Bungie stepped up its emote game for Destiny 2

Destiny 2 Review in Progress

Having played Destiny 2 at its LA reveal event back in May, Eurogamer's Wesley Yin-Poole said it's "a lot of fun to play, but it does feel very familiar".

"Shaders are now an ongoing reward for playing".

One thing you could do is try out the Nightfall Strikes. Bungie has made a decision to split the Crucible into two distinct modes, a Quickplay option for more casual players and a Competitive option for those seeking more of a challenge.

Look how sad Ikora and I are over shaders. That makes sense, because Destiny is a loot-focussed game in which you are constantly upgrading your stuff, so it's nice to be able to customise your character at will by experimenting with different colour schemes. The last bit being the good part is the best place to start. Your Guardian is now more customisable, with individual armour pieces now repaintable, but the Shaders used to do it are now consumable - and available to buy through microtransactions.

We imagine more info will arrive next week, but for now, at least we can say for certain the Agents of the Nine will have a more prominent focal point in the game outside of just Xur the exotic gear vendor. It would be incredible to see two Guardians of the same cloth (pun intended), but this will inspire variation in making everyone's Guardian unique. Reaching level 20 will increase the likelihood of getting more shaders. In particular, the change to the game's shader system has drawn the ire of the game's fans. Sure, gamers can always stockpile shaders and use them to color end-level equipment, but this equipment will eventually become obsolete in a future patch or expansion.

Given that the first installment of Destiny received a lukewarm response from critics and players, that's particularly impressive. The only downgrade I notice is in the soundtrack, which has never seemed to recover since Bungie unceremoniously fired Marty O'Donnell (who also composed the score for Bungie's Halo titles). It was my veteran badge.

Destiny 2 Review in Progress
Defeat an ironmonger in the first Nightfall Strike of Destiny 2

'I want to run the Raid, Trials, or go back to Titan to get more of its Shader!' In terms of gameplay, no real advantage is gained by spending money. What happens when the Raid drops?

There was only one major gripe that Destiny players had with shaders: They were an all-or-nothing style choice. But what's clear, even from its introductory mission, is that this is a sequel that's more assured.

Players will also recieve Exotic Quests to complete for powerful Exotic weapons.

Yet, despite this, the shader issue has emerged not even 48 hours after the game's worldwide release.

The community is being heard though, maybe not everything they've wanted, but they've caused enough commotion on reddit and other social spaces for this issue to be considered, with statements from both Game Director Luke Smith and Community Manager DeeJ.

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