Bungie finally brought light into the darkness Fate 2Upcoming transmog options in a blog post today. The new system called Armor Synthesis will be added to the loot shooter service game within a few weeks and fulfills a longstanding request from the fate Community. Unfortunately, the implementation sounds more like grind than anything you would find SSX Tricky or Tony Hawks Pro Skater.
As with all things fateToday’s announcement is a lot to analyze. Let’s start by breaking down the basics:
- Defeating enemies will give you a new resource called Synthstrand.
- You can spend this synth beach on transmog-specific bounties known as “armor synthesis bounties” by visiting Ada-1, a vendor in the Tower. Based on Bungie’s blog post, these bounties look no different from the typical bounties you get from bounty providers for Crucible, Vanguard, Gambit, or whatever you’ve got.
- When you complete these bounties, you will receive Synthcord, which you can then convert into Synthweave at the loom in the tower.
- In the “Collections” menu, you can spend earned Synthweave on unlocked armor appearances, which converts these unlocks into universal armor ornaments.
Yeah, my face hurts too. But wait, there’s more!
“If you get the wrong bounty, some of the Synthstrands will be refunded if you give up. But not the full amount, so think twice before you give up, ”reads Bungie’s blog post.
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In addition, you can only apply transmog cosmetic options to legendary equipment, so you cannot apply universal armor ornaments to exotic armor. According to Bungie, this decision was made so that players could “quickly see and understand the exotic benefits a player can get in any activity.”
There is also a limit to the number of customization options an account can receive. For every season of the year from fatePlayers can earn up to ten Synthweave per class. Bungie says players can earn up to 20 Synthweave per class as a one-time bonus in a future, currently unnamed season.
According to Forbes Writer and often fate Commentator Paul Tassi, it would take about 33 years Fate 2 Seasons to grind enough synthweave to modify any current armor.
And it all ends where you might expect it: microtransactions. At the Eververse Shop – the in-game storefront that you can spend real money on fate
To sum up, instead of just letting your outfits change at will, which is what all players want, Bungie added three new currencies, a new type of bounty, seasonal caps, and microtransaction. As Ethan Gach, Kotakuis in the house fate Expert, say it in Slack today, “This is Obamacare shit through and through.”
While it’s not entirely clear in Bungie’s blog post, one might guess that the seasonal limit only applies to “earned” synthweaves, while in theory you can buy as many as you want in real currency. Kotaku contacted Bungie for clarification.
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