There’s just something about Destiny 2 repeating its own history. Think back to 2017, when the game’s Dawning holiday event caused a furor over its Eververse offerings outshining the things players could earn in-game. Now recall 2018, where Bungie promised that they would shift the balance of new content in favor of activity rewards over Bright Engrams. Now, here we are in 2020, and it would appear that Bungie’s back on that microtransaction-happy horse.
A variety of players on the game’s subreddit have decried the pervasive nature of the Eververse, noting that most of the exotic ships, sparrows, and ghosts are either tied to the in-game cash shop or the battle pass. The 2019 Dawning event has most of its cosmetics on the Eververse shelf, and if you want to get the whole lot, you’ve got to shell out $220.
There’s yet to be any official response from Bungie about Destiny 2’s latest cash shop kerfuffle, save for a dev response to one Reddit thread a month ago explaining that players wanted past season items in the Iron Banner and that feedback regarding armor vendor refreshes would be passed on. As of this writing, there hasn’t been a dev blog from Bungie since December 19th, likely owing to the holiday season.