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Patch 6.3.0
“The one about Season of the Seraph”
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Type Patch
Version ID 6.3.0
Released December 6, 2022
External Link Patch 6.3.0[1]
Version History
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Raids and Dungeons

  • Fixed an issue in Vow of the Disciple where encounter challenges were unintentionally active for Guided Games.
  • Fixed an issue where the Regicide Triumph for King's Fall remained visible when it could no longer be obtained.
  • Fixed an issue in King's Fall during the Warpriest encounter where players could bypass plate mechanics.
  • Fixed an issue in King's Fall during the Daughters encounterchallenge that bypasse intended completion requirements.
  • Fixed an issue in Duality where players sometimesself-revived and respawned outside of the final encounter.
  • Artifice Armor pieces that previously lost their bonus artifact mod sockets have had those sockets restored and can be used to slot Season 19 artifact mods.


  • Playlists
    • Quickplay (6v6)
      • It is now a playlist with both Clash and Control.
      • Uses loose skill-based matchmaking (SBMM), which we have tuned during Season 18.
    • Weekly Rotator (6v6/Free For All)
    • Competitive Division / Freelance (3v3)
      • This is now a playlist, randomly picking Survival, Rift, and Showdown.
      • Uses a new SBMM setting built using concepts we developed for loose SBMM tuning but tightened to match you more closely against opponents of your skill.
    • Crucible Labs
      • During Season 19, Labs is showcasing 3v3 Rift with asymmetric maps.
      • Labs now have a stacking +25% reputation booster.
      • Crucible Labs uses CBMM.
    • Trials of Osiris (3v3)
      • When Trials is active, it replaces Crucible Labs.
    • Iron Banner / Freelance (6v6)
      • When Iron Banner is active, it replaces the Quickplay node.
  • Competitive Division
    • Glory progression deprecated.
    • New Competitive Division ladder implemented.
      • Progress through seven divisions, based on your skill in the Crucible:
        • Copper
        • Bronze
        • Silver
        • Gold
        • Platinum
        • Adept
        • Ascendant
      • Earn/lose more/less skill by:
        • Winning.
        • Playing well.
        • Having your division be above/below your skill rating.
        • Being better/worse than the rest of the lobby.
      • Participate in:
        • Placement Series to start each Season and be placed in an initial division based on skill.
        • Promotion Series to promote to a higher division.
        • Relegation Series to avoid demotion to a lower division.
      • Avoid division decay by playing some matches each week. Avoid division decay by playing some matches each week.
      • Shaxx has an intro quest to get you started!
    • Competitive Division Rewards
      • A cool division.
      • Your division gives you a stacking Crucible Rank bonus:
        • Copper and Bronze - 1.0x
        • Silver - 1.1x
        • Gold - 1.2x
        • Platinum - 1.3x
        • Adept - 1.4x
        • Ascendant - 1.5x
      • Once a week, each character can complete a Competitive Division challenge to earn a drop of the Rose icon1.jpg Rose Hand Cannon.
  • Quickplay
    • We are implementing a new matchmaking parameter in Quickplay: fireteam size. Expect more fireteam vs. fireteam matches in Quickplay and, as the Season continues, other playlists.
    • Lowered the amount of suspension time handed out for serial quitting in the Quickplay playlist.
    • Added the amount of time remaining to all suspension messages and made the messages trigger when clicking on the node. If you want to know how much time you have left before you can play again, the information is now available.
  • Rewards
    • New Crucible Seal and Title
    • Crucible Engrams
      • Crucible Engrams will be a virtual currency and live exclusively on the Rank Progress bar on Lord Shaxx.
      • Players can open Crucible Engrams by visiting Shaxx, no Rahool needed.
    • Crucible Gear Focusing
      • You can focus the Crucible Engram directly into either Crucible armor or Crucible weapons.
        • Crucible gear focusing cost for Season 19:
        • Crucible Engrams DO NOT need to be “claimed” to be spent on focusing.
        • Individual pieces of gear must have been acquired at least once prior to being available for focusing.
      • Crucible armor available for focusing in Season 19:
      • Crucible weapons available for focusing in Season 19:
      • Brand new Crucible weapons are only available as drops during their introductory Season and are then available for focusing the following Season.
    • Other Shaxx changes
  • Bounties
    • Fixed some issues where Void objectives for weaken and suppress were not counting correctly against Guardians.
    • Reduced number of final blows required for some bounties calling for elemental status effects in Crucible.
    • Updated Crucible bounty availability to align with Crucible revamp changes.
  • Modes
    • Quickplay suspension timer is now separate from Competitive. Suspension time remaining is now displayed.
    • Showdown Heavy ammo initial spawn time increased to 60s, is not shareable, and only spawns once per round.
    • Rift Heavy ammo is not shareable.
    • 3v3 Rift and Showdown resurrect timer set to 2s; respawn timer set to 7s.
    • Mode rule descriptions added to launch screen of all Crucible modes.
    • Loading screen hints added for all Crucible and Iron Banner modes.
    • Curated maps in all Crucible modes.
  • General


Public Events

  • Increased Glimmer rewards for completing public events.
    • Heroic public events reward 10K and 12.5K Glimmer1.pngGlimmer.
    • Non-heroic public events reward 3300 and 4645 Glimmer1.pngGlimmer.


