In its customary “This Week at Bungie” update, the developer outlined some substantial high quality of life modifications coming to Future in its thirtieth anniversary occasion subsequent week. Alongside some tantalizing pictures from the official Destiny 2 Twitter account and the Steam page teasing the paid components of the discharge, for a lot of gamers one of the thrilling modifications might be to the way in which armor administration works.
Till now altering your Guardian’s loadout has been a particularly cumbersome course of, requiring you to swap out stat-altering mods one after the other at the price of in-game foreign money. With the replace coming subsequent Tuesday, this course of will not demand the Glimmer foreign money. Consequently, third-party merchandise managers will thereafter be capable to swap armor mods, choose weapon perks, gear shaders and even beauty ornaments, enabling considerably higher management of your Guardians by way of desktop and cell apps.
This modification to the API appears to be like sure to allow gear managing instruments, such because the sensible Destiny Item Manager, to increase on present loadout performance, enabling virtually each facet to be modified with out the horrendous faff presently concerned. It appears to be like to be an enormous bump in comfort that brings Future extra according to different modern MMOs.
“Whereas this might not be an answer to each construct craft suggestions merchandise, it’s a step ahead because the crew appears to be like to dialing in construct crafting and loadout alternatives for Future 2 sooner or later,” wrote Bungie. “The crew may also be taking a look at Artifact mod resets and prices sooner or later, however normal armor mod swapping is a good first step.”
Bungie didn’t go into any extra specifics on the content material of the thirtieth Anniversary occasion, however the few screenshots accessible paint a reasonably thrilling image of the brand new three-player dungeon coming to the sport.
In a picture from the official Future 2 Twitter account, we are able to see erstwhile alien gun vendor Xur within the firm of a celestial horse (beforehand seen on the conclusion of 2019’s Invites of the 9). They look like in an inside space within the 9 Realms, the identical setting because the Prophecy dungeon and the previous Reckoning six-person occasion. There’s additionally a big wheel with the symbols of assorted Future factions on the spokes.
Within the above screenshots, you’ll be able to see Guardians on both facet of a gateway to an unlimited treasure horde, additionally seemingly within the 9 Realms. Xur might be made out within the picture of Guardians getting into the vault, and the celestial horse seems once more within the picture of Guardians already within the space.
This ultimate screenshot exhibits the inside of a cave within the Cosmodrome, with beauty, background variations of Future’s iconic engrams strewn about.
“Plunder the brand new three-player dungeon impressed by famed Cosmodrome loot caves of yore,” reads the Steam web page’s description of the Grasp of Avarice dungeon. “Reveal a story of riches and remorse as you observe an adventurer who traded his humanity for treasure.”
I used to be initially uncertain whether or not these screenshots have been of the upcoming dungeon, the free matchmade “Dares of Eternity” exercise that can be coming, or a mixture of the 2. At this level, I am fairly assured that the screenshots are all depicting Grasp fairly than Dares. Earlier preview materials on the dungeon referred to it as a “pirate-themed” celebration of Future 1’s legendary loot cave. You may make out an enormous ship’s cannon and anchor within the treasure horde, main me to conclude that these pictures are screenshots of the dungeon, and that it’s going to see you go from the Cosmodrome to the extra-dimensional 9 Realms.
Xur’s presence, in addition to the point out of an “adventurer who traded his humanity” leads me and others to take a position that Grasp of Avarice could lastly reveal the mysterious vendor’s backstory, a degree of hypothesis since Future’s launch approach again in 2014. We’ll have to attend for December 7 when the anniversary occasion begins to know for certain, in addition to to seek out out simply what’s going on with “Dares of Eternity.” One factor we do know for sure is that the long-lasting unique rocket launcher Gjallarhorn will be returning as a part of the occasion, and based mostly on the hints Bungie devs have been dropping, I am anticipating a reasonably spicy comeback.