Most New Destiny 2 Faction Rally Weapons Aren't Available Yet, Bungie Confirms
Here's how weapons will be doled our during the next few Faction Rallies.
Destiny 2's latest Faction Rally event is a significant one, as it is the first to take place since Season 2 kicked off with the release of the Curse of Osiris DLC expansion. As a result, it features the addition of new gear and items for players to get their hands on, but it turns out that exactly what can be obtained right now isn't what players had assumed. [Update: Bungie has now further addressed the matter, admitting, "This was on us. No excuses." It also addressed complaints about Faction Tokens.]
Despite the addition of multiple new Faction weapons, players found they couldn't be obtained through Faction Engrams. Following a day of confusion, Bungie has confirmed exactly what's available during the current event, and it turns out that a number of new weapons won't actually arrive until subsequent Season 2 Faction Rallies.
In a post on its forums, Bungie explained that there are five new weapons for each of the three Factions. "These weapons become available over the course of the season, and cannot be earned through Faction Engrams immediately," it said. In other words, none of them are available right now by cashing in Faction Tokens, as players assumed they would be. The only one of the weapons that will be available during the current event is one of the Faction-specific auto rifles pictured below, which will be for sale during Victory Week beginning on January 23.
Those auto rifles, known as the Winner's Offering, will then rotate to a new set of weapons during the second Faction Rally of Season 2. The auto rifles will be added to the Faction Engram for that event along with one other weapon. During the third and final Faction Rally of the season, the Winner's Offering will rotate again to another new set of weapons, while the second Winner's Offering set and another weapon will be added to the Faction Engram. "This brings the total to four weapons within the Faction Engram, and a final Winner’s Offering for Factions to compete for over the course of the event," Bungie said.
The revelation hasn't gone over with at least a hardcore segment of fans, who want to be able to obtain all of this immediately. Some have noted this provides little incentive to participate in Faction Rallies until the final one of the season, as you're more likely to obtain previously available gear currently.
Faction Rally is the first big event of the year for Destiny 2, with the first Iron Banner of Season 2 set to arrive on January 30. That's also when we'll see the release of Masterwork armor, with numerous other additions and changes--including those to Eververse and quality-of-life improvements--still to come.
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