Players in the linked Reddit thread are quick to point out that a much larger sample size is needed for a conclusive statement, and Bungie’s official response is that the item in question is bugged on Mercury and will be patched. However, many players are calling first and foremost for numbers on what the item is supposed to do; based on the limited data sets available, the consensus appears to be that the effect of these items is tiny (or nonexistent) and would require a very large sample to effectively determine. So welcome to Monday, Destiny 2 fans; here’s another part of the game that isn’t working right and doesn’t appear to be very fun.
Destiny 2 that are entirely based around the idea that they provide players with more loot. All well and good, assuming that using those items actually increases the amount of loot dropped, or the frequency of it, or something. Players haven’t been able to run extensive tests on the Electronica Shell, but the testing that has been done indicates that its loot-increasing traits do… nothing. Not a blessed thing.
Source: Reddit; thanks to Danny for the tip!