Bungie has finally caught on to what other games like WoW (World of Warcraft) do and that's Refer-A-Friend. They will give you a reward for inviting a friend to play Destiny 2! Finally. Aside from giving away PC copies of Destiny 2 for Battle.net players (up until 18 November 2018), refer-a-friend should help bring more players into the game.
How to get Fragmented Souls
Here's a good guide on how to get fragmented souls to buy Festival of the Lost masks. The easiest way is to get bounties from Amanda Holliday, usually you get just one it seems but other bounties can have higher fragmented souls rewards like +10. Daily bounties give you +1, Weekly bounties give you +40 fragmented souls. That's enough to buy a Festival of the Lost mask!
How to get all the Festival of the Lost Masks
Forbes has the full list of all Festival of the Lost masks. The first mask you get is Master Rahool. Each mask can be upgraded by defeating nightmares (the bosses at the end of each "branch" in the Haunted Forest quest, usually you defeat 10 to upgrade the mask's perk).
Update3: Masterwork Cores are being modified. Masterwork cores are used to upgrade armor and weapons in Destiny 2. The economy for them has been changing since the Forsaken expansion was released. At the Tangled Shore it was possible to use legendary shards (10 at first, and then 20, 30, and so on) to buy exactly 1 Masterwork Core, and usually you would need 10 Masterwork Cores to upgrade your gear (in some cases you would only need 5). Bungie is updating things because players have been complaining that Masterwork Cores are now too rare.
The changes are:
Update2: GameSpot has posted a review of Forsaken, in it they say:
The standout addition to the rotation is Gambit, a part-PvP, part-PvE mode that has you competing with an enemy team on mostly separate maps. Your main goal is to kill AI-controlled enemies, collect the motes they drop, and bank those motes to summon a final boss before the other team summons and kills theirs. Along the way, members from each team will have the opportunity to invade the other map and score PvP kills to screw with their opponents' progress. It's a creative combination of Destiny's various existing modes, and having to juggle both your side of the map and the other team's progress--and frantically trying to hide when an invader comes--makes for hectic matches that are consistently fun with or without friends, as well as a great way to level up regardless of your commitment.
Update! More of us, INCIDENT, knightedmoose and 7thOfSeptember have played the Forsaken Destiny 2 expansion! We all think it's pretty awesome, but some of us still make comparisons to Warframe.
condeneasty80 played the first story mission last night and it starts off strong; you, the Guardian, are helping to quell a prison riot in the Prison of Elders. You encounter a new type of Fallen, they're "undead" and have more annoying attacks than the Red Legion Gladiators!
There is also a new game mode: Gambit. In this mode you are killing wave after wave of enemies and trying to collect "motes". It's 4v4, where once in a while, you can send one of your team into the other team's arena to disrupt them. You can send over enemies to block them from collecting and turning in their motes too. It's a lot of fun.
Sleeper nodes are the diamond-shaped <> nodes that are hanging around the Mars map. In Destiny 2 you can collect 44 of them. You don't collect them in order but based on what the [Override Frequency] item says. It takes 4 [Resonate Stems] to turn into 1 [Override Frequency] so you're going to need to do some farming to collect enough of them.
The hardest part is that the drop of the [Override Frequency] can be any of the 44 sleeper nodes, even the ones you have already collected. While playing, I've encountered the same node at least twice.
Bungie has finally brought back Bounties to Destiny 2. Bounties are small quests that you can complete by getting a lot of Super kills or grenade kills or whatever. They give you some points and they're fun to do while you're completing other missions and quests. They were originally part of Destiny 1 and for some reason were not part of Destiny 2 until recently.
Check it out!
Since Iron Banner isn't on right now, I thought it'd be nice to revisit a clip from the last Iron Banner in Destiny 2. It's a double play where the kills came rapidly and happened within 15 seconds of spawning. Quick play and we won the match.
The latest patch for Destiny 2 makes the game much faster paced. Crucible matches are more hectic, with supers recharging faster, players moving a bit faster and the games that I've been in so far have been more evenly matched.
Bought a cool little emote in Destiny 2, the mic drop! Looks wicked in crucible.
The TRS80 clan has been busy with that thing called life, and work too. Lots of things happening and that means very little time for Destiny, I think we are down to less than 5 hours each of weekly play time.
Lucky for some of us, the first expansion for Destiny 2 is on its way and we will have to start making time for Destiny again.
To add to the fun, we're also sometimes stream the games we play.
Streaming on Twitch!
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