Bungie partners with shoe brand to release $140 Destiny 2 boots, sure why not

    
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Let’s be honest, Destiny 2 makes some very weird merchandising choices, whether it’s Pop-Tarts, energy drinks, or scented candles. By comparison, then, $140 boots are damn near pedestrian. Sure enough, those boots were really a thing, and they have actually sold out of the limited pre-orders that were available.

The boots come by way of a collaborative effort between Destiny 2 and French footwear brand Palladium, which unveiled the Pampa Baggy Lunar Crew and Pampa Baggy Taikonaut boots styled after the color motif of moon rock and the Taikonaut exotic helmet respectively. The boots were on pre-order as of yesterday but have since sold out. But hey, you can still snag yourself a sweet(?) Destiny 2 bathrobe.

In further “weird things Destiny 2 is selling” news, there’s apparently a Light level booster in the game’s Eververse shop that lifts your character to level 900 for 2,000 Silver ($20). This, by VG247’s reckoning, is a weird thing to sell since starting off in Shadowkeep and New Light automagically boosts everyone to level 750 and getting to the soft cap of level 900 is arguably the simplest grind available to the game right now.

Shine on, you crazy Bungie diamond.

sources: press release, VG247

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Arktouros

As someone who started playing Destiny 2 without ever having played Destiny 1 or Destiny 2 before and knowing almost nothing about the game that 900 boost seems really weird. I hit 900 power already in a week. Who is that marketed to?

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luxundae

I used to make fun of this sort of thing, but then I fell in love with the “Agartha Lager: Taste and See” tshirts that Funcom put out with some 3rd party a few years back. As long as that Destiny bathrobe brings you joy, I say go for it…

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semugh

N7 gear, star trek gear, any sci-fi gear is good in my book… I wish I were rich…

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Greaterdivinity

I need some new shoes and those are pretty neat…but not $140 worth of neat. I ain’t made of money, Bungie!

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silverlock

Grab them next year on the DSW clearance rack.

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Tobasco da Gama

The level booster is just a straight-up bad deal. It’s a sucker prize, really. It took me ~20 hours to get my first character to 900 via the Red War campaign — Crucible and Strikes would probably have been faster –, and the loot drop algorithm includes the gear in your Vault when it calculates your average max gear level so you can get subsequent characters to 900 within minutes.

Weird merch, on the other hand, I can totally get behind. Like the jackets that cost $777,777 normally but get discounted down to $140 if you beat the raid. (I think the non-discount price is a placeholder and you can’t actually buy it without the raid code, but I could be wrong.) Or… a Cayde-6 rubber duck?

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3dom

If anything, there should be more clothing like this. Not just low-effort cheap t-shirts and hoodies with logos that nobody want (except for teenagers without any aesthetic taste).

I have a pair of “hi-tech” trekking Salomon boots which looks exactly the same as the boots my toon is wearing in sci-fi-ish Ghost Recon: Breakpoint. Suddenly, the pair became my favorite.

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Hikari Kenzaki

Someone buy these shoes and then kick Chris for that pun.