Heading into Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, developer Bungie is planning to change a lot about the way Eververse works. Specifically, the focus is going to be on selling cosmetics directly through Bright Dust and eliminating the Bright Engrams that reward a given season’s Eververse items. For Bungie, it means a stronger source of revenue to fund content – like how the Whisper of the Worm ornaments funded the Zero Hour mission – but for the player, it means Bright Dust is going to be even more important.
While Bungie does have plans to give players more ways to earn Bright Dust in Destiny 2, it is still smart to try to accumulate as much as possible before Shadowkeep releases. If nothing else, players should put their Eververse Notes to use and farm up some Bright Dust, and this week there is a great way to do so.
This week, Tess Everis is selling an Eververse Bounty called Stirring up the Hive in exchange for 3 Eververse Bounty Notes. This bounty requires the player to defeat 10 minibosses and they will get 70 Bright Dust as a reward.
To make the process as efficient as possible, Destiny 2 players should buy the Stirring up the Hive bounty, go to the Crown of Sorrow raid first section, grab the Witch’s Blessing buff, kill 10 Hive Knights, and complete the bounty. Then, once that is done, return to Tess at the Eververse Store and buy the bounty again. Rinse and repeat.
It’s a fairly monotonous grind, but it’s also one of the easier Eververse Bounties to complete. The only thing standing in players’ way is the load times to get from the Tower to Crown of Sorrow and back again.
Of course, this assumes that Destiny 2 players have not been regularly using their Eververse Bounty Notes, but chances are a lot of players have not spent any of them. Now is the time, since it’s unclear if the changes coming to Eververse in Shadowkeep and Season 8 will eliminate the bounties or even make the Notes useless. For some, there is thousands of Bright Dust to be had.
Other tips for stocking up on Bright Dust include dismantling all non-essential Eververse items like Ghosts, Sparrows, and armor sets. As Destiny 2 director Luke Smith explained, in Shadowkeep players will be able to pull these items from Collections using Legendary Shards and Glimmer and so their Bright Dust value has a shelf life. The best way to do it would be to farm Bright Dust using these bounties and dismantle Eververse items while loading Crown of Sorrow.
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep releases October 1, 2019 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.