While there’s still a lot to still be fixed in Destiny, at least there’s one aspect fans will worry less about. Bungie has rolled out their 1.02 patch today, fixing a major flaw in their Cryptarch system. The Cryptarch system was set up so players could find blue (rare) or purple (legendary) Engrams and bring them to a vendor at the Tower to be decoded. The problem was that there was a chance, an even greater chance for legendary Engrams, that you’d receive a lesser item.
This has been fixed in 1.02 as now players will always receive an Engram’s designated rarity or higher. In addition, the Vanguard Tiger Strike Playlist (the highest tier) and the Daily & Weekly Heroic Missions have also been modified so now rare or legendary Engrams will occasionally be rewarded at the end of each match. Finally, materials such as Ascendant Shards and Ascendant Energy have been upgraded to legendary items, meaning they’re a little more difficult to come across.
This is a step in the right direction for both Bungie and Destiny, hopefully paving the way forward for better content.