Bungie Responding to Fan Feedback by Modifying Destiny 2’s Blue Engrams
The Destiny 2 community has been anticipating several changes, and the next update is no exception. It will be tackling the issue of gear and reward management by making changes to blue engram drops. This has been a long-standing issue of debate about vault space and new skins for pre-existing weapon models, as seen in Lightfall ‘s The Game Awards trailer. With this alteration, players will no longer have to worry about potentially missing out on better gear due to random blue engrams appearing in the world.
As Destiny 2’s fifth year comes to a close, the current season, Season of the Seraph, will lead the way for the upcoming struggle with Calus and The Witness in Lightfall. Players will be asked to awaken and reconstruct the Warmind Rasputin, with the help of the Brays, Mara Sov, and Osiris, to prepare for the conflict with The Witness and its followers. On the other hand, the Hive god of war Xivu Arath is looking to seize the Warmind’s inactive armory to use it against The Last City and its allies, not to mention the abundance of secrets within Rasputin’s databanks.
In advance of the forthcoming expansion on February 28th, 2023, Bungie has already implemented some modifications to the game. A recent TWAB post reported that one of these alterations will be that blue engram will no longer drop from world drops for players once their gear power reaches the soft cap for that expansion or season. In its stead, a Glimmer bauble, holding the same amount of Glimmer as what would have been obtained by dismantling the blue gear, will be dispensed.
An alteration to blue engrams has likewise caused an alteration to gunsmith leveling, as taking apart blue gear had been a factor in helping players rank up their gunsmith level with Banshee-44. In light of this, Bungie has declared that they will be increasing the Gunsmith reputation gains by 25%. Though they admit that this change may not influence every blue drop in the game, they are confident that it will be sufficient to help pacify player discontent.
For a few years, Bungie had been asked by longtime players to make gear and reward management easier. Once they hit the soft cap, blue gear became ineffective and wasted inventory space, potentially costing them gear from specific activities. Players will likely be joyful with this change, as well as the revisions to build crafting that Bungie recently discussed in a blog post for Lightfall.
Destiny 2 can be experienced on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and the Xbox Series X/S.