I’ve downed, in solo or coop games, about 40+ rivals so far, post patch.
Not a single ex. weapon drop, and in the case of coop, not a single drop for any of my friends either.
So, the droprate is beyond broken, and the devs for sure have messed it up big time.
And also, the loot table for both hunters and harvester rivals needs a serious look over. Killing a level 4 hunter rival, and it drops a single stack of .44 ammo is what makes people dislike the game for sure.
We’ve taken good care to level up almost all rivals to level 4, so there’s that.