Next week, Outriders are supposed to do a whole bunch of things to improve the legendary drops in the game, including doubling the chance of a fall altogether, but also implementing a somewhat confusing system called “anti-duplication protection. “.
Here’s how it’s described in the pre-patch notes:
“This system means that if a character has an item in their inventory or stash and a duplicate item is thrown, the dropped item will be thrown once.
Note that this system does not guarantee that each drop will be unique. Rather, it is designed to provide a second roll to avoid a duplication.
Previously, the only difference between Legendary weapon drops was their Total DPS, but it looks like it can also boost listed sub-stats. But that begs the question, if you just want to find a 99K damage version of your current 74K Deathshield with all of the same perks, what are you supposed to do?
Here is uh, the official advice from People Can Fly in this thread:
“An alternative would be to dismantle the Deathshield (if you don’t use it) – that way it won’t be revived if it falls again.”
So if your build involves a low DPS Deathshield, are you supposed to take it apart in order to get a potential mirror of it, but with a higher DPS, in order to bypass the anti-duplication system? It also implies that any pistol that you have disassembled previously for mod or because you didn’t want to, can always respawn in this legendary anti-dupe system, so I’m not really sure what the game is here. Are you supposed to hold on to 1-2 copies of each Legendary to stop dropping, so you have more of the stuff you need?
I have the impression that the name is incorrect here, because it is about an “anti-duplication” system sounds to me it should be some sort of knockout system, where your drops run out of legendaries that you don’t have, until you get them all and then they start dropping as raises . But it doesn’t look like that, and stranger still, everything apparently only gets a Single re-roll, a system I’ve never heard of in a game like this.
In short, no, I probably wouldn’t advise dismantling your Deathshield to farm a new Deathshield, but if this is how this system is going to work, it needs some tweaking before it’s ready for the big hours. listen. We’ll see what happens next week.
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