While the mid-season patch for Destiny 2 was keenly being looked forward to by the players, its arrival has created a plethora of issues in the game.
The recently rolled out Destiny 2 mid-season patch designed for Season of Defiance was awaited by players for a long time. Among other things, the patch was being looked forward to because of the much-discussed sandbox changes. However, as soon as the patch got launched, players stumbled upon several glitches.
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After trying out this patch, players were of the opinion that it has affected the gameplay severely. For Guardians, the patch popped up another surprise. A new farming method, pertaining to the AFK Legendary Shard, was found in the game. Players also witnessed it getting abused before it got patched by Bungie after a while.
It’s important to note that Legendary Shards are one of Destiny 2’s primary forms of currency. They’re obtained from dismantling Exotic-rarity and Legendary gear and used to buy Masterwork materials, Upgrade Modules, and other items like Trial Passages. No matter how players play the game, they’ll need a stockpile of Legendary Shards to ensure a smooth gaming experience.
Generally, there are ways to obtain Legendary Shards in Destiny 2 that aren’t tied to farming activities. One of them is cleaning out the vault. Every armor piece or weapon being dismantled is worth three Legendary Shards. Thus, if players can clean out 300 weapons and armor pieces, they can accumulate at least 900 Legendary Shards. You can also take advantage of vendor packages to obtain some Shards. Every vendor offers a universal reward known as Legendary Engram. It grants a piece of gear that can be dismantled for 3 to 4 Legendary Shards.
These ways of collecting Legendary Shards in Destiny 2 help make the game run smoothly. However, for players looking for help in achieving any in-game goals, a boosting service from providers like KBoosting may be an excellent idea. It can help players complete an activity, like obtaining a stockpile of Legendary Shards.
On the other hand, despite the assistance and simple ways of earning Shards, the vendor of Destiny 2 has launched a mid-season patch to provide a new farming method associated with Legendary Shards, making the process more seamless.
In the past too, there have been a few instances of players stumbling upon an AFK Legendary Shard farming method in the game. The recently discovered method enabled players to stake their claim to The Witch Queen class items meant for Glimmer and getting them dismantled for Legendary Shards. Since it was patched by Bungie quickly, the possibility of the economy of the game getting turned around by Shards was eliminated. When one witnessed players abusing the exploit immediately, one got a fair idea about the kind of approach the game has towards loot.
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It is a well-known fact that AFK farming methods become extremely popular in games where there is no dearth of solid resources. Though one finds Legendary Shards getting abused frequently in Destiny 2, one cannot simply blame the unruly behavior of players for this. A major reason behind this is loot starvation.
The current vendor system of Destiny 2 implores players to spend a large amount of Legendary Shards to receive the rolls they wish to have on certain guns. However, since RNG regulates this closely, no guarantees are involved here.