Requesting Deluxe Challenge crates are calculated on survivor level
From personal experience this results in these rewards being of no realistic purpose when gear is "rewarded" as its 2 or 3 levels below my survivors.
Conversation on this started on the 2.7 update thread when I asked if it will be a change made in the update.
Hopefully, this can be considered for a future update as it's to late to be included in 2.7.I_Am_Psycho said:
@Teeceezy @Shteevie - will there be a change for calculating equipment level for Deluxe Challenge crate reward and 7.5k Leg Gear Crates
When the maximum reward for gear is 2 (or 3) levels below your survivors it doesn't reflect the effort to reach that stage. I believe the decision to set that to camp level instead of survivor level is erroneous, and hope you can pass this on for consideration of being sorted out in te next update.
I included Leg gear crates in this because they are also erroneously set to camp level, although, a player can choose to avoid them.
Please read through the responses but keep furtherfurther discussion here rather than the other thread as with that question being answered its no longer relevant to 2.7
@zbot - I'll edit this post so it reads better if necessary but hopefully the discussion from other thread will be migrated here to show the full context