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Destiny 2 Will Ditch Destination Materials in Bid to Simplify In-Game Economy


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Destiny 2 is doing away with some of its more esoteric crafting materials when Season 19 of the game launches, so say goodbye to those massive reserves of Dusklight Shards, Helium Filaments and Microphasic Datalattices that you have been saving for a rainy day.

These items, and others of their ilk, could be found out in the open zones of Destiny 2 and, quite frankly, could be something of a chore to gather. Used to upgrade various items and gear, or purchase Exotic weapons at the Monument to Lost Lights, destination materials have been a facet of the Destiny experience since the very outset, so it will be interesting to see how this change is handled.

In a lengthy blog post, Bungie outlines the reasoning for this somewhat drastic change, with design lead Josh Kulinski explaining that “these materials have been part of the DNA of Destiny since the very beginning. The simplest answer is that Destiny has grown to become a much more complex game than it started as all those years ago. One of the major goals that we have on the Economy Team for Destiny 2 is making the game more approachable to new and returning players. One way that we can do that is by reducing the number of currencies that players need to understand and keep track of.”

This means that lovable grump Master Rahool, one of the Tower’s surlier NPCs, will no longer sell destination materials (although you will still be able to exchange destination materials for Glimmer, albeit at a reduced rate). As there will be no further use for the materials in the game, you can freely trade what stockpiles you have in return for cold, hard cash.

Season 19 of Destiny 2 is expected to launch on 6th December. It sounds like other economic changes are in the works, with destination vendors like Devrim Kay and Failsafe doing away with the reputation system that gated access to their best gear.

What do you think of the removal of destination materials in Destiny 2? Are you glad to see them go? Let us know in the comments section below.





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