1.0.2 Patch Preview (Engram Buff)

Published on: Sep 26, 2014 @ 16:13

This article can also be found at Bungie.net 

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.

The changes

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…


New community data

In other news, DestinyDB.com has another great breakdown of the Guardians in-game and how the community is choosing to play.

Number of players

There’s now 539,957+ Guardians – almost the same population as Las Vegas!

First level 30

Few Guardians have reached level 30, with the first being this past Monday, check out the the current level breakdown below:

The Vault of Glass

Many have braved the Vault of Glass and have come out victorious, and in all the runs we’ve tracked since the raid launched we’ve seen a subclass breakdown of:

Top PvP Classes

The Crucible is where some of the most battle-hardened Guardians test their mettle against each other and we’ve pulled some interesting stats on them.

Subclasses of the Top 100 Guardians by Combat Rating with at least 100 games played:

The subclasses of those who stayed alive in PvP matches for 1 minute or longer split out as follows: