In a post-Activision world, Destiny 2 now has $20 character boosts


They work a little differently compared to the old ones

When Destiny 2 was an Activision joint, players blamed the Big A for a lot of the microtransactions present in the game. Now that Bungie has gone rogue and needs to recoup some money without a huge backer, they also need to rely heavily on microtransactions to keep production going. It's a catch-22 isn't it? Destiny was always destined for real-money transactions on top of the premium model.

The latest non-cosmetic transaction to pop up without warning is a Power Level 900 boost for 2,000 silver, or, $20 in real money (after you have one 900 character on your account). Now on paper this isn't actually a huge deal. Players are automatically boosted to power level 750, and by completing Shadowkeep, the newest expansion, they should be hovering around 850.

After a few hours of play, they'll hit 900, the soft cap, in a bid to approach and surpass 950, the new grind. You also benefit from the power level of your first/main character, which enhances your alts and makes the run for 900 even easier. At best this will save you an hour or two.

Destiny has hosted level boosts in the past for alternate characters, to allow them to catch up. In fact, you got one for free per account in the past. But this is sort of new, and for many players who have all three classes, an enticing prospect to just spend $40 and get your other two characters raid-ready.

I don't really know what to make of it. I mean, I don't like it, that's for sure (the same goes for the new front-and-center, more intrusive store on the main menu, plus a premium season pass model on top of that), but no one really seems to have a problem with it. This is 2019 after all, and people are much more forgiving of non-cosmetic microtransactions.

Character Boost [Bungie.net]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up



Chris Carter
Chris CarterReviews Director, Co-EIC   gamer profile

Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! ------------------- T... more + disclosures



Also on Destructoid: Destiny 2   (308)   From our database:

  • Bungie will sell Destiny 2 shirts to help fight Australia's fires - Brett Makedonski
  • Bungie shares more upcoming changes for Destiny 2's endgame, including exotic raid drop alterations - Chris Carter
  • Bungie unveils its ambitious plans for Destiny 2's Season of Dawn - Chris Carter
  • Bungie is revealing the next season of Destiny 2 soon, talks known Google Stadia errors - Chris Carter
  • Bungie is 'shaking up the solar subclasses' in a big way in Destiny 2 - Chris Carter
  • Destiny 2's latest update focuses on needed Black Armory fixes - Chris Carter
  • Bungie is making endgame gearing easier in the next Destiny 2 patch - Chris Carter
  • Destiny 2's Halloween-as-hell Festival of the Lost returns today - Chris Carter
  • In a post-Activision world, Destiny 2 now has $20 character boosts - Chris Carter
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Bungie #Destiny #PC #PS4 #shooters #Xbox One



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!