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Destiny is about to get microtransactions

Sam Loveridge


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Bungie has announced it is bringing microtransactions to Destiny, mainly for emotes and dances.

You'll soon be able to buy your Destiny characters new emotes and dances via a special vendor coming to The Tower.

Bungie explained in a new blog post, that from Tuesday October 13, NPC vendor Tess Everis is returning to The Tower - Destiny's main social space.

Everis's new storefront will be called the Eververse Trading Company and initially she'll have 18 new emotes for sale.

"Like the trio of emotes offered via The Taken King Collector's Edition, these emotes are completely option, and won't impact the action game in any way," explained Bungie.

You'll need a brand new in-game currency called silver in order to buy these new emotes, which can only be obtained by spending real-world money through the PlayStation Store or Xbox Games Store.

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"If you're not interested in what Tess has to offer, you won't ever be forced to pluck an item off of her shelf," stressed Bungie. "You'll still receive updates to the game, and you won't lose a Crucible encounter or fail to clear a Raid because you didn't have the right Eververse Trading Company emote equipped."

"Our plan is to use these new items to bolster the service provided by our live team for another full year, as they grow and create more robust and engaging events that we'll announce later this year."

To help ease you into the idea of microtransactions in Destiny, Bungie is dropping some free silver into your account, so you can purchase an emote or two without having to spend any (more) of your hard-earned dosh.

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