With the release of Destiny 2’s Curse of Osiris expansion, an accompanying game update has made adjustments to the rewards gained by doing public events. Since launch, public events have been arguably one the best ways to rank up quickly and earn a lot of rewards, including Exotic Engrams. But this update nerfs numerous rewards gained, while buffing the drop rates of one higher tier reward.
The changes to Destiny 2’s public events are all targeted at bringing the rewards in line with the game’s other activities. That’s because public events are short, and on populated destinations like Nessus and the European Dead Zone, players can quickly jump from event to event grinding out a lot of rewards. These changes (along with some accompanying reward buffs to activities like strikes) look to be trying to balance out playing time with rewards across activities.
XP rewards, Glimmer, and Rare drops have all been nerfed for Public Events, which will make the activity less desirable when it comes to grinding for rank ups or Bright Engrams. But while the XP and glimmer have been nerfed, the drop rate has been increased for Legendary rewards for players above level 20. This update made a number of changes to Destiny 2 including tweaks to the classes, weapons, and an increase across the board for high-level activities.
Curse of Osiris adds a new story campaign, two strikes, two Crucible maps (and an additional exclusive map on PS4), an upcoming raid lair, and a bevy of new gear to collect. It also increases the character level and power level, so players will have to grind out to the new levels to reach the level cap once more. Public events will likely remain a great way to level up; however, players will probably notice that they aren’t quite as profitable as vanilla Destiny 2.
Destiny 2 is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.