With the next big expansion, Forsaken, right around the corner, Destiny 2 players are preparing for the massive amount of changes coming to the game. Among them is the notable change to shaders, the items that allow players to change the color and look of their gear.
The newest Destiny 2 expansion will include a recycling system for shaders, providing players a way to reclaim them if they were attached to a piece of armor that is dismantled, a move that will please players who enjoy customizing their Guardians.
This update to shaders was discovered while digging around in the game's assets, and the findings were recently posted to Reddit by user Dukeiron. According to the source, legendary shaders that are applied to gear in Forsaken will be returned to the inventory when that item is dismantled. As some legendary shaders are very rare or only available during certain events, this will allow players to freely customize without the worry of restocking once the shader is used up. Additionally, blue shaders will have a chance at returning back to players as well, but aren't guaranteed.
The change to shaders is just one example of what has been uncovered by dataminers, but there are many more discoveries that have been unearthed ahead of the expansion's release. A peek through the game's files has shed light on how to get the Ace of Spades exotic hand cannon, the signature gun wielded by Cayde-6. Be warned, however, that while the above link does lay out the steps to acquire the iconic weapon, it does contain some spoilers.
For those Guardians who have been off duty for a while, and need a rundown of what's been happening in Destiny 2 for the past several months, we've cobbled together a handy guide for new and returning players who might need a crash course before diving in to the latest expansion.
Destiny 2: Forsaken launches September 4 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.