Destiny 2’s a big game with many resources and characters you need to manage. And to that end, a handful of extremely useful apps are out on the market and free to download. One of these apps is Destiny Item Manager. This is one of the best tools for Guardians just because of how easy it is to use and how much it offers.
Here’s how to use it.
How to Use Destiny Item Manager (DIM) for Destiny 2
Authorize your account with Bungie.Net. This is an essential step and worth the hassle, as you’ll need to be able to make changes to your Destiny account through your phone. The app might require you to log into your account. Do so, then enable DIM sync.
Select the platform you play Destiny on. You can select multiple if necessary.
From here, you’ll load into your main character’s inventory. You’ll see all the weapons they’re currently carrying, and you can tab over at the bottom of the screen to see their armor, general items (ghosts, emblems, ships, sparrow, emotes, and finisher), and inventory.
At the top of the screen, you’ll see all the characters you have, and with a simple swipe, you can select them instead.
The primary use of DIM is to take items from your Vault to give to your character or to swap weapons between characters. This is much more efficient than switching characters in-game. To access your vault, swipe left at the top of your screen. Vault is the far-left option and is grey-colored.
From here, you can choose whatever item you want to give to one of your characters. You’ll see at the bottom of the screen three symbols. The three diamonds beside each other represent the warlock, the hexagon is the titan, and the three stacked triangles is the hunter.
One of DIM’s cooler options is the ability to create loadouts. Switching all your gear up to get ready for some Crucible can be extremely tedious, only to have to switch it again when you decide you want to do a Raid or Strike. You can create a loadout for each character by clicking their banner on the top of the screen and then clicking the option “Create Loadout.” You can even change the shaders on your equipment.
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to grab bounties from Orbit with this app. You’ll need the actual Destiny 2 companion app for that.