An interesting aspect to Destiny 2‘s endgame is the selection of items available to buy from the three main class Vanguards. For example, the fast-talking Hunter leader, Cayde-6, sells treasure maps to his hidden stashes of loot across the different planets. While Guardians can find rare and high-power gear from his chests, Cayde-6’s stashes have been riddled with bugs for players, leaving some chests seemingly empty. The Destiny 2 community is still waiting for a proper fix from Bungie, but until then, they’ve managed to uncover more details on how and why the chests are missing loot.
Reddit user ACleverLettuce did a series of test chest openings to see if any inconsistencies would explain the lack of treasure. When players first started noticing the problem, it was believed opening chests too closely together would cause the issue, so the user wanted to play with the theory. Using three separate chests on the EDZ, the user opened each within a few minutes of one another to see if the timing was a factor. Strangely, it seems timing wasn’t a problem, but they did realize something uniquely annoying about the Cayde-6 crates.
Seen in the final chest unlock in the video below, the Guardian stepped away from the loot right after opening it, and the Engrams inside fell out of the bottom of the chest and into a chasm that can’t be explored. Of course, other Reddit users pointed out that the Postmaster at the Tower should have the fallen loot, as the game has a built-in recovery system for Guardians that forget to take loot from a quest chest. However, ACleverLettuce reported that the Postmaster didn’t have the lost loot, which means there’s a deeper bug within Cayde-6’s chests. In turn, it seems the combination of bottomless chests and a bug that doesn’t register the loot being earned has been holding back gear from Guardians.
While it’s a frustrating glitch, Guardians can make sure to avoid it by standing close to Cayde-6 crates when opening them to ensure receiving the earned loot. Bungie has been creating a great deal of new content, including the upcoming Curse of Osiris expansion, which could explain why glitches like the Cayde-6 chests haven’t been given proper attention. In the grand scheme of things, the more pressing issue that still needs attention is the game-breaking problem found in the Prestige Nightfall. Players who make their way to the end of the difficult event will be met with an impassable area, making the challenge unbeatable.
Destiny 2 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Source: Game Rant