Destiny: Exotic Boot Engrams are Decrypting into Nothing

By | 11 months ago 

One Destiny fan unfortunately reports that when decrypting an exotic boot Engram, it yields absolutely no returns, resulting in a completely wasted Engram.

While playing Destiny, would-be Guardian and Twitter user @GHOSTTYPE4 was attempting to have an exotic boot Engram decrypted by Master Rahool, but the Cryptarch’s decoding ultimately gave her bupkis. After encountering the problem, she took to her Twitter account and contacted Destiny‘s developer, Bungie, for assistance.

Although some might be quick to claim that @GHOSTTYPE4 is experiencing an isolated incident, further on down in the thread, more users have confirmed that they too have encountered the supposed glitch. For the sake of clarity, she even used the PlayStation 4’s Share button to add video of the incident to her tweet, as seen below.

After a couple of hours, Bungie issued a response to the matter, saying that it’s looking into rectifying the situation. Whether or not that also includes returning players’ lost Engrams, though, has not been confirmed. The statement from the studio’s Help Desk reads:

“Some players are reporting that their Exotic Leg Engrams are not giving rewards when decrypted. Bungie is aware of the issue and is investigating a fix.”

Since Bungie is still analyzing why exotic leg Engrams aren’t giving players anything to work with, the best course of action is for Guardians to not decrypt them just yet, and save them until the complication is resolved. The studio did not share a time frame as to when it will be fixed.


This isn’t the first time that Engrams have hit a snag. As it happens, after Destiny‘s November Update players encountered problems similar to the one initially reported by @GHOSTTYPE4, as the patch originally caused Rare Leg Engrams not to decrypt due to a bug. Plus, even further back, there was a glitch in September that a lot of fans had faced after defeating the Strike boss Valus Ta’aurc wherein patch kept any loot from dropping.

Of course, since both Bungie and Destiny fans are familiar with this scenario, the setback ought to be cleared up in no time. However, should the forthcoming December update continue to present players with more problems — as is common with some patches — then a considerable amount of fans may not stick around to see what the rest of Year 2 has in store for them.

Have you encountered any bugs in Destiny thus far? If so, did an Engram stiff you on gear like it did @GHOSTTYPE4? Let us know any errors you’ve come across in the game in the comments section.

Destiny and its most recent expansion, The Taken King, is available now for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

Source: @GHOSTTYPE4 – Twitter (via Bungie Help)