Luminous Engrams are rewards you get in Destiny 2, through completing milestones. You can only get so many of them a week, because they usually contain some seriously great loot, sometimes with levels well above your own. However, the question many Guardians have been asking was – what happens to unopened and/or unclaimed Luminous Engrams once the Weekly Reset happens? Well, now that the first reset in Destiny 2 has happened, we know the answer.
What Happens to Luminous Engrams after Destiny 2 Weekly Reset?
In Destiny 2, Luminous Engrams will decrypt automatically once Weekly Reset hits. No matter where you are or what you’re doing, they’ll open and whatever’s inside will be added to your inventory, according to the Destiny 2 subreddit. This goes for all Luminous Engrams that you got by playing the game, whether it’s through Zavala, Cayde, however you got them, and that includes unclaimed Engrams. After that, your milestones will reset. Keep in mind, all milestones will reset, even those that you haven’t completed. The incomplete milestones will give you no rewards.
This new system has its advantages and flaws. The most obvious advantage is that you don’t have to open the Engrams yourself, necessarily, saving you a bit of hassle. Also, it’s good to know that you’ll still get your rewards from the unclaimed Engrams; your hard work isn’t going to go to waste. That being said, this does mean that you don’t get to decide when you want to decrypt the Luminous Engrams that you’ve been saving. This takes away some of the strategy of opening Engrams when you’re as high a level as possible. Also important to mention, we don’t know for sure what happens to those items if your inventory is already full. The safest bet is that they’ll end up at the Postmaster in the Tower.
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