When Des­tiny 2 launched it was quite prim­i­tive com­pare to the pre­vi­ous title. It real­ly only required you to obtain Glim­mer, as that was the cur­ren­cy need­ed to pret­ty much every­thing. 

With the release of For­sak­en, Des­tiny 2 has become a bit more com­plex with its econ­o­my. New play­ers and even old play­ers might have a hard time nav­i­gat­ing all the change that Bungie imple­ment­ed with their lat­est expan­sion. So here are some tips to get you going in the won­der­ful world that is Des­tiny:

  1. Every­thing You Owned Before For­sak­en is Use­less

Every piece of gear you owned (exclud­ing Exotics) now means noth­ing. First order of busi­ness is to dis­man­tle any old weapons or armor you have in your vault and what you’re car­ry­ing (except the pieces you are wearing/using). You’ll need the Leg­endary Shards, Weapon Parts and Mod Com­po­nents. 

2. The Gun­smith Only Car­ries Two Mods

While you used to get a ran­dom mod when going to the gun­smith. Now, Ban­shee-44 only car­ries two mods at a time. These mods do change every­day, so if you don’t see a mod you like, just wait a lit­tle while. It’s impor­tant you wait, as each mod you pur­chase costs 10 Mod Com­po­nents and you real­ly shouldn’t waste them on an “O.K.” mod.

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3. Glim­mer is Still Impor­tant

You use Glim­mer for pret­ty much every­thing. Buy­ing boun­ties (which there are plen­ty of), items from your Col­lec­tions and main­ly, for infu­sion. It can be rather expen­sive to buy every sin­gle dai­ly boun­ty from all the ven­dors in the sys­tem, on every char­ac­ter, and be able to infuse gear for those char­ac­ters. 

4. Plan­e­tary Resources are Worth Your Time to Col­lect

Before For­sak­en, you didn’t real­ly need to col­lect the resources on every plan­et because they only count­ed towards that planet’s ven­dor. Now you need them for infu­sion and it’s not cheap. Each infu­sion costs 25 of what­ev­er plan­e­tary resource is required for that piece of gear. It’s 25 for every­thing, weapons, armor and exot­ic pieces.

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It’s also used when buy­ing Leg­endary Shards from Spi­der in the Tan­gled Shore. Since his inven­to­ry changes every­day, you might not have enough of a par­tic­u­lar resource to buy Shards. So, don’t pass by them when you’re roam­ing a plan­et.

5. Loot as Many Chest as You Can Find

This goes right along­side plan­et resources. If you’re free roam­ing, open every chest you see. If there’s a pub­lic event, don’t hes­i­tate to get involved. These chest not only give you valu­able Glim­mer, but they also give out two resources upon open­ing. This will sig­nif­i­cant­ly cut down your time of col­lect­ing Glim­mer and resources. 

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6. Boun­ties

These are extreme­ly valu­able and worth your time to pick up. Plan­et spe­cif­ic ven­dors give 10 of their planet’s resource for fin­ish­ing menial task like, com­plet­ing a few patrols. This, com­bined with loot­ing chests and pick­ing up mate­r­i­al, should bank you a decent amount of resource sup­ply. 

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If you’re in a Clan, Hawthorn has dai­ly and week­ly boun­ties that give you Clan XP. This is vital for those who wish to have perks from lev­el­ing the Clan.

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Tess Ever­ess also has boun­ties, although most of them you can only pur­chase with Ever­verse Boun­ty Notes. Acquir­ing these Notes is sim­ple: just get a Bright Engram (by lev­el­ing up your Guardian after you hit lev­el cap or buy­ing them). She also has dai­ly and week­ly boun­ties.

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Spi­der has the most boun­ties in this expan­sion, giv­ing 15 Want­ed boun­ties and sev­en dai­ly boun­ties. This will lev­el you up real­ly quick and each Want­ed boun­ty gives you leg­endary gear. Spider’s dailies are only 250 Glim­mer a piece and upon com­ple­tion you’ll receive 2500 Glim­mer. That’s a great return on invest­ment. 

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Zavala no longer has boun­ties that just per­tain to Strikes. He now boun­ties that you can com­plete in free roam, like get­ting a num­ber of pre­ci­sion kills. So you can lev­el your Van­guard rank real­ly eas­i­ly and either keep or dis­man­tle the gear he gives you. 

There are numer­ous boun­ties to grab in the “new” Des­tiny 2 and you should take advan­tage of them. 

7. Infu­sion

For the love of Cayde-6, don’t infuse gear you get ear­ly on into For­sak­en. Wait until you’ve reached at least lev­el 515 to start infus­ing your gear. You’ll waste so much Glim­mer and mate­ri­als on less use­ful gear. 

If you man­age to get a dou­ble a piece of gear, and one is high­er Light than the oth­er, you can infuse for Glim­mer only. 

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8. Spi­der is Your Best Friend

Aside from hav­ing the most use­ful boun­ties in the sys­tem, he also car­ries Mas­ter­work Cores and Leg­endary Shards, which are essen­tial to your Guardian. The Cores are used for infu­sion and gain­ing Tiers on your gear. The Tiers can get expen­sive on your armor pieces, and infu­sion typ­i­cal­ly cost three Cores every time. 

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Spi­der sells Leg­endary Shards for a ran­dom cost, which changes every­day. So if it’s Dusk­light Crys­tals today, it might be Glim­mer the next. That’s why it’s impor­tant to gath­er mate­r­i­al, as your all your Guardians share the same resource and Glim­mer pool.

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There is a catch to get­ting Mas­ter­work Cores from Spi­der. They require 10 Leg­endary Shards per one Core, if you thought that was pricey, it dou­bles every time you pur­chase a Core. So, 10 for the first, 20 for the sec­ond, 40 for the third and so on. It can get quite expen­sive to obtain Cores, but not impos­si­ble. 

 

He also sells plan­e­tary mate­ri­als. So if you’re short on infus­ing a piece of gear, go to Spi­der and he might have five of what­ev­er resource you’re look­ing for. The resources he car­ries also change every­day, so keep that in mind.

9. Tiers are a Pain 

When you final­ly get the gear you plan to keep for awhile, there are now Tiers to upgrade. Weapons has 10 Tiers to make it Mas­ter­work, while armor only have five. Get­ting Mas­ter­work for armor is much eas­i­er than ful­ly upgrad­ing a weapon. 

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They both need Glim­mer, Leg­endary Shards and Mas­ter­work Cores, hence why you should gath­er need­ed mate­ri­als. Each time you move up a Tier it cost more Shards and Cores. 

10. Always Do Your Mile­stones

Ok, tech­ni­cal­ly the “Mile­stones” in For­sak­en are more like week­ly and dai­ly boun­ties. Each of these will give you Leg­endary gear, with the excep­tion of the week­ly Flash­point on a ran­dom plan­et. 

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Gold icons are dai­ly and week­ly “Mile­stones”

Flash­points give Pow­er­ful Gear, which is guar­an­teed to drop a piece of gear high­er than any you own. If you can only spend min­i­mal time on Des­tiny 2, make time to get the Flash­point done.

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I hope this list helps my fel­low Guardians tra­verse through the chaos that is For­sak­en. You can also check out our Des­tiny 2: For­sak­en review.