Destiny 2: The Witch Queen is outstanding, possibly the best shooter campaign of the year. But it’s not without its problems, one of the big ones right now being the extreme rarity of a particular type of reward drop that’s required to craft new weapons.
The issue is rooted in the Wellspring, a new six-player activity added to Destiny 2 in The Witch Queen expansion that has an unusual daily rotation that drops one of four rewards based on the day and the boss. The reward for defeating Golmag, Warden of the Spring on day one, for instance, is the Come to Pass auto rifle.
The problem is that two Deepsight Resonance versions of Come to Pass are required in order to unlock the crafting pattern, but the Deepsight variants are hardly dropping at all. To complicate matters further—a shock, I know—receiving a Deepsight Resonance weapon from Wellspring is only part of this particular problem. You also need to hope that the Deepsight Resonance has a pattern which can be extracted, in order to eventually progress the associated quest. And seeing as the questline ultimately leads to the new class-specific exotic glaives, you can (possibly) understand why players are getting ornery about farming for hours but making little to no progress.
This Reddit post, for instance, claims that no Deepsight weapons dropped over 20 runs through the Wellspring. Other players in the same thread have similar complaints, and several are saying they’re giving up on the mode it’s fixed.
This video, from YouTuber Aztecross, breaks it down nicely: Regular versions of the reward weapons drop regularly, but the Deepsight variants are like hen’s teeth.
It’s not clear whether the activity is working as intended at this point, but there does appear to be something untoward going on, and even if it’s an intentional design choice aimed at keeping players engaged, it seems to be having the opposite effect for an awful lot of them. Bungie senior community manager dmg04 said the team is “aware of reports,” and will share more information about what’s going on when it can.
Team’s aware of reports where players are running multiple hours of the activity with minimal Deepsight drops. Once we have information to share, we’ll let you know.February 28, 2022