Update 1.0.2 Live – Patch Notes

Published on: Oct 1, 2014 @ 13:15
This article can also be found at Bungie.net


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 playlists

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  • insanetrasher

    I was already getting rare engrams as reward from Tiger strike playlist almost everytime, I thought the fix was for giving more engrams, not for a chance to get one.. since we already could get one (maybe not legendary though)…

    • Toh Tohs

      I think they’re going to increase the chances for legendary engram drops due to tiger being the highest strikes we can do before the nightfall for playlist.

      • insanetrasher

        I hope they will, but the patch notes are not very clear, since it states that blues and purples were “added to the potential rewards” but it was already a potential reward.. I don’t get it..

        • stinnay

          blue and purple engrams have a chance to drop. before you were getting straight blue gear. that was the difference

          • insanetrasher

            Well, blue engrams were dropping for me quite often on tiger strikes.

            EDIT: before the patch

          • Danny Martin

            After doing 8 level 24 strikes and not getting a single legendary, I just assume it’s a lost cause. Bungie has to artificially inflate that grind to keep us around long enough to sell us the story they cut out of the game.

            What really rubs me the wrong way is I’m level 29, but can’t possibly rank up unless I wait a week and play the raid again. And keep in mind to get the 2 raid armor drops I have I had to create a second Hunter just to play the raid twice a week.

          • insanetrasher

            Lengendaries should drop more often when doing 24+ activities since you mostly just want improved legs, no reason to make it such a rare thing.

            If you really want a second character, why not creating a different class? If you roll a lock or titan armor at least you’ll be able to use it, unless I missed something and raid legendaries always drop for your class?

          • Danny Martin

            The armor drops are always for your class in the raid. The current level 30 players are doing the raid 3+ times a week with the same class to get the required armor. I do have a Warlock I’m working on as well, but it’s just obscene to think I need to create multiple hunters just to hit max level. Maybe Iron Banner will have equivalent gear?

            Either way, I see more and more of the population of this game dropping off, and adding blue engrams to high level strikes won’t help. We need substantial new missions and for the to create an actual story.

  • DKfurbs

    im really enjoying the patch ! no more pesky bleus from legend engrams and no endless loot farming spots 🙂 think they did a good job

    • insanetrasher

      Now if they just add matchmaking to every activities except Raid I would be very satisfied. I still don’t understand why they don’t allow that.. I mean a harder version of something you’ve done dozen of times.. is just.. harder? I can fully understand for Raid (even though they could just let us experience wipe after wipe if we choose to play with randoms), but Heroics?

      • Tony

        you know how many people would quit mid game if the nightfall was to hard…im 29, nightfall is no problem but if i have to revive a 27 (nightfall is 28) 12 times in 1 game im gonna be a bit upset having to carry…now i’ve quit, leaving you 2 alone to play nightfall…or how about what i experience all the time…i join nightfall now im playing alone while 2 kids sit at the start of the strike freeloading. i agree and disagree with no matchmaking but lean more towards agree because i feel to many people like me would get shafted from random players :/

        • insanetrasher

          It would be indeed a pain with randoms, but at least give us the option to play it, as long as they add some some of “good luck with randoms” disclaimer its fine, players will be aware that its gonna be hard.

    • king

      Pfft no loot cave? I happen to know where a better one than the original is. Not going to share it so they patch.. good luck getting loot!

  • Micah Yang

    Is this patch already released?

    • DKfurbs


  • Guest

    I’m loving this patch. Not sure if the luck god just look upon me or what just happened but I been playing Destiny for 3 weeks now and in Crucible I have been getting only rares and crap like that! and today on the first crucible of the day after patching the game bang!!! SUROS Exotic AutoRifle!!! bang!!


    Loving this patch I just got SUROS REGIME exotic autorifle from the first Crucible game after patch was installed!!!!!! damn!! i got lucky!!!! No need to say that I was getting crap for every single Crucible game before the patch. I played 3 crucible games 1 gave me the exotic weapon and the rest rare engrams so all good Bungie you fginally got your shit together!

  • Matt Dunnigan

    I’m really happy for these patches. now I can feel more rewarded for all my hard work in the wild.