Bungie Increases Lost Sector Exotic Drop Rate in Destiny 2; Guardian Rank Progression Also Improved 1

Bungie Increases Lost Sector Exotic Drop Rate in Destiny 2; Guardian Rank Progression Also Improved (Updated)

Following an increase to the Vex Strike Force public event, the latest Destiny 2 patch improves exotic drop rates in Lost Sectors, and more.

While an amount was not given, the latest patch supposedly increases the drop rate of exotics when playing solo Lost Sectors. This is a massive change, especially for newcomers, as new exotic armor is locked behind this event.

This update also tweaks requirements for Guardian Ranks. Commendation requirements have been lowered to a much more reasonable level. Along with this, you’re no longer able to commend Guardians if you fail a mission. This effectively removes a cheese where players would kill themselves to instantly fail a mission for commendations. Bungie also fixed a bug that prevented certain difficulties from applying to your Guardian Rank.

For all the other changes you can find the full list below.

Destiny 2 Hotfix


Seasonal Exotic Activity
  • Animation changes made to the Data Collection boss encounter in The Variable Exotic mission that had the potential to cause issues with photosensitive players. Player Journey
  • Increased drop rate for Exotic armor in Legend and Master Lost Sectors when playing solo.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the “Vex Incursion Countermeasures” weekly bounty from resetting at rest.
  • Fixed an issue where players on their alternate characters could not progress the Hall of Heroes intro quest after interacting with the statues early.
  • Any players who ran into this issue may now progress normally.


  • Made an adjustment to how the Return to Orbit option is triggered after completing a specific Battleground. Previous implementation enabled mistakenly skipping end-of-mission cinematics when returning to orbit from the Commendations screen.

Gameplay and Investment

  • Fixed an issue where some Artifact mods were not properly proccing Anti-Barrier capabilities.
  • Hunters: Fixed an issue where Volatile Rounds were not granted by equipping the Gyrfalcon’s Hauberk Exotic chest armor, blocking Void weapons from Anti-Barrier capabilities.
  • Armor Scavenger Mod: Fixed an issue where Jötunn would get an unintentional boost in ammo, particularly in PvP, with the Solar Scavenger mod equipped on a player’s chest armor. Put. The toaster. Down.
  • Fixed an issue where the Winterbite Exotic Glaive was doing more damage than intended to targets.
  • Titans: The bonus to Glaive melee damage granted by Exotic Synthoceps gauntlets has been reduced against both combatants and enemy Guardians.
  • Fixed an issue where the Lightfall versions of The Inquisitor and Mindbender’s Ambition Shotguns had the incorrect magazine perks.
  • Fixed an issue where Grand Overture’s blinding effect applied to other sources of splash damage.
  • Strand: Increased the internal cooldown of the Thread of Ascent Fragment from two seconds to four seconds.
  • Strand: Fixed an issue where after a player grappled to a thrown Tangle, the Berserker’s Into the Fray Aspect would fail to activate on further Tangle detonations.
  • Strand: Fixed an issue where the suspending detonation from the Broodweaver’s Mindspun Invocation Aspect was not properly stunning Unstoppable Champions.
  • Solar: Fixed an issue where the radiant effect was not increasing the damage of Strand weapons.
  • Strand: Fixed an issue where the Thread of Generation Fragment would stop functioning after a Silkstrike Super deactivation when either the Shackle or Threadling Grenade is equipped.

Power and Progression

  • Guardian Ranks: To more closely match the goals of Guardian Ranks, we have reduced the required Commendations score to complete objectives across all Guardian Ranks.
  • Guardian Ranks: Rank-8 objectives require tier-3 difficulty or higher. Fixed an issue where only tier-4 or higher applied towards Rank progression.
  • Commendations: Players can no longer offer Commendations to others following a failed mission activity. General
  • Fixed an issue where Guardians and their weapons were not rendering properly, effectively making them appear as “invisible” when in-game.
  • Twitch Gift Sub Bounty reward now correctly appears in the Cryptarch.

Update: This Week at Bungie detailed the new commendation requirements.

Here are the new requirements:

  • Rank 7: 460 (was 750)
  • Rank 8: 790 (was 1,250)
  • Rank 9: 1,290 (was 1,750)
  • Rank 10: 1,530 (was 5,000)
  • Rank 11: 1,800 (was 6,000)

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