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Bungie to Patch Destiny's Random Loot System
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Bungie to Patch Destiny's Random Loot System

Decrypt your saved legendary engrams soon!

Bungie has been working these last couple of weeks to fix Destiny's more glaring issues, particularly with the Cryptarch and loot system. The dev team reveals their upcoming plans for their next title update, fixing some of the most frustrating parts of the game.

For those who've played or have heard about Destiny's loot system, it's pretty well known by now that it is in need of some work. Players will painstakingly go through sometimes hours upon hours trying to farm certain spawning locations of enemies or do high profile raids to obtain better loot, sometimes coming up with rarely anything at all. Even receiving purple engrams, which have the chance to produce legendary items, may not guarantee a legendary item will be produced. This upcoming patch, however, will hope to change some of this:

1.0.2 Patch Preview

The 1.0.2 patch will go live next week, and includes several changes to the Cryptarch and Engram experience.  These changes guarantee that Engrams will always decode into items at or above the quality of an engram.

Only Engrams that drop after 1.0.2 are subject to this change.


Cryptarch Changes

Cayde-6 took the Cryptarch aside and showed him a sack of doorknobs. He decoded that mystery pretty quickly.

  • Legendary Engrams will always produce Legendary or better quality items, including Materials or Exotics
  • Rare Engrams will always produce Rare or better quality items
  • Rare engrams will have an increased chance to produce Legendary quality items

Activity Changes

  • Daily Heroics, Weekly Heroics, and Vanguard: Tiger Playlist activities will include Rare and Legendary Engrams in addition to their existing rewards

Item Changes

  • Ascendant materials have been promoted to Legendary to closer associate them with the gear they are used to upgrade
  • Legendary Engram items that exist in your inventory will be demoted to Rare quality when the patch goes live, so decode them while you can. But let’s be honest--even if you don’t, we all know they were blues already...

As of now, the second "Loot Cave" has not been mentioned in the patch, so players can capitalize on them if need be. Hopefully though, this update will eliminate the need for it. What do you think? Leave a comment below!