Bungie has announced Destiny 2 will soon let players change their character’s appearance, a long-requested feature that has never been available in either Destiny or Destiny 2 before.
Up to now, Destiny characters were locked in once created, leaving players who’ve invested heavily in their Guardians stuck with their virtual faces and body types.
Changing your Guardian’s look arrives in Destiny 2 as part of an update scheduled for before the release of The Final Shape expansion on June 4, 2024. When the feature goes live, it will be available for free and without any virtual currency cost or restriction. But it’s worth noting that you won’t be able to change from one origin to another (for example, switch your character from Human to Awoken).
Here’s how Bungie explained the change in a blog post:
“Let’s see if this sounds familiar: you created a very edgy Awoken when you were a teenager. Maybe you chose some regrettable markings on your Human’s face, or you didn’t coordinate the colors of your Exo’s mouth and eyes. Or perhaps your character’s body type no longer represents who you are.
“No matter the reason, you’ll be able to change your Guardian’s look when character customization goes live in an update before the release of The Final Shape. To do so, you’ll only need to launch Destiny 2 and you’ll notice a new option when you hover over a character at the character selection screen.
“You will be able to modify the appearance of your Guardians anytime, without cost or limit to the number of changes. Just take into consideration that while you can change the body type, face, hair/head, and markings, it won’t be possible to change from one origin to another (i.e., Human, Exo, or Awoken).
“In a March update, we’ll be resetting the Synthweave bounty cap to give everyone even more opportunities to customize their look when this feature goes live. We hope being able to customize your characters freely will help you refine — or redefine — your beloved Guardians for years to come.”
It’s a change welcomed by the Destiny 2 community, but it’s not the only one coming soon. In the same blog post, Bungie said it’s doubling the Glimmer cap for Destiny 2 players, allowing them to carry 500,000 instead of 250,000.
“Make it a double,” Bungie said. “Half a million sparkling little blue pieces of programmable matter.
“We heard you loud and clear, and we are increasing the amount of Glimmer you can carry to 500,000 when Update 7.3.4 drops on January 30.
“Glimmer will still drop from the usual sources, and it will be spent the same way, like crafting weapons, focusing engrams, Masterworking weapons and armor, etc. Your Glimmer wallet will just have an increased capacity. It won’t even weigh more when it’s full.”
Bungie and Destiny are enduring a troubling period, with developers saying the atmosphere internally is “soul-crushing” amid layoffs, cuts, and a fear of a total Sony takeover.