Cryptarch Patch 1.02 is now Live!

Go ahead and open your Cryptarch packages you’ve been hiding away with the postmaster.

With this patch, we address some widely-discussed concerns with how Engrams are earned and claimed. Strikes have become more rewarding, and the rewards gained from them are more predictable. Also affected is the rotation of maps that appear in the Crucible.

Legendary (purple) engrams will always produce a Legendary quality item or higher
Note: Legendary engrams that exist in your inventory will change to Rare quality items when the patch is applied. However, decoding these engrams will still produce the same results as before
Rare (blue) engrams will always produce a Rare quality item or higher Chance for Legendary gear increased
Materials: Ascendant Shards and Ascendant Energy promoted to Legendary quality (from Rare quality)
Rare (Blue) and Legendary (Purple) Engram drops added to the potential rewards for:
Vanguard: Tiger Strike Playlist
Daily Heroic Missions (first time per day)
Weekly Heroic Missions (first time per week)
Known issues
When selecting a higher difficulty for daily missions, XP Bonus not show in the reward display
You will still get the XP bonus, you just won’t see it in the UI
Reduced time limit on Bastion and First Light in Control and Clash from 15 to 12 minutes, bringing them in line with non-vehicle maps in those playlists
Lowered weighting on Bastion and First Light in Control and Clash so they appear less often in those playlist


Looks pretty good overall.

I should have waited on the weeklies :frowning:

Don’t worry @Brutonium we have many weeks of destiny ahead of us!


Muahaha, I waited :slight_smile:

Me too (but only because I didn’t have a chance to do them)

Any word on the drop rate of these “new” and improved engrams? I’d assume they’d lower those.

No the patch notes said they raised the legendary drop rate.

Did a Nightfall today. Got a Legendary Engram. Havent decoded it yet…But i`ll update shortly!


I mean I saw that it says it can drop in daily, weekly and tiger playlist which is great. But I was talking about random drops from killing enemies/random crucible match rewards.

Oh not sure on that have been getting a ton of random blue drops today if that counts for anything.

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