The economy of mods in Destiny 2 has long been a point of frustration for players, as they are essential to building in the current sandbox. Many new Guardians are forced to rely on Ada-1’s rotating selection to be competitive, and with literally hundreds of mods to choose from, the four she offers per day are of little use. That all changes tomorrow, with the official Destiny 2 Twitter announcing that all standard (non-Raid) mods will be available to everyone.
This change is a massive quality of life improvement, but it also gives new players a chance to try crafting builds in Destiny 2. With recent updates to Arc, Solar, and Void 3.0, as well as Stasis At the start of Beyond Leger, having access to most of the game’s mods was key to creating the most endgame-ready builds.
However, having mods is only part of the equation. Chances are, specific weapons and armor will also be required. A Stasis Titan build, for example, could rely on the Hoarfrost-Z chest piece. Many others need the Heart of the Intimate Light to generate abilities. Perks from weapons like Demolitionist, Repulsor Brace, and others are also good enough to complete a build, though not strictly necessary in most cases.
That said, there are more consistent ways to farm Exotic armor and specific weapons, even if the grind is important. Mods don’t have an easy-to-access source for players to engage with beyond visiting Ada-1 every day and being disappointed if it doesn’t have anything they need. There was a time when many mods were dropped by other tower vendors or as part of the reward structure for endgame activities, but those days are long gone.
One thing to note is that Bungie doesn’t give everyone access to Raid mods, probably because their abilities are too specific for everyday use, and such a small percentage of players actually complete Raids and other endgame content. party in the first place.
Also worth noting is the mention of how build creation will change in Lightfall, but we’ll have to wait for a future This Week at Bungie post to get full clarity. Based on the language used, it looks like the mod system will get a top-down overhaul. Luckily, in-game loadouts are coming during Lightfall’s expansion year, so those updates are likely in the works.