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Information about Bungie’s 1.0.2 patch for Destiny reveal a big change about the way you discover and decode engrams. This patch will go live at some point next week at some point. The engram changes are not just in reference to the engram decoder but also relates to the rewards of daily and weekly challenger.

Engrams will now only yield a reward once decoded of the engram color or higher. This means that if you have a rare or legendary engram that you will be able to redeem it and know that a blue engram will have a rare item or higher and a purple engram will have a legendary item or even an exotic. This change is being made most likely in response to players feedback about how even when redeeming legendary engrams most players are only getting uncommon or rare gear the majority of the time.

Engrams of legendary or exotic variety will also be added as rewards for completing the Daily Heroics, Weekly Heroics and the Vanguard: Tiger playlist. This allows for players to have a definite chance of getting legendary engrams on a more constant basis. The engram rewards for these events will not remove any of the current rewards but will instead just add onto the list.

Once this patch goes live any player who currently has a legendary engram still in their inventory will have it demoted to a rare engram. Bungie is urging players who own legendary engrams to redeem them but still say “let’s be honest–even if you don’t, we all know they were blues already…” poking a bit of fun at their own system.

Are you happy with these changes being made? or is it now too easy to farm for legendary items?

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I have been playing all kinds of games for as long as I can remember with a particular interest in action adventure and platforming titles. While I am primarily an Xbox gamer I also spend a fair bit of time on the PS4 and on my PC in VR.