Destiny’s Crucible wants to be more rewarding with the loot drops

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Destiny is a video game where the drop-rate of loot in PvP is stingier than Ebenezer Scrooge the night before Christma. It still isn’t dropping the premium loot as often as you’d like it to. And that’s after a patch which had that very goal in mind. Players don’t like that. And neither does Bungie.

So prepare for another patch, which should make the Crucible more rewarding. Should.

That’s the word from the latest Bungie update. “Last week, it was clear to us that you were frustrated by the Iron Banner reward drops, and rightly so,” design lead Lars Bakken wrote.

It turns out that, when we started digging into the issue, we uncovered a nasty bug that affected how Legendary drops happen throughout the Crucible, including Iron Banner.

We’re working hard to ensure that the next Iron Banner will work as intended, and be even better than before. These changes will make your entire Crucible career more rewarding. Once the final details are locked, we’ll be sure to share them with you.

Weekly and Daily Crucible bounties will also be retuned, as Bungie seeks to streamline the process of completing these mini-quests. “Our goal is that most Daily Crucible Bounties can be knocked out within a handful of matches,” Senioer Designer Andrew Weldon wrote.

Weekly Bounties and larger scoped event Bounties should require some more commitment and – in some cases – a little extra muscle to accomplish.

As with the rest of the game, we’ll be keeping an eye on data as well as your feedback to identify fixes and areas where we can continue to improve and expand our Bounty offerings both in this update and into the future.

Lord Shaxx’s marathon Crucible quest line will also be made shorter, and will now take into account completed matches instead of just wins. “Completing matches will give you progress in most cases, and we’ll be giving you more freedom to choose how you complete it,” Senior Designer Leif Johansen wrote.

Instead of having to complete one Quest at a time, you can complete multiple Quests all at once. This should enable you to progress though many steps at once, and you should have an easier time pairing up with friends to finish it.

And, the Crucible Weekly Bounty rewards have already been buffed in 2.0.1.2, so you should see some more endgame-level gear for your weekly efforts.

Lastly, the Trials of Osiris will return on October 30, now that the Nighstalker Shadowshot exploit has been nipped in the bud. Good luck getting those nine straight wins now, you damn Hunters.

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Last Updated: October 23, 2015

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  • Hammersteyn

    “Completing matches will give you progress in most cases” That’s the most vague thing I’ve read this whole week!

    • Jonah Cash

      “Completing matches will give you progress in most cases” ….. or not

  • Hammersteyn

    I actually ran the Iron Banner to rank 5 for the first time. Only to be foiled by a bug? Thanks Bungie. Oh but it will be fixed next time? How is that reassuring when it was supposed to work last time?

    • Grand Admiral Chief

      Jy wil mos die blerrie ding speel

      • Hammersteyn

        I got Nothing!

        • Grand Admiral Chief

          I’d say shame, maar jy wil mos die blerrie ding speel

  • Oh please, I ran nightfall last night and the best thing I got was a LL 300 Ghost. ALL 3 toons Ghosts are over 300 already. So yeah, thanks for the loot buff Bungie <3

    • Hammersteyn

      @ir0nseraph:disqus got a 306 sniper rifle O_o, I got 5 three of coins for running it solo :'(

      • Ir0nseraph

        You rang ?

        But I got nothing for golgoroth in the raid , destiny RNG still a broken mess.

        • Dont even speak to me about the raid… got a 310 impossible machines, already have it so I infused it into my raid gloves… kill Oryx and guess what I get… 310 Raid Gloves…

          The anger….

          • Hammersteyn

            LOL!

          • Ir0nseraph

            That sounds about right 🙂

            I wouldn’t mind any 310 item atm,

          • Even me dude… My fireteam is running Hard Mode tomorrow so I have until then to get from 307 to 309+

          • Ir0nseraph

            Good luck , our team is currently running away from hard mode, we need a bit more time 🙂

          • Shot, must admit I’m a bit worried about it… I remember the 6 hours it used to take us to kill warpriest… now we clock the raid in just under 2 hours… Hard Mode is gonna make things interesting… Radiance Warlock though, lol 😛

          • Ir0nseraph

            Yeah the first time always the worst, but as soon as you get past it, the raid speeds up nicely.

        • Hammersteyn

          Got 300 boots, But I had 300 boots. Destiny has a strange sense of humour

          • Ir0nseraph

            Yeah or they or top level sadists, needs to be fixed soon, I am out if the raid drops don’t get me past 300, new games coming you know, and that backlog.

          • Hammersteyn

            Indeed, obviously they’d want players to run the Raid more than once. I’d like to run the raid at least once every two weeks. But if we can finish it just once I’d be happy

          • At 300+ and decent knowledge of the mechanics, plus a Tough of Malice, you can easily drop the raid in under 2 hours

          • Hammersteyn

            LOL like I got time to run around for calcified fragments

          • You say that now… then you get to the Sisters or Oryx and you just can’t sustain decent DPS… watch how fast you gonna run for those fragments ;P

          • Hammersteyn

            We’re got there last night XD Gonna try and finish the Raid this Sunday. If not Monday. If not we start again

          • Ir0nseraph

            and again, …………………

          • Hammersteyn

            XD

          • If you need a player to help let me know. I can do the runner role as that’s what I always do and I’m pretty good at it.

          • Hammersteyn

            Sweet

          • Hammersteyn

            How many do you need again?

          • Ir0nseraph

            45

          • Hammersteyn

            heh reminds me of this song

          • It’s not Throwback Thursday bro.. Why you drop this bomb on me now???

          • Hammersteyn

            XD

          • 45

          • Ir0nseraph

            That touch of Malice so many shards to look for, I think life might just be to short for that, Hung Jury is working good enough for now.

          • In standard PvE its average but the final two encounters in the raid it’s almost essential as you become invincible so it doesn’t kill you and you dont have to reload. Bonus damage plus infinite firing? Flippin awesome. It sounds like a long haul, but it’s not that bad. I ran it in an afternoon, then just had to wait for Agonarch to charge and the t3 Court to change.
            If you guys want to go hunting for them sometime I dont mind helping out

          • Ir0nseraph

            Thanks I might just take you up on that offer sometime.

          • Hammersteyn

            Got 27 shards atm O_o Dunno how that happened

          • Ir0nseraph

            I hate you

          • Hammersteyn

            I suspected as much XD

          • Ir0nseraph

            LoL 12 fragments , I think I am short a few.

          • Hammersteyn

            Nikola had a few, but then he wiped

          • Ir0nseraph

            Bhawahhaaa

          • Ir0nseraph

            This will be that week #StayStrongHammer

          • Hammersteyn

            I am strong and big and….and……I just want a hug 🙁

          • Ir0nseraph

            XD

          • Nikola

            Nah we should run it once a week I rate we can do it in a night easy!

          • Thats the thing.. take crucible. If they break something and Crucible starts dropping too much loot Bungie will patch it in hours. Now it drops little to nothing and it’s taken them weeks to even THINK about patching it?? #Sense

  • Jonah Cash

    Haven’t played Destiny in 2 weeks… I feel liberated! Going to BT Games today to trade all my old games and get me Wolfenstein and Uncharted collection.

  • SmurFyZA

    Too bad Crucible is dead nowadays

  • Guava_Eater

    As an oke who only got Destiny a few weeks back I can honestly say I wouldn’t mind some of the stuff you okes think is crap. Grinding a new character in the Taken King is pretty confusing and most of the time you get bugger all. I’m struggling to understand why my buddy and I run through various events together and he would get Legendary Marks and I would not. Or he would get more than I do. Now i can understand us getting different drop rates for engrams but surely mission rewards are fixed, aren’t they? Complete the mission get 15 Legendary Marks. If we both didn’t get then something maybe went wrong but when he gets and I don’t it doesn’t make sense…

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