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Mod Changes Coming to Destiny 2’s Lightfall Will Change the Way You Play

Down with the Exo queen, long live Guardian Rank 6.

by Daphne Fama

Lightfall, the latest expansion for Destiny 2, is only 40 days away and fans are already hyping themselves up with each new trailer release and sneak peek. But there’s one particular change coming to Lightfall that will change the way you play the game.

Mod Changes Coming to Destiny 2’s Lightfall Will Change the Way You Play

Mods are the backbone to any endgame build in Destiny, allowing you to elevate and customize the way you play. The best builds are able to create synergy between different mod types and armor Exotics, allowing you to become your own mini-boss in any encounter.

But the Mod system in Destiny has always been flawed. For many players, the Mod system is both esoteric and poorly organized. It scarcely helps that many mods are extremely difficult to unlock, as they’re sold on a random rotation by a limited number of vendors. Many players went months without being able to unlock Radiant Light or Powerful Friends.

In Lightfall, that’s all going to change, and we’re seeing some of that already. Currently, Mods that were previously locked are now accessible, giving Guardians a chance to customize and tinker with completely new builds. But things will only get better.

Here is the list of chances we’ll be receiving:

  • A Mod customization screen will make managing your mods easier, as they’ll all be in one place.
  • You’ll no longer have to equip Mods in order to stun Champions, as those abilities are now baked into Artifact perks, subclass abilities, and weapons.
  • Nearly every Mod will be tuned to fit the updated vision Bungie has for Destiny.
  • Energy types will be removed from Mods and armor, so you’ll no longer need to waste resources or keep multiple armor pieces in order to use different Mods.
  • Artifact perks will no longer require Mod slots.
  • Armor Mod costs will be re-tuned to be more energy affordable.
  • Some mods will shift from being weapon-type-specific to damage-type-specific for increased flexibility.
  • All Mods will be unlocked by achieving Guardian Rank 6. Most players who have spent some time in the game will start out at Rank 6 and instantly have all Mods unlocked once Lightfall drops.

All of this was done in order to address issues that players have expressed about the current Mod system, including Mod management, confusing limitations, clear paths on how to unlock Mods, and removing the wait time associated with Mod vendor, Ada-1.

These changes have been embraced by the Destiny fanbase on both Twitter and Reddit with comments like, “Rare Bungie W,” and “I feel like I’m dreaming with how great these changes sound, it’s almost all too good to be true”. Personally, I can’t wait.

Daphne Fama

A lawyer turned game journalist, Daphne Fama spends an inordinate amount of time playing games across the spectrum but she'll always have a soft spot for horror and JPRGs. Want to see all the best animal pictures the internet has to offer? Follow her on twitter at @DaphneFama.