Exotics weapons and armor are the rarest items that players can unlock in Destiny 2. There are several ways for players to acquire exotic weapons and armor in the game right now, from world drops, and random post-activity drops, to end-game Lost Sector completions.
Along with that, there’s another source for exotics in Destiny 2—and that is Xur. Xur brings three random exotic armor pieces (one for each class) and one exotic weapon every Friday. While these are some great sources to acquire exotic weapons, up until now, there wasn’t really an option for players to focus individual exotic armor pieces—which seems to be changing with the release of Season of the Deep.
Players will soon be able to Focus Exotic Armor in Destiny 2
According to a new blog post that talks about Lightfall expansion and the future Destiny 2 content this year, Bungie is introducing Exotic Armor Focusing to the game. This feature will be available at the Tower via Master Rahool.
Bungie has also confirmed that all exotic engrams will no longer auto-decrypt, apart from the ones that drop from exotic activities, including Lost Sectors, Nightfalls, and Vex Strike Force event. In terms of focusing, there are two tiers; Advanced Decryption and Precision Decryption.
Advanced Decryption allows players to focus exotic armor based on the yearly expansion release. For example, if a player wants to focus an exotic from Year 5 (The Witch Queen), they would need to select The Witch Queen option on-screen. The cost for Advanced Decryption for Exotic Armor Focusing can be found below.
- 1 Exotic engram
- 30,000 Glimmer
- 1 Ascendant Shard
There’s another option to focus exotic engrams and that is Precision Decryption. As the name suggests, this option allows players to focus any exotic armor piece they want. However, as you would expect, the cost of focusing via Precision Decryption is higher than Advanced Decryption.
- 1 Exotic engram
- 60,000 Glimmer
- 3 Ascendant Shards
- 1 Exotic Cipher
Furthermore, players “can’t get new pieces of Exotic armor from focusing, so you’ll need to collect them from the Vex Strike Force event or Lost Sectors in the meantime,” says Bungie (i.e. Lightfall/Season of Defiance/Season of the Deep exotics). That said, Bungie is also “looking to move acquiring new armor to a more accessible location” in the future.
Bungie has also confirmed that it plans to increase the Exotic Cipher stack limit from one to five. Right now, we don’t have any details on when this change will take place in Destiny 2.
That’s everything we know about the new Exotic Armor Focusing coming to Destiny 2 in Season of the Deep. There are plenty of other exciting updates coming in Season 21.
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