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Destiny 2 Weapon Customization and Mods Revamped in Forsaken Expansion

Bungie reveals new Weapon Mods and Masterwork for Forsaken Expansion.

by Jordan Peters


Destiny 2 is getting a serious overhaul in the weapons customization department with the upcoming Forsaken Expansion for the game.  Today in a livestream reveal, Bungie detailed what changes to expect to weapons customization in Destiny 2 following the release of the Forsaken, and a lot of it has to do with expanding the Masterwork and Mod systems of the game.

This retooled Masterwork system will give all weapons Masterwork levels to attain, that will have 10 tiers which players will need to invest Glimmer, Legendary Shards, and Masterwork Cores to attain.  Bungie explains that the initial Masterwork tiers will be achieved relatively easily, increased by spending a rather abundant resource in Glimmer.  However, as players start getting into the higher Masterwork levels they’ll need to invest more rare items like the aforementioned shards and cores.

After players have maxed out the Masterwork levels for a specific weapon, they can choose between a game mode specific tracking for PvE and Crucible

The mod system in Destiny 2 is getting an equally big overhaul as well.  Instead of the minor stat boosts that mods currently give weapons, the new system will give players more noticeable buffs for very specific things in the game.  While that in itself is pretty drastic, the way that players will earn mods seems to be a little bit more exciting.  The only way to get these mods will be to dismantle a weapon that already has one.  With each weapon coming with a random mod on it, dismantling the item will automatically drop the mod that’s equipped on it.

Destiny 2’s first year has been somewhat of a rocky one, but Bungie has made good on the goals that they set out to achieve in their development roadmap.  The impending release of the Forsaken Expansion and the ongoing Solstice Event recently pushed the Destiny 2 player numbers somewhat higher in recent weeks as players look to complete Year 1 housekeeping before the new expansion that will see one of Destiny’s main characters meet their demise. 

You can check out the full Destiny 2 Forsaken Combat Stream below:

- This article was updated on:August 8th, 2018

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