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Destiny 2’s d20 emote is not what it seems, and fans are upset

With my luck, I'd only ever get a critical fail.

If you're looking to purchase the Natural 20 emote for your Guardian, you might want to slam the brakes: many are complaining that the Destiny 2 d20 emote is not what they thought it would be and is not worth the money spent.

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The Natural 20 emote is part of the crossover between Destiny 2 and Dungeons and Dragons. You can find it at the Eververse storefront for 1200 Silver, which will cost you around $12. For fans of DnD, this wouldn't be too high a price to pay if the emote did what it should.

Players have taken to Reddit, where they have shared that the d20 die doesn't actually roll to all sides; you can only get a 1, 5, 10, 15, and 20, meaning it's essentially a d5 die and not a d20 as advertised.

In addition, the emote is client-sided. That means that what you see and what your teammates see will be different (though not that different, considering it can only hit five sides).

Given the whole point of a 20-sided die is to... well, have a chance of rolling a number between one and 20, it's a bit of an odd move. In addition, it costs $12, which is the price for a skin in many games, not just an emote. The way the emote can be used is somewhat limited, given its client-side, too. Rather than being able to roll a the d20 as a fun way to decide which of your Fireteam gets to open a chest first or lead the charge in a Raid, it's simply there to show off your love for DnD. That may not be the end of the world for all players, but it's certainly a missed opportunity.

To add salt to the wound, other games have included a d20 mechanic into their gameplay in a much better way than Bungie. Dead by Daylight introduced it through their DnD chapter, for example. When you search for a special magical chest, you'll roll the d20 and get an item based on the result (and yes, you can get any number, including a very gruesome critical fail).

Sea of Thieves has also done it with a Rolling Dice collection of six die emotes (d4, d6, d8, d10, d12 and d20). With that game, you can choose between one of the six dice to roll a number while you are roleplaying. So clearly, it can be done. The big question is why Bungie didn't do it in such a popular game like Destiny 2.

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Hristina Matić
Hristina has been a full-time Staff Writer at Pro Game Guides since October 2023. She has a Master's degree in English Language, Literature and Culture from the University of Belgrade. She's used her love of English to write blogs, anime quizzes, books as well as work as a Content Editor before starting at PGG. She lives for the horror genre and you'll often find her playing Dead by Daylight, Lethal Company, and Phasmophobia. Hristina's comfort games are Outlast, Last of Us, and Until Dawn, which she has played or watched other people play more than 10 times each.

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