The forthcoming Shadowkeep expansion for Destiny 2 is set to overhaul how armor currently works in the game, with a new system dubbed Armor 2.0. Recently, there was concern over how this new system was limiting weapon loader mods to specific elements before director Luke Smith clarified that there were general weapon loader mods as well, meaning that this Armor 2.0 flaw wasn't as bad as many thought.
Now, much of what has been revealed about Armor 2.0 has had a welcoming reception in the Destiny 2 community. One fan even went so far as to create an Armor 2.0 perk calculator by repeatedly watching the live streams and reveals associated with the new system that will help fans prepare for their upcoming Shadowkeep builds. Of course, there is a bit of guesswork in some regards, but this calculator should be a useful tool for those prepared for Shadowkeep's release.
This Destiny 2 calculator has a ton of handy features, such as the ability to auto-tally energy costs. It's a good thing to keep in mind that some general mods, such as the aforementioned weapon loader mods, have a higher price than more specific mods, but this calculator will freely keep up with it. Otherwise, players will be able to choose an element for the piece and select from the available mods there. Check it out here via Google Docs or the website (whose creation goes to Redditor ItchySensation).
One thing the calculator needs, the creator u/justinlaforge admits, is some logic in the tracking of some perks that don't actually stack. The calculator currently doesn't have any restrictions, but fans should be careful with this aspect, as Destiny 2: Shadowkeep won't let specific buffs stack anymore. Furthermore, some areas have a bit more guesswork than others, as Solar Gauntlet and Arc Chest mods haven't been shown on stream yet.
Regardless, it's a helpful tool in the days building up to the release of Shadowkeep. Many will likely enjoy these changes, as well as how Destiny 2 is bringing challenge back to the game with Shadowkeep.
Destiny 2 is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.