Don’t miss Destiny 2’s Wild Lightning Motion Shader, no Iron Banner Grind required


I don’t know what the Destiny 2 shader team has been drinking this year, but I want some. Something seems to have been unlocked in Destiny 2’s technology to create shaders that are so cool in texture and animation that they could almost be classified as exotic compared to previous ones.

I remember thinking how wild it was that there was a slight movement in things like the old Black Armor shaders. But now? We’re getting wood textures, gemstone textures, chainmail textures, and a bunch of different animations this week, including a new shader that might be one of the best we’ve ever seen.

The new shader is called Sinking Feeling. No backflips are needed to get it. No Crucible ranks to achieve (like last season’s blood spatter shader) no insane Iron Banner grind (like this month’s chainmail shader). You just buy the thing for 300 Bright Dust in the Eververse store.

While it looks like a cool glowing teal/blue pattern in static form, you really need to see it in motion. On certain material, namely some types of metal and fabric, there is a light storm effect that rips through the armor periodically.

In addition, it also does cool things with glows. It creates a sort of thunderbolt effect, rotating through different shades of blue, occasionally bright in a way that feels like a lightning strike. It’s really neat.

And then one more thing, I believe on leather material, it kind of gives it a rain-splash effect, which is also nice:

Part of me is one small kinda sad I just did the huge Iron Banner grind for the chain mail shader, and now all of a sudden I want to throw this thing on it, but hey, I can use both in the future, because that’s the good part of permanent unlocks.

The bad thing about the way Destiny 2 does shaders is that if you miss them, you’ll probably never get a chance to get them again. In these cases, both with the chainmail shader and lightning shader, they are unlikely to be available after this season. While I can’t recommend the Iron Banner grind for everyone, I can definitely tell you to head to the store this week for the best 300 Bright Dust you’ll ever spend on this easier-to-get shader. You will have no regrets.

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