Over the course of Destiny 2, players will encounter a wide variety of new items, currencies, and gear to collect. Some of those collectibles will be obvious in their purpose, while others will be a bit ambiguous until players dig a little deeper. One such item that fits that description is the Bright Engram.
While Destiny players are plenty familiar with the regular engram, the Bright Engram is a little different. In Destiny 2, Bright Engrams are decrypted by Tess Everis of Eververse, instead of Tyra Karn the Cryptarch in The Farm, and they can contain cosmetic gear, shaders, sparrows, emotes, ships, and numerous other collectible items.
In essence, Bright Engrams are a way for players to earn items from a handpicked Eververse collection without needing to spend Silver or a new currency called Bright Dust (hint: Bright Engram items dismantle into Bright Dust). Our time with Destiny 2 was only limited to three days so it’s unclear how often the Bright Engram inventory rotates.
How to Earn Bright Engrams
But the real question is how to get Bright Engrams in Destiny 2. As mentioned, players can use Silver to purchase Bright Engrams in various packs and bundles. It’s the simplest way to acquire a Bright Engram, but it also costs real money. There’s also no guarantee what the player will get from a Bright Engram, but some of the items are worth lusting after, like a shiny new sparrow or a slick looking ship.
Those looking for a free path to Bright Engrams will be able to acquire them each time they level up after hitting the level cap of 20. Instead of rewarding players with Glimmer, Strange Coins, and Motes of Light for each level earned over 20, Destiny 2 will gift them a Bright Engram.
Although Destiny 1 offered ways for players to collect Eververse items during special events like Festival of the Lost, the majority of items were locked behind a pay wall. Bright Engrams, however, seem to serve as a way for players to earn some cosmetic items (not all, mind you) just by grinding their way through Destiny 2.
Destiny 2 releases September 6, 2017 for PS4 and Xbox One, and October 24 for PC.