Having a rough time with progression and loot? Bungie is looking into changes.
In its latest weekly update, Bungie finally addressed feedback from players on two core issues plaguing Destiny 2: Forsaken, namely Masterwork Cores and drop rates for Exotics. Masterwork Cores have long been used to, well, “masterwork weapons” but with Forsaken’s arrival, they’ve also been required for Infusion.
Thanks to drop rates for Masterwork Cores being reduced – and Year 2 items no longer coming with Masterwork Cores – it became very difficult to use one’s gear of choice. Bungie has acknowledged the same, offering its intended goals, current problems and how it would be addressing the same:
Goals for adding Masterwork Cores to Infusion costs:
Problems with the current Masterwork Core Economy:
Plans for addressing those problems:
As for Exotic drop rates, though they’ve become tougher to get and thus feel more special, some feel that Bungie went a little too far in making them rare. On top of this, due to the lack of Exotic duplicate protection, many reported Exotic Engrams to be dropping Year 1 items or Exotics that were already owned. Once again, Bungie revealed its goals for drop rates, the current problems and how it will go about addressing the same.
Goals for Exotic drop rates
Exotics are intended to be meaningful long-term chases. Finding an Exotic should be rare but impactful.
Problems with the current Exotic drop rates
Right now we are falling short of the “impactful” part of our goal. There’s nothing exciting or powerful about getting your fourth Fighting Lion when all you really want is a Two-Tailed Fox.
Plans for addressing those problems
We plan to increase the chance for Exotics to drop something you don’t already have.
When will these changes go live? That remains to be seen, so stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks. In the meantime, get back to grinding – The Shattered Throne is still available and grants a new Exotic bow called Wish-Ender.