  • Fixed an issue preventing the color preview squares for Colorblind settings from updating until navigating away from the Settings screen and back.
  • Fixed an issue where the Fast Travel tutorial would appear multiple times during New Light and could not be dismissed.

Gameplay and Investment




  • Solar subclasses
    • Gunslinger
      • Knock 'Em Down
        • Golden Gun
          • Now provides 15% bonus damage resistance to Deadshot Golden Gun, and no longer provides bonus duration.
          • No longer provides 15% bonus damage resistance to Marksman Golden Gun.
          • Note: After seeing this play out in the wild, it was clear that there wasn't enough differentiation between Deadshot and Marksman Golden Gun, primarily due to Deadshot benefiting significantly more from Knock 'Em Down's bonus duration (as seen by the number of Seventh, Eighth, and Fourteenth Column videos in recent months). We want to push these two enhanced Supers further apart and solidify Marksman Golden Gun as the option where you can take your time to aim your shot from range, and Deadshot as a more in-the-fray option. We believed that doubling up on bonuses and the bonus duration was confusing these identities and not giving them enough space to breathe.
        • Blade Barrage
          • Blade Barrage bonus projectiles reduced from 5 to 3 per group. It now releases a total of 20 knives (+43% from base), down from 24.
          • Note: While it was refreshing to see Blade Barrage topping the charts as a change of pace, the stacking bonuses from Patch 6.1.0's PvE damage increase and consistency improvements and Knock 'Em Down's bonus knives, in combination with other buildcrafting elements, pushed the burst damage of Blade Barrage above where we were comfortable with burst Supers being. We believe this will still be a strong option for burst damage without being as much of an outlier.
    • Dawnblade
      • Celestial Fire
        • Increased close-range melee damage from 90 to 100, so players using Celestial Fire and the auto-melee option are no longer disadvantaged in close-range melee fights.
    • General
      • Ember of Torches
        • Radiant base duration reduced from 10s to 8s.
        • Now applies a -10 Discipline penalty while equipped.
      • Ember of Solace
        • Now provides a 50% bonus to Radiant duration, rather than a flat 5s.
        • Note: this is consistent with its behavior with Restoration.
      • Restoration
        • Restoration x1 base healing rate reduced from 25 to 20 health per second (40 health per second in PvE activities, down from 50).
        • Restoration x2 base healing rate reduced from 40 to 32.5 health per second (65 health per second in PvE activities, down from 80).
        • No longer stacks with Healing Rift's healing. The stronger heal-over-time value is prioritized and will stop the weaker heal-over-time from taking effect.
  • Void subclasses
    • Nightstalker
    • Sentinel
      • Shield Bash
        • Improved reliability of the suppression application when hitting the primary target under poor network conditions.
    • Voidwalker
      • Nova Bomb: Vortex
        • Increased initial projectile speed by 21%.
        • Increased radius of the inward pull impulse on impact by ~17%.
        • Increased strength of the inward pull impulse on impact by ~20%.
        • Note: Vortex Nova Bomb has felt like a niche option for a while now, and we want to improve its viability relative to Cataclysm Nova Bomb by doubling down on its unique pull impulse. We also felt like it was too easy to undershoot targets at close-to-mid ranges. Increasing the initial projectile speed should help players catch their intended target more reliably.
    • General
      • Void Overshield
        • Fixed an issue where the Void overshield was only providing 25% PvE-only damage resistance to the overshield, rather than the intended 50%.
  • Stasis Subclasses
    • Revenant
    • Shadebinder
    • Behemoth
    • Stasis Grenades
      • Duskfield Grenade
        • Increased slow stack application rate on players by 13%.
      • Coldsnap Grenade
        • Coldsnap can now track targets for 0.5s after creation, rather than immediately finding a target and traveling toward their last known position.
        • Note: Base Coldsnap grenade was not meeting our reliability bar and was too frequently getting stuck in the environment or missing targets that had not significantly changed position. Our goal with this change is to increase Coldsnap's reliability without compromising the ability for potential victims to relocate and avoid being frozen.
    • General
  • Arc Subclasses
    • Arcstrider
      • Tempest Strike
        • Increased Tempest Strike damage against PvE combatants by 30%.
    • Striker
      • Ballistic Slam
        • Increased Ballistic Slam damage against PvE combatants by 16%.
      • Touch of Thunder
        • Storm Grenade
          • Decreased Touch of Thunder's Storm Grenade base roaming duration from 5s to 4s.
          • Decreased the bonus lifetime granted by Spark of Magnitude to the enhanced Storm Grenade from 2s to 1.5s.
          • Fixed an issue that caused the enhanced Storm Grenade's effective area to be difficult to understand in PvP.
            • Previously, the friend-or-foe ring surrounding a Touch of Thunder Storm Grenade's lightning strikes blinked on and off between strikes, and there was no indication within the cloud itself of whether or not it was friend or foe. Now, the ring persists through the life of the storm, and enemy storms have an additional VFX layer in the cloud itself to help differentiate them from those created by allies.
    • Stormcaller
      • Ball Lightning
        • Increased travel distance from 27.5m to 35m.
      • Chain Lightning
        • Increased damage against PvE combatants by 50%.
      • Arc Soul
        • Increased base damage vs. PvE combatants from 35 to 60.
        • Note: With the release of Season 18, we increased Arc Soul's base damage in PvE from 25 to 35, but it's clear that wasn't enough to help them feel particularly useful in very high-end PvE activities, so we decided to swing harder this time. We'll be keeping an eye on this one as the Season progresses to make sure these are landing where we'd hoped.
      • Chaos Reach
        • Reduced base cooldown from 9:16 to 7:35.

