Bungie recently added a new item to Destiny 2 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and it’s caused a lot of controversy among fans. Called Three of Coins, the boost is meant to increase the chances of earning an Exotic Engram while playing. However, many players were confused about how, exactly, it works–and, it turns out, it hasn’t been working properly, either. Today, Bungie published a blog post explaining more about Three of Coins and what it’s doing to fix the item’s problems.
Over the weekend, Destiny 2 players tried out the new buff, hoping to earn some Exotic gear. But as the days went on, dozens of players began reporting that the item didn’t appear to be helping them at all, stating that they had played hours of the game and earned zero Exotics. Many fans wondered if the item was simply broken, but the greater issue was that no one knew what it actually did to Exotic item drop rates.
This is due, in part, to the item’s in-game description being very vague. Instead of offering hard numbers or even pointing out which activities it applies to, it states, “Increased chance to receive Exotic engrams from sources in the world. Effect lasts for 4 hours.”
After players voiced their displeasure, Bungie today posted an explanation of Three of Coins. It turns out, the item simply boosts the base chance of getting an Exotic in any activity by 50%. This means that it’s still very unlikely that you’ll get an Exotic drop. For example, if the base chance of getting an Exotic is 1% (probably not the correct drop rate), the Three of Coins bumps this up to just 1.5%.
In addition, Bungie revealed today that the item does not work as intended in Heroic Strikes. Using a Three of Coins and completing a Heroic Strike doesn’t grant a higher chance of earning an Exotic as compared to using the item in a normal Strike. This issue will be fixed in a patch that’ll be released in early 2018.
In other news, Destiny 2 recently got Masterworks weapons in the latest update. These higher-strength guns are variants of Legendaries, and you can either earn them from drops or upgrade a gun you own to its Masterworks version. Read our Destiny 2 Masterworks guide to learn more about the new class of weapons.