A massive change has recently been announced and it could change everything for all players of Destiny 2. A few hours ago, Bungie quietly posted on their Twitter account a series of Tweets announcing changes to some heavy-requested aspects of the game including all the Ada-1 mods in Destiny 2 and system other system changes.
Ada-1 Mod Changes
The first tweet reads as follows:
“As a preview of things to come in Lightfall, we have some exciting updates coming soon.
Tomorrow, all standard Armor Mods are unlocked for everyone! With big changes to buildcrafting in Lightfall, we want to give everyone a chance to enjoy all mods in their current state.”
For the longest time, the only way to get armor mods was to patiently wait for Ada-1 to have them in her daily rotation. The excruciating wait can last for several months. In the case of some mods, the wait has lasted half a year. When the mods are made available, most Guardians forgot why they wanted them in the first place.
And because the wait is as long as it was, entire YouTube channels sprang up with the aim of giving daily updates to their viewers. Well, it looks like they’ll have to look elsewhere for content.
Twitter posts like this one here started to run with the news showing an image of an employment application form implying that their services will no longer be required. We hope that they can bounce back as their years of dedication at the head of every daily reset have not gone unnoticed.
In all seriousness, however, this change can finally allow new Guardians to make builds they previously could not. We’re talking about Charged with Light builds, Elemental Wells. Heck, even Warmind Cells can make a comeback now that IKELOS and Seraph weapons are a thing again.
Note: This does not apply to raid mods.
All mods have been unlocked for everyone in Destiny 2. Although they will appear darkened out in your Collections tabs, the mods will appear alongside the ones you’ve unlocked while you’re choosing a mod to apply.
Also aiding New Light Guardians, Bungie has also announced that it is going to lower the costs of focusing gear from all the major Tower vendors. This change affects all Guardians but it is newer Guardians who have a harder time gathering Legendary Shards.
“Starting next week, focusing costs for all Trials of Osiris, Iron Banner, Crucible, and Gambit weapons and armor will be reduced to 25 Legendary shards. Adept weapon focus cost will also be reduced to 50.”, as stated in their Tweet.
If you’ve played Iron Banner last week then you know how painful it was to have to pay 100 Legendary shards and 20,000 Glimmer to focus on a single Iron Engram. At 25 Legendary shards, we are going to be able to get that coveted god roll more easily. The Glimmer is of little consequence. Most of that can be reacquired with a few Heroic event completions.
Now, something for veteran players of the game who are looking forward to the season’s GM Nightfalls. Bungie has officially announced the date when Grandmaster Nightfalls returns to Destiny 2.
In that same tweet, Bungie announced that the Grandmaster Power Cap and structure will become more approachable for all players, yet remain challenging. We don’t quite know what entails but we can assume that whatever it is they have in mind, Bungie will want more people to try out their end-game content.
And that’s all we have for right now. Check back here with us to get more updates on the changes in the following days as they are implemented.
And, check out this video from YouTuber Aztecross where he brakes down all the Tweets in detail and speculates what’s next post-Lightfall.