Bungie has announced plans to reveal loot box reward probabilities in Destiny 2.
In its weekly update, the developer said with the beginning of season four of Destiny 2 and the launch of expansion Forsaken, it will share Bright Engram reward probabilities on Bungie.net.
This means you’ll be able to visit the website to find out your chances of getting certain items from a Bright Engram, Destiny’s loot box.
Bright Engram rewards include a raft of aesthetic items, such as Ghosts, weapon skins, armour skins, emotes, sparrows and spaceships. They’re sold via the Eververse Trading Company, the in-game shop found in the Tower. The storefront lets you buy Bright Engrams using Silver, which is an in-game currency bought with real-world money, or they’re earned through gameplay.
Bungie’s decision to reveal loot box reward probabilities follows EA Sports’ decision to disclose pack odds for FIFA 19, and comes at a time of increased scrutiny of loot boxes by governments across the world.
This scrutiny was sparked by a backlash to the loot box-fuelled progression system in 2017’s Star Wars Battlefront 2. Such was the outcry that microtransactions were stripped out of the game – and EA has promised the upcoming Battlefield V won’t have loot boxes.
Bungie’s change to Destiny 2’s loot boxes are just one of a huge number of sweeping changes to the game set for the start of season four.
Highlights include materials replacing destination tokens for reputation, new bounties to earn Bright Dust, the addition of Ghost projections, legendary weapon skins, the return of Iron Banner but with Power level advantages enabled and more. It’s all detailed in Bungie’s weekly update.