Destiny 2 has released its 1.1.3 update, making changes to the PS4, Xbox One, and PC game’s Nightfall Strikes. There is also a host of other changes, like tweaks to The Colony Exotic Grenade Launcher and the addition of a text chat feature on PC, to improve overall gameplay.
The biggest change in this latest update is that both normal and Prestige Nightfall Strikes will now have scoring, adding an extra competitive edge to them. You gain points by killing enemies and generating orbs, with the highest set of scores being displayed on each Nightfall’s emblem. Scores above a certain value will enable the Nightfall Aura and grant a fireteam Vanguard Token bonus. You’ll be able to see your team’s score at the end of each Nightfall.
There are now Challenge Cards available for Prestige Nightfall Strikes. These cards allow you to select modifiers for the Prestige Nightfall that affect gameplay and the score. Players have the power to boost outgoing and incoming damage, or implement a power handicap to lower their power but boost their scores. Challenge Cards will drop for those who own the Curse of Osiris DLC in a normal or Prestige, and a fireteam leader’s card will be applied to the entire fireteam when launching the Prestige Nightfall.
The Colony Exotic Grenade Launcher has reportedly been fixed on PC. The weapon’s projectiles will now properly track enemies when the frame rate is set higher than 30 FPS; previously, the grenades had not been tracking properly. 1.1.3 also adds opt-in text chat on PC for players in Social Spaces and Public Areas. For the full list of changes, including tweaks to Emblems and Auras, check out Destiny 2’s full patch notes.