Destiny 2 Update 2.8.1 Emblem Stat Tracker, Pinnacle Rewards Pinnacle Drops Power Level

Destiny 2: Season of the Worthy, as mentioned in our official review, has a number of problems, and one of those happens to be the removal of stat trackers due to the emblems rework. Well, worry no more because that’s gotten fixed in Destiny 2‘s latest update (v. 2.8.1) which coincides with the availability of Guardian Games and the Grandmaster Nightfall Ordeal. Speaking of the latter, you’ve also got additional pinnacle rewards that can help boost your power level.

Note: For more information, check out our Destiny 2: Season of the Worthy guides and features hub.

Destiny 2 Update 2.8.1 Emblem Stat Tracker, Pinnacle Rewards Pinnacle Drops Power Level 1

Destiny 2: Update 2.8.1 – Stat trackers, bug fixes, and pinnacle rewards

The news comes from Bungie’s latest post which led to a short maintenance period prior to this week’s reset. The full patch notes mention fixes to Ward of Dawn not generating orbs or the Servitor boss in Warden of Nothing not counting as a Fallen mob — sadly, the “double rewards” bug also got fixed. Additionally, the Whisper and Zero Hour bugs that gave you massive damage during the quest are gone.

More important, though, are fixes to Destiny 2‘s emblem stat trackers. Here are those that have been added once more to your emblems:

  • Season 8 Season Pass Rank Earned
  • Season 9 Season Pass Rank Earned
  • Fractaline Donated
  • Kills as a Sentinel Titan
  • Kills as a Striker Titan
  • Kills as a Sunbreaker Titan
  • Kills as a Arcstrider Hunter
  • Kills as a Nightstalker Hunter
  • Kills as a Gunslinger Hunter
  • Kills as a Stormcaller Warlock
  • Kills as a Dawnblade Warlock
  • Kills as a Voidwalker Warlock
  • Gold Medals Earned
  • Longest Glory Win Streak
  • Total Valor Resets
  • Pit of Heresy Solo Flawless Completions
  • Kills of Final Bosses in Hive Escalation
  • Completed Nightmare Hunts on Master Difficulty
  • Medal Tracker – 7th Column
  • Medal Tracker – Annihilation
  • Medal Tracker – We Ran out of Medals
  • Medal Tracker – Ghost in the Night
  • Medal Tracker – This Crown is Mine
  • Medal Tracker – I Made This for You
  • Medal Tracker – Undefeated
  • Wins in Trials of the Nine
  • Flawless Tickets in Trials of the Nine
  • Kills in Crimson Doubles
  • Defeated Opponents When Under Effects of Iron Burden
  • Black Armory Forge Completions
  • Kills of Haunted Forest Terrors
  • Deepest Branch of Haunted Forest Cleared
  • Recipes Baked
  • Completed Branches of Verdant Forest
  • Number of Revelric Light Triggers During the Revelry
  • Completed Tier 3 Encounters During the Reckoning
  • Completions of Menagerie
  • Completions of Heroic Menagerie
  • Candy Collected

Destiny 2 Update 2.8.1 Emblem Stat Tracker, Pinnacle Rewards Pinnacle Drops Power Level 2

That’s a whopping list that should keep some completionists satisfied. Now, as for those looking to focus on the endgame, fear not because there are new sources of pinnacle drops. The following weekly challenges have now been upgraded from powerful to pinnacle drops:

  • 3x Weekly Vanguard strikes
  • 3x Gambit matches/3x Gambit Prime matches
  • 4x Crucible core matches; Rotator playlist matches still give powerful drops only
  • Hawthorne’s weekly clan engram

Pinnacle drops are the only way to go from 1,000 power level (PL) to 1,010 PL which is the cap during Destiny 2: Season of the Worthy. They’ll be extremely helpful for those who need to reach the cap given that the Grandmaster Nightfall Ordeal requires players to reach 1,025 PL first (this value includes the Warmind Khanjali Artifact’s bonus).

Curiously enough, when you mouse over Hawthrone’s weekly challenge icon (seen above), it’ll still show that she only gives a powerful drop. Since my characters are already at the 1,010 power level cap, I’m unable to check if this is just a visual bug or if the pinnacle drops are from weekly clan tallies (ie. raids or Crucible matches with a clanmate). Let us know if you’re getting pinnacle drops from these.


Destiny 2 is available on Steam. For more information, you could check out our Destiny 2: Season of the Worthy guides and features hub.

Jason Rodriguez
Jason Rodriguez writes for various websites under the Enthusiast Gaming umbrella -- Destructoid, Flixist, Daily Esports, PlayStation Enthusiast, and PC Invasion. Jason's Steam library has 1,400+ games at the moment so he definitely has a lot of things to talk about. He's also one of only five games journalists from the Philippines. Just kidding. There are definitely more around, but he doesn't know anyone. Mabuhay!

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