Destiny 2 Players Call for Better Rewards and Loot From Core Playlist Activities

Destiny 2 players have expressed disappointment with the rewards they receive from the game’s core playlist activities. The game centers around earning loot to level up by playing different activities and earning weapons, armor, and upgrade materials, but the community wasn’t happy with the loot after the release of the Lightfall DLC.

Core Destiny 2 playlist events include Vanguard Strikes, Crucible, and Gambit. While players do receive pinnacle loot once a week after completing the weekly challenges in each playlist, some gamers have complained that the loot is bland, and in some cases non-existent.

Reddit user Snakeeyes1991 posted about their experience playing several Vanguard attacks in a row and getting nothing but glimmers and legendary shards. They admit that the loot from Normal Strike is much less compared to running Nightfall on a higher difficulty, but the fact that the core event doesn’t even drop armor or weapons confuses them. Another user also commented that Psi Ops added to Destiny 2’s Vanguard Strikes playlist won’t give any rewards from the final chest, which sounds like a bug, but is still a worrisome situation.

Bungie, strike loot feels bad. Courtesy of u/Snakeeyes1991 in DestinyTheGame It doesn’t stop there, as players also mention impressive rewards from higher-level Nightfalls. For example, Reddit user Multirman posted their experiences where running Legend and Master Nightfalls only gave them Boost Cores, while the same Hero builds gave them no rewards at all. Also, they complained about the low stat armor pieces received when doing the Master dungeon in Destiny 2, which is not a core playlist event but shows the current state of the in-game reward system.

Players have had similar experiences playing Crucible matches, with many complaining about only getting the new Autumn Pulse Rifle to keep dropping. Gambit players in Destiny 2 have had similar complaints, with some even mentioning not getting any loot after completing a match, which is confusing considering the game is primarily a loot-and-shoot MMO.

The biggest issue players are highlighting here is how difficult it makes things for new players considering they have to play the higher difficulty campaigns very early on to get the desired loot and rank. Bungie mentioned that it intends to make Destiny 2 harder before Lightfall’s release, but many feel that the increased difficulty, combined with the disappointing loot pool, is not an ideal situation. The good news is that Bungie is always acting on player feedback, so this will likely be addressed and fixed soon.

Destiny 2 is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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