Destiny 2 Transmog: Everything you need to know

by | Oct 31, 2020

One of the hottest news out of Bungie this year was the confirmation that Transmog is coming to Destiny 2.

This has some people even more excited than the upcoming changes to Trials of Osiris or even the fight against cheaters. And I can’t blame them: Fashion is a big deal in Destiny 2!

Because of this, many players have been chasing and stockpiling their favorite armor sets. Problem is, vault space in Destiny 2 is extremely limited, especially for players who use more than one character.

This lead to many players to complain about “vault bloat” and ask Bungie for more information about Transmog.

After months of silence, Luke Smith himself, the game’s director, confirmed what we all wanted to hear so bad: Transmog will be able to use armor from Collections.

What is Transmog: Transmogrification (commonly referred to as transmog) gives players the ability to replace the appearance of your armor and weapons with those of other items.

Destiny 2 Transmog will use your Collections

These are excellent news, as players were worried they would have to keep every piece of armor they might ever want to use for Transmog in their Vault.

You can see the clip from Luke Smith’s interview below:


This is the key sentence you need to keep in mind:

We’re going to scrape your account data, and the things that are eligible for transmog will be things that you’ve collected across your journey. It’s not going to be what you have at the moment.

This is particularly useful because many armor sets will soon become unavailable due to the Destiny Content Vault and many felt they needed to keep all those planetary armor sets around just in case.

Now we can finally clean our oversaturated Vaults! By the way, PattyCakes just released a great video on that topic.

How will Transmog work in Destiny 2?

It is too early to tell how exactly Transmog will work. Bungie has been very stingy with that information (probably because they’re too busy prepping Beyond Light), but this is what we know so far:

Destiny 2 Collections Tab

  • Transmog will allow you to turn Armor into Universal Ornaments
  • You will be able to use armor pieces from your Collections tab
  • Transmog will require either in-game effort OR Silver.
  • Transmog is in early development and is expected sometime during Year 4.

What sets should you actually worry about?

There’s no denying that some of the best looking armor sets in the game come from endgame content. And that is, as it should be if you ask me.

Problem is, some of the best armor sets, currently earnable from raids, will soon become unavailable. With the release of Beyond Light on November 10, 2020, most raids will be removed from the game and entered into the Destiny Content Vault.

This means you’d want to chase those armor sets now.

Destiny 2 Endgame Armor

If you feel lost and haven’t yet decided  what are your favorite armor sets, our collection of Full Armor sets can help:

Destiny 2 Trials of the Nine armor set

Destiny 2 Scourge of the Past Raid armor set

Other top tier sets will, of course, remain available. The Iron Banner set comes to mind. Also, Beyond Light also introduced several sets (8 in total), including the excellent armor from the Deep Stone Crypt raid.

What are your favorite armor sets? Do you already have them?

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