Published: Fri, September 08, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Destiny 2: All The Microtransaction Prices And What You Can Buy

Destiny 2: All The Microtransaction Prices And What You Can Buy

Now that Destiny 2 is live for everyone across the world fans are starting to dig into the game from all angles, and some of them are not happy with what they've found. You will also be able to purchase Bright Engrams using Silver (Destiny 2's premium currency) from Tess Everis at The Farm social hub.

While there are fast travel points - and they load really quickly, too! - veterans will want to pull out a Sparrow - a hoverbike style vehicle taking you from A to B at a much faster pace than your own two feet deliver. The shader controversy is dominating discussion in the Destiny community, despite the fact that it exclusively involves cosmetics, because few things piss people off like games changing for the sake of microtransactions.

Destiny 2 was launched on Wednesday for the PS4 and Xbox One.

Will Bungie see this and react in a positive way, or will they just ignore it until it goes away? That makes it hard for players to gather enough of the same color to make their entire armor set match and impossible for players to swap in previously used shaders.

One massive Reddit post (with over 38k upvotes!) calls on Destiny 2 players to refuse to buy anything from the Eververse. And you can only use that shader one time.

The second is via opening Bright Engrams, Destiny 2's loot chests, and crossing your fingers for a little help from RNJesus. Over there you'll find loads of info, including a guide to exotic weapons and armor. The most efficient way to level up is by playing player-versus-enemy (PVP) activities, as they bestow more experience points than player-versus-player (PVP) events. One of them even calls for players to not spend any money on microtransactions within the game until shaders can be used an unlimited number of times. However, when all is said and done, it's clear that Bungie either thought that having frequent consumable drops was an improvement over rarer permanent rewards or purposely retooled shaders to fit into its microtransaction system in order to turn a profit. This is a real shame, but I suppose it's the way Bungie intended for us to play Destiny 2.

For its part, Bungie has remained quiet on the issue to date.

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