Bungie Responds to Destiny 2 Player Concerns With Shaders

Destiny 2 Shaders

The moment Guardians from across the globe have been waiting for arrived this week as the Destiny 2 hit consoles. Although the sequel made some significant changes to gameplay, the latest entry into the franchise also included some smaller, seemingly insignificant changes. One of those changes is that of the in-game shaders, which are used to add different colors to a Guardian’s gear in Destiny 2, can only be applied once and are then disposed of. This dilemma has sparked some concern among Destiny fans, but Bungie’s Luke Smith tried to clear the air.

Shaders in the first Destiny allowed players to hold onto the item and freely switch between shaders at will. In Destiny 2, however, these gear modifiers will be consumed upon use, making that specific shader disappear. Fans don’t seem to happy about the change, as small as it may seem, but Director Luke Smith took to Twitter to explain the change. You can read his posts below:

Some of the shader nodes can be purchased with real-world money. This hasn’t set well with more than a few fans, who some say that the reasoning revolves around greed. As Smith explains in his tweets, the items can be earned by playing through raids, trials, and vendors, but are randomized loot like most items are in Destiny. Whether or not the change was made for monetary reasons or replayability like the game’s director expressed is likely never to be solved. Still, it is an understandable complaint, regardless of how minor it may seem.

Destiny 2 is available now on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The franchise will make its PC debut on October 24th. What do you think of Destiny 2 so far? Does the changes to the shaders bother you as much as some others? Do you think that the change will encourage you or other players to revisit and replay areas to regain consumed shaders? Let us know in the comments section below. Be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter to stay up to date on the hottest news in gaming and entertainment via our 24/7 live news feed.

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