Destiny 2 All Currency & Microtransactions

Destiny 2 has several kinds of currency, and they’re used for buying different things. Most vendors only accept one type, so you’d best try to amass wealth in more than one form. Most of them are used for weapons and armor, and can be earned in the game, but some can be bought using real money. Yes, the Eververse trading company is making a comeback, which means Destiny 2 will have microtransactions.

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Destiny 2 All Currency & Microtransactions

Destiny 2 Currency Types

As far as we know, there are four main types of currency in Destiny 2:

  • Glimmer – Like in the previous game, glimmer is the most basic form of money. You’ll probably use it a lot in the early game, before it becomes completely useless in favor of other, more valuable currencies.
  • Legendary shards – Legendary shards are a rare currency, and they’re the replacement for the strange coins from the first game. You’ll use them to buy stuff from Xur, and you’ll obtain them by smelting legendary and exotic gear. If you want to know more about how to get them, check out our Legendary Shards Farming guide.
  • Bright dust – Bright dust can be used to buy stuff from the Eververse traders, and you’ll obtain it by dismantling stuff you get from bright engrams.
  • Silver – Like before, silver is used exclusively for cosmetic items from the Eververse folk (like emotes). You’ll need to buy it using real money.

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Destiny 2 Microtransactions

An image of a Gamestop flyer was shared on Twitter recently, advertising silver packs on sale at the store. If you still needed confirmation that Destiny 2 will have microtransactions, this was it. It revealed that you’ll be able to buy 1100 silver for $10, or 2300 for $20. These vouchers are available for both Xbox One and Playstation 4. We just hope they’ll be cheaper in their respective online stores.


If you need further help with Destiny 2 Shadowkeep, check out our guides on Dead Ghost Locations, Jade Rabbit Locations, and Eyes on the Moon - How to Start Vex Invasion. If it's Exotic Weapons that you're after, we've got you covered with our Pain And Gain Exotic Quest and Deathbringer Exotic Rocket Launcher - Symphony of Death guides. Going back in time for new players, we can offer you guides like Ikelos Weapons - How to Get SMG, Sniper Rifle, Shotgun, or, if you're playing Forsaken content, guides like Corsair Down & Badge - Dead Body Locations.


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