All Weapon Crafting Changes coming in Destiny 2 Lightfall

Smashing the system.

There’s plenty of buzz around free-to-play sci-fi fist-person-shooter Destiny 2’s Lightfall update. Massive crafting changes are coming in a pretty monumental shake-up, which many players have been calling for since it was introduced in The Witch Queen. Some of the gory details have now been officially announced by Bungie. If you want to know about all the weapon crafting changes coming with the Destiny 2 Lightfall expansion, read on.

What are the new weapon crafting features in Destiny 2 Lightfall?

Acquiring patterns and crafting weapons has been a key feature of Destiny 2, but it could be a frustrating and often unrewarding process. Bungie has recognized this, and Lightfall will see a move back towards dropped weapons being important while crafting takes a little more of a backward step. Resonant Elements will be removed with the update, with Resonant Alloys and Harmonic Alloys also being removed during the year. They will be replaced with standard currencies, removing the forced grind for materials from Deepsight Resonance weapons.

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In fact, Deepsight Atunement objectives will be removed completely when Lightfall launches. The only weapons that will drop with Deepsight Resonance will be craftable ones. The overall idea is to bring weapon crafting in line with the rest of the game’s economy rather than existing as an awkward, disparate entity. Elements and Alloy costs will be replaced with currencies such as Enhanced Cores and Glimmer.

For Destiny 2 weapon crafting moving forward, Bungie’s intention is to create two clear paths: weapon crafting and weapon enhancement. Red border Deepsight weapon drops will always be those that can be used for pattern progress, while non-craftable weapons will be able to be leveled up. This will lead to enhanced perks and properties, as long as they are already available on the weapon.

There will be three tiers of enhancement at weapon levels one, 11 (left column trait perk), and 17 (right column trait perk), with costs being reduced from the current Masterwork system (which is being replaced). However, don't expect all these changes to be immediately implemented.

We’ll have to see how this plays out in actuality. But for now, it’s fair to say we welcome the move and are quietly optimistic about the new direction.

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Chris Marling is a writer and editor with more than 20 years of experience across newspapers, magazines, and websites. Based in the UK, he has written professionally on everything from tech to tearooms. But his real passion is gaming, going right back to the Atari 2600 - and especially RPGs and MMOs. He cut his teeth on games such as The Realm and Anarchy Online. But 20 years on still gets excited about exploring each new world. When not online, you'll find him gaming analog-style around the table. Chris has had five of his own board games published, including Pioneer Days and Armageddon.

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