Destiny 2 players have had a love-hate relationship with Tess Everis and Eververse. Ah, who are we kidding? It’s mostly a hate-and-sorta-hate relationship. Bungie’s monetization of Destiny 2 by way of loot boxes and cosmetics did have issues in the past. As the game’s content and mechanics slowly improve, so too will Eververse and the cosmetics and bright dust economy. We’ll see some major changes to these once Destiny 2: Shadowkeep and Destiny 2: New Light release this September. The information comes from Bungie’s latest blog post.
Destiny 2: Ornaments Transmogrification And More Bright Dust
Whether it’s your Dawning gear, Dragonfly set, Optimacy set, or others, Destiny 2’s ornaments, and the cosmetic system will forever change. As you can see in the image above, a brand new system will be in place. Rather than worrying about the stats of your Eververse armor, they’ll end up becoming ornaments instead.
If ever you’ve obtained regular armor pieces with great stat rolls, don’t worry if these make you look like a goof. The upcoming changes coming to Shadowkeep and New Light will let you transmogrify their look and style into the Eververse armor that you’ve obtained in the past.
As for bright dust — the currency used to purchase cosmetics directly (and also obtained from dismantling cosmetics) — you’ll be able to earn these from Vanguard, Crucible, and Gambit bounties. Yep, you can continue playing the various activities in Destiny 2 and you can expect to get bright dust in return. Also, cosmetic items pulled from your collection, such as exotic sparrows or ships, will no longer cost bright dust. You’ll only need to spend glimmer and legendary shards.
Eververse: Everything Must Go, Including Fenchurch!
Due to these changes in September, dismantling your cosmetics will no longer reward bright dust. They’ll, sadly, only reward the usual glimmer and legendary shards.
Given that everything you’ve obtained is in your Collections tab, Bungie has suggested that Guardians should just dismantle and shard every cosmetic item. No ifs, no buts. Dismantle them before the September update so you can still amass bright dust for now.
Just imagine being a spacefaring Matt Hardy. Go ahead and “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” every cosmetic item you have since they’ll fade away and classify themselves as obsolete.
The Eververse update will go live on September 17. That’s when Destiny 2’s new expansion Shadowkeep releases. That’s also when the free-to-play version Destiny 2: New Light, which includes Year 1 content, launches. You can check its Steam store page over here. For more about current Destiny 2 content, check out our Season of Opulence hub.