The drop rate was upped, yeah, but this change has shown how bad the loot system is. Whenever I get a Veteran rank gear it’s either an accessory or a dupe of a weapon I already have.
It needs to be like the first game where you can only have one of each weapon type drop, barring ones with multiple skins. Also needs to be a limit on accessories, or we need something to do with them. Salvaging them for red dust to create a weapon via the crafting templates would be nice.