As Destiny 2’s next big expansion, Beyond Light, approaches the game’s developer, Bungie, has been working overtime to get the word out on all the changes coming to the game. The latest update is all about the Destiny 2 Triumph system. Triumphs in Destiny 2 are in-game challenges that once completed reward players with either points or bragging rights. Completing a specific series of Triumphs can earn a player a Seal, a badge, and a title that appears with their username in-game when equipped. Hunting for Triumphs makes up a big part of the late game loop of Destiny 2 after players have collected most of the loot and experienced all of the story content and gameplay activities.
The biggest change coming to Destiny 2 with the Beyond Light expansion is the Destiny Content Vault (DCV). The DCV is Bungie’s attempt to control the install file size bloat that comes with three years of expansions. When Beyond Light launches on November 10th, several of the in-game destinations and their associated activities and rewards will be removed and replaced with new content as well as some older classic content. Some earlier revealed details about the DCV included which specific locations, activities, and loot would be preserved in the vault. Find our coverage of that announcement here.
The changes that the DCV is bringing to Triumphs are a bit more complicated than simply removing a few and adding some new ones, though. The scoring for Triumphs will be split into Career Score and Active Score. The Career Score is for everything a player has ever done in Destiny 2 and the Active Score is for the content available in a given active season. As content gets moved into the DCV, any Triumphs associated with that content will go with it and the points earned from it will move from Active to Career score tallies.
The presentation of Triumphs in-game will also be reworked. More Evergreen Triumphs will be grouped into a Lifetime tab, and Triumphs that might eventually expire will be sorted into Seasonal or Destination based tabs. Lore related Triumphs, PvE Medals, and Exotic Catalysts will be broken out into their own sections. Lore Triumphs will be made available to all players to read when they are moved to the DCV.
Several seals will also become unavailable after the Beyond Light launches:
- A Shadow Rises – Shadow
- Reckoner – Reckoner
- Black Armory – Blacksmith
- Destinations – Wayfarer
- Lore – Chronicler
- Season 5 through Season 11 titles
The current Triumph system is a bit of a hodgepodge mess that can be a bit confusing for players to navigate so a reorganization is a welcome change. This update would have been more useful for some players earlier though considering some of these Triumphs take quite a while to earn. The Truth to Power Lore Triumph, for example, drops one of eleven Lore books every three weeks. Which means someone starting now would need a little over eight months to complete it. In just over nine weeks it is scheduled to become unavailable.
Fear of missing out doesn’t work that well as a motivator when missing out is the only mathematical possibility.