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Destiny 2 update kicks off Arc Week, tweaks drop rates and more

Published: 20:14, 09 April 2019
Activision
Destiny 2's new game mode Gambit sees teams of four Guardians go head-to-head amid PvE enemies
Destiny 2's new game mode Gambit sees teams of four Guardians go head-to-head amid PvE enemies

As promised, Bungie have shown some love to the pre-Forsaken Arc subclasses and today's Destiny 2 update gives them a much-needed boost. That's barely everything as the update adds new Exotic catalysts, tweaks drop rates and a bunch more.

Titan Striker's Code of the Juggernaut buff duration is up from 10 to 16 seconds and it increases weapon damage by 25 per cent in PvE and 20 per cent in PvP.

Hunter Arcstrider's Way of the Warrior has a combination blow whose bonus melee damage can be stacked 3 times, while Warlock Stormcaller's Attunement of Conduction boasts a chain lightning melee that chains up to five times.

When it comes to Destiny 2's existing weapons, Bungie reduced PvE damage of the Wardcliff Coil against bosses and vehicles, and added a timer to the Last Word's Fan Fire perk.

Among the changes are the drop rate increases in the Last Wish Raid and Dreaming City, and the same goes for Lore Books in Cayde's Stash, Dreaming City and Tangled Shore.

With this Destiny 2 update, Bungie have added four new Exotic weapon catalysts that will be dropping in Nightfall, strikes and the Crucible. The dev wrote that these are Prospector, Rat King and Hard Light for Nightfall and strikes, while the Suros Regime is reserved for the Crucible.

Xur's inventory now offers randomly rolled perks for armour, while his fated Engrams now have a chance to reward Forsaken Exotics.

Destiny 2 players will see an increase in reward drops in Gambit Prime and The Reckoning, where the latter has been tweaked to ensure that Tier 2 and Tier 3 boss kills always have a chance to award a Gambit Prime Weapon.

Similarly, some Reckoning weapons can drop as match completion rewards in Gambit Prime and Bungie ensured that the chances for weapon drops increase with each successive match you've played without getting one.

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As usual, there's quite a few other tweaks and changes, all of which can be found in Destiny 2's official 2.2.1 patch notes here .

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