Bungie lastly revealed Destiny 2’s new armor Transmog system, which lets gamers flip one piece of armor into one other visually with out affecting its stats. The studio broke down how the system will work in its usual Thursday blog, forward of the function’s launch on May 11. But a few of the system’s limitations, particularly a limitation that appears designed to take advantage of extra money from gamers, led to streamers and fans alike storming Twitter to supply their suggestions.
The Transmog system — which Bungie additionally calls “armor synthesis” — brings Ada-1 again to the Tower. Ada and her Loom will assist gamers unlock the appearances of things they’ve already earned, changing them to Universal Ornaments that Guardians can equip on any armor piece.
But the method to transform these armor items is a bit convoluted, so say the least. First, fans might want to journey into the world and kill some enemies, passively producing Synthstrand for themselves whereas they play. Once they’ve sufficient Synthstrand (150), they’ll purchase particular bounties for Ada-1 that supply Synthcord. Once Guardians end their bounty, they’ll take their new Synthcord and commerce it into Ada-1 for Synthweave — that’s the third Synth-like forex, if you happen to’re protecting monitor.
Players can use that Synthweave to unlock armor appearances for the Transmog system. This applies to any armor in Destiny 2, be it Legendary or Common high quality. There are a number of armor units that received’t be accessible at launch attributable to some technical difficulties.
This is a prolonged course of to unlock the looks for a single piece of armor, however it’s not likely gamers’ principal challenge with the system. Most fans take umbrage with Bungie’s synthetic restrict on what number of gadgets gamers can Transmog per season. Each participant can earn 10 Synthweave every season (usually a three-month interval) on every character class. That means devoted fans can Transmog 30 items of armor complete per season, with 10 per class. Bungie will double this restrict for the system’s inaugural season, which can possible run till the autumn.
Fans can seemingly circumvent this restrict and the prolonged quest through the use of the real-money forex, Silver. A single Synthweave Template Token will run gamers 300 Silver ($3), whereas 5 Tokens will value 1,000 Silver ($10).
Twitter exploded with hundreds of Transmog takes as quickly as Bungie’s weblog went up. Most of them seemed like this:
Ooooof that transmog THREE forex system is a yikes. Plus restricted to 10 items per season? Extra yikes with a facet of Eververse yikes.
1000 silver for a full set of Synthweave? I’ve reached my yikes restrict.
I’m fairly certain this was my concern on DCP a number of episodes in the past. pic.twitter.com/6WbSHQylwL
— Tefty (@teft) April 22, 2021
I desire a Destiny the place I can grinddd. I desire a Destiny the place I can grind at my very own tempo. I need to grind as a lot as my coronary heart desires. Slowly drip feeding content material and time-gating issues is just not what I would like.
Grind. This is what I would like. This is what I miss. This is what I want.
— Gladd (@Gladd) April 22, 2021
The 10 Transmog tokens per class, per season restriction appears to trouble fans probably the most, whereas the overly difficult Synth forex system is extra of a minor grievance. It’s one of many largest Destiny fan uproars since Bungie first launched the weapon sunsetting system.
The system is only some weeks out, however it’s potential Bungie might make some changes. The studio just lately walked again weapon sunsetting and eliminated it from the sport after only some months. One of Destiny 2’s neighborhood managers, and the author of the weblog submit, stated that he and the team are collecting feedback concerning the Transmog system.
Bungie’s latest season, which nonetheless doesn’t have an official title, will launch on May 11.