I have been almost always getting no items when I play ranked matches. I checked the wiki and there isn't any helpful information about how the drop system works. Can someone explain why I'm not getting any drops?

Thanks, ~Colossal

  • Should be the same as before: The longer a single match goes on for, the more chances to get a drop, and this stacks with the Nemesis drops. Just wondering: How long do your games last; what's their duration?
    – aytimothy
    Nov 22, 2014 at 3:59
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    The drop system was massively overhauled 2 (?) patches ago removing a load of common and uncommon items and adding in full sets as well as more "high value" items. To compensate, they made the drop system drop far more rarely than it used to. I've played probably a couple of dozen games since it changed and have only seen a couple of drops in that time (both times being full sets)
    – franglais
    Nov 22, 2014 at 15:41
  • @aytimothy, my games typically last anywhere from 45-75 minutes. Also, thanks for the help.
    – Colossal
    Nov 22, 2014 at 16:01
  • Wait... @franglais - You mean drops now drop whole sets as opposed to items?
    – aytimothy
    Nov 22, 2014 at 16:21
  • I'm guessing that drops have gotten rarer (but the chances still scale the same; longer game = more chance). But I could be completely wrong.
    – aytimothy
    Nov 22, 2014 at 16:45

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OK, so we don't know the actual reason as that would be drifting into the whole game dev areas which is off topic.

The drop system was changed on October 30th so that instead of being match-time based to game-time based. They also changed it so that instead of getting fairly frequent, common and uncommon item drops, you'd now get infrequent set and high level item drops.

This patch also removed getting a guaranteed drop when you levelled up as well.

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