New Destiny Q&A Clears Up Year Two Confusion, New Look At Year One VIP Rewards

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Guardians tuning in to Bungie’s latest Weekly Update are in for a new look at Destiny’s Year One VIP rewards, as well as a recap of what was revealed yesterday in the studio’s Destiny Year Two live stream.

First-thing-first, here’s a peek at what treasures lie in wait for Year One Guardians when The Taken King launches on September 15.

As a reminder, the Founder’s Fortune Pack, which includes the Brave Ghost Shell, Be Brave Emblem, Old Guard Shader, and S-34 Ravensteel Sparrow, will be a free reward for anyone who has a Level 30 character by the time The Taken King launches or has purchased Expansion I: The Dark Below and Expansion II: House Of Wolves.

Don’t forget that Year One Guardians also get the cool new “Laurea Prima” emblem by completing all ten Triumphs on your Bungie.net profile.

Now, with yesterday’s Destiny Year Two live stream all wrapped up, Bungie has dedicated a portion of this week’s update to a collection of answers to some of the questions that may have been brought up following the reveal. If you were confused by some of the subjects that were covered, be sure to read on.

Destiny Year Two Q&A

Why are the numbers on the Guardians different?

  • We’ve altered the way Light and Level are calculated to enable a more streamlined evolution of your characters
  • Leveling up your Guardian is now a product of earning experience in the game
  • Increasing your Light is now a product of acquiring and equipping more powerful gear

How will you calculate the new numbers you’ll assign to my Guardians in Year Two?

  • We’ll determine your level based on the gear in your inventory and your Vault
  • Don’t dismantle your best stuff before you begin your Year Two adventure

What about weapons and my armor? The Attack and Defense ratings are different, too!

  • We’ve  changed the values of Year One items to provide a unified experience that flows seamlessly into Year Two
  • Aside from the weapon tuning in Update 2.0, your Year One weapons will perform in Year One activities as you would expect

How do those Exotic Blueprints work?

  • When players discover an Exotic, they will also have discovered the Blueprint for it

What do you mean by a Blueprint?

  • It’s a schematic required to craft previously discovered weapons and armor
  • Once you have collected a Blueprint for an Exotic, you can “purchase” it anew using the required forms of currency

Blueprints enable us to acquire a copy of the same item?

  • Blueprints provide you with a new item that must be upgraded
  • The Blueprint stations are not an extension of your Vault – your space there has been doubled for easy access to your favorite upgraded items

Where are my Blueprints stored? 

  • Blueprints are stored in two collection stations near the Vanguards in the Hall of Guardians
  • One for Exotic Weapon Blueprints
  • One for Exotic Armor Blueprints

How do I unlock new Blueprints?

  • They are archived automatically when you discover a new Exotic

Can I share them between my Guardians?

  • Yes: Blueprints for discovered Exotics can be accessed by any character on your account

Which Exotics will be available in Year Two?

  • In addition to a bunch of brand new Exotics for you to discover in Year Two, we’re redesigning and redeploying select Exotics from Year One
  • For example: No Backup Plans has been redesigned
    • We significantly extended the duration of the old perk “Improved Disintegrate”

Did you redesign Gjallarhorn?

  • Gjallarhorn will remain a Year One Exotic at Year One levels

How can I acquire the Year Two Exotics that have evolved from Blueprints I discovered in Year One?

  • Select weapons and armor pieces that have been redesigned for Year Two can be purchased for Legendary Marks, assuming you discovered the original Year One Blueprints

What are Legendary Marks?

  • Legendary Marks will replace Vanguard Marks and Crucible Marks as a new form of unifying currency in the Tower

How can I earn Legendary Marks?

  • By completing Daily Story Chapters, Weekly Heroic Strikes, and Daily PVP Activities
  • By dismantling Year Two Legendary items – assuming you don’t have the maximum value of 200 Legendary Marks associated with your player account

Is there a weekly cap on Legendary Marks?

  • There is no cap to how many Legendary Marks a player can earn in a week
  • The maximum number of Legendary Marks any player account can hold is capped at 200

Can I also share Legendary Marks between my Guardians?

  • Legendary Marks are account-bound like Glimmer and shared across all of your characters

What will happen to my old Vanguard and Crucible Marks from Year One?

  • When The Taken King is released, blocks of fifty Vanguard and Crucible Marks will be converted into one reputation consumable

Now that my nameplate displays my Light and Level, where can I strut my Grimoire score?

  • It will be displayed under your Level when your Guardian is inspected

Are you raising the Glimmer Cap?

  • The Glimmer cap remains as it has been in Year One
  • You’ll have plenty to spend it on in Year Two

Can we have more Vault space?

  • How about if we double it?

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