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New Patch Offers New Feature That Could Help Prevent Accidental Item Deletion

Bungie announced earlier this week that the studio has already “completed” their work on the next update for their hit first-person shooter video game, “Destiny.”

As indicated in the official Bungie blog post update, Patch 1.1.2 will see the new feature that could help prevent accidental item deletion. Meanwhile, there’s also the improvement of weapons and ammo features for Crucible.

User Interface Engineer Daniel Hanson speaks about the item deletion issue:

“One recurring story we keep seeing involves Legendary and Exotic gear getting accidentally dismantled by errant pets and over-enthusiastic children. We decided to empower players to protect their precious gear with Item Locking,” Hanson said (via Bungie).

The Item Locking feature requires players to highlight their favorite item and then click down on the right thumb-stick to secure the item.

“It’ll be safe until you unlock it,” Hanson went on to explain.

Then there’s also the improvement for the weapon and ammo features in Crucible.

Kevin Yanes, who works as Crucible Designer, pointed out a few improvements which include:

  • Making Special Ammo “a more precious resource”
  • Putting further emphasis on the Heavy Ammo’s role
  • Limiting the high-damage weapons

“The recent update to sandbox balance was the first step. Creating a new system to manage ammo drops will enable us to adjust the Crucible experience without altering other activities in your Director. We believe that making ammo more scarce and important will provide players with more choices and more memorable encounters in Crucible,” Yanes said.

As further explained by Yanes, Special Ammos will “spawn less frequently” in Patch 1.1.2.

“…it will take longer to pick up, there will be less crates located on the map, and the bricks you find will provide you with less ammo,” he said.

Further details about the Destiny Update 1.1.2 will be provided for in the upcoming Patch Notes.