will now exchange old Class Armor Materials for new unified Armor Materials

Queen’s Wrath

  • Petra now has new bounties available in the reef upon completing a new quest
  • These bounties will also drop a Treasure Key the first time one is completed each week


  • Vanguard and Crucible Marks deprecate and are converted to Commendations (at a rate of 50:1)
  • Legendary Loot drop rates have been increased across all activities
  • Legendary Marks are now earnable by completing Daily Story Chapters, Weekly Heroic Strikes, Daily PVP Activities, Weekly PVP Activities and Dismantling Year Two Legendary items
  • Strike rewards now drop from bosses instead of in the PGCR
    • Except for Sepiks Prime, who has been known to cleverly fly above water to deny victorious Guardians their rightfully earned spoils
  • Strikes reward tables now include items for all Armor and Weapon slots

Edit – Known Issues

  • Strike Legacy playlists are currently not providing rewards
    • This is known issue and will be hotfixed as soon as possible