Hotfix - The One About Sandbox Tuning.

February 16, 2017


Special Ammo

  • Adjusted Special ammo economy in all gametypes 

  • Players start Crucible matches with Special ammo 

  • Special ammo is now lost upon death 

    • Sidearms are not affected by this change 

  • Special ammo crates now appear every 60 seconds (initial spawn and respawn) 

  • Special ammo crates are shared with allies within 75m (down from 100m) 

  • Special ammo timing in Mayhem is unchanged 


Elimination Gametypes


  • Round time limit has been reduced to 90 seconds (down from 2 minutes) 

  • Players only start with Special ammo for Round 1 in Elimination gametypes 

  • Special ammo timing is 30s initial, then 45s respawns 

  • Special ammo is wiped at the beginning of subsequent rounds 


Hand Cannons


  • Significantly increased initial accuracy (returns to Launch / Year 1) 

  • Reduced base range to 35m from 40m 

  • Reduced Aim Assist and Magnetism at longer ranges 

  • Reduced minimum damage after falloff from 50% to 33% 

Auto Rifles 


  • Increased Precision Damage modifier to 1.3x (up from 1.25x) 

  • Increased base damage of low rate of fire by 2.5%

  • Increased in air accuracy

Pulse Rifles


  • Reduced rate of fire for very high rate of fire Pulse Rifles by 7.7% 

  • Increased rate of fire for low rate of fire Pulse Rifles by 5.3% 

  • Reduced Magazine Size of Clever Dragon and Grasp of Malok by 6 

  • Reduced the effect of High Caliber Rounds for Pulse Rifles 

  • Increased in air accuracy

Scout Rifles


  • Increased in air accuracy 



  • Shotguns no longer deal precision damage 

    • The Chaperone, Universal Remote and Lord of Wovles are unaffected by this change

      • Note: Universal Remote only deals precision damage when ADS 

  • Shotguns now have significantly less magnetism when fired from the hip 

  • Shotguns now have significantly less in air accuracy 

  • Shotguns no longer have a movement penalty 

  • Shotguns now deal 20% more damage to combatants 

  • Rangefinder on Shotguns now increases (it actually decreases) ADS time by 25% 

  • Reduced Universal Remote’s Magazine Size to 3 from 5 

  • Universal Remote now takes longer to reload 


Young Wolf’s Howl


  • Reduced "Howling Flames" ammo cost from 10 to 5 



  • Reduced Magazine size from 3 to 1 




  • Reduced Health of Guardians with Armor values above 10 

  • Increased damage of Flux Grenade, Magnetic Grenade and Shoulder Charge to ensure effectiveness across all Armor values 

  • Blink now disables your Radar and HUD for a short time after activation 



  • Throwing Knife now deals Solar Damage on impact 

  • Hungering Blade* 

    • Immediately starts Health regen 

    • Restores more Health per kill 

    • Gives a flat amount of Health/Shield per activation 

    • Does not immediately start regenerating Shields 

    • Bladedancer’s Quick Draw Perk no longer readies your weapons instantly, but now grants a large increase to weapon handling speed 



  • Viper Totemic on Ophidian Aspect no longer readies your weapon instantly, but now grants a large increase to weapon handling speed

  • Stormcaller's Thunderstrike melee range reduced to be consistent with other Warlock Subclasses 

  • Amplitude will continue to grant small range boost to new base range 

  • Landfall now reduces the total time in Stormtrance 



  • Juggernaut is now disabled after being in the air for a short time and cannot be activated while in mid air 



  • Outbreak Prime no longer triggers The Corruption Spreads by shooting at Ward of Dawn

  • Shinobu’s Vow no longer adds an additional seeker to Skip Grenades 

  • Removed intrinsic Perks Kneepads and Icarus on some Talent grids 

  • Fixed an issue where High Caliber Rounds were not functioning properly on Hand Cannons, Scout Rifles, Machine Guns and Sniper Rifles

  • *Hungering Blade changes were also inadvertently applied to the following Perks, for more information check this post 

    • Transfusion (Striker Titan)

    • Cauterize (Sunbreaker Titan)

    • Lifesteal (Voidwalker Warlock)

    • Red Death Perk

    • Suros Legacy Perk (Suros Regime)

    • No Backup Plans

    • Ward of Dawn cast

    • The Ram

    • Apotheosis Veil

    • Embrace the Void (Voidwalker Warlock)



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