Bungie revealed earlier this year that a “new era” of Destiny 2 is on the way. That new era includes a brand new expansion, cross-save, and so much more in the first big content drop since the announcement of their split from Activision. Now the studio has revealed even more updates on the way, including major Destiny 2 Eververse store changes ahead.
For those that may be unaware or are just now jumping into Destiny for the first time, the Eververse is an in-game store where players can purchase cosmetics like ornaments and shaders. This allows players to let their Guardians be the sexiest Guardians they could ever be, though the system has come under heavy fire since launch due to paywalls and exorbitant prices. Now it looks like Bungie is implementing a total overhaul, including “Universal Ornaments.”
According to a recent studio update, all Eververse armor will be converted to the aforementioned Universal Ornaments. How this works is that these Ornaments can be applied to every piece of Legendary armor available that has been released following Shadowkeep’s launch later this year. If you’re a customization hog like I am, this is very good news.
According to Bungie, “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.”
The way Bright Dust functions in-game is also evolving, “This Fall we’re changing Bright Dust from a pay- and/or play-to-earn currency to a play-to-earn reward. 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.
It’s also been pretty uncool to go to the Collection screen and spend Bright Dust to get shaders or Ghost Shells or whatever. We’re going to fix that too. Beginning September 17, Eververse items in your Collections will cost Glimmer and Legendary Shards. If you want to keep pulling out that Exotic Sparrow that looks like a motorcycle until you get the good Sparrow perk (Instant Summon), you can do that with Legendary Shards and Glimmer. “
The cost of Collections removal is also changing, removing the option to dismantle items into Bright Dust, instead moving to dismantle into Legendary Shards and Glimmer.
It’s a pretty sweet overhaul revealed ahead of Destiny 2’s next big expansion coming this September and it really shows just how they are letting their wings fly following Activision’s removal.