Destiny 2 ship shaders are a customization option. They were first discovered by players during the open beta. They’re listed as vehicle mods, and they’ll allow you to change the color of your ship. There are many questions about them, and not enough answers, but for now, the fact they exist seems to be more than enough.
Update: PC beta players have discovered another interesting fact about the ship shaders. It seems like they won’t only change the color of the ship, but also the transmat effects and animations for arriving at a location and reviving other players.
Original text: The biggest dilemma at this point is whether these will be separated from regular shaders. They do have their own inventory tab, which suggests they’re mean to be used strictly on vehicles. On the other hand, the tooltip refers to them simply as “shaders”, which could mean they’re just regular old shaders which we can now apply to our spaceships.
It’s a nice addition to the game – you can’t have too much customization. On the other hand, there were so many different ships in the first game that you didn’t really have to worry about having the same one as everyone else. What’s more important here is whether we’ll be able to show off our vehicles. What’s the point of having a customized ship if you can’t really show it to others and have them admit your superior decoration style and taste?
Finally, there’s the question of whether the game will allow us to pimp our sparrows as well. The inventory tab calls them “vehicle mods”, not “ship mods”, which could mean they’re used for sparrows, too. There’s no official word from Bungie yet, so we’ll have to wait for clarification. Either that, or for the game to be released, which isn’t that far away. Destiny 2 should launch on September 6th on Playstation 4 and Xbox One, while PC players will have to wait until October 24th.
If you haven’t preordered the game, you can still access the beta, but you’ll have to wait a bit longer. If you’re interested in trying it, you should check out the Destiny 2 beta exact launch times.
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