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Destiny's 1.0.2 patch which makes changes to Cryptarch and Engrams is live 

Destiny's 1.0.2 patch is now available.

The patch makes changes to Cryptarch and Engrams, the latter of which will now always decode into items above or at original quality.

Legendary Engrams will now always produce Legendary or better items and Rare Engrams will now produce Rare or better items with the increased chance to produce Legendary items.

Full patch notes are below:


  • 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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