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How to claim a free powerful engram from Destiny 2 Rewards

With the release of Destiny 2: Shadowkeep and the company stepping away from Activision, Bungie has introduced a rewards program for its players that gives you digital, and sometimes even physical, gifts for playing Destiny. Just signing up is enough to get you a powerful engram in-game, and with the important climb to 950 ongoing, you could use all the help Bungie can give.

How to claim your powerful engram

  1. Head to Bungie.net rewards
  2. Sign in to your Bungie account.
  3. You will see a purple engram available for collection.

  1. Click on Email reward underneath the engram.
  2. Go to wherever you access your Emails.

  1. In the email from Bungie click Redeem reward on XXX, choose which of the platforms you want to reedem it on.

  1. You will be sent back to the rewards page with a message saying your engram has been redeem and will be waiting at the postmaster.

Is it worth the hassle?

Powerful engrams are the goal of all the endgame content in Destiny 2 and are the only way to boost your character past the 900 power level cap. Without them, you won't be able to complete the harder, exotic quests or the Raids, so it's important to harvest them.

This reward program is a simple way to get a free engram; it seems silly not to do it. The rewards program also offers discounts on physical products as well as triumph badges that can only be purchased through the rewards scheme.

If you like special items or free stuff, it is worth the trouble of signing up.

When should you claim?

You should try to wait to claim this reward until you are near that 900 level cap, or beyond it if you can. Once you claim it, the engram will decrypt close to the power level you are now. So if, for example, you are 850, it will decrypt as 850-860. If you wait, though, until you are 900, it will decrypt at over 900, giving you a much-needed boost.

You should definitely wait until you have completed the Shadowkeep storyline, and likely wait until you have unlocked the Vex offensive in the Undying season before claiming it. Make sure you can get the most power level you can from it. Powerful engrams are precious, don't squander it.

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