Bungie are making changes to the way that Destiny 2’s Season of the Drifter loot drops in next weeks patch, which should make it easier to bag yourself some rare items.
In a post over on the Bungie forums, the developer confirmed that they will be increasing drop rates of weapons in The Reckoning and adding “most” weapons to the loot pool of Gambit Prime, although Gnawing Hunger, Just In Case, and Doomsday will all continue as exclusive drops in The Reckoning. Also, for every game of Gambit Prime or The Reckoning in which you don’t get a weapon, your drop chance will increase, which means you shouldn’t go as long as before without receiving anything. The post reads:
“We will be increasing the drop rates of weapons in The Reckoning in Update 2.2.1. We will also be adding most of the weapons to the loot pool of Gambit Prime to increase the ways you can earn Season of the Drifter weapons. Most weapons will have a chance to drop at the end of Gambit Prime matches. Your drop chance will also increase in both Gambit Prime and the Reckoning every match you don’t get a weapon to prevent long droughts without a drop. Eventually, you will be guaranteed a drop. Gnawing Hunger, Just In Case, and Doomsday will remain as exclusive drops in the Reckoning.”
As announced in This Week at Bungie, the One Thousand Voices exotic fusion rifle is also having its drop rate increased, and the drop rates for both Dreaming City and Last Wish cosmetics will be raised significantly, with Bungie promising that they will be “doubled, tripled, or more”, and the Cayde’s Stash, Dreaming City, and Tangled Shore lore books are also having their drop rates raised.
These changes will go live with Destiny 2’s 2.2.1 update, which will go live a week today on Tuesday 9th April.