In Bungie’s weekly blog post, the studio previewed two new options for Destiny 2 13th season, coming early subsequent month. Players will be capable of earn extra Umbral Engrams — a popular characteristic from Season of Arrivals — they usually’ll get a brand new characteristic referred to as “gilding,” which can enable devoted gamers to re-earn in-game titles to make them much more particular.
Destiny 2’s Season of Arrivals launched the Umbral Engram, a particular merchandise that dropped off of enemies and sure actions. Players might simply open their new Engrams to get objects from Season of Arrivals, however the loot pool was fairly huge — making it unlikely that they’d get precisely what they needed. So as a substitute of opening it straight away, gamers might take these Umbral Engrams to a station within the Tower referred to as the Prismatic Recaster. There, they might spend some foreign money to focus their Umbral Engrams, limiting the variety of objects it might turn out to be.
Instead of being a chunk of armor or weapons, gamers might focus their Umbral Engram to only be weapons. Or, after upgrading the system, they might focus their default Umbral Engram into one that would solely drop a sword or bow. It primarily grew to become a manner for devoted gamers to take away some randomness of their pursuit for the right weapon.
This system will return in Season 13 — the theme of which Bungie hasn’t divulged but. Players can get Umbral Engrams from:
- Nightfall: The Ordeal
- Public Events
- Blind Well
- Nightmare Hunts
- Exo Challenges
- Empire Hunts
- The new seasonal exercise
- Enemy kills
While there are lots of methods to get Umbral Engrams, Bungie guarantees they received’t be as plentiful as Season of Arrivals. Starting in season 13, gamers can take these Umbral Engrams to a brand new Prismatic Caster — which requires a one-time quest to show gamers learn how to use it — to decode them into new weapons from that season. The acknowledged objective right here is to offer gamers a shot at selecting up new weapons it doesn’t matter what recreation sort they’re taking part in.
But Umbral Engrams and the brand new Prismatic Caster received’t simply exist as a part of season 13. Bungie plans on updating the system all through Year 4, even including new pages for every season, so gamers can seize new rewards every time they need. There may also be a brand new foreign money referred to as the Prismatic Lense, which can enable gamers to additional focus their Umbral Engrams.
Aside from Umbral Engrams, gamers will lastly get an opportunity to “gild” their Title Seals. In Destiny 2: Forsaken, Bungie added Seals and Titles to the sport. After gamers full a set of goals, they unlock a Seal, which presents gamers a Title that shows underneath their username in-game. These Titles are at the moment a one-time reward — after getting it, you could have it. But beginning subsequent season, gamers can enhance sure Seals to actually showcase.
For the 4 Seals that tie into Destiny 2’s predominant exercise choices — Unbroken, Dredgen, Conqueror, and Flawless — gamers can full new Triumphs every season, gilding that Seal. Gilding a Seal provides a brand new border round it within the UI, tracks what number of instances you’ve gilded the Seal in a earlier seasons, and modifications the Title shade in-game.
In the weblog, Bungie used Flawless for instance — the Trials of Osiris Title. In the long run, gamers who end Flawless can full new or repeat Triumphs to gild Flawless, providing all of the rewards we talked about above. Some of those Triumphs are similar to the bottom Seal, whereas others ask you to get a sure variety of rewards from Saint-14 earlier than the top of the season. Players could have till the top of every season to gild their favourite Title. At season’s finish, the gilding progress resets and the brand new Title shade will fade again to purple.
Both the brand new Umbral Engram system and Title Seal gilding will seem in season 13, which ought to go stay Feb. 9, based on the in-game clock.