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Destiny 2: Into the Light brings back fan-favorite Superblack shader

I'll try my hardest not to make too many AC/DC references.

During Bungie’s second livestream for Destiny 2’s April 9 Into the Light update, the studio revealed that the fan-favorite Superblack Shader is returning. While I’ve contended that the Twilight Keepsake Shader from Lost Mementos is the best in the game, Superblack might unseat it.

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The Superblack Shader is a relic from Destiny‘s past, appearing in the first game. It quickly became a favorite among players, offering an accentless, flat black color option. Destiny 2 doesn’t quite have anything like that. While there are some contenders, like the aforementioned Twilight Keepsake, they all pale in comparison to the original. Either the shaders aren’t truly black, or they incorporate other tones in accents or effects. To say that players have been vocal about getting their matte black Shader is an understatement.

Now, Guardians know Superblack will make its debut in-game for the Into the Light update, but it won’t come easily. Players will have to put in some work if they want to enter The Final Shape like the lyrics of an AC/DC song.

How will the Superblack Shader come to Destiny 2?

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Bungie showed that the Superblack Shader is getting a little pomp and circumstance surrounding its transition to Destiny 2. At the back of the Hall of Champions, the new social space for Into the Light, a blue forcefield bars entry from a chamber housing a sphere of what looks like moving, rippling black goo. Bungie informed viewers that this sphere will ultimately provide the Superblack shader, but Guardians will have to find a way into the room first.

Following up on that information, Bungie showed that Lord Shaxx offered keys at certain reputation reward tiers. These keys are the… key to getting into the chamber housing the Superblack sphere. And only after maximizing Shaxx’s reputation rewards will players have enough keys to claim the Shader as their own.

While players might be happy with their Twilight Keepsake or other black-adjacent Shaders, Superblack might still be worth the acquisition. The other Shaders each have drawbacks, as mentioned before, with the most obvious for Twilight Keepsake being that it can only be applied to crafted weapons.

If players want a Shader that can work on any piece of gear and (hopefully) doesn’t provide mixed results on varying textures, Superblack seems to be the answer. Of course, it might take seeing a few other players decked out completely in matte black before you feel that kick in the pants to go chase Superblack yourself. At any rate, Destiny 2 fashion is about to become a lot sleeker starting on April 9.


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