We have talked about the types of equipment that are available in Destiny 2, but how does it affect my gameplay? If you are excited for Bungie’s latest installment to their franchise, then you might want to read further. This article is written with the assumption that you’re familiar with the game mechanics of its predecessor. However, if this is your first time hearing about the game, then you should check out our previous article first.
In the original Destiny, equipment will have three main attributes: Intellect, Discipline and Strength. As a general rule of thumb, it is advised that Hunters go for Intellect while Titans should bet on Discipline. From there on out, it’s all down to personal preferences. In terms of armor rating however, Hunters are going to get the short end of the stick because Intellect works different from Discipline when it comes to armor. In Destiny 2, Guardians will have access to a new set of equipment known as Masterworks. These Masterworks are simply better versions of Rare (Blue) and Legendary (Purple) armors. So if you’re playing as a Warlock, then you might want to check for these Masterworks when you’re out in the field because they have better attributes.
How to get a higher power level
Before we continue any further, it is important to understand what the term power level means. The game describes it as your “paper” statistics that you see when you inspect other players. Your true strength however relies on how capable you are in taking down other guardians. This brings us to our next point: once you’re done with the story, or if you’ve already reached the soft level cap of 20, then it’s time to grind for more power.
There are two ways of increasing your light level after hitting the soft cap: Milestones and Powerful Gear. The difference between these two is simple: Milestones will tell you exactly what kind of equipment you need in order to complete them, while Powerful Gear is more or less self-explanatory. There are some players however who prefer to find their own weapons and armors in order to increase their power level. This isn’t really an efficient method since you might spend hours at the same planet just collecting resources. It will take some time before you can actually get that item you so desire. So if you’re looking to level up quickly, then it’s best to stick with Milestones for now.
What is the Lighthouse?
Have you ever wondered where this blue beam of light comes from whenever you finish an activity? This will also appear once you’ve completed your first Milestone that rewards Powerful Gear. This blue beam is known as an “Anomaly” and you can find it in one of the numerous beacons that are scattered all over the Farm, Nessus or Titan. Once inside this anomaly, it’s time to go wild! Defeat enemies, open crates and complete mini-objectives until your light bar reaches maximum capacity. While there are reports out there that this Anomaly resets once you return to orbit, we haven’t really experienced such issue ourselves. We will update this article once we’ve tested all the possibilities though.
How to upgrade gear in destiny 2
Now this is the part where some might get confused. Don’t you need to go back to your vault in order to upgrade your equipment? It turns out that there’s another way of doing things on Destiny 2. First off, make sure that you’ve completed all Milestones for the week. Take note that Heroic Strikes are excluded from this since these are available for a limited time. Once you’ve done that, go to the Director and start an activity of your choosing. It doesn’t matter if it’s story or strike-related. As soon as you’re done with the first section of the said activity, you will notice that some blue lights have appeared on top of your head/helmet.
In the end, it all boils down to your preferred playstyle. Some players will simply pick whatever is available in the field. Others however would rather have a little more control over their power level by adhering to a certain gameplay requirement. In any case though, Bungie’s latest offering provides a ton of options for you to choose from. This will make the game a lot more interesting for you in the long run.