Surprise, Destiny 2 players! There is a new chance to get Imperials in the game. Although Bungie had previously announced that the treasure chests on the new Nessus Barge were weekly, it seems that they have reset earlier than expected. So any chests that players opened this week are back and ready to offer up 150 Imperials in exchange for 5,000 Glimmer.
Since the Season of Opulence in Destiny 2 is less than a week old, there was a lot of speculation regarding these Nessus Barge chests. Because they offer a “free” (if you have the Glimmer) 1,500 Imperials, the hope was that they would refresh with each weekly reset and Bungie’s labeling of them as weekly suggested that was true. Now, it seems that they may be different.
The other possibility is that this is a similar reset bug that crops up with each new Destiny 2 season. Some may remember that a few weekly challenges reset on the first Sunday of Season 6 and then didn’t reset properly on Tuesday like normal. It could be that these chests are meant to reset every Tuesday but this week is bugged and they will not reset on Tuesday. Still, if you can spare the Glimmer, it’s worth taking the chance and opening all of the chests now in case you get another shot in a few days.
Imperials are the key to upgrading the Chalice of Opulence in Season 7, which will help players curate specific gear rewards from the new Menagerie activity. By slotting specific runes into the first two slots on the Chalice of Opulence, players can tell the final chest what specific item they want, like the new Austringer hand cannon or an Opulent armor piece. The final slot designates what Masterwork or elemental resistance the reward has, but the first two slots allow for very efficient farming.
There are a couple of ways to get Imperials in Destiny 2, but these chests are the only source that doesn’t rely on RNG. Now we wait until Tuesday to see if the chests reappear again or if they don’t come back until a week from Tuesday.
Destiny 2: Season of Opulence is live now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.