Bungie revealed a lot of information in the This Week at Bungie for Jan. 20 regarding what is coming to the game when The Witch Queen expansion finally releases. Besides the announcement of the release date for this expansion's Raid, the biggest news is the list of changes that are being made. Here are all of the changes coming to the economy in Destiny 2: The Witch Queen.
Changes to rare rewards
The most requested and largest change coming to the economy with The Witch Queen is that rare blue rewards will stop dropping from playlist activities (Crucible, Strikes, Gambit) once players have reached the soft power-level cap. Instead, players above the soft cap of 1500 power will see an increased drop rate of legendary rewards or legendary shards. However, blue armor and weapons will continue to drop from enemies and chests while playing.
Bungie hopes that this will help players manage their inventories and keep them from having to constantly clean out their postmaster of useless blue rewards. They also mentioned that they are currently working on the rarity of items and where blue gear fits into the game. They said that these changes won't be seen for at least a few seasons, but know that they are looking at it behind the scenes.
More changes to the economy
With The Witch Queen expansion, tons of smaller changes to the economy will be introduced as well, such as a rework of the Gunsmith and new locations of purchasable items. Below is the full list of changes that are coming.
- The Gunsmith - Banshee-44 will be getting a reputation system similar to Zavala and Lord Shaxx. This means that players will now earn Reputation Rank progress with Banshee-44 when dismantling Legendary and Exotic weapons and armor or by completing daily Gunsmith bounties.
- Gunsmith Materials & Weapon Telemetries - These currencies will no longer have any use. Players should spend these currencies before Feb. 22, or they will be removed from the players inventory automatically.
- Master Rahool - As Bungie has mentioned before, Rahool will be getting Spiders material exchange duties when the Tangled Shore gets vaulted. The exchange rates should match what they currently are, though Bungie stated this could change in the future.
- Ascendant Shards & Enhancement Prisims - These purchaseable items are also being moved to Master Rahool from their previous NPC's, Banshee-44 and Ada-1.
- Umbral Engrams - Rahool will now be able to decrypt Umbral Engrams, so players do not have to bounce back and forth between the Tower and the H.E.L.M. However, you will still need to visit the H.E.L.M to focus those Umbral Engrams.
- Mods & Mod Components - Mod Components are being removed from the game when The Witch Queen drops. This means that Mods sold by Banshee-44 and Ada-1 will no longer cost Mod Components but 10,000 Glimmer, instead. The number of Mods available for purchase at each vendor will also be increased.
Those are all of the changes coming to Destiny 2's economy in The Witch Queen. It is clear that Bungie is listening to some major community concerns and is actively trying to bring players the best experience possible. Now, if only there was something we could do about that pesky Content Vault...
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