Destiny 2 Well Rested Buff Mystery

The Well Rested buff in Destiny 2 has begun popping up for some players. No-one has any idea on why it appears, or why it’s granted to certain players. Whatever the case, it allows Guardians to get XP three times faster for the duration of the buff. People are scrambling to find it, but so far, no luck.

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Destiny 2 Well-Rested Buff Mystery
Destiny 2 Well Rested Buff Mystery (image by WithoutConcerns)

What does Well Rested Buff in Destiny 2 do?

The Well Rested buff increases your XP gains by 3x for the next three levels you get that week. For some players, though, it lasted well beyond those three levels. People like reddit user WithoutConcerns report that the buff lasted for possibly for over ten levels before going away. Needless to say, it’s pretty desirable, but so far, nobody seems to know how to get it. We’re still looking for it, as well.

There’s a lot of speculation among Guardians as to what the Well Rested buff is and how it can be obtained. Plenty of people seem to think that the whole thing is a bug. We’ll, for one thing, the buff lasting for far over three levels certainly might be a glitch, but I don’t think it’s safe to assume that the buff itself is. Truth be told, this could be something that Bungie rolled out by accident before it was complete.

What does seem to be an important factor, though, is that the buff pops up when you join a fireteam. But, that doesn’t appear to be enough. Going by the Well Rested Buff description, it might appear if you step away from Destiny 2 for a while. Maybe it’s an incentive for you to get back into the game. Another thing we can surmise looking at what the buff says it does, it can probably happen only once a week to one Guardian. This is all just speculation. If and when we figure out how to get the buff, we’ll let you know.

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