April Update

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April Update

The April Update (sometimes referred to as Destiny Update 2.2.0[1] or The Taken Spring) is a free content update for Destiny: The Taken King that was released on April 12, 2016. The Update features a continuation of The Taken King's storyline, as Guardians aid Variks in tracking down Malok, Pride of Oryx, a pretender to Oryx' vacant throne as the Taken War rages on.[2][3]

Content Updates[edit]

Story missions[edit]





  • Sterling Treasure - Contains Chroma and Taken-themed items. Can be acquired weekly by visiting the Postmaster after a weekly reset, completing a Level 41 Prison of Elders activity, or completing a match in the Weekly Crucible Playlist. Additional Sterling Treasures can be purchased at the Eververse Trading Company.
  • Legendary items
    • Desolate Armor - Taken-themed armor sets for Guardians, acquiring a full set unlocks the "Shiver" Emote.
    • Spektar Armor - Chroma-compatible armor sets
    • Year Two versions of Prison of Elders-themed armor and weapons
    • Year Two versions of fan-favorite Year One Legendary weapons


  • Vault space is increased even further to three pages each for weapons and armor, and two pages for general items
  • Rebalancing for various individual weapons, weapon types, and all three Warlock subclasses
  • New Chroma feature for certain sets of armor and weapons, players can select the color of an accent light (White, Blue, Yellow, or Red)
  • Two new kiosks added to the Vestian Outpost for the Eververse Trading Company and abandoned quests
  • Infusion mechanics changed: Infusion now upgrades gear to the existing Light of the consumed item directly
  • All Prison of Elders loot chests will no longer require Treasure Keys to open
  • Increased special ammo drop rate in PvE; player reserve ammo for machine guns, shotguns, and sniper rifles is reduced
  • Player HUDs will be removable
  • Vanguard and Crucible reputation gains are increased
  • PvP rebalancing:
    • The player revive radius is reduced
    • A 7-second extension is added to the revive timer each time a player dies, so subsequent revivals of that player take longer
    • Special ammo is redistributed: players have special ammo at match start again, and special ammo crates drop at three minutes after start followed by two minute intervals (does not apply to Mayhem)
    • Heavy ammo crates now only drop once during a match, at the five minute mark (does not apply to Mayhem)
  • Maximum Light level increase to 335, and activities will drop loot at new Light levels:
    • 310 Light max loot sources
    • 320 Light max loot sources
    • 330 Light max loot sources
    • 335 Light max loot sources
      • King's Fall Hard Mode
      • Court of Oryx Artifacts
      • Iron Banner rank 5 packages
      • Trials of Osiris Flawless Victory rewards
      • Strike unique items
      • Exotic engrams
      • Challenge of the Elders
      • Elder's Sigil



Guardians, Residents of the Last City, and their Allies
The Cabal Empire
The Fallen
The Hive
The Taken
The Reef






  • The April Update is lovingly called "The Taken Spring" by the Destiny fandom.
  • The April Update was revealed over a series of Livestreams via Bungie's Twitch account. [4]