Power and Progression

  • Fixed an issue where Shaw Han's supply chest in the Cosmodrome could award items that have been removed from the game.
  • Fixed an issue where Europa and Beyond Light content may have been inaccessible to some players.


  • You can no longer preview a focusing engram where you have no eligible items to decrypt.

Dares of Eternity

  • Daily and weekly bounties from Xûr and Starhorse now reward Strange Favor reputation.
  • The amount of Strange Favor reputation earned by completing Dares on Legend difficulty has been increased.
  • Destiny 2: Year-4 weapons and armor sets and Tangled Shore armor sets have been added to the Dares of Eternity reward pool.
  • Destiny 2: Year-3 weapons and older, no longer available, destination armor sets (from Io, Mars, Mercury, and Titan) have been removed from the Dares of Eternity reward pool.

Destination Materials

Material Exchange

  • Rahool will no longer sell destination materials.
  • Players who have destination materials on their account will still be able to exchange them for Glimmer at Rahool, although at a reduced rate compared to what is currently offered.
    • Current exchange rate: 20 destination materials = 10,000 Glimmer1.pngGlimmer.
    • Rahool will provide context sensitive offers that will display depending on how many of each material players have in their inventory, offers will be invisible to players who do not have any destination materials.
      • New exchange rate: 20 destination materials = 5,000 Glimmer1.pngGlimmer.
        • Offers are Only visible if players have more than 20 of the associated material in their inventory.
      • New exchange rate: 1 destination material = 250 Glimmer1.pngGlimmer.
        • Offers are only visible if players have less than 20, but more than zero of the associated material in their inventory.
      • This will be the only use for destination materials beyond Season 19.
      • These offers are unavailable for previously deprecated materials such as Etheric spiral icon1.jpg Etheric Spirals, Alkane dust icon1.jpg Alkane Dust, Phaseglass needle icon1.jpg Phaseglass Needles, or Seraphite icon1.jpg Seraphite.
        • We don’t want players to feel bad if they have thrown these resources away.
  • Rahool now allows players to exchange the following materials for Glimmer:


  • Destination material cost has been removed from Upgrade Module.jpg Upgrade Module purchases.
  • Purchasing costs for the Monument to Lost Lights will see the destination material costs replaced with Legendary Shard costs.
  • As mentioned earlier in these patch notes, the Kill-tracker ghost icon1.jpg Kill-Tracker Ghost Shell will no longer appear on Lord Shaxx if it has already been acquired. It may be reacquired from Collections.
  • Devrim Kay and Failsafe will see their current reputation system, which required players to spend Dusklight shard icon1.jpg Dusklight Shards and Microphasic datalattice icon1.jpg Microphasic Datalattice, respectively, removed.
    • Currently out of scope to create new reputation system akin to what we saw with Finch on Throneworld.
      • These vendors will no longer sell sunset weapons.
      • Destination armor will be available for purchase without requiring players to earn ranks with the vendor.
        • Cost will be 1000 Glimmer1.pngGlimmer and 25 Legendary shards icon1.pngLegendary Shards.
      • Emblems and rewards that were once unlocked through ranking up vendor will become purchasable on vendor.
    • Increase the number of daily bounties available at the vendor from 3 to 4 to be in line with other destinations.

Ghost Mods

Platforms and Systems

  • Fixed an issue where, after joining a player through a Bungie invite, attempting to join a different player by accepting a platform invite will send them to first player’s fireteam.
  • Fixed an issue where emblems rewarded by completing the King's Fall raid or raid carries are missed by the raid metrics category.
  • Fixed an issue where chat disabled via in-game settings would remain inactive when players try to engage by text in the chat.



  • French Exo Stranger voice talent has been recast.
  • Spanish Castilian Exo Stranger voice talent has been recast.
  • Russian Mara Sov was temporary recast for Season 19.
    • Original talent will come back for future releases.
  • Lightfall expansion renamed for Portuguese-BR to Queda da Luz.


  1. "Destiny 2 Update 6.3.0" Bungie, posted by Bruno Louviers, 6 Dec. 2022,