Destiny 2's microtransactions completely sorted out: Silver, Silver Dust, Bright Engrams and Eververse explained, complete with prices.
Alongside Destiny 2's launch, the in-game microtransactions store, Eververse Trading Company, has opened its doors to sell Bright Engrams. Let's break it down as part of our Destiny 2 guide series.
Tess Everis, the vendor at Eververse, will regularly hand out free rewards including shaders, weapon mods and even low-level gear. Her real function, however, is to sell and decrypt Bright Engrams.
Bright Engrams are Destiny 2's loot boxes, can be earned for free in-game or purchased via microtransaction. The contents are randomised, similar to loot boxes in other games.
You earn Bright Engrams every time you level up past 20, or potentially whenever you reach a new faction reputation level with any of the NPCs that you can grind faction rep with.
If you'd rather pay up, Eververse accepts two in-game currencies - Silver and Bright Dust. Silver is purchased with real money and used to buy Bright Engrams. Bright Dust is obtained by dismantling items found in Bright Engrams, or sometimes as part of the contents of a Bright Engram, and is used to buy individual items.
By the way, Eververse is first accessible upon reaching the Farm, Destiny 2's first social space, but you'll need to reach level 20 before you can begin purchasing Bright Engrams or individual customisation items.
What's inside Bright Engrams?
Bright Engrams each contain a random assortment of goodies, as outlined in-game in Destiny 2. As you'll see in the image above, there's a wide range of possible outcomes.
The cosmetic items you'll find in a Bright Engram can include weapon Ornaments, new armour, emotes, sparrows, ships, shaders, mods and more.
The armour sets will drop at level one, since being able to buy high level drops for money would be a bit dodgy, but you can then Infuse them as you would any weapons or gear in Destiny 2 if you like the look.
Duplicates are a possibility, but dismantling items found in Bright Engrams will net you Bright Dust. You can then use this Bright Dust to purchase the specific goodies you're after, if RNGesus has not blessed you.
Silver prices and Bright Engram bundles
Now onto Silver. Prices and bundles haven't changed from the days of Destiny 1. Here's what you'll be paying in real-money:
- 500 Silver - $5, £4.50
- 1000 (+100) - $10, £8.49
- 2000 (+300) - $20, £16.79
- 5000 (+800) - $50, £40
You use this Silver to buy a single Bright Engram, or a bundle of three or five. One Bright Engram costs 200 Silver, three cost 500 Silver, and five will set you back 800 Silver.
Silver is now live on the PlayStation and Xbox stores, accessible in-game or directly via the Destiny 2 page on the console storefront.
Destiny 2 is out now on PS4, and Xbox One.