Warning: Don’t Pick This ‘Destiny 2’ Pirate Crew Unlock

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Today Destiny 2 resets and as such you will be prompted to pick probably two new upgrades for your Season of Plunder pirate crew, until you reach another time gate.

With the way this timegate works, you’ll probably only get 2-3 unlocks per week indefinitely, meaning a wrong choice can permanently delay a more valuable upgrade by a week. That way you really don’t want to make mistakes.

I’ve already written down the order that I would upgrade the pirate crew in the coming weeks, but I want to give a specific warning about an upgrade that people have chosen that appears to be explicitly bad, worse than most.

Update: Okay, I screwed up. The armor focus advantage isn’t great, but it does give you 1570 armor at least can roll over 60 a good amount. The bad unlock perk instead is Armor Treasure Map, which will instead drop 1350, low stat armor at the end of expeditions, making it pointless.

So my apologies for the SCUR-V slander. I still wouldn’t pick it early though, given the other options. Original article follows:

The upgrade you do not want to get until you absolutely must (I have it as choice #9 in my list), top left, Rent SCUR-V is the Servitor upgrade. While his reload speed in the combat bonus might be nice, he also unlocks the ability to focus the Season of the Plunder armor.

Cool right? Armor has been a way to get first-class gear in past seasons, so now we can do that again here, but in theory with a currency bonus to Plunder. But no, this armor is very bad.

This is not a high stat armor and falls almost exclusively under 60 regardless of the type of armor targeting ghost mod. For whatever reason, it also drops to 1350 power, meaning you’d have to infuse it to make it wearable for current season’s activities. This is also a currency fire, costing you 25 Legendary Shards and 5 Plunder Umbral energy, which you don’t want to waste on scrap armor.

I’ve gone through every upgrade in the pirate crew list and oddly enough I don’t see it something that makes this focus advantage better. This isn’t a later stage upgrade that will turn these focuses into high stat armor, nor are the engrams that will lean toward higher stats in any area. Looks like you can do it nothing but focus on bad, low stat armor this entire season. The only potential source of high stat Plunder armor seems to be Master Ketchcrash, where “High stat expedition armor” is listed as a possible reward.

So I wouldn’t pick that upgrade until much, much later in the season, and really, you’re only going to do it then to summon SCUR-V for those bonuses, you still shouldn’t really focus on any of the armor because that is just a waste of resources. While the last season’s focus has delivered some incredible armor, that’s just not the case with Plunder, and you’ll have to farm it from Master Ketchcrash instead, which is… a little harder. Perhaps Bungie did this on purpose, seeing as how easily humans got incredible armor from the past few seasons of Focusing.

I’m focused on the weapons and cartridges for those weapons. I’ll see you out there.

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