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Destiny 2 transmog tokens are a massive grind, as predicted

Published: 12:52, 12 May 2021
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Destiny 2 - Ada-1
Destiny 2 - Ada-1

Ada-1 is back in the Tower with probably the most anticipated feature for Destiny 2 but considering the amount of grind Bungie put it, players are bound to get disillusioned after the honeymoon period.

When Bungie announced there would be seasonal caps on the amount of transmog tokens we can obtain in Destiny 2, everyone was focusing on that problem but a few worried players mentioned the grind could be so tedious that the time gating wouldn't even matter.

As it turns out, the second group was right as the grind for a single transmog token will take several days to farm up. Synthstrand is the currency you need to grind up by randomly killing enemies in order to purchase the bounty where you get to choose what you grind next in order to finally be awarded a single piece of Synthweave, the currency that is actually the transmog token.

While having to do eight Crucible matches or the equivalents in Gambit and Strikes for the bounty is kind of chunky, it is really the Synthstrand farm that takes the most time and tedious farming. Some players are already picking up on how low the drop rate is for the currency as many have wasted hours for anywhere between zero and minuscule amounts of Synthstrand.

The kicker is that you need 150 of these in order to purchase the bounty, meaning you will have to plough through thousands of enemies before you can collect enough. Even farming the Thrallway will about four hours to get 150 Synthstrand, which means just reloading the instance and killing the endless waves of Shadow Thralls.

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Players will earn the Tirastrella Ghost Shell after completing 5 Crucible matches and visiting Lord Shaxx in the Tower.
Destiny 2

Considering that you can do this up to 10 times per season per class, you would be hard-pressed to find someone a player who likes the system that was obviously designed to make the Eververse tokens like the only way out of the endless grind.

One would think that a 20 per cent upvote/downvote ratio on the TWAB that announced this mess would have been a good indicator the numbers need to be tweaked but it remains to be seen if it will take Bungie half a year to get rid of the problem as it did with sunsetting.

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