If you didn't know last night(or afternoon depending on your time zone) Bungie held a Twitch reveal stream for the Tower, and looking ahead to Year 2. This is the first of three Twitch based reveals they will be hosting over the next few weeks! We learned about tons of stuff, and today I wanted to talk to you all about my highlights!
First up, I will start with the most obvious feature that many people myself included(you can check out my post on it Here!). Vault space is increased significantly Vault Space, it is being doubled to be specific! This means that we can now carry 72 weapons in out vault at any one time. The Armour section is also being more than doubled with 72 slots of armour as well!
Then we have probably my favourite set of additions, and they are the Legendary weapons, and how we acquire them! Firstly the Gunsmith in the Tower will now have a reputation meter, which can be ranked up by using specific White weapons, and completing specific challenges with each weapon. When you reach Rank 1, you will be allowed to purchase legendary weapons for 2,500 Glimmer, there are five to purchase each week, and they will be delivered to you every Wednesday(I presume 24 hours after reset!) which will now be called Armsday. Now I have a few things that I would like clearing up, firstly does our reputation with the Gunsmith reset each week, if not we are basically being given legendary weapons each week. Last night we saw that all five of the weapons required only Rank 1 in order to be ordered. Perhaps your reputation stays the same, but each weapon requires a new rank, so only when you have reached rank 5, will you be able to purchase all the weapons each week. Which leads me onto my next point, which is the number of weapons we are allowed to purchase, perhaps there is a cap per week, of say 2! All speculation aside, I am incredibly excited for this change, and I can't wait to learn the specifics!
Then we have Legendary Engrams which we will now be able to purchase from the Crypatch for varying levels of Legendary Marks(more on them in a second), it was also confirmed in the stream, that these do have a chance to decrypt as Exotic! This is an excellent what of gambling to get new weapons, that aren't available to purchase from the vendors! Don't worry about people spam buying them either, as they cost 135 Legendary Marks, which is a nice amount cheaper than the vendor weapons(by 15 marks).
I've mentioned Legendary Marks a few times now, so let's look closer that them! Gone are the separate Vanguard and Crucible Marks, in place we will now have Legendary Marks. This currency will now be one of the most used in the game, as you can buy a very wide variety of weapons and armour, from specialist vendors including New Monarchy, Dead Orbit and Future War Cult. I adore this change, as there are many faction weapons that I would like to buy now, but because I don't play tons of Crucible, I don't accumulate many Crucible Marks, and thus can't buy many! Due to the vast number of things you can spend these new Legendary Marks on, there will no longer be a cap on the number you can earn per week! You can still only hold 200 Marks at once, but you can spend those, earn more, and repeat the process as many times as you like! This is another amazing change that I am very excited for! As you can see below, this character is now earning 10 Legendary Marks for completing a Strike rather than the current 6 Marks. This could be due to some unknown buff, maybe from the new Ghost shells, but the ability to earn 10 per Strike is very nice!
One of the other things that was shown off during the stream was the new Ghost Shells, these will be purchasable from most of the vendors in the tower. Notable The Speaker now boasts a collection of Blue(Rare) Ghost Shells, and other Vendors such as the Crucible, will sell Legendary Ghost Shells! I can't wait to see what the Raid Ghost Shell looks like!
Then there are the Exotic Blueprints, these store all your Exotic items, be them armour or weapons, even if you have dismantled an Exotic before, you can "re buy" it now for and Exotic Shard and a few other materials. It is unclear whether when you pull an Exotic out of these stations it will still have the experience you previously earned on it, if I had to guess, I would say yes! While we are talking about Exotic Blueprints, the Gjallahorn was shown in Deej's Year 1 section of weapons, but then it wasn't shown in his Year 2 section. I strongly think that this means that the Gjallahorn will not be coming with us into Year 2. Assuming that this is not a glitch at actual fact, we can see some other Exotics that will not be coming with us into Year 2.
The Thorn, Hard Light, Necrochasm and Vex Mythoclast are all not shown in the Year 2 Primary section, despite clearly being available in the Year 1 Primary Section. My first thought was that this meant that these weapons would not come with us into Year 2, however I am very sceptical that they would not allow us to take the Raid Exotics(Vex and Necrochasm) into Year 2, for that reason, I think this image shouldn't be something we should base large theories around!
That will do it for me, be sure to let me know what you favorite feature from this live stream event is, in the comments below!
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My name is Ed, I write everything here, covering all kinds of games, but I only play them on the PS4!