in the Bungie’s weekly blog postThe studio showed two new features for Fate 2 Season 13, early next month. Players will be able to earn more Umbral Engrams – a popular feature from Season of Arrivals – and they will get a new feature called “Gilding” that will allow committed players in-game to re-earn titles to make them more special.
The arrival season of Destiny 2 introduced the Umbral Engram, a special item that was dropped off by enemies and certain activities. Players could easily open their new engrams to receive items from the arrival season, but the loot pool was quite large – making it unlikely they would get exactly what they wanted. Rather than opening it immediately, players could take these Umbral engrams to a station in the tower called the Prismatic Recaster. There they could spend some money to focus their Umbral engrams, which would limit the number of items that could result from them.
Instead of being a piece of armor or a weapon, players could focus their Umbral engram so that it is just weapons. Or after upgrading the system, they can focus their standard Umbral engram on one that only drops a sword or bow. It essentially became a way for dedicated gamers to remove some of the coincidences in their quest for the perfect weapon.
That system will return in Season 13 – the subject that Bungie has not yet revealed. Players can get Umbral Engrams from:
- Nightfall: The Ordeal
- public events
- Blind good
- Nightmare hunts
- Exo challenges
- The new seasonal activity
- Enemy kills
While there are many ways to get umbral engrams, Bungie promises they won’t be as numerous as the season of arrivals. Beginning in Season 13, players will be able to take these Umbral Engrams to a new Prismatic Caster – which requires a one-time task to teach players how to use them – to decipher them into new weapons from this season. The stated goal here is to give players the ability to pick up new weapons no matter what type of game they’re playing.
Umbral Engrams and the new Prismatic Caster won’t just exist as part of Season 13, however. Bungie plans to update the system during the fourth year and even add new pages for each season so players can get new rewards whenever they want. There will also be a new currency called Prismatic Lense that players can use to further focus their Umbral engrams.
Aside from Umbral Engrams, players are finally getting the chance to “gold” their title seals. in the Destiny 2: abandoned, Bungie added seals and titles to the game. After completing a series of objectives, players will unlock a seal that will offer players a title that will appear in-game under their username. These titles are currently a one-time reward – once you have them, you have them. But starting next season, players can upgrade certain seals to really show off.
For the four seals that go together Fate 2The main activity offerings – Unbroken, Dredgen, Conqueror and Flawless – players can achieve new triumphs every season and gold this seal. Gilding a seal adds a new border in the UI, tracks how many times you’ve gilded the seal in previous seasons, and changes the title color in-game.
On the blog, Bungie used Flawless as an example – the Trials of Osiris Title. In the future, players who finish Flawless will be able to complete new triumphs or replay to gild Flawless and offer all of the above rewards. Some of these triumphs are identical to the base seal, while others ask you to receive a certain number of rewards from Saint-14 before the season ends. Players have until the end of each season to gild their favorite title. At the end of the season, the gold plating progress will reset and the new title color will be purple again.
Both the new Umbral engram system and the gilding of the title seal will appear in season 13, which, according to the in-game watch, is due to go live on February 9th.