Platform:Microsoft XBOX One
Please specify your platform model. Microsoft Xbox One X
Please select your region Europe
Were you on an Expedition when the issue occurred? Yes
What type of Expedition were you on when the issue occurred? Stronghold
What was the name of the Mission / Contract / Stronghold you were on? Tyrant Mine, plus various
What was your chosen difficulty level? Grandmaster 1
What Javelin were you using when the issue occurred? Interceptor
What was your Expedition team makeup? Random Freelancers
Where did this issue occur? Please include menu name or in game location. Item drops, various locations.
When did this happen? (dd.mm.yy hh:mm)
Summarize your bug The frequency of item drops for javelins other than the one you're using appears to be too high for the 'very small chance' which has been indicated in social media posts by developers.
How often does the bug occur? Rarely (0% - 9%)
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Play a lot and collect dropped items.
What happens when the bug occurs? A Masterwork or Legendary item drops which is then not suitable for the type of javelin it was obtained on.
What should be happening instead? This should happen VERY infrequently.
I've been collecting data on drops over the last few days. It just so happens that I got a couple of days before the 15th March update and some after, but that's not important (probably).
What I found is that about 0.7% of Masterwork and legendary drops are for javelins other than the one I'm playing (6 drops out of 867). Not high, but higher than I'd expect. Worryingly, four of those happened yesterday (4 of 228), which is 1.75%. Too early to indicate whether that's a trend, but it wasn't fun. Also, I haven't been recording the frequency of drops below MW which don't match, but it does not seem to be as frequent as the MW and legendary drops which don't match.
Particularly, one of those misaligned drops from yesterday was a legendary. IMO, this should never happen. It's like opening a present at Christmas, only to discover you got the cheap knockoff instead of the genuine article. I intend to get all my javelins up to a reasonable gear score eventually, so this is not a wasted drop, but it is a huge disappointment when I'm really trying to kit out my Interceptor with better gear.