After 9 years of bafflingly inconsistent icons screwing up the best-laid fashion plans, Bungie is trying to make Destiny 2's shaders a little more consistent starting with The Final Shape expansion due next year.
That's according to game director Joe Blackburn, who delivered a quietly massive announcement in a recent video from long-time Destiny content creator Datto. For the Destiny 2 fashionistas out there, this minor reveal was a megaton teaser.
"I don't know if we're gonna ever talk about this again," Blackburn begins, visibly alerting the known fashion enthusiasts on the group call. "This is a very small reveal, and I have nothing to talk about, but we have redone how the icons look in The Final Shape. There's like a whole other section of every shader icon to better describe the areas that are shaded.
"All of the colors are represented in the new icons and they're organized a bit differently. I still think you have to know how armor works, or really look at it and go 'I get it,' but the more prominent areas pick up the more prominent parts of the shader, and all the little hidden colors are represented on the shader icon."
Amusingly enough, this comment was the result of a 55-minute game show-style video dedicated to poring over Destiny 2's collection of shaders – thought up, as Datto puts it, "because I am in a desperate need of content." It's a fun watch, and well worth it for this news alone.
Blackburn's comments will come as a godsend to habitual outfit-swappers. As any Destiny 2 fashionista can tell you, the color-coded icons for a disturbing number of shaders don't make a lick of sense. Random new colors and inexplicably missing colors can ruin what looks like the perfect shader and outfit combo, to sayRead more on gamesradar.com