Destiny 2 players now have new customization options on gear when heading into raid activities. After the latest update, Guardians can access helpful mods made explicitly for Leviathan and Eater of Worlds.
Previously teased in a Bungie blog, the development team has now added the raid-themed armor perks, and Reddit users have detailed what each armor category houses. It’s important to note that a Bungie rep replied to the thread, acknowledging the details were correct. Here’s how they break down:
- Activating your Super recharges your grenade (one for each element)
While only one perk will be available in helms, each will be specific to a subclass element. Players will want to hunt down at least one of each elemental buff to swap out during raid activities.
- Melee kills increase all damage by 20 percent
- Melee kills decrease all incoming damage by 20 percent
- Melee kills have a chance to drop Heavy
- Defeating challenging enemies with a Power weapon boosts Power weapon damage by 15 percent for a short time
It’s unclear what defines a “challenging” enemy, but it could be tied to the sequel’s high-priority target classification. The more powerful enemies pop up in the game with a yellow name indicator, so for now, Guardians should try using Power weapons on any within the raid.
- Normal enemy kills with an Energy weapon boosts Energy weapon damage by 15 percent for a short time
- 25 percent more ability damage (one for each element)
To make things more streamlined, all of the listed perks will be consistent across the standard and Prestige difficulties for both Leviathan and the Eater of Worlds expansion. In turn, the mods can only be used when a Guardian is participating in the activities, but new mods can be placed on the gear in non-raid events by spending one Calus token. Players will also find more of the armor, too, as Bungie has stated the drop rate will increase moving forward.
For players disinterested with Leviathan or Eater of Worlds, the recent update also included the long-awaited Masterwork armor. Much like the new raid gear, the Masterwork version of armor adds new mods and buffs to Legendary armor, giving more ways to build event-ready gear sets.
While it’s a small step toward a more custom experience, including the new mods has been a welcome change for Guardians. After concerns over a lack of diversity in raid activities, gear, and rewards, Bungie has started to step up to the plate to tweak the shooter into what players have wanted. Along the same lines, the developer has also recently reached out to Trials of the Nine players to get feedback and suggestions on how the end-game activity can be better for all.
Destiny 2 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Source: r/DestinyTheGame on Reddit