No cheese goes unnoticed when it comes to the Destiny 2 community. If there’s even the slightest workaround in an activity, players will exploit it to its full potential. One of those feats comes this year in the competitive Guardian Games event, where anyone can score as many points as possible in a single instance.
Bungie also rewards players with a rare emblem that celebrates the top 10% scorers in the community. This emblem will be given to a select few who earned the most points during the Guardian Games event somewhere towards the end of this season or the start of Season 17.
However, like many glitches, bugs, and exploits, Bungie seems to be hanging onto it to provide a permanent fix to stabilize the sandbox. Although this patch seems to have been finalized, it still doesn’t do much for the community.
Bungie’s patch to Destiny 2 Guardian Games 2022 exploit does not invalidate cheese method for high scores
Destiny 2 Guardian Games’ recent exploit is perhaps one of the most ridiculous bugs encountered by the community. Rather than killing enemies, players got more points by reviving fellow fireteams. This led to a huge accumulation of final scores, somewhere between 500,000 and a million.
Players with that many points are guaranteed to get the top 10% emblem, as Bungie calculates the “equal score” at the end of each event. For example, if Guardian Games’ total rated score was 900,000, that meant players needed to get 300,000 from the playlists without the achievements.
With the help of achievements, getting 900,000 was possible from the first week itself. Therefore, Bungie has implemented a “fix”, which may not punish or invalidate cheese points from week one, but does provide a chance for legitimate players to race for the emblem.
Bungie said the following regarding the Destiny 2 cheese patch:
“We’ve updated the Guardian Games community scores (including the top 10%) to ignore the high score that fireteam members repeatedly revive. 10% ‘threshold’.
After being asked if last week’s highscores would be undone, Destiny 2 Community Manager Liana Ruppert replied, “No.” To be specific, players can either cheese or make a legitimate streak of scores in the top 10% of the playerbase at the end of week three.
This “fix” will not invalidate the cheese score but will cap the final score with Bungie’s nominal score, regardless of how many points a player has earned above that threshold.
So, the main difference between then and now is that cheesy players can earn Bungie’s required total score in less time, while legit runners will take three given weeks. The total score remains the same for everyone regardless of the weather. The top 10% will be calculated based on the first player in the threshold.
Bungie could also increase the number of quotas to 20%.