Destiny is Getting a Valentines Day Event, Improved Matchmaking and Iron Banner

on January 21, 2016 9:17 PM

This week’s Bungie Weekly Update is chock-full of content. After taking a month-long update break, Bungie has a lot to bring to the table.

Leading off the update is a brief announcement of the upcoming Valentines Day event: Crimson Days Beginning February 9th and ending February 16th, the Tower will be decked out for the holiday (see above) with some interesting events. While the details aren’t totally clear, the inclement February update will introduce a new Crucible mode titled Crimson Doubles featuring 2v2 gameplay and “sweet” loot. Little else was mentioned, though you can expect more updates next week.

Next on the list was matchmaking — Bungie has managed to bring sweeping changes to how people are paired up. According to the Update, Bungie created and implemented a new algorithm without notice to the players. The algorithm  measures performance after every match on individual lobbies (e.g., Rift will be measured separately from Iron Banner or Clash) and will match you up with people in that same proximity. With that announcement, Bungie promises that new updates are coming soon to combat the latency/lag that users seem to be facing.

Last but not least, Iron Banner is coming our way next week, bringing a set of stunning weapons and armor.  The game is Rift and it begins January 26 at 10 AM PT. Check out the gear below:

Iron Banner PlayStation Exclusive Gear:

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Iron Banner Warlock Gear:

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Iron Banner Hunter Gear:

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Iron Banner Titan Gear:

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Iron Banner Scout Rifle:

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Lou Contaldi is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers, specializing in both reviews and the business behind gaming. He began writing about tech and video games while getting his Juris Doctor at Hofstra University School of Law. He is maybe the only gaming journo based in Nashville, TN.
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