Destiny officially has microtransactions, which can be used to buy in-game dance emotes for your Guardians.
Starting this week, Destiny players will be able to use a different type of currency, but it can only be acquired by spending real-world money.
The new currency is known as Silver, and it can be used to purchase in-game character emotes for your different Guardians.
Silver can purchased from the Xbox Live Marketplace or Playstation Store like any regular piece of DLC, albeit in specific amounts.
You can only spend your Silver at the Eververse Trading Company in the tower, where a vanilla NPC will be available to sell you a number of different emotes.
Currently there are 18 different emotes available to purchase in the Tower, which can you can check out below:
- Blowing a Kiss
- Bow Down
- Bring It On
- Come at Me
- Enthusiastic Dance – Legendary
- Evil Scheme
- Formal Bow
- Oh, Please
- Pumped Up
- Slow Clap – Legendary
- Victory Cheer
- Watch Your Back
If you aren’t happy with an emote after buying it, you have a 15 minute window to return it to the vendor and get your silver back.
Emotes are compatible with every single class in the game, however you can only equip one at a time. Legendary emotes will cost you 500 silver, with other emotes costing only 200.
Silver can purchased from the store in the following quantities:
- 500 Silver - £3.99
- 1000 Silver (+ 100 bonus Silver) - £7.99
- 2000 Silver (+ 300 bonus Silver) - £15.99
Destiny’s latest expansion, The Taken King launched last month, adding new missions, raids, strikes and equipment to the game.
Fans are worried that the microtransactions will extend beyond the emotes, such as the consumables that increase the loot drops you get for beating enemies in the King's Fall raid.
But Bungie's Luke Smith has attempted to calm these fears:
These comments were prompted by a thread on the developer forums where users had discovered a list of consumable goods due to be added to Tess Everis' stall through data-mining the 2.0.1 patch. These items seemed to include paid for consumables that can increase weapon drop rates in the King's Fall raid.
However, Smith has acknowledged the fact that high-level rewards can be hard to come by in the raid:
We still think the best part about these new emotes is that you can now dance like Carlton from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.