All it takes is one glitch to ruin the fun for everyone.
Bungie has announced that the popular and highly competitive 3 on 3 mode Trials of Osiris will have a week off in Destiny. During the normal Crucible modes leading up to this week's weekend battle, it appears that some players figured out how to not only get more rockets, but to get unlimited ammo for their heavy weaponry.
DeeJ took to the weekly blog on the Bungie blog to discuss the decision.
Heavy Ammunition is a rare commodity in the Crucible, and with good reason! There are few defenses against a well-aimed Rocket that lands squarely at your feet. We limit the deliveries of purple crates to the battlefield to make those explosive moments the highlight of a match.When we learned that some Guardians had discovered a way to earn unlimited rockets, we knew it was time for a bug hunt. Rather than punish players for playing the game in a way we didn’t predict, we’ve been waging an investigation into our code. These things happen, so please don’t panic. We’re on the case - and we’ve slayed more dreaded bugs than these.In the meantime, Trials of Osiris is cancelled for this weekend.The thought of a Trials map being renamed “Rocket Town” sends a shiver up our spine. The esteemed Brother Vance will be ordered to stand down. Trials of Osiris will return of course - and that right soon - but we’re going to ensure that we can restore the Heavy economy to its usual balance.
It would appear that the glitch comes from those who have raid-level rocket launchers that have the Cocoon perk attached to it, allowing a weapon to reload while stowed for a short period of time. We won't go into it too much more but basically the glitch allows the players to trick the system into thinking it needed to constantly reload and, thus, give the player unlimited rockets.
Crucible itself appears to still be up and running, but since it doesn't cost anything to play that unlike Trials, only the weekend event is canceled. Hopefully Bungie can figure this out so players are only affected by this for a short period of time.