Tess says that big changes are coming with Shadowkeep.
Developer Bungie has detailed a series of changes that will be made to the Destiny 2 Eververse when its Shadowkeep expansion is released. The tweaks will impact armour sets, Bright Dust and the dismantling of held items.
First, all Eververse armour sets will be changed to ornaments that can be applied to any piece of gear you wish (well, provided it’s a helmet ornament on a helmet and so on).
“As of this September, all Eververse armor is being converted into Universal Ornaments. These Universal Ornaments can be applied to all of the Legendary armor sets we’re releasing this Fall. They override the look of your equipped gear while preserving the perks, mods, and stats of the original item,” Bungie detailed.
“Any Eververse Armor you have acquired in your Collections will have its Universal Ornaments automatically unlocked for use on new Legendary armor. For example, if the song in your heart is to have your Titan roll with the 2018 Tin Man-esque Festival of the Lost Helmet, you can put it on any of the new Legendary armor coming to the game this fall.”
Bright Dust changes
Bungie acknowledged that Bright Dust was currently problematic and detailed how that will change in the future.
“This Fall we’re changing Bright Dust from a pay- and/or play-to-earn currency to a play-to-earn reward,” the developer advised. “We’re adding Bright Dust as a reward for completing Vanguard, Crucible, and Gambit bounties. We want all players to earn Dust for playing, not for spending money and destroying a bunch of items in their inventory. After you complete all your bounties for the week, there will be an additional avenue to keep grinding out Bright Dust.”
Eververse items in your Collection can be reobtained through Legendary Shards and Glimmer rather than Bright Dust when the changes are implemented, Bungie also advised.
Dismantling of Eververse items
Finally, Bungie confirmed that “because we are changing the cost of pulling things out of the Collections, Eververse items will no longer dismantle into Bright Dust. This Fall, Eververse items will dismantle into Legendary Shards and Glimmer.”
Makes sense, really.
In light of all these upcoming changes, Bungie advises that Guardians “dismantle all of [their] unused Eververse items to maximize your Bright Dust reserves” before Shadowkeep drops on 17 September.
Destiny 2 is available now on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4 and will head to Stadia in the coming months.