Destiny 2’s fall patch turns Eververse gear into Universal Ornaments as Bungie revamps the Bright Dust economy

    
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Tess Everis will have some new surprises in store for the Guardians of Destiny 2 this fall, Bungie has announced, as the fall patch will be making some major changes to the Eververse store, the Bright Dust economy, and cosmetic items. When the patch goes live on September 17th, Eververse armor pieces will no longer have perks attached to them and will instead become Universal Ornaments that can be used to modify the appearance of all of the legendary armor sets that will be released with the fall update. This includes all Eververse armor already in players’ collections as well, so no longer will players have to choose between their powerful, ugly armor and their subpar, fabulous outfits.

The Bright Dust economy is also being completely reworked: No longer will Bright Dust be a “pay- and/or play-to-earn currency,” instead becoming a purely “play-to-earn reward” that will be granted for completing Vanguard, Crucible, and Gambit bounties in addition to “an additional avenue to keep grinding out Bright Dust” even after finishing all the bounties. On top of that, players will no longer have to spend Bright Dust to get “shaders or Ghost Shells or whatever” from the Collection screen; now, Eververse items in players’ collections will cost Glimmer and Legendary Shards.

And last, but not least, dismantling Eververse items after the September 17th patch will reward not Bright Dust but Legendary Shards and Glimmer. As such, Bungie is encouraging all players to go ahead and shard all of their unused Eververse items for Bright Dust so that when the patch rolls around, they’ll have heaping stockpiles of Dust with which to buy all the shiny new items that’ll be popping up in Tess’s inventory this fall. To read up on all the details of the Eververse and Bright Dust changes, be sure to check out the full dev blog over on the game’s official site.

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John Mynard

I genuinely hope they extend this to the other faction gear that is available. That Bray-tech chest armor has been calling my Warlock’s name since I first made it to Mars.

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Denice J. Cook

I don’t see any mention of shaders no longer being cash shop consumables, though. I’m really waiting for them to become permanent, in-game drops you can reuse like they were originally in Destiny 1. That whole cash shop thing still irks me.

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James Crow

they really need to make all the collection as Ornaments.
you got it once then you can you can use it as skin, like wardrobe in mmos.

but then again its better then nothing :)

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rafael12104

As one who bought into D2 long ago and walked away disgusted after the first DLS and Eververse shenanigans, I’m quite happy with this news.

I will be playing D2 again and will probably buy the new xpac in September.

Bungie is making the right move by disentangling themselves from all of the Acti/Blizz monetization schemes. Shut down the Eververse and rebrand it in name and function altogether!

Hmm… it’s like a breath of fresh air.

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Venomlicious

Moving to steam so it as big no for me. I purchased the game along with the season pass with Blizzard balance. I will never install steam on my PC.

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Indigo Salma

Honestly, You’re the firs person iv’e seen to not have steam. The most largest gaming platform host on PC.

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David Blair

I don’t use Steam either. I prefer GoG.

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James Crow

the best thing is one launcher for all but… we dont have it (only know about gog galaxy 2 idea)

but im with you, most of my games on steam and even if i dont like the ui i still preffer all my games on steam and not the other shop

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kofteburger

What makes Steam worse than Battle.net?

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Nick // Genghis

Or literally any of the 8+ launchers that are required for various games…

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terminallynerdy

I have Destiny 2 (base) free from Blizzcon, and I have not really given it a try yet. I might finally reinstall and play it, at least on BNet. I am wondering how the account migration is going to work though…

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nomadmorlock9

Glad to see this. Finally able to apply the look you want to armor!