Destiny 2 to Buff Escalation Protocol Weapon Drop Rates | Gaming

Destiny 2’s Escalation Protocol mode has some of the most unique and powerful weapons in the game, but unfortunately they have an extremely low drop rate. However, with Update 1.2.3 to Destiny 2, Bungie will be giving players a better chance at acquiring these strong weapons.

Thanks to a donation goal for the GuardianCon charity stream, dmg04, one of Bungie’s Community Managers, revealed that Update 1.2.3 will change how the game calculates drop rates for Escalation Protocol weapons. If a player does not get the weapon after defeating the boss, then they will have a higher chance at getting the weapon the next time they are victorious. This will prevent players from grinding for hours without getting a single weapon. Since these weapons will keep their perks when Forsaken launches, they will likely be very helpful when taking on the Barons of Scorn.

This is not the first time that Bungie has made tweaks to Escalation Protocol. Bungie nerfed Escalation Protocol’s difficulty so players would not have to rely on gathering nine players to complete the final wave. This may be a good thing for some players, since completing wave seven of Escalation Protocol is part of this year’s Moments of Triumph in Destiny 2. This feat is not easy at lower power levels, so players should make sure they are geared up well before taking on the waves of Hive.

Destiny 2’s upcoming Forsaken expansion will allow players to bring up Year One weapons to Forsaken’s power levels, though at a hefty price according to Bungie. With the ability to do this, and then also equip different weapon types in the new weapon system, the Ikelos weapons from Escalation Protocol may be very powerful in the right loadout. The Ikelos Shotgun is a particular fan-favorite, so many fans will likely bring that weapon up to the higher power levels. Regardless, it’s getting ready to be much easier to get those special weapons to drop when Update 1.2.3 goes live on July 17.

Destiny 2: Forsaken launches September 4 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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