The world of Destiny can be an unforgiving place for the uninitiated
With the never-ending grind for better loot being more attractive than ever, Destiny 2 is continuing to raise standards in the gaming industry. Destiny 2 is an MMORPG set in multiple, open world maps, and includes various game modes that range from 3-man strikes to 6-man raids. With over 1.2 million concurrent, console players worldwide and an overall score of 8.5 on IGN, it’s no surprise that Bungie is enjoying a constant influx of new players each week. Therefore, if you’ve recently taken up the responsibilities of a Guardian, you’re going to need to catch up. The Crucible is a merciless place and you won’t find any tutorials there.
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Streamers are a heavy influence on gamers these days, and Destiny 2 is no exception. Destiny streamers are an extremely reliable source for strategic methods, walkthroughs, places to grind, and all-around tips and tricks. Well-known streamers are usually the first to not only conquer the raids, but also to provide the most efficient methods for completing them. Using a streamer as a guide can significantly cut down the hours you spend leveling up from 1 to 20.
Don’t Decrypt Your ‘Powerful Gear’ Engrams Just Yet
Destiny 2 completely reworked the engram system and implemented guaranteed ways to level up your characters. Once you reach level 20, the only way to continue improving your characters is to improve their Light. By playing and completing in-game activities, you will receive different varieties of engrams that can be decrypted for higher Light level weapons or gear. Powerful Gear engrams are rewards, for weekly events, that provide a significant boost in Light level. Therefore, it is recommended that you reach the highest Light level currently possible before receiving and decrypting them.
Download the Official Destiny Companion App
You can’t join a clan or play higher level activities, such as Nightfalls or Raids, if you don’t have anyone to play with. The Destiny Companion App provides different sections where you can discuss general topics related to Destiny, find other Guardians to play with, browse clans to join, transfer gear between your characters, and receive weekly updates from the developers themselves. The app is a convenient tool that can help save time by reducing visits to the Tower and by quickly finding other gamers to play with.
Join a Clan
Clans were a feature in Destiny 1, but they weren’t a direct feature and did nothing more than add your clan name to your emblem. This is another aspect of the sequel where Bungie proved they had been truly listening to feedback from the players. In Destiny 2, not only is a clan system an in-game feature, you also receive weekly rewards for completing activities with your clan members. Raids require a high level of communication, coordination, and teamwork, so it’s recommended that you attempt this task with a clan, rather than random players found on the internet. Most clans require that you have a mic, since it is easier to communicate during difficult activities, so make sure you’ve got a good gaming headset.
Don’t Dismantle Rare or Legendary Scout Rifles
Odd recommendation, but it’ll make sense. Destiny 2 is filled with special missions, called Exotic Quests, which provide you with the highest level weapons attainable in the game. Though every weapon has perks that provide unique benefits, Exotic weapons have borderline over-the-top, special perks that can provide players with more advantages. Also, the Exotic weapon received upon completing an Exotic quest provides the highest jump possible in Light level. One of these Exotic quests requires you to dismantle five Scout Rifles, whether Rare or Legendary. You’ll get a ton of these along the way and might be tempted to dismantle them to make room for other gear– don’t. Save, at least, five so you can fly through that specific step in the MIDA Multi-Tool Exotic quest when you get there.
These tips can significantly cut down the time spent doing unnecessary tasks. Destiny 2 is a game filled with constant excitement, but players can face slow paced progression if they’re not familiar with all of the games mechanics and features. Use these tips to plan ahead and share your own tips in the comments below!