If you need to farm legendary shards in Destiny 2, Now is the time to do it. A recent patch implemented by Bungie effectively replaces all blue drops in the game with legendary purple engrams instead, giving players a great way to stock up on resources ahead of this month’s release of fall of light.
Rolling out on January 31, this patch is a temporary fix for the blues glitch that Bungie planned to implement last week, but ended up causing some players to lose progress, ultimately causing Bungie to take its servers offline for approximately 24 hours for maintenance.
Looking ahead to Lightfall, we’ve made a few changes:
Blue engrams no longer drop at the soft power cap
Where blue gear would fall, now purple ones do
Armorer’s Rep earns from other sources +25%
➡ When Lightfall arrives, these engrams will turn into Glimmer pic.twitter.com/gjyhR8nMVx
— Destiny 2 (@DestinyTheGame) February 1, 2023
Blue engrams are basically useless and the bane of existence for many players in the Destiny 2 community, as they end up taking up valuable space in your inventory and possibly eating up space in your postmaster, which could otherwise be used to nab valuable items like Enhancement Prisms and other useful loot. Purple Engrams, on the other hand, can be scrapped for Legendary Shards, providing you with base currency to exchange for some of the more valuable resources like Ascendant Cores and Enhancement Prisms.
The temporary fix does not resolve the overcrowding issue in the postmaster, but following the release of the huge fall of light expansion on February 28, blue engrams will simply result in additional glow drops instead of additional legendaries. However, if your chests are looking a bit sparse right now and you’re planning on jumping into the new expansion on day one, the next four weeks are a great time to prepare.