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Destiny 2 is fixing a bunch of things for the month and change ahead of February’s massive Lightfall expansion. Players won’t have to work as hard to get into Grandmaster Nightfall quests. Iron Banner will be much more generous with their armor delivery in the coming weeks. And armor mods, one of the more fun yet esoteric parts of Bungie’s loot game, will finally be unlocked for everyone.
Destiny 2 sucks for new players. You can have a lot of fun, but some of the most interesting parts of the game are locked after dozens of hours or more of difficulty, unlocks, and luck. One of the things that new players have a hard time accessing is armor mods, which drastically change the way you play, but are only sold on a rotating basis by a single in-game vendor called ADA-1, tucked away in the farthest corner. away from the main social center. While veteran players have access to all of them, newer ones may find themselves with huge gaps in their arsenal when it comes to crafting fun weapons. Not anymore
Yesterday Bungie unlocked all standard armor mods for all players. While raid mods and artifact mods will still need to be found, Warmind, Well and Charged with Light and other powerful mods will no longer need to be found. Even if you’ve just started playing Destiny 2, you can start experimenting with different synergies or, more likely, copying the best builds out there.
“With the big changes coming to Lightfall, we want to give everyone the chance to enjoy all the standard mods in their current state for the rest of the season,” Bungie wrote in the This Week At Bungie blog post ( TWAB) on Thursday. The study will explain how mods will work differently in next week’s trailer. In the meantime, players can enjoy other quality of life improvements.
Grandmaster Nightfalls now unlock at a power of 1580 and only need to reach 1595 to reach the difficulty cap. The focus costs of Trials of Osiris, Crucible, and Gambit weapons and armor have also been reduced to 25 Legendary Shards. More importantly, the remaining Iron Banner events this season will make it nearly twice as easy to reset rank and earn a full set of the new Iron Banner armor.
Lately, Destiny 2 has been very variable. While Season 19 has been hailed as one of the most fun and least grindy updates in a while, there have also been plenty of glitches and multiplayer complaints that get in the way. Last week’s Iron Banner session had all sorts of issues, not the least of which was players going through loads of games failing to complete a set of armor. The upcoming changes should help rebuild goodwill for Lightfall, when Destiny 2 will feel like a whole new game again.
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