Destiny 2 appears to have game affecting microtransactions

08 September, 2017, 00:25 | Author: Darrell Baldwin
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As opposed to being gradually eased in during an expansion in the first game, it's part of Destiny 2 day one, and folks are pretty angry about a few things in particular.

No doubt in response to the frustration regarding the subject, Destiny 2 director Luke Smith took to Twitter today to provide some insight into why shaders now work the way they do. Now, shaders can be found randomly in new items called Bright Engrams and while its fully possible to obtain a large stock of them normal methods, the easiest way is to simply buy them using real-world money. For whatever reason, Bungie decided to make shaders work on only one piece of armor at a time, which means players would have needed to get four copies of the same shader if they wanted their entire outfit to match. Shaders are no longer an unlimited resource, but are now consumable items. Of course, there are other changes at play here, too, like the fact that randomized rolls on items are gone, meaning you won't be dismantling them as frequently. Bright Engrams, which contain special loot, can be bought in exchange for Silver.

"There's a lot of content now that we place in these worlds - there's a lot of little offshoots and bits of history - and we don't want people just blasting past it", said Bungie senior environment artist Jason Sussman to Polygon. You popped one into your shader slot and it would color all of your armor in matching tones. Well, better hope you have two more stacks of that same shader in case you ever decide to switch back. Below is exactly what you need to do to get one, step by step. After completing the campaign, players can then pay a visit to Amanda Holliday, a vehicle vendor who also appeared in Destiny. As such, the change left players absolutely blindsided by the change, prompting many of them to head to Reddit in revolt. They are now limited use consumables, meaning that a shader can only be used a number of times before they are depleted. However, shaders are the biggest offender.

We're really enjoying Destiny 2 as noted in our hands on impressions of the game so far, but this new shader system is a complete mess.



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