We have been waiting for the Destiny 2 patch. The October 30 update for the game, which dropped off the weekly reset, brings Destiny 2 along with a number of improvements to improve the quality of life, including a handful that should make the best loot in the game a little less frustrating.
Along with Update 2.0.5, Bungie released patch notes describing some behind-the-scenes changes that players would not necessarily notice, but should be a little less grindy for some exotics and unique weapons.
The change that is likely to affect most players is the change in exotic drops. At the moment, players have a rare chance of receiving exotic engram drops from enemies as they play the game, but the item that comes out of those drops is random, resulting in a multitude of duplicate exotics. Bungie has modified these drops so that Destiny 2 takes into account your Exotic collection when determining which item is in the engram you receive. Exotics that you do not have are weighted higher than the ones you do, increasing the chance that something new will come from random drops. Bungie also changed things, so if you get a double Exotic, the likelihood that it's an armor and not a weapon is higher, because armor has random benefits and rifles does not. Even if you get a double exotic armor, there is a chance that it is different or better than the one you already have.
More players should have the chance to get another new exotic, delivered with Forsaken, Destiny 2 latest expansion: Malfeasance. The Exotic Hand Cannon can only be acquired through a series of quests, and these quests are only launched when players happen to encounter a particular Earth enemy in Gambit games, the so-called Ascendant Servitor. Update 2.0.5 increases the likelihood that the Ascendant Servitor will appear in Gambit Matches, which should give more players a chance to unlock Malfeasance.
In the field of non-exotic unique prey Bungie has made the grinding of Nightfall Strikes more fruitful. Every nightfall has a specific loot that only drops off in it, but the chances of getting that stuff are usually pretty low. Destiny 2 is now tracking how many Nightfalls you have played without receiving a unique drop, and each time you do not get one, the chances for the next Nightfall increase.
There are a number of other balancing and rule changes that are included in Update 2.0.5. For more information, visit the Bungie website. They also include a nerf for Sleeper Simulant, a weapon that has mastered Gambit and Crucible matches ever since Forsaken came out. This will certainly unbalance some players ̵