Bungie is finally going to fix the heavy ammo bug in Destiny, the developer announced today via their weekly update. For quite a while now Guardians wearing armor that increased heavy ammo capacity have found their supply emptied whenever they respawn, return to orbit or trigger a cutscene. The bug was pretty annoying, and it’ll finely be fixed imminently.
In the latest Bungie Weekly Update, Bungie community manager David “Deej” Dague said the bug has proved more than elusive, but will be fixed in an update the developer hopes to release before the end of February.
Sandbox engineer Jon Cable explained why the bug has been so hard to nail down:
“The basic flaw here is an ordering problem. Our inventory system creates your weapons when your characters spawn. When that happens, it tries to restore the same fraction of ammo that you had when you died. The bug occurred because the weapon is created before capacity modifiers from armour perks are applied, so the persisted fraction yields fewer rounds,” he said.
“This bug was mainly risky because it was at the intersection of a lot of different systems – player profiles, investment, sandbox, perks, and weapon management.”
Look for the update soon.