While the focus of Destiny 2‘s latest update was the arrival of the Crimson Days event, an additional patch fixed a frustrating issue with one of the game’s side missions.
With the recent 18.104.22.168 hotfix, Guardians can now loot Lost Sectors as often as they’d like, as long as they defeat the dungeon’s boss. The official patch notes are as follows:
- Removed Lost Sector throttles
- Players may now only open a Lost Sector chest once per boss defeated
The initial problem with the hidden areas stems back to season two’s first Faction Rally. During the event, players began to notice that Lost Sectors weren’t awarding gear when completing more than one in a short amount of time. Bungie later revealed it had “throttled” gear drops for players that attempted to open more than one Lost Sector chest in a 10-minute period. The reason behind this change was in response to Guardians previously discovering Faction Rally tokens could be easily looted from Lost Sectors using an exploit.
While the developer apologized for its lack of transparency on the choice to throttle, it was never explicitly stated players would see a rework of the Lost Sector mechanics. So, while all seems back to normal, Bungie has made sure to place limitations on how quickly gear can be found. Thankfully, the new rules are manageable and much better than no rework at all.
Apart from that welcome change, players will likely get more enjoyment out of the current Valentine’s-themed event. Crimson Days features a 2v2 Crucible mode that makes Guardians stick close together on the battlefield, a chance to earn two Engrams per match, new quests for event-themed gear, and more.
Destiny 2 